Sipping In Style at Venetian/Palazzo’s “COCKTAIL COLLECTIVE”

Three moods and a whole lotta class at Venetian/Palazzo’s trio of sexy lounges… Last week my house guest and I were relaxing during the late afternoon when some cool jazz came up on the CD changer (yes, some of us are still old school). Apparently that piano and saxophone set the right tone because he … Continue reading “Sipping In Style at Venetian/Palazzo’s “COCKTAIL COLLECTIVE””

Palazzo Surprises Guests On “National Plan For Vacation Day”

Movement encourages Americans to schedule their vacations and enjoy well-deserved fun… Yes, I know what you’re thinking – “Sammasseur really loves Palazzo Resort. Blah blah blah”. And you’d be fair to say so. It’s true that I continue to crow about Palazzo‘s virtues (like Best Luxury Resort and Best Overall Show – BAZ Musical Mash-up). … Continue reading “Palazzo Surprises Guests On “National Plan For Vacation Day””

“Rosina” Is The Latest Jewel In Palazzo’s Crown

Swanky art deco cocktail lounge elevates the already-luxurious Strip resort…. This past August, I penned a piece extolling the virtues of (and my love for) the Palazzo. Dripping with elegance and style, Venetian‘s high-end sister property offers a contemporary twist on top-tier resorts…and won my award for favorite five-star accommodations. Now Palazzo has upped the … Continue reading ““Rosina” Is The Latest Jewel In Palazzo’s Crown”

Feeling the Love for PALAZZO

Searching for elegance at Bellagio and Wynn but finding it quietly tucked away… Once upon a time, this writer spent two weeks experiencing the pleasures of three top-tier resorts – Bellagio, Wynn and Palazzo. All are established, respected and great at what they do. Each of them is a 5-star property catering to similar demographics, … Continue reading “Feeling the Love for PALAZZO”

NEW FLIGHTS RESTAURANT EVOKES THE HEYDAY OF AIR TRAVEL

Aviation-themed eatery comes in for a landing at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops…. In recent years, it seem like the chasm between affordable dining and high-end cuisine has gotten wider and deeper. Nowhere is this more apparent than the Las Vegas Strip. Thank goodness FLIGHTS has made a successful on-time arrival at Miracle Mile Shops … Continue reading “NEW FLIGHTS RESTAURANT EVOKES THE HEYDAY OF AIR TRAVEL”

Drag and Drop the Mic for ‘FAAABULOUS! The Show’

New production dares to break the cardinal rule of the genre…. There are those who say that Britney Spears’ residency at Planet Hollywood was essentially a large-scale drag show. Outrageous costumes. Sexy back-up dancers. A heavily made-up performer who mimed her way through songs while sashaying around the stage, lip-syncing to the lyrics. Check-check-check. Being … Continue reading “Drag and Drop the Mic for ‘FAAABULOUS! The Show’”

Talent Uprising: Brad Standley

Vegas guitarist/singer warms up your soul with “Antarctica”… You may have never heard of Brad Standley…and that’s okay. Until now, this handsome singer-songwriter has maintained a relatively low profile. With one shoe in Las Vegas and another in New York City, Brad somehow manages to hop back and forth between the two cities. But lately … Continue reading “Talent Uprising: Brad Standley”

Postmodern Jukebox Is A Musical Time Machine

  The group’s vintage remixes are pitch-perfect for Vegas… You may have heard of Postmodern Jukebox, the genre-busting collective of musicians and singers. But have you actually heard them? One song into Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Hideway, their new production at The Mirage, and you’ll become a lifelong fan. Postmodern Jukebox is a brilliantly entertaining … Continue reading “Postmodern Jukebox Is A Musical Time Machine”

Hanging By A Thread – Sin City’s Huge Entertainment Dilemma

Fuerza Bruta’s shocking failure suggests a troubling future for large-scale productions…. Several years ago I penned a two-parter for Vegas Chatter entitled “Four Walls and a Dream”. In it I explored the difficulties involved in launching a new show in today’s corporation-run Vegas. Gone are the days when casinos supported their own entertainment. It’s up … Continue reading “Hanging By A Thread – Sin City’s Huge Entertainment Dilemma”

Mott 32 – Asian Fusion on a Global Scale

Palazzo’s fine dining experience is a culinary adventure worth embarking on…. What do you get when you combine the centuries-old cuisine of China with 1800’s NYC industrialism, contemporary Hong Kong’s vibrant culture and the whimsical flair of Sin City? The answer is Mott 32, a gorgeous and glorious new addition to Venetian/Palazzo‘s ever-evolving restaurant family. … Continue reading “Mott 32 – Asian Fusion on a Global Scale”