Living the LUXE Life at Westgate

Latest guestroom category offers a chic, contemporary vibe… With all of the well-deserved hoopla surrounding Westgate Las Vegas and their recent 50th anniversary celebration, it was somewhat easy to overlook that they’d also entered year 51 with something new and quite hip…. the LUXE guest room category. Adding to a profile that includes the comfortable … Continue reading “Living the LUXE Life at Westgate”

Westgate Las Vegas Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Style

Iconic hotel casino is Sin City’s first mega-resort… Many historians consider Mirage to be the first super-sized hotel concept in Las Vegas. The truth is that the resort now known as Westgate Las Vegas began the era more than 20 years earlier. Opened in the summer of 1969 as International Hotel, this massive structure became the … Continue reading “Westgate Las Vegas Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Style”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli

Profiling a Chef who brings true Italian authenticity to Westgate’s “Fresco Italiano”… Outside the entrance to Fresco Italiano, two adorable Vespa scooters are amusingly parked. Almost symbolically, it seems as though they’ve been waiting for the right pair of riders to hop aboard and take control. Inside, that very thing has taken place for two … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars – Chef Paola Bugli”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch

Getting to know the big man behind the resort’s food and beverage services… Last fall I met with one of Westgate Resort‘s executive team to discuss this series on their culinary team. During our luncheon we were unexpectedly joined by a third person. Big, burly, and with a serious expression on his face, this mountain … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Aaron Losch”

Westgate Turns Strip-side Gouging On Its Ear

Find out why I’m constantly fawning over Westgate Las Vegas… At this point, many of you must be wondering about my constant crowing over Westgate Las Vegas. The explanation is quite simple, and a primary reason why this blog exists. I LOVE Sin City…but despise how it has turned from a value-packed destination into a … Continue reading “Westgate Turns Strip-side Gouging On Its Ear”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Masato Shiga

International man of mystery lets his Asian cuisine do the talking… Last summer I introduced readers to Bar Sake, the newly-launched Japanese Robata-style grill restaurant that I referred to “Westgate’s Hidden Gem”. Unique in location, offerings and atmosphere, Westgate’s Bar Sake & Robata Grill is the perfect little venue to gather at with friends, a loved one…or … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Masato Shiga”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young

Meet the charismatic star of the incomparable Edge Steakhouse… In preparation for my ongoing series on the talent behind Westgate Las Vegas‘ Food and Beverage operations, I interviewed five amazing individuals. Each of them are standouts in their field, but only one had impressed me long before we actually met. That person is Executive Chef … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Bruno Morabito

Sid’s Cafe’s “Master of Brunch” is serious about the joys of casual dining… Part Two in my series on the fabulous culinary family of Westgate Las Vegas Sometimes you talk at length with someone whom you’ve previously encountered only in passing…and they blow your expectations away. That’s what happened during my recent morning sit-down with … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Chef Bruno Morabito”

Finding Serenity At Westgate’s New Spa

Park City’s award-winning facility brings mountain-retreat comforts to Vegas… There’s something uniquely American about the community of Park City, Utah. No matter the season, the mountain top ski-centric Park City offers crystal clean air, gorgeous vistas and a warm, eclectic culture. Westgate Las Vegas (my favorite middle-tier resort) benefited from Park City’s dining offerings when it … Continue reading “Finding Serenity At Westgate’s New Spa”

Westgate’s Superbook Lands a Slam Dunk at “The Court”

New dining outlet at world’s largest sportsbook is a hit with the fans… In the past couple of years I’ve reported on the numerous improvements that have taken place in and around Westgate Las Vegas, best known as the former Las Vegas Hilton. Along with renovated rooms, modernized amenities and a new approach to customer … Continue reading “Westgate’s Superbook Lands a Slam Dunk at “The Court””