Las Vegas The Linq News

The LINQ is home to 30 shops, bars and restaurants, including Brooklyn Bowl, a hugely successful import from NYC, BLVD cocktail company and Chayo and Yard House restaurants. Bands will play gigs in the central plaza and, of course, it can all be seen best from the top of the High Roller.

Each of the 168-metre wheel’s 28 pods holds up to 40 people, making it the perfect spot for stag and hen party pictures.

‘While we were inspired by The London Eye, we put a bit of a Vegas spin on our wheel, with a real party atmosphere,’ says Gray. ‘In Las Vegas, we not only allow drinking on our wheel, we encourage it.’

Travel news: The Las Vegas High Roller - it's like the London Eye but bigger
The Las Vegas High Roller ferris wheel towers 168m above the LINQ district (Picture: Denise Truscello)

While nothing in Las Vegas – from hotels to portions to prices – could ever be accused of being small, a new attraction has just upped the ante in the size stakes.

The High Roller, which opened late last month, is the world’s largest observation wheel and the focal point of the LINQ, a new development of shops, restaurants and bars in the heart of the Strip.

The LINQ is in a prime spot but before its redevelopment, it was a service alley beside Caesar’s Palace. Now it’s the city’s first open-air shopping, dining and entertainment space.

‘The average visitor to Las Vegas visits four to five resorts, yet most Las Vegas resorts try to keep their guests contained,’ says LINQ general manager Jon Gray. ‘There was a lack of places they could explore and enjoy on foot in Las Vegas.’

MGM Grand Lion Habitat Closed

After more than 12 years, the MGM Grand Lion Habitat has been closed. The lion habitat at the MGM Grand had over 20 lions rotated in and out over the years, where guests and tourist could watch them play (but mainly sleep) throughout the day. It was open daily from 11am until 7pm. All the lions will return to the
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LVH – Las Vegas Hotel – Hilton Name Changed

As you can see from the screenshot of their website, the name change from “Las Vegas Hilton” to the “LVH” or “Las Vegas Hotel” has been completed. The hotel also features some updated rooms as well…. however the star-trek experience-looking section of the casino still remains, even though the ‘star trek experience’ closed years ago. Bookmark on Delicious Digg
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Las Vegas New Amusement Park

The section of land across the street from Mandalay Bay will soon be filled.. with a “new amusement park” in Las Vegas! Developers are planning on building an entertainment and retail district, which will of course include rides, on 9.6 acres of land across from Mandalay Bay. The propose for the development was submitted by Desert Land LLC and Desert
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Las Vegas Hilton to be Renamed

The Las Vegas Hilton will be getting a new name….. “Las Vegas Hilton New Name” is…. *drumrool please*…….. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino …. *crowd moans*…. According to an advertisement in the LA Times, the name change will take effect on January 3rd, 2012. Maybe the Hilton should be looking into renovating their hotel.. *cough* and maybe removed
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Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Open

The Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo is now open! Located right beside the Margaritaville Restaurant, the Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo in Las Vegas offers 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines, and of course, a “5 O’Clock Somewhere” bar. The Room keys at the flaming, and their new players cards feature “Play In Paradise” cards with a tropical image promoting
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Carlos n Charlies – Las Vegas

The Flamingo has started constructing the first “Carlos n Charlies” on the west coast! It is located next to the Sportsbook in the Flamingo, and is over 8000 square feet. It will be serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week for up to 150 people. Carlos n Charlies Las Vegas will also have an ourdoor patio that will overlook
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Flamingo launching 2300 Fab Luxury Rooms

To coincide with the start of Project Linq, The Flamingo in Las Vegas has been a much needed facelift! The Flamingo has announced 2300 “Fab Luxury Rooms” which will brighten up the current ‘out-of-date’ theme many of their current rooms have. Guests will feel Forever Fabulous in Flamingo’s newly remodeled FAB rooms. Stylish décor meets simple luxury with splashes of

 

Oshea’s Closing and will be Demolished

A date has not been set, but O’Sheas is going to be demolished to make way for the new $550 million “Linq” being constructed by Caesars Entertainment. No more Beer Pong, but we can image Linq will provide much, MUCH more. Caesars is expecting some of Linq’s attractions to be available in 2013, so it would be a safe bet
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Imperial Palace Closing

Soon… “Imperial Palace Closing” will come to fruition…Imperial Palace in Las Vegas will soon close. Caesars Entertainment has a lease on the name “Imperial Palace” which ends next year, and they are not going to renew it. They are re-branding and renovating the property to be a part of the Linq Project and the Flamingo. There has not been a
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Vegas Ferris Wheel Linq – The High Roller

It is the largest ‘wheel’ in the world at 550 feet and will be called “The High Roller”. It will be 9 feet taller than the Singaport Flyer and will be 107 feet larger than the London Eye. Caesars’ executives have suggested a sub-$20 per person cost to ride the observation wheel, and the first riders are expected to board
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What is Project Linq Las Vegas?

Project Linq is a new development by Caesars Entertainment. It will cost $550 million, and is expected to be completed in 2 years. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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