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Top Travel Destinations in 2022: Las Vegas, South Florida, Los Cabos

2021 is winding down and the holiday season is upon us. What will be the top travel destinations in 2022? Of course, there are many to choose from all around the world. COVID-19 is still gripping the travel industry, as most countries battle this ongoing pandemic.

We want to share three top travel destinations in 2022: Las Vegas, South Florida, Los Cabos

Las Vegas, Nevada

Slated to open its doors in early 2022, Illuminarium Experiences, a breakthrough global experiential entertainment company created by worldwide leaders in cinematic and interactive content, architectural and theatrical design, and venue operations. They will open its second Illuminarium at AREA15, Las Vegas’ newest immersive events and entertainment district.

The 33,000 square-foot, purpose-built building will be on the western side of the main AREA15 complex. Audiences will be transported to spectacles unlike any other, while participating in a shared and connected experience. In addition to the opening of Illuminarium, the first new hotel on the Strip in more than a decade recently opened. Plus, there are renovations at others properties: The Las Vegas Hilton, The Conrad Las Vegas and Crockfords

South Florida

From Miami’s current beginnings of a dining golden era to West Palm Beach’s expansion of endless cultural venues and museums, South Florida is as busy as ever. As of November, getting around the tropical destination has also never been easier. Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, is back in service after a 19-month hiatus. It runs between its Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach stations.

Brightline has relaunched with multiple service enhancements and investments. For example, its new fully integrated, door-to-door booking service Brightline+ which is powered by its app and supported by a new fleet of Brightline branded vehicles. In addition, they offer upgraded food and beverage options. Also relaunching with Brightline is Citizens, a new 26,000 SF culinary center by C3. They are the leading global food tech platform. They will house C3 by sbe’s restaurant offerings that are inspired by globally renowned chefs. For example: “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, Chef Katsuya Uechi,  Michelin Starred chef Dani García and Chef Dario Cecchini.

 

Los Cabos, Mexico

Coming out to the pandemic, Los Cabos is reporting a huge spike in tourism numbers. Cabo is Mexico’s leading tourism destination. Airline seats are expected to increase by 45 percent from the U.S. from November 2021 to April 2022 compared to the same periods in 2019 and 2020.

After undergoing a $10 million renovation, one of the destination’s leading hotels ME Cabo has reopened its doors. The luxury hotel will be a completely transformed resort. Every aspect of the property has been reimagined from guest rooms and lounges to food and beverage partnerships. As part of the Me by Meliá collection, ME Cabo embraces its beautiful location in Cabo San Lucas, overlooking the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Hotel guests will find a new bold and contemporary design that will enrich each guest’s experiences. All 170 guest rooms have been remodeled to embrace traditional Mexican design. They all boast an eclectic feel, mixing rustic wood furnishings with bright and vivid colors. In addition, rooms range from 425 to 3,000 square feet and feature a private, furnished balcony or terrace with garden or ocean views. Plus other amenities include: rainfall showers, fully stocked Maxibar, integrated room technologies and bath amenities by C.O. Bigelow.

The luxury Los Cabos hotel partnered with popular Mexican restaurant group Grupo Rosa Negra. Hence, they will to debut four new culinary hotspots: Confessions Skybar & Tapas, Taboo Beach Club & Restaurant, Funky Geisha, and Mamazzita Mexican Soul. The new culinary concepts are dedicated to serving locally sourced produce and ingredients that explore Latin American cuisine.

What top travel destinations do you want to visit next year? Please share your thoughts. The Life of Luxury offers luxury travel services to meet all of your travel needs. Please contact us today!

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Hakkasan Las Vegas – Premier Nightlife Inside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip

Another nightlife destination in Las Vegas is about to re-open. Hakkasan Las Vegas inside MGM Grand is owned by Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group. This nightclub is located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

Due COVID-19 restrictions, Hakkasan Nightclub will make a change and resume operations as a lounge. But nightclub reservations are required for hotel and non-hotel guests. Also, no general admission is permitted under current, Nevada restrictions.

Due to health and safety protocols at the forefront, the venue has moved to a touchless menu system. Access is available via a scannable QR code from cell phones. In addition, VIP tables will be separated. Therefore, this allows for physical distancing. Plus, strict cleaning plans will be fully implemented.

Derek Silberstein is the Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage at Hakkasan Group. He states, “This is a very positive first step in returning to normal business operations and bringing additional staff back to work. The re-opening of OMNIA’s Terrace and Wet Republic on March 5 was a great start.”

He continues, “With Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA reopening March 12, then Hakkasan Nightclub’s reopening and our latest restaurant offering, Casa Calavera’s grand opening in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas towards the end of March. Hakkasan Group will have welcomed back over 350 colleagues to Las Vegas’s hospitality sector this month alone. We look forward to announcing further re-openings in the near future that will equate to additional jobs for our industry.”

Hakkasan Las Vegas

Located at MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Reservations: 702-891-3838 or concierge@HakkasanGroup.com
Guests must be 21 years or older to enter.

Hakkasan Las Vegas is a 10,000-square-foot experience located in the heart of the nightlife mecca of Las Vegas. Hence, this nightclub is located just steps above the main dining room, on the third level. Continuing, the dining room features soothing blue hues, along with with a stunning custom LED media ribbon. It wraps the perimeter of the ceiling to create an electrifying and breathtaking space.

Guests will find a custom DJ booth and two bars of illuminated blue glass and steel. Together, it all adds up to its sense of edge and style. In addition, the club exudes a modern flow that’s truly enhanced with 26 private seating areas, sprawled across the room. Finally, it’s the perfect to place to unwind, socialize and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Hakkasan Las Vegas is open Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 p.m. until late. For reservations, visit hakkasannightclub.com or call 702-891-3838. Guests must be 21 years or older.

The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your next trip to Las Vegas. Sin City is a popular travel destination for non-stop fun and amazing nightlife.

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Photo: Hakkasan Las Vegas




Fine Dining Portfolio at the Luxurious Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for popular sayings like “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and “Sin City”. In addition, Las Vegas is also known for its numerous fine dining options. The Wynn Las Vegas currently offers eight fine dining options, including several world class restaurants.

You can find Wynn Las Vegas at the northern end of the world famous, Las Vegas Strip. Although, some feel that this modern luxury hotel is somewhat far from the Vegas Strip action. But it’s spectacular and for foodies, a true delight for your taste buds.

Wynn Las Vegas is a huge resort complex that consists of two, side by side hotel casino resorts. The first is the Wynn and the other is the Wynn Encore. Therefore, they both provide Vegas visitors, luxury air-conditioned rooms. All rooms and suites feature posh interiors with large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Plus, enjoy gorgeous Vegas Strip and mountain views.

Wynn Las Vegas is proud to have won more awards for their restaurants, than any other resort found in North America. The eight current, fine dining restaurants include – Cipriani, Costa Di Mare, Lakeside, Mizumi, Sinatra, SW Steakhouse, Tableau and Wing Lei. In March, Elio will become the 9th fine dining restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas.

Wynn Las Vegas introduced a new level of luxury to the world when it opened on April 28, 2005 and it has continued to exceed hospitality standards ever since. As a result, an integral component to the resort’s success is the award-winning dining portfolio. Wing Lei is the first Chinese restaurant in the country to be awarded a Michelin Star and the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chinese restaurant in North America.

In addition to Wing Lei, the resort’s fine dining portfolio also includes Costa di Mare, Lakeside, Mizumi, Sinatra and SW Steakhouse. That’s a total of Six Forbes Four Star restaurants for guests to experience. This fact definitely makes Wynn the ultimate dining destination in all of Las Vegas.

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Wynn’s Fine Dining Portfolio includes:

Wynn Las Vegas - Mizumi restaurant

Mizumi (photo above) – Looking out over private Japanese gardens surrounding an idyllic koi pond with a 90-foot waterfall. Mizumi takes an innovative approach to Japanese cuisine with a robatayaki bar, teppanyaki room and ocean-fresh sushi and sashimi.

Wing Lei – The first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a Michelin star. Wing Lei serves Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan flavors, featuring delicacies. Try tableside-carved Imperial Peking duck and wok-fried Maine lobster under the leadership of Chef Ming Yu.

Sinatra – Paying tribute to the iconic singer, Sinatra serves sophisticated riffs on classic Italian cooking. Choose from spaghetti and clams and osso buco, surrounded by mementos and swinging music.

Costa di Mare – Chef Mark LoRusso creates authentic Italian coastal cuisine with seasonal fish and shellfish flown in daily from Italy. Be delighted with Venetian soft-shell moleche, red shrimp from Naples and sea urchin from Sicily.

Lakeside – Hawaiian seafood (line-caught by family fishermen in Hana, flown to Wynn and served fresher than even restaurants in Maui). The food is prepared by Chef David Walzog, alongside an exotic variety of oven-roasted lobster and crab and aged prime steak.

SW Steakhouse – Steaks are the star at Chef David Walzog’s award-winning steakhouse. Think A5 Japanese Wagyu, dry-aged tomahawk chops and a chile-rubbed double rib eye. Enjoy popular main courses such as pan roasted sea scallops with English pea risotto and black truffle sauce.

For more information about all of the fine dining restaurant options at Wynn Las Vegas, please visit: https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/dining

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Photo: Wynn Las Vegas




Enjoy “Lily Live” at Lily Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio Resort & Casino

Las Vegas continues to roll out incredible restaurant, nightclub and bar concepts. We are please to pleased the new Lily Live mixology and live entertaining programs at Lily Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio Resort & Casino.

The new Lily Live programs just began on August 19. The innovative Lily Bar & Lounge offerings will provide customers delicious, signature cocktails. Choose from a variety of refreshing “on the rocks” libations, as well as unique pairings that are served straight up.

Lily Bar & Lounge is a trendy, upscale lounge. Each night, this popular Las Vegas venue is packed with people from all around the world. Whether you are socializing with friends or simply having a casual cocktail, Lily Bar & Lounge is the place to be.

Tim Weigel is the chief mixologist from Hakkasan Group. He curates some of the best drinks anywhere in Las Vegas. Each cocktail is hand-crafted will sure to please. The Lily Live program includes both seasonal offerings, plus classic recipes that come with a modern twist.

We are honored to share these great tasting libations from Lily Bar & Lounge and Tim Weigel:
• Lily Blue with Absolut vodka, aloe vera liqueur, blueberry cane sugar, lime and sparkling wine.
• Letter From Paris served with Sempé V.S.O.P. armagnac, vodka, rhubarb, ginger, grapefruit, muddled strawberries and sparkling wine.
• Lucky For You made with BarSol pisco, spiced pear liqueur, prickly pear, cane sugar and lime.
• Some Like It Bitter poured with pink peppercorn-infused Belvedere vodka, Aperol, bergamot liqueur, jumani sake and Peychaud’s bitters.
• Mezcal Paloma crafted with El Silencio espadin mezcal, grapefruit, lime, rosemary and club soda.
• Some Like It Bitter poured with pink peppercorn-infused Belvedere vodka, Aperol, bergamot liqueur, jumani sake and Peychaud’s bitters.
• Mean Green Mule crafted with kiwi-infused Tito’s handmade vodka, cucumber, lime and ginger beer.
• Pillow Talk created with CÎROC French Vanilla vodka, Frangelico, white chocolate, espresso and coffee cotton candy.
• Barrel Smoked Old Fashioned curated with Bellagio Select Woodford Reserve, smoked old fashioned syrup, orange bitters and aromatic bitters.
• Cranberry Smash with Virginia Black whiskey, cranberry liqueur, cranberry shrub, lemon and mint.
• Hibiscus Margarita created with Espolon silver tequila, hibiscus, agave nectar, lime and hibiscus foam.
• Blackberry Dreams poured with The Botanist gin, crème de mure, violet liqueur, pineapple, lime and muddled blackberries.
• Collins Like You See It served with Ketel One Botanicals Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, watermelon, lemon and club soda.
• Steady as She Goes made with Bacardi 8 rum, banana liqueur, pineapple, coconut, guava, lime and aromatic bitters.

By providing a unique and sophisticated Las Vegas lounge experience, Lily Bar & Lounge is conveniently found in the center of the world-class Bellagio Resort & Casino. In addition to social gatherings, you can also host a private or corporate event. Lily Bar & Lounge is open each day of the week from 5 p.m. to close.

Lily Bar & Lounge - Bellagio

Music lovers will not be disappointed. Lily features live music all during the week. You can also find fun, sports viewing parties and many more events. The establishment offers top-rated, VIP service so everybody feels important and treated special.

To complement the new mixology program, Lily Bar & Lounge guests will enjoy the sounds of the hot, live entertainment experience. Lily Live is held each Tuesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. With a mix of traditional pop and classic genres, guests will always hear the music that they love to hear.

Las Vegas is known for its local talent. Lily Live will feature solo artists such as Daniel Park, Jeremy Cornwell and Eiferman. Plus there will be popular bands playing like Dino & The Sharps, STOKED! and Harmon Eyes.

Photos: Bellagio / Martin Tessler

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3 Luxury Timeshare Resorts In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is full of luxury, and these luxury timeshare resorts are no different. Offering spacious accommodations, full and partial kitchens and glamorous décor, these luxurious resorts will make you feel like royalty on your vacation to Sin City.

Although Las Vegas is known for many of the most spectacular hotels and resorts in the world, there’s actually more to choose from. Consider one of the finest, luxury timeshare resorts that Vegas has to offer. It’s the perfect blend of the best of best that today’s discerning vacationers are looking for. We want to share 3 luxury properties for your next Vegas trip.

Marriott's Grand Chateau - Las Vegas
Marriott’s Grand Chateau
The Marriott Grand Chateau is a modern high-rise resort just a few minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. It was designed with the South of France in mind, which means simple and beautiful colors, textures and decor. Guests love the rooftop bar, SkyBar 38, that offers stunning views of the Strip. The entire resort is smoke-free and there is no casino. Perfect for those looking for a relaxing, luxurious accommodation during their stay in Vegas.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Elara - Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Elara
The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Elara is an upscale resort that is also just a few minutes away from the famous Vegas Strip. It was designed to be airy and contemporary, which means light colors that make the hotel seem open, relaxing and spacious. Guests love the amenities including a fitness center, outdoor pool, on-site restaurants and more. The gorgeous views of the Strip from large three- and four-bedroom suites really set this luxurious timeshare resort apart.

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Wyndham Grand Desert - Las Vegas
Wyndham Grand Desert
The Wyndham Grand Desert is a beautiful Mediterranean-style resort hotel about a mile away from the Strip. Its beige and sky colors create an atmosphere that transports guests into the desert oasis of their dreams. Guests love the free shuttle to the Strip, the sundeck, fitness centers, tanning beds, sauna and massage services right at the resort. Not to mention the four golf courses within a 5-minute drive. One- and two-bedroom suites are available, and some of the master bedrooms come with a spa tub.

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What is a Timeshare?
A timeshare is a specified amount of vacation time, usually one or two weeks, in an accommodation of some type such as a resort, hotel or condominium. When a timeshare is purchased at a resort for example, that resort will have several other timeshare owners that also own vacation time at that resort. It’s similar to owning a vacation home, but you only pay for the amount of time that a typical person vacations each year (one or two weeks) rather than buying an entire vacation home.

Summary
Staying in luxurious accommodations like these 3 luxury timeshare resorts in Las Vegas, doesn’t have to be expensive. You can save up to 50% off resort prices when you buy or rent these timeshares from existing owners on the resale market of Sell a Timeshare.
For example, a week in a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Marriott Grand Chateau unit in Vegas is being advertised for just $450 right now. Go grab it before someone else does!

Anytime of the year is ideal to visit Las Vegas. The city is an array of dazzling lights, non-stop entertainment, fine dining and luxury accommodations. Make your weekend getaway or extended vacation perfect by staying at one of the luxury timeshare resorts we featured above. Read more travel related stories on our popular luxury blog.

Photos: Sell a Timeshare




See Liberace’s Bicentennial Rolls Royce at the Hollywood Cars Museum, Las Vegas

Liberace was the talented and flamboyant entertainer and incredible pianist. His full name was Wladziu Valentino Liberace and his life was over-the-top. He was also well known for wearing outrageous costumes during his stage performances. Now you can view his Bicentennial Rolls Royce at the Liberace Garage in the Hollywood Cars Museum in Las Vegas.

The Liberace Bicentennial Rolls Royce car was on display for years at the Liberace Museum. It was sad news for Liberace fans around the world, when the museum closed back in 2010. Here’s a story we did – Liberace Museum – 30 Years of Music History

Liberace was often named Mr. Showmanship. He was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on May 16, 1919 and died in Palm Springs, California on February 4, 1987. His legacy now lives on at The Liberace Garage. The museum displays many of his personal belongings, including cars, costumes and clothing, pianos, jewelry and antiques.

The Liberace Garage just opened last month and operated by the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts. This nonprofit institution was founded in 1976.

There are some amazing automobiles on display. For example, a 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine was used at the Las Vegas Hilton. You will also remember it in the film “Behind the Candelabra” by HBO. The movie starred starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon;. Liberace used his 1956 Rolls Royce convertible to fly onto stage. When friends flew into the Palm Springs Airport, a London Taxi was used to pick them up. He drove the Liberace Crystal Roadster onto stage at the world famous, at Radio City Music Hall. In addition, is a Bradley GT gold flaked sports car. The cars are stunning to see up close and represent the era of his spectacular entertainment career.

Liberace costume

The Bicentennial Rolls Royce is a 1952 Silver Dawn. It’s a two light, convertible London Motor Show car. The Bicentennial Rolls Royce was originally designed for the “Liberace Show” in 1976. The Rolls Royce was also used as part of his Las Vegas Hilton show. Using high wire cables, Liberace would fly form the car to the inspiring music of “Stars and Stripes Forever” and dazzling fireworks. For the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty celebration in 1986, the Bicentennial Rolls Royce also made a grand appearance. Also on display to go along with the Rolls, is an updated version of a “Hot Pants” costume he wore in patriotic, red, white and blue colors.

Hot Rod City is represented by Michael Dezer. He’s the owner of one of the biggest vehicle collections in the world, located at the Miami Auto Museum. The Hollywood Cars Museum has a wide variety of cars on display. Collectively, they have been seen in greater than 100 movies, TV shows, as well as videos.

The Liberace Garage is open to the public. It s ope seven days a week between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Ticket prices are $15 for an adult and children 15 years or under get in free along with a paying adult.

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Photo: The Liberace Foundation




Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit – 10th Anniversary Celebration

Bon Appétit is the number one and award-winning, food lifestyle brand that covers the popular and trendy topic of food. Las Vegas welcomes the 10th Anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit.

This year’s event will be held several of the top, luxury resorts in Las Vegas – Caesars Palace, The Venetian, The Cromwell and The Palazzo. It will run between April 28 and May 1. If you plan to attend, you better hurry. There are only a limited number of tickets available.

Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit is a fun-filled event and attendees have the unique opportunity to enjoy a VIP experience with some of the top food chefs in the world. There are intimate events with a personal touch and mega events filled with excitement and fanfare.

Just a few of the highlights of this year’s show include: at The Venetian and Steakhouse Redux with Michael Mina at Golden Steer – the only-in-Vegas Dinner on the Strip plus attend Dine in the Dark: A Sensory Lunch to be held at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. Get the chance to meet and mingle with many of the top, celebrity chefs and mixologists, including: Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy, Daniel Boulud and Giada De Laurentiis to name a few.

Here is a list of some of the most notable events you can attend at Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit.

The Venetian
* Dinner on the Strip
(Thursday, April 28)
Dine with the incredible, surrounding atmosphere of Las Vegas Boulevard and towering Sin City resorts. Celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Olivier Dubreuil, Kim Canteenwalla, and David Werly will prepare a multi-course dining adventure. What an experience! It’s a one-of-kind, fine dining evening event like no other. Enjoy great tasting food, wines and cocktails.

* Brunch & Bubbles at the Boss’ House (Saturday, April 30)
Brunch it up VIP style at Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian. This awsome Italian food event will be hosted by the operating partners of “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro – the famous husband and wife team of Chef Kim Canteenwalla and restaurateur Elizabeth Blau. Enjoy classic, brunch favorites, in addition to seafood stations, bottomless bubbles, a caviar ice bar, a Bloody Mary bar, and a tempting dessert display.

* Southern Hospitality: Beers, Bourbons & Bites at Yardbird (Saturday, April 30)
Enjoy this ideal, Southern-infused happy hour. Sample a selection of bourbons, beers and snacks. This event will be hosted by Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Pair your drinks with tasty hors d’oeuvres.

Caesars Palace
* Dine in the Dark: A Sensory Lunch at Bacchanal Buffet
(Friday, April 29)
A lunch that’s hosted at popular Bacchanal Buffet. This restaurant has been named by USA Today as the number 1 buffet in all of Las Vegas. Your culinary journey will have your taste buds tingling with anticipation. What makes this foodie event so intriguing is each lunch guest will be actually blindfolded. Once seated in a private dining room, feast on a delicious menu full of Bacchanal signature dishes. You don’t want to miss this one.

* Tamales and Tequila: A Tour of the Latin World (Saturday, April 30)
If you are a Chase Sapphire® and Chase Sapphire Preferred® card member, it’s time to rejoice. Try Mexican food from around the world over lunch. Dishes will be prepared by Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Also try unique cocktails and paired wines.

* Master Series: Dinner and a Show with MR CHOW (Thursday, April 28)
International chef MR CHOW, who has a restaurant at Caesars Palace will be creating delightful, Beijing cuisine dishes for you. Enjoy great food and a theatrical dining experience. Imagine feasting on a succulent, the Beijing Duck? Yum!

Off the Vegas Strip
* The Ultimate Comforts & Classics Affair
(Downtown Container Park) – (Saturday, April 30)
This Las Vegas hot spot is becoming extremely popular for a great dining experience. Enjoy various foods such as – burgers, birds, and various comfort classics. Discover the proper pairing options with beer, champagne and craft cocktails. Be treated to sampling the limited edition Crackle Burger.

* Steakhouse Redux: Michael Mina x Golden Steer (Saturday, April 30)
Super Chef Michael Mina teams with chefs from Golden Steer Steakhouse. They will create awesome, steakhouse dishes. The iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse is named the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas. It opened back in 1958. Enjoy live music and a fabulous, four-course lunch.

This 10th Anniversary Celebration of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit should be a monumental event in Sin City. Foodies should planning to attend and partake in an incredible VIP experience. Great food and drinks and popular chefs – this event has it all! While in Las Vegas, be sure to attend one of the fabulous stage shows. Vegas is a 24 hour destination of sights and sounds that everyone must try once in their life.

Contact us immediaitely if you are interested in attending the upcoming Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Return again soon and follow our luxury blog. We love sharing the best in luxury travel and culinary news.

Photo: Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit




Amazing, Luxury Holiday Decorations in Las Vegas

Many people don’t realize that Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the world during the Christmas holiday season. We just reported in a recent article – Christmas in Las Vegas – A Top Destination for Christmas Travel. Visitors get the chance to view some the most gorgeous, luxury holiday decorations found anywhere.

I had the pleasure of spending a week in Las Vegas over the Christmas holidays. It’s hard to put into words, but the luxury holiday decorations were quite over-the-top. I would expect nothing less from Las Vegas. It’s the city where dazzle shines and spectacular resorts, casinos and stage shows draw millions of visitors each year.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit Las Vegas. Obviously the 100 plus degree temps are long gone. We were surprised how chilly it actually got. A couple days, the morning low temps were in the high 20’s. We also experienced several days of very strong winds, which made it feel a bit arctic.

Here is a video clip of the elevator ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. When we reached to top, the winds were howling! But the awesome views of all of Las Vegas made it so worth it.

Las Vegas has always had that competitive spirit as the various resorts and casinos try to outdo each other to allure the crowds. The Christmas holiday season is no different. It’s a spectacular display of luxury holiday decorations everywhere you look.

I wanted to share a couple of my favorite memories. For a true VIP experience while visiting Las Vegas during the holidays, be sure to make your plans for later this year to see it yourself in person.

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The Palazzo Las Vegas:
The Palazzo Las Vegas - Christmas waterfall atrium luxury holiday decorations

The Palazzo Las Vegas Resort and Casino was by far, my favorite Christmas display. Each year, The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens morphs into a wonderful, winter wonderland. The holiday display is beautiful and features 20 foot tall trees that are snow-covered and surrounded by golden snowflakes.

The Palazzo Las Vegas - Christmas lobby luxury holiday decorations

There are literally thousands of bright red poinsettias plants placed all around this luxury resort. For the ultimate wow factor, be sure to see The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens. It was definitely a must see during this holiday season.

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Bellagio Hotel & Casino:
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - Christmas luxury holiday decorations

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
We knew the luxury holiday decorations at the Bellagio were going to be special. The line was long and each person, both young and old, was anxious to enter the display area. Nobody was disappointed and you could literally hear the sounds of appreciation and joy all around.

You’ll be immersed in a dazzling display of blinking lights, and almost 30,000 poinsettias plants. There is a gorgeous White Fir holiday tree standing 42 feet high. The tree has 7,000 LED lights and 2,500 beautiful holiday ornaments. The tree was flanked by a large Jack-in-the–box and a huge stocking and countless oversized presents.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - Christmas luxury holiday decorations

Popular with the kids, a North Pole display included a mother polar bear made up of 12,000 white carnations. Playing nearby were her two young polar bear cubs. There was also a family of cute penguins hanging out around several  igloos.

The image at the top of this article consists of two snow globes that were 12 feet tall. Each of the globes consisted of creative and detailed winter scenes. Next to them was a large, rocking wooden horse sitting among red Poinsettias plants and a couple of snow flocked trees.

Nearby was another display with a 14-foot snow tunnel as the center piece. People lined up to walk inside and feel like you were surrounded by snow fall. It was enclosed by silvertip fir trees and more lush Poinsettias.

Fountains of Bellagio:
Fountains at Bellagio water show in Las Vegas

Of course the incredible Fountains of Bellagio is one of the top attractions in Las Vegas to see anytime of the year. But during the holidays, the fountain show comes alive with the sounds of Christmas. Listen to your favorite Christmas songs such as O Holy Night, Hallelujah Chorus and Santa Baby. The crowds were large around the large lagoon as the anticipation rose, waiting for the next dancing water performance. What a festive and impressive event to behold.

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The Shops at Crystals:
Shops at Crystals shopping center in CityCenter Las Vegas

The Shops at Crystals shopping center at CityCenter is an incredible place to walk around. From one end to the other, it’s filled with the top luxury brand retailers in the world. You can shop at Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo, Saint Laurent, FENDI, Dolce & Gabbana and many more!

But for the holidays, Crystals is decorated in luxury style. There are thousands of fresh flowers found around the mall. The main display is a towering, 50 foot tall Olympia Pine Tree decorated in white LED lights.
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Everybody should make a visit to Las Vegas during the Christmas holiday season. There are a lot of people that come to Sin City, but it makes it that much more magical. Everyone is in a festive mood with big smiles on their faces. It makes losing money while trying your luck gambling a little more bearable.

Please contact us if you would like to vacation in Las Vegas. Whether it’s to see the luxury holiday decorations during the holiday season or any time of the year, Las Vegas is a special place. Please return again to read more luxury travel stories in our popular luxury blog.

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Christmas in Las Vegas – A Top Destination for Christmas Travel

If you are planning to spend a quiet Christmas in Las Vegas this year, you will not be alone. According to a recent PR from Priceline.com – Las Vegas is the top destination for travel this Christmas season.

Christmas in Las Vegas is magical with an abundance of holiday cheer and dazzling Christmas lights and beautiful holiday decorations.

Many people want to escape the chilling cold weather and desire a warmer destination to enjoy their Christmas vacation. Las Vegas is a great choice but even though summer temps sizzle over 100 degrees, don’t expect that in December. Las Vegas can of course be warm, but don’t be surprised for much cooler weather. Even snow is possible, but rather rare.

If you check out the list of Most Popular Destinations for Christmas Travel 2015 from Priceline based on hotel reservations, you’ll see many popular cities.

The 25 top city destinations are listed below:
Las Vegas, NV
Orlando, FL
New York City, NY
Orange County, CA
Miami, FL
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
Phoenix, AZ
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Washington D.C.
Atlanta, GA
Seattle, WA
The Florida Keys, FL
Puerto Rico
Dallas, TX
Honolulu, HI
Cancun – Cozumel, MX
Denver, CO
San Antonio, TX
Hampton Roads, VA
Pigeon Forge – Gatlinburg, TN
Costa Rica

Since 2013, the following 4 cities in the U.S. continue to dominate the list – Las Vegas, Orlando, New York City, and Orange County.

The top 25 list did have some shuffling that we wanted to point out. Atlanta made a big jump, up from #43 to #14. Tampa moved from #45 to #29. Washington ended in the #13 spot, up from #32 last year. Nashville came in at #50, up 22 spots from #28.

One of the reasons many people want to spend Christmas in Las Vegas is because of the great deals on hotel rates. Taking a look at the average daily hotel rates under $100 per night, Las Vegas makes that list. Other cities include Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg, San Antonio, Atlanta, Tampa and Hampton Roads.

If you considering a Christmas in Las Vegas getaway, The Life of Luxury can help plan and book your luxury travel itinerary. We have access to many, exclusive travel deals. Come back often to follow our luxury blog and stay abreast of the latest travel news and top destinations around the world.

Photo: Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Garden.




Carbone Restaurant Grand Opening at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Last week Carbone restaurant, the hot New York City establishment in Greenwich Village, opened in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino. Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick are the top brass at Marking Major Food Group, and this is their first venture outside of the Big Apple.

The new Carbone restaurant strives to bring that classic Italian-American cuisine and merge it with top notch, Captain tableside service. The restaurant will use only world-class-sourced ingredients plus award-winning, culinary craftsmanship.

ARIA Resort & Casino is a luxury AAA Five Diamond resort, located on the world famous Strip in Las Vegas, widely known as the entertainment capital of the world. The luxury resort in Sin City offers its guests only the best in concierge services and endless luxury amenities. Enjoy your stay in VIP style!

When asked about the opportunity to open Carbone restaurant in Las Vegas, Chef-partner Mario Carbone was quoted, “It is very exciting to be a part of the booming food scene happening on the Las Vegas Strip. We are committed to bringing Las Vegas a truly memorable dining experience that is unlike anything this city has seen.”

Adding to the excitement of the restaurant’s grand opening, managing partner Jeff Zalaznick stated, “The glamour, history and attitude of Las Vegas make it a perfect fit for Carbone. We are not just replicating the New York City restaurant; our guests will experience a Carbone specifically for Las Vegas.”

The space within Carbone restaurant is carved into various rooms. Ken Fulk is a San Francisco-based star designer and created the unique atmosphere that combines theatrical edge along with Italian culture.

One of the new rooms is named The Blue Room. It’s available for private dining and is reached via a series of elliptical arches. Once inside, you are mesmerized by the stunning blue decor. The Blue Room features high, vaulted ceilings that are accented with golden-tipped lighting. A unique New York City touch is utilizing NYC subway station tiles on the room’s walls. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at the mahogany bar with an antique mirror.

The goal of Carbone restaurant is to deliver the best Italian-American cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s dishes only use the finest products sourced from around the world. Restaurant guests will enjoy their choice of indulgent dishes that has made Carbone the popular choice in New York City for the ultimate fine dining experience..

Several of the Carbone dishes that are expected to be the most popular are the famous Spicy Rigatoni Vodka, Veal Parmesan, Lobster Fra Diavola and Meatballs. The menu will offer seasonal specialties, and look forward to being treated to new additions that will be unique to the Las Vegas location at the n the menu along with seasonally changing specialties. The menu will continue to evolve and introduce dishes entirely exclusive to the Las Vegas location at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

Wine connoisseurs will enjoy Carbone’s vast wine selection to pair with their favorite dish. The wine collection consists of 550 labels, including top wines form Italy, France and the U.S.explores the best-of-the-best from Italy, America and France.

You can find Carbone in the luxury ARIA Resort & Casino, on the promenade level next to Jean Georges Steakhouse and BARDOT Brasserie. The new restaurant will be open between 5:00pm and 10:30pm Monday through Saturday.

If you are visiting Las Vegas, be sure to dine at the new Carbone restaurant for a terrific, Italian-American cuisine meal. The Life of Luxury can help book your luxury travel reservations and deliver a VIP experience during your Las Vegas stay. Come back again to read our luxury blog for new travel industry announcements.

Photo: Carbone




Picasso Exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is pleased to present their new exhibit, Picasso: Creatures and Creativity. The display will be show cased in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and will allow guests to venture into the creative mind of Picasso.

The exhibit at the incredible Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will feature over 45 of Picasso’s paintings produced from the 1930-1970s. Guests will journey through Picasso’s peculiar ability to capture human form with his use of line, movement, and color. Guest will not only appreciate the exhibition of fine art, but also understand the artistic vision. The exhibit will run July 3, 2015 through January 10, 2016.

Pablo Picasso drew inspiration from real life experiences. Most of his adulthood was spent in France. Picasso has been extraordinarily prolific throughout the course of his life. He has achieved widespread fortune for his innovative artistic accomplishments. He has become one the best-known figures in 20th-century art. Several paintings rank among the most expensive paintings in the world.

Picasso is known for his paintings, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, stage design, and writing. Some of his notable work are: Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon (1907), Guernica (1937), and The Weeping Woman (1937).

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is located in the heart of the luxurious Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Since opening in 1998, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art has presented objects and artwork drawn from worldwide acclaimed museums and private collections. The gallery has presented such showcases as: American Modernism, Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends, Ansel Adams: America, The Impressionist Landscape: From Corot to Van Gogh, Impressionism: Art in Bloom.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art has been known as “Where great art goes on vacation.” Bellagio Resort & Casino was inspired by the lake Como town in Bellagio, Italy. Bellagio known for elegance, beauty, and luxury has provided guest with additional attractions.

Resort guests are able to experience these attractions while visiting or lodging such as: The Fountains of Bellagio, Fiori di Como, The bank Night Club, Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden, and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

Although, many travel to Las Vegas for leisure, many are unaware of the hidden riches that Bellagio Resort & Casino holds. Any art enthusiast, or person who appreciates talent, history, color, and expression, would enjoy the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

If you want to visit Las Vegas and stay at the luxury Bellagio Resort & Casino, contact The Life of Luxury today. Be sure to see the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Return here to follow this luxury blog and read up on all the latest luxury travel news.

Photo Credit: Pablo Picasso, Woman Wearing Yellow Hat (Jacqueline), 1962, Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 ¾”, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York