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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – January 28, 2004

Featured Story:
Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Also In This Issue – January 28, 2004: Newkirk’s Notes, Best Kept Secret – Flamingo Wildlife Habitat , Roy Horn Update, Free Streaming Golf Lessons, Super Bowl Parties, Martin Nievera, NASCAR Las Vegas, more

Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! Highs this next week will be in the 60’s (F) and the cold and snow in much of the US doesn’t look like it is letting up soon. Can’t say I’d trade places with those of you snow and icebound, but this is a great time to get away to Las Vegas and warm up.

Our pick for the best Super Bowl party this Sunday? AladdinÆs Big Game Party features gorgeous Hawaiian Tropic models, a chance to win $100,000, giveaways … oh, the game on huge screens.

Valentine’s Day – is right around the corner. Easy for us guys to forget (hey, Super Bowl is on tap, NASCAR is starting … ) and if you didn’t measure up last year, take her to Vegas this year and all will be forgiven. Plus, it falls on a Saturday so the odds are you have the day off.

Rooms aren’t going to be cheap on short notice, so use our expert advice that we give for New Year’s Eve bookings to nail that Valentines room in Vegas. She’ll be the envy of her friends (and you get to go to Vegas)!

Best Kept Secret – Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is among the best kept secrets in Las Vegas … and it is free! Home to a flock of live Chilean Flamingos, African penguins, swans, ducks, Koi, and turtles populating the grounds, this is a favorite of ours to unwind or take someone for a romantic walk. The carefully tended gardens, tropical plants, and waterfalls are amazing.

You can find the habitat at the Flamingo Las Vegas by heading back in the direction of the buffet. As noted, this is free and open to the public. Not visiting soon (or want a sneak peek before you get here)? Click to view our Flamingo Wildlife Habitat photos!

Roy Horn Update – Roy (Siegfried and Roy) Horn is progressing very well, according to Las Vegas gossip columnist Norm. Click to read the details

Speaking of … word is that Siegfried and Roy will be replaced with a Cirque Du Soleil show. That combined with the Cirque style show Celine Dion – A New Day and a Cirque style show scheduled for Wynn Las Vegas, and the one soon to come online at the MGM Grand will bring this unique show style to seven different venues.

Will supply outstrip demand? Probably not as these unique, high-end productions are sensory delights that make a lifetime impression. If you get a chance to see Cirque du Soleil shows O, Mystere, or Zumanity, grab it. Tickets are constantly in high demand.

NASCAR Weekend – Las Vegas NASCAR Nextel and Busch ticket packages including great seats and first-class hotels, plus our insider transportation tips to get you to the speedway quickly! Click for Las Vegas NASCAR Weekend DetailsSuper Bowl Parties Updates – Many of the hotels throw lavish Super Bowl parties, and if you can’t make it to Houston, you need to be in Las Vegas on Feb. 1, 2004. Check out the growing list of Las Vegas Super Bowl Parties.

Martin Nievera – Word is out that this Philippine-born entertainer is singing up a storm downtown at the Golden Nugget. We had to miss the press preview(I had the flu) but look forward to seeing him soon. In the meantime, don’t pass up this talented entertainer bringing back a taste of “old Vegas” with a new touch. Click for Martin Nievera show info

Streaming Video Golf Lessons Part 6: Impact – We’ve teamed up with Revere Anthem Golf Club Director of Instruction Chris Eastman (in conjunction with ChefLive.com) and put together a series of eight streaming video golf tips.

Chris starts with fundamentals like aim and grip, and works through some of the finer points of the game. This week: Lesson 6 – Impact. Click To View All Streaming Lessons


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Featured Story:
Lawry’s The Prime Rib

By Barbara Hendricks and Robert Waller

Lawry’s The Prime Rib is at first glance an elegant, simple and well known eating establishment. Located on Las Vegas’ famed “restaurant row” just a mile from The Strip, Lawry’s dramatic Art Deco design, rich woods and vibrant colors welcome you into a setting that has an extraordinary feeling of warmth and elegance.

The dÚcor is tasteful but doesn’t scream snobbery. The staff is very well trained and many have been with the company for decades. Their helpful nature and hospitable attitude defines the culture that is Lawry’s.

Let’s talk about the food. Wow! Bring your appetite. Good size proportions, and the entire menu from salads to entrees, and (of course) deserts are excellent.

Click to read the full review


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Vegas Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.

For comments or questions regarding Las Vegas, our content, or this newsletter write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected]. Include your city — we have readers worldwide!

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

New to the list? Click Here for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

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All contents copyright 2003 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
January 28, 2004 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – January 14, 2004

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

Featured Story:
Las Vegas Shows Video Previews

Also In This Issue – January 14, 2004: Newkirk’s Notes, Celine Tickets, Binion’s, Super Bowl Parties, NASCAR Las Vegas, more

Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! Our winter hiatus is over, our hangover from New Year’s eve has subsided, everyone was safe and sound and Las Vegas enjoyed the biggest New Year’s ever!

Co’mon … did anybody think terrorist would be dumb enough to do something at midnight Pacific time when everyone in the known “centers of the universe” (New York, Washington DC, London, Atlanta … take your pick) were asleep? That wouldn’t have been getting much bang for the buck.

Celine Tickets Available! – Celine tickets get released and are snapped up quickly. If you have wanted to see her, click to check and see if your dates are available now. Want a preview? Check out our Celine Dion – A New Day multimedia: Photos | Video: Dial-Up or Broadband

NASCAR Weekend – Las Vegas NASCAR Winston (ok, ok …) Nextel and Busch ticket packages including great seats and first-class hotels, plus our insider transportation tips to get you to the speedway quickly! Click for Las Vegas NASCAR Weekend DetailsSuper Bowl Parties – Many of the hotels throw lavish Super Bowl parties, and if you can’t make it to Houston, you need to be in Las Vegas on Feb. 1, 2004. Check out the growing list of Las Vegas Super Bowl Parties. á

Streaming Video Golf Lessons Part 5: Impact – We’ve teamed up with Revere Anthem Golf Club Director of Instruction Chris Eastman (in conjunction with ChefLive.com) and put together a series of eight streaming video golf tips.

Chris starts with fundamentals like aim and grip, and works through some of the finer points of the game. This week: Lesson 5 – Impact. Click To View All Streaming Lessons

Binion’s Closed, Sold, Set To Open – Binon’s was closed this past weekend due to numerous outstanding debts owed to everyone from the IRS to the union pension and welfare funds. Harrah’s has been interested in the property for quite some time and bought it almost immediately. The lights are back on and word is that the casino will open again as quickly as regulators and other legalities are taken care of.

A union strike of downtown hotels was averted in 2002 but many questioned whether the struggling Binion’s property could meet the new wage and benefit demands. Ultimately it appears they couldn’t.

To the uninitiated, it would seem that operating a casino is a no-brainer but with the growth of Indian Gaming and the Las Vegas Strip really becoming the focal point for those choosing a Las Vegas vacation, downtown casinos have been suffering for years.


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Featured Story:
Las Vegas Shows Video Previews

Las Vegas shows are hotter than ever, and with tourism booming again tickets are in high demand. Almost all shows are reserved seating, which means reserving in advance gets you better seats (or at least gets you seats to the most popular shows).

But which shows to see? A couple of photos and a paragraph often aren’t enough to help make an informed decision. But video is the answer!

By watching our free, online streaming show video previews, you can see excerpt from the show, learn more about it, and book now to get the best seats available!


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Vegas Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.For comments or questions regarding Las Vegas, our content, or this newsletter write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected]. Include your city — we have readers worldwide!

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

New to the list? Click Here for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

Attention Travel Agents: Tired of fighting the airlines and internet travel eroding your business? Let us help! What if you were guaranteed respectable commissions on not just hotels, but shows, tours, golf, dining and more? Not just in Vegas, but resorts across the US including Hawaii!No starting costs, maintenance fees, or minimums. Oh, and we won’t steal your customers. Our “customer for life” policy guarantees you get paid even if they book direct, time after time. Email us now: [email protected] Subject line Travel Agent, include your name and phone number. We’ll get the details right to you.

All contents copyright 2003 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
January 14, 2004 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 24, 2003

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays From AccessVegas.Com

Bellagio Botanical GardensMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Las Vegas! High temps around 60 F have not stopped us from celebrating this wonderful season, and no one does Christmas like The Bellagio.This year, we continue our tradition of bringing you Bellagio Botanical Gardens Holiday Photos. Forty photos of this incredible living art to view, wherever in the world you happen to be:

Click To View 40 Amazing
Holiday Photos From Las Vegas

As always, each photo can be sent to friends, family, or anyone else you want to spread the holiday cheer to:

Click on a thumbnail photo to view it full size. Then click the Send As Postcard below any full-sized photo to send as a free holiday greeting card. A perfect way to remind people you are thinking of them over the holidays!

Special wishes to all the members of our Armed Forces. We are with you, support you, appreciate what you do, and pray for a safe return for each and every one of you.

New Year’s Eve Availability – We still have a few New Year’s Eve rooms right on The Strip at Casino Royale. Dead center (between Harrah’s and Venetian) for all the action, fireworks and festivities!

The price? Only $149 a night. (Try to find anything near The Strip at twice that). The catch? None except booking Dec. 30 to Jan 1 … two nights. (Standard requirement for weekends or holidays at most hotels).

Here you go .. all wrapped up and ready to open:

Red Hot Special New Year’s Eve Deal!

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Casino Royale in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip: Middle of the Action, middle of The Strip, middle of the Fireworks and you are there for only $149 a night (2 night min) on New Year’s Eve. Across from Mirage, next to Venetian, — You can’t afford to stay home!

Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 or
Click To Book Casino Royale For New Year’s Eve

Don’t write and complain if you miss out. We touted this in last week’s newsletter and availability is now very limited. Unless your brother is some million dollar gambler, you won’t find a deal like this this so close to New Year’s here.

If you can’t make it here, enjoy watching Dick Clark show some 1983 Barry Manilow clip and talk about the wind chill factor in New York on ABC TV. Yawn.

FOX network will ring in the New Year’s here … at 9 PM our time (faking a midnight celebration for those on the east coast, broadcast on tape to the west coast).

The 13 minute fireworks spectacular we’ll have at midnight … stretching all four miles of The Strip … will not be part of that show. We’re doing it at midnight Pacific time live!

Thinking of coming? Check out our New Year’s Eve Las Vegas archives of photos and streaming video to help you decide (or resolve to plan for next year).

If you make it here, say hello. We’ll be out shooting and you just might be one of the stars of this year’s coverage!

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

This newsletter is published exclusively for visitors to AccessVegas.Com and can only be signed up for there. We do not buy or rent lists, and this information is only for our members and guests. If you feel you have received it in error, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom. To subscribe, visit our Newsletter Site.

Vegas Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.

For comments or questions regarding Las Vegas, our content, or this newsletter write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected]. Include your city — we have readers worldwide!

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December 24, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 3, 2003

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the official newsletter of AccessVegas.Com. We talk about the Las Vegas activities you really care about.

This newsletter is published exclusively for visitors to AccessVegas.Com and can only be signed up for there. We do not buy or rent lists, and this information is only for our members and guests. If you feel you have received it in error, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom. To subscribe, visit our Newsletter Site.

Featured Story:
New Year’s Eve Las Vegas: Biggest Ever

Also In This Issue – Dec. 3, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Cheap Rooms, Siegfried and Roy, David Brenner, Las Vegas Bowl, more

Book online or over the phone! Call (toll free) 800-696-5721 to book all Las Vegas hotels, shows, tours, golf, and dining.

Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! The snow in much of the US looks beautiful … especially from Las Vegas where it’s been 60-65 F all week! If you have ever visited in the summer and said “How do people live here” I have your answer: We never shovel snow or have an icy fender bender.

We are running late this week, so we’ll jump right in:

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap Rooms – National Finals Rodeo clears out on Dec. 15, leaving 10 days of pre-Christmas rock bottom room rates. You need an excuse to finish shopping early this year! Click to price Low Pre-Christmas Vegas Room Rates

Roy (Siegfried and Roy) Horn Update – We’ve been pelted with inquiries and frankly, there hasn’t been much word. Reports say that he may be home (out of the hospital) for Christmas, but that he is still in serious condition and not yet on solid food. He can write notes and is off the respirator. News is scarce to but we’ll let you know what we can.

NFR Tickets Available – Selected (many good and great) seats for National Finals Rodeo are available through our certified ticket broker. If you are coming to Las Vegas for the party, why not attend the actual event? National Finals Rodeo Premium Seating. As of press time, tickets are available starting at $45.00

Streaming Video Golf Lessons: Chipping – We’ve teamed up with Revere Anthem Golf Club Director of Instruction Chris Eastman (in conjunction with ChefLive.com) and put together a series of eight streaming video golf tips.

Chris starts with fundamentals like aim and grip, and works through some of the finer points of the game. This week: Lesson 3 – Chipping. Click to view lessons.

Las Vegas #1 For America WestAmerica West has more non-stop flights to Las Vegas than to any other city (surpassing their home base of Phoenix). Check out America West Vacations for incredible travel deals from many cities. Because of code-share agreements, you might find a great deal even if you don’t live in an America West city!

David Brenner – is starting a one year run at the new Westin Casuarina. Click for Westin Casurina info/rates and Brenner show tickets.

Las Vegas Bowl – on Christmas Eve pits Oregon State vs. New Mexico. Tickets available by calling 702-895-3900. Premium seating is also available: Las Vegas Bowl Premium Seating. Can’t make it? 4:30 PM local start on ESPN.

Sports Betting Question – Yes, you can bet on a game while you are in town, then claim your winnings by mail at no additional cost (except certified postage fee). Ask at the sportsbook for details. Betting the bowl games: another great reason to visit Las Vegas for the next month!

Casino Construction News – The Bourbon Street Hotel has applied for an expansion including a 32 story hotel tower. An unrelated company intends to build a resort on the site of Wet and Wild (between The Sahara and Riviera). In Las Vegas, seeing will be believing.

Video Spotlight – We are always adding new streaming video to our All Vegas TV site, over 100 Las Vegas videos to date! This week, feature video is Rio Seafood Buffet. Check out a fun video preview: Dial-Up or Broadband


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Learn What People Are Saying On Our Travel Boards:

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Featured Story:
New Year’s Eve Las Vegas: Insider Tips

This year will be the biggest Las Vegas New Year’s ever, and that is no hype. Pyro Spectaculars has been hired to do a 13 minute show simultaneously stretching all four miles of The Strip from Excalibur to Stratosphere Tower.

The price tag? $500,000. The cost to you? Absolutely zero! For the first time, the fireworks will include a three minute countdown so you know it’s just about time to scream, yell, kiss, jump up and down … and ring in the new year.

We are your New Year’s Eve experts. Other resources may devote a page or two with generic info. We are on The Strip year after year, enjoying it, gathering first-hand advice, and taking photos and video for you!

Our Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Insider Tips and Info:

  • Index – Main page with links to all information.

  • Concerts and Indoor Events/Parties – Listed at the bottom of our December Entertainment Calendar for those who prefer indoor events.

  • Photos – from the past three years. Fireworks, crowds, crazies, couples and (of course) the girls!

  • Streaming Video – no charge to view streaming video of just about every aspect of our great celebration here in Las Vegas.

  • Hotel Tips – How to get the best rates, where to stay (whether or not you have a car), minimum stay requirements to watch for.

  • General Tips – Where on The Strip to be, where to park, weather, crowds (where they are thick and crazy, where there is elbow room and calm) and more.

  • Party Tips – Drinking (booze) container restrictions, how to avoid any trouble with the law, Mardi Gras beads, and more.

Send An E-Card – Get your friends excited to go (or show them what they will be missing). Every photo in our New Year’s Eve Photo Gallery (as well as all photos in our Las Vegas Photo Gallery) can be sent as an online email card.

Pyro Spectaculars is the same company doing the fireworks at the Olympics in Athens next year, so you know this will be a memory of a lifetime. Don’t miss it.


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Vegas Questions? Post to our message boards and get great advice from people who have been here and done it. And don’t forget our comprehensive Las Vegas Frequently Asked Questions area.

For comments or questions regarding Las Vegas, our content, or this newsletter write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected]. Include your city — we have readers worldwide!

Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

CEO
Senior Content Editor
http://www.accessvegas.com

New to the list? Click Here for back issues and subscription info. Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates.

Attention Travel Agents: Tired of fighting the airlines and internet travel eroding your business? Let us help! What if you were guaranteed respectable commissions on not just hotels, but shows, tours, golf, dining and more? Not just in Vegas, but resorts across the US including Hawaii!No starting costs, maintenance fees, or minimums. Oh, and we won’t steal your customers. Our “customer for life” policy guarantees you get paid even if they book direct, time after time. Email us now: [email protected] Subject line Travel Agent, include your name and phone number. We’ll get the details right to you.

All contents copyright 2003 Ted Newkirk. All Rights Reserved.
December 3, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770 About Us

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