Brad81
 
 
 
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    October 20, 2012
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    March 31, 2014
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Frank Marino sizzles in Divas Starring Frank Marino. After starring in "La Cage" at Riviera for more than 20 years, this Vegas icon is taking audiences by storm in his new show at Imperial Palace. During the 75-minute revue, superstar female impersonators portray famous divas including Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross and Beyonce. Marino stars as comic icon Joan Rivers and host of the show.Divas Starring Frank Marino opens with Lady Gaga's "Let's Dance." A female impersonator portraying Lady Gaga lip-syncs to the chart-topping hit while six attractive male back-up dancers help get the party started on stage. Wearing a short, white, patent leather dress, sparkling glasses and a blonde wig, this Lady Gaga has all the pizzazz of the real performer.Next, Marino enters to greet the audience and tell a few jokes.You won't believe what we have going on back stage, says Marino. We have Madonna, Cher and Bette Midler getting ready, and they're all shaving in the same mirror.As the show's emcee, Marino is sassy, spunky and stunning in his ever-changing wardrobe of extravagant sparkling gowns and feather boas. He puts on a different outfit between each act, bringing an international whirlwind of couture to the stage with every entrance."This damn dress is made like a cheap hotel, there's no ballroom," jokes Marino after walking on stage wearing a fitted evening gown.People watch in amazement as each new female impersonator takes the stage. Although the performers don't sing, they emulate every aspect of the divas they're impersonating from their looks to their signature moves. A high-energy soundtrack adds to their exhilarating performances. Every act features a No. 1 hit from your favorite diva including Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," Britney Spears' "Circus" and Madonna's "Music." Some divas perform solo while other acts also feature the talented back-up dancers.Later in the show, an impersonator portraying Liza Minnelli brings audience members to their feet with his riveting performance of "New York, New York." His convincing dance moves and facial expressions make it hard to believe he's not actually singing.Throughout the show, people sing along and dance in their seats to the popular songs. Glitzy costumes, dazzling performers and a soundtrack of chart-topping hits - Divas Starring Frank Marino has it all.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Poker
Yes, I recommend this product.
A Must See
PostedMarch 31, 2014
I actually went to see this show because, after going to Veges for years I'd always seen the adds on the top of the cabs and it was just one show I hadn't seen. Its run for 30 years for one reason, its phenominal!
Startling, funny, poignant, this show is just solid drag broken up by the reliably bawdy comedy for Frank Moreno. Don't make this the last Vegas show you see, make it your first!
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The Forum Shops at Caesars is home to the first West Coast location of New York City's legendary family-style Italian eatery, Carmine's.Eating at Carmine's is designed to remind you of eating Sunday dinner at grandma's house or feasting at a big Italian wedding. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and thousands of photographs line the walls.The restaurant has consistently served the same classic Southern Italian-style recipes for 23 years. Carmine's is famous for its large portions, which are all served family-style and meant to be shared. Entrees can serve 3 -- 5 people, so be sure to bring a group.A variety of appetizers are available including spicy scarpariello wings, garlic bread and fried zucchini, which is thinly sliced and breaded and served in a heaping mound. Guests can order just about any kind of pasta from angel hair to linguine, penne, spaghetti or rigatoni and then pick a sauce. Sauces include red or white clam sauce, ragu, pomodoro, garlic and oil, marinara and many more. Other pasta dishes include penne alla vodka, lasagna and ravioli.For those who are looking for a meat dish, the menu offers chicken marsala, chicken parmigiana, veal cutlets and veal scaloppini. A variety of seafood options are also available including a mouthwatering salmon oreganata or shrimp scampi.If you're a beef fan, don't miss the 46-ounce porterhouse Contadina -- tender porterhouse steak broiled with sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions.If the main dishes aren't enough for you, sides like a delicious nine-inch-high eggplant parmigiana, sausage and meatballs are also on the menu.It's difficult to save room for dessert, but it's a must at Carmine's. Try their bread pudding, chocolate cannoli, tiramisu and the famous Titanic sundae -- chocolate torte, ice cream, bananas, strawberries and whipped cream.All dishes can be complemented with fine Italian wines including Carmine's own label from their vineyard in Italy.The 28,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant can seat more than 700 people and offers nine private dining rooms, which are well suited for parties, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. In fact, one room features a bridal room complete with a private restroom, sink, couch and television. The room also has a small outdoor terrace overlooking the Linq project on the Strip.The bar area at Carmine's serves the full menu as well as a smaller bar menu. All seats at the bar have purse hooks, which the ladies will appreciate, and USB ports to charge your cell phones. Don't have a charger with you? Just ask at the hostess stand and they will be happy to give you one.With the portion sizes at Carmine's it's likely you'll be wanting to take some food home with you, but that's not always easy if you're planning to do some shopping at the Forum Shops or you're attending a show at Caesars Palace. It's not a problem at Carmines -- they'll  hold your food for you in their refrigerator and you can pick it up later.--Kristine McKenzie
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
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Food Quality 
5 / 5
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Selection 
5 / 5
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Ambiance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Business colleagues
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Vegas Gem!!!
PostedFebruary 24, 2014
This family style restaurant is modeled after the original in New York. The food is plentiful and outstanding. You will inevitably order more than you need, so having a refrigerator in your room would be a plus.
The service is very folksy and the wine list, while not overwhelming, will get you through this quality Italian meal.
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Three unique towers. Two adjoining properties. One commitment to first-class service.At The Signature at MGM Grand, guests stay in a relaxing, upscale retreat with complete access to the numerous amenities of the MGM Grand.Located on a beautifully landscaped private property adjacent to the MGM Grand, The Signature is a secluded, elegant enclave just a few steps away from the Las Vegas Strip. Each of the three gleaming towers in this gated resort has its own exclusive valet, entrance, lobby and check-in as well as a full service concierge.A high level of service is noticeable from the minute a guest pulls up to any of the three towers, and lasts throughout their departure. The parking attendants are quick to offer bottled water while doormen welcome guests into one of three distinctively decorated lobbies with a smile.The non-smoking boutique property offers a variety of luxurious one-bedroom, two-bedroom and deluxe suites, many with balconies that feature views of either the Strip or the surrounding mountains. Guests enjoy all the qualities of the finest hotels including deluxe king beds, marble and granite bathrooms with Jacuzzi-brand whirlpool tubs and bath products, high-end kitchenette appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele, ultra-thin LCD flat-screen high definition TVs, Wi-Fi internet access, in-room massages (for a fee), newspaper delivery and more.Both Tower 1 and 3 offer a state-of-the-art fitness center, while all three have heated outdoor pools. Meeting space is located off the pool area of Tower 2, and a gift shop and ATM are available in Tower 1. All three towers, as well as the MGM Grand, are accessible via indoor walkways.Those who want to dine on the property will find a delicatessen, Delights, in The Signature at MGM's Tower 2. At the entrance to Tower 1, The Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a nightcap, while Starbucks Coffee Shop will help guests start their day with a much-needed burst of energy. An elaborate, gourmet menu featuring entrees, appetizers, desserts and a complete bar selection is available 24 hours daily for those who want to enjoy gourmet cuisine dining in-suite.With the additional dining, nightlife and entertainment options just a short, one-minute walk away at the neighboring MGM Grand, a stay at The Signature really offers the best of both worlds: luxury living and the Vegas action of a world-class hotel. It's an escape that doesn't feel like Las Vegas, except when you want it to.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hotel Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pool 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall amenities 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
A little effort would have been nice.
PostedFebruary 9, 2014
The bell staff is outstanding. Always helpful.
Once you reach check-in, you are forced to deal with a group of the most (one can only assume) purposely useful group of people ever to curse the hospitality industry.
Any problems you have will be created with, if you are lucky a bland smile that says, "Ah, what are you going to do." The upshot being that, they have no intention of doing anything.
They run off the strip at reduced rates and they behave like they are doing you a favor. It didn't used to be this way, but I assume there has been a management change, and hence a change in philosophy. Keep your expectations low and you will not be disappointed.
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 Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Mandarin Oriental, the company that helped define luxurious customer service, has opened its first resort in Las Vegas. The 47-story Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas features luxurious accommodations, Chef Pierre Gagnaire's first U.S. restaurant, a 27,000-square-foot spa, a bar with breathtaking views and of course the legendary Mandarin Oriental service.Guests at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas check in at the resort's 23rd floor Sky Lobby. With an interior designed by Adam D. Tihany and spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip, the lobby provides an amazing welcome to Vegas. Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental continue the hotel's luxurious theme and include electronic controls for the room's temperature, drapes, lighting and entertainment systems, 42-inch flat-screen television and a second 15-inch flat-screen television in the bathroom, DVD player, luxury bedding and bathroom products and more.While staying at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, check out Twist by Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The restaurant is the Michelin-star chef's first U.S. restaurant and serves classic French cuisine with a modern spin. Other restaurants include MOzen Bistro with authentic Asian dishes and multi-national fare and the Pool Café, where guest can dine out on Mandarin's pool deck on the 8th floor.In the evenings, check out the Mandarin Bar. Located just off the lobby on the 23rd floor, it offers plush furniture, a VIP room and spectacular views of Vegas. During the day the Tea Lounge provides a scenic meeting place for a refreshing beverage. Those seeking relaxation will want to check out the resort's 27,000-square-foot spa. It has 17 treatment rooms and a variety of unique treatments including a Chinese Foot Spa. Relaxation lounges at the spa have views of the Las Vegas Strip and there are steam rooms, a men's sauna, hammam, experience shower, ice fountain and ladies' Rhassoul. In addition to the spa, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas has a fitness and wellness center, yoga studio, heated outdoor pools and a beauty salon.Business guests will want to take advantage of the resort's 12,000 square feet of convention space. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology systems and spacious pre-function areas. There is also an event planning team on hand to provide Mandarin Oriental's famed customer service.In addition to the numerous amenities and the service at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, the resort is part of CityCenter, a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world's largest green developments. Besides the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, CityCenter includes Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall amenities 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Poker
Yes, I recommend this product.
Beautiful location.
PostedOctober 20, 2012
Beautiful property. A joy to stay at. My home in Vegas.
No Casino, which is actually a peacful positive.
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Frank Marino sizzles in Divas Starring Frank Marino. After starring in "La Cage" at Riviera for more than 20 years, this Vegas icon is taking audiences by storm in his new show at Imperial Palace. During the 75-minute revue, superstar female impersonators portray famous divas including Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross and Beyonce. Marino stars as comic icon Joan Rivers and host of the show.Divas Starring Frank Marino opens with Lady Gaga's "Let's Dance." A female impersonator portraying Lady Gaga lip-syncs to the chart-topping hit while six attractive male back-up dancers help get the party started on stage. Wearing a short, white, patent leather dress, sparkling glasses and a blonde wig, this Lady Gaga has all the pizzazz of the real performer.Next, Marino enters to greet the audience and tell a few jokes.You won't believe what we have going on back stage, says Marino. We have Madonna, Cher and Bette Midler getting ready, and they're all shaving in the same mirror.As the show's emcee, Marino is sassy, spunky and stunning in his ever-changing wardrobe of extravagant sparkling gowns and feather boas. He puts on a different outfit between each act, bringing an international whirlwind of couture to the stage with every entrance."This damn dress is made like a cheap hotel, there's no ballroom," jokes Marino after walking on stage wearing a fitted evening gown.People watch in amazement as each new female impersonator takes the stage. Although the performers don't sing, they emulate every aspect of the divas they're impersonating from their looks to their signature moves. A high-energy soundtrack adds to their exhilarating performances. Every act features a No. 1 hit from your favorite diva including Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," Britney Spears' "Circus" and Madonna's "Music." Some divas perform solo while other acts also feature the talented back-up dancers.Later in the show, an impersonator portraying Liza Minnelli brings audience members to their feet with his riveting performance of "New York, New York." His convincing dance moves and facial expressions make it hard to believe he's not actually singing.Throughout the show, people sing along and dance in their seats to the popular songs. Glitzy costumes, dazzling performers and a soundtrack of chart-topping hits - Divas Starring Frank Marino has it all.
 

What is including in the VIP tickets? Do you get singled out and teased or is it just great seats?

Not unless you go looking for it. The cast is very considerate and only seemed to "pick" on foks that wanted picked on.
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