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The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino has a long history.Here's our condensed version: It originally opened in 1969 as the International Hotel. On that first night Barbra Streisand headlined the showroom, and Elvis Presley appeared on the second night. The King of Rock 'n' Roll, of course, would go on to become synonymous with the property -- even after it became the Las Vegas Hilton in 1971. He performed there in a total of 837 consecutive sold-out shows (before a whopping 2.5 million people), thus breaking all the city's attendance records.So why are we sharing this bit of trivia with you? Well, many people refer to those as the good ol' days. And guess what? They're back again!No, Elvis hasn't come back from the grave. But someone who treasures his legacy and wants to return the hotel to its former glory has the reins. David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, the world's largest privately owned timeshare company, bought the property in mid 2014 and transformed it into the Westgate Las Vegas.Thanks to Siegel, the King will always have a big role at the resort. A famous statue of Elvis by sculptor Carl Romanelli can be found in "the building" (near the lobby, to be more exact). And not only does the Westgate Las Vegas display a collection of authentic memorabilia from The King's Ransom Museum, but it also features Trent Carlini, one of the best Elvis tribute artists around, in the Shimmer Cabaret.So what else is unique at the Westgate Las Vegas?You'll love having easy access to the Las Vegas Monorail. The Westgate Las Vegas is located about a block east of the Las Vegas Strip, next to the Las Vegas Convention Center and about a mile from Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. But if you hop on the monorail, you'll be able to travel easily to several major megaresorts including MGM Grand and SLS Las Vegas.The Westgate Las Vegas is also revered among race and sports bettors, thanks to the illustrious SuperBook. This huge facility is THE place to watch a big game. With more than 350 seats, 28 giant screens and one massive 15-by-20-foot monitor, you won't miss a moment of the action. Or try sitting in The Ultimate Fan Cave, which is packed with armchairs. A giant New York deli-style sandwich, subs and good grilled stuff is available just a few steps away at the SuperBook Deli.Speaking of eating, the Westgate Las Vegas has a variety of dining choices…some that might even appeal to Elvis. For instance, Sid's Cafe, a 24-hour eatery in the heart of the casino, serves an item called The Elvis Sandwich, made with peanut butter, grape jelly and sliced bananas (plus it's battered and fried!).Ever been to a hibachi-style restaurant? If not, you've got to try Benihana. There's nothing like sitting by the grill, sipping a few cocktail and cheering on the chef who cooks your meal. Teru Sushi (where you can chow down on the Las Vegas Roll) is near Benihana in a lovely complex with waterfalls and a koi pond.You can get a good steak -- done over a mesquite flame and served with maitre d' butter (we're not sure what that is, but we bet it tastes wonderful) -- at TJ's Steakhouse, which is positioned behind the sophisticated Plaza Bar.Have a big appetite? The spread at The Buffet features flavors from around the world. Or if you desire a quick bite, Fortuna (a coffee and wine bar), 888 Noodle Bar and the food court are all good choices.Now if Elvis isn't your thing, don't be blue…there's other entertainment at the Westgate Las Vegas. You can also see Jason Tenner perform as Prince in "Purple Reign: THE Prince Tribute" and enjoy the sultry topless revue "Sexxy" starring Jennifer Romas.Situated off the casino floor, the Tempo lounge serves classic cocktails...with a twist (we'll give you a one-word clue: "bev-tainers")! It's also the perfect spot to gather for pre- and post- theater drinks or to dance to a mix of '70s, '80s and '90s hits in the late-night hours.At the Westgate Las Vegas, you'll also find several shops (carrying gifts, apparel and sweets), a fitness room and tennis courts. There's a nice pool to lounge around on the third floor with 18 cabanas, a 25-seat hot tub and the Cabana Bar. Or float away in bliss with one of many pampering services at The Spa.One thing to keep in mind if you stay at the Westgate Las Vegas: Since it's part of Westgate Resorts' family of timeshare properties, you'll see a large space (toward the North Tower) dedicated to presentations about the benefits of vacation ownership. You may even be approached by people asking you to attend one.Plus, you'll notice some areas of the resort are under construction. Siegel's long-term plans for the Westgate Las Vegas include upgrades to many facilities as well as the debut of several new restaurants, a dayclub and a nightclub.So don't worry, he's just taking care of business -- and molding the resort into one that's fit for a King.
 
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Customer service 
4 / 5
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
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Room Quality 
4 / 5
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Casino 
5 / 5
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Hotel Location 
5 / 5
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Pool 
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5 / 5
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fromVan Nuys, CA
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Special Event
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Amazing deal
PostedJuly 16, 2013
The room was great an including the view for the price I got it I wasn't expecting much but from walking in I was blown away an how great the hotel was.
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Voodoo doesn't sound like something you want to mess with, but no matter what you see or hear about it you're always mildly interested in it.Seriously, how much fun would it be to have a voodoo doll of your boss? You don't get that raise you think you deserve? Oh, your boss suddenly gets a broken leg. Annoyed by your boss's smiley face coffee cup? Somehow your boss just spilled scalding hot coffee on himself.Yeah, a voodoo doll could be fun. And what about head shrinking?OK, so VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub isn't necessarily about dolls and head shrinking, but let your curiosity take you inside and somehow it will make you want more.Perhaps it's that VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is located 51 stories up at the Rio hotel, which lends itself to some of the best Strip views in Vegas. Then there's also the enormous 40,000-pound staircase that had to be air-lifted to the top of the hotel, which gives you two floors of party action.And with half of the party outside and the other inside, there are two distinct vibes.Inside oftentimes can feel like those house parties you went to in college. There is no defined dance floor so that makes pretty much everything fair game. Dance on the tables, booths, chairs and the little bit of a walkway if you wish -- it all adds to the fun.Inside can get pretty packed so if you're feeling confined, step onto the balcony on the 51st floor. Usually there's another DJ playing a different genre of music out here, which can change the vibe up completely and pack crowds in as well.If the Vegas climate suits you, you can escape the crowd by heading down the stairs and onto the 50th floor. There is a VIP area set to one side of the balcony, and on extremely popular nights like New Year's Eve you can reserve the entire balcony for yourself.Best of all, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is a one-stop shop for your night's activities. Pad your stomach with a succulent steak or Creole-inspired dish at VooDoo Steak then begin the pregame festivities at the lounge.When the nightclub opens later in the night you've already ensured that you're not partying on an empty stomach and that you've done the responsible thing by consuming a few drinks before you make your Scarlett O'Hara-inspired entrance.Like the magic, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub will creep up on you and before you know it you're hooked. We don't know if it's the view, the ice-cold drinks or the music, but we do know is a cool place to hang out at on those warm Vegas nights sure beats a shrunken head.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
1 / 5
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Music 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
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Entry Convenience 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromVan Nuys, CA
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Special Event
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Outstanding blown away
PostedJuly 16, 2013
I got to admit what vegas.com has for dress code an attire is not what the club has listed or allowed. They actually allow jeans an polos an sneakers. Here I am walking in with my wife like we are getting married when we see other people wearing what they feel is comfortable. So check the club an talk to them first before you feel out of place but after a couple of drinks your good an if you tip the bartender a 5 your going to love your drinks right after the first one. The staff was great from the security guard letting my wife in with no ID but I told him why an was cool about it. So all in all the club is the place to be but vegas.com has to read up an update there info.
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Voodoo doesn't sound like something you want to mess with, but no matter what you see or hear about it you're always mildly interested in it.Seriously, how much fun would it be to have a voodoo doll of your boss? You don't get that raise you think you deserve? Oh, your boss suddenly gets a broken leg. Annoyed by your boss's smiley face coffee cup? Somehow your boss just spilled scalding hot coffee on himself.Yeah, a voodoo doll could be fun. And what about head shrinking?OK, so VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub isn't necessarily about dolls and head shrinking, but let your curiosity take you inside and somehow it will make you want more.Perhaps it's that VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is located 51 stories up at the Rio hotel, which lends itself to some of the best Strip views in Vegas. Then there's also the enormous 40,000-pound staircase that had to be air-lifted to the top of the hotel, which gives you two floors of party action.And with half of the party outside and the other inside, there are two distinct vibes.Inside oftentimes can feel like those house parties you went to in college. There is no defined dance floor so that makes pretty much everything fair game. Dance on the tables, booths, chairs and the little bit of a walkway if you wish -- it all adds to the fun.Inside can get pretty packed so if you're feeling confined, step onto the balcony on the 51st floor. Usually there's another DJ playing a different genre of music out here, which can change the vibe up completely and pack crowds in as well.If the Vegas climate suits you, you can escape the crowd by heading down the stairs and onto the 50th floor. There is a VIP area set to one side of the balcony, and on extremely popular nights like New Year's Eve you can reserve the entire balcony for yourself.Best of all, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is a one-stop shop for your night's activities. Pad your stomach with a succulent steak or Creole-inspired dish at VooDoo Steak then begin the pregame festivities at the lounge.When the nightclub opens later in the night you've already ensured that you're not partying on an empty stomach and that you've done the responsible thing by consuming a few drinks before you make your Scarlett O'Hara-inspired entrance.Like the magic, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub will creep up on you and before you know it you're hooked. We don't know if it's the view, the ice-cold drinks or the music, but we do know is a cool place to hang out at on those warm Vegas nights sure beats a shrunken head.
 

Is the open bar package a better deal than a vip pass. what is average cost of a drink at voodoo lounge

Their prices are fair I ended up dropping about 140 for drinks an tip included during the night for 10 drinks bought an I don't mean beer I mean shots an mix drinks.
1 year, 6 months ago
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