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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 on April 23, 2015, Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience will debut. It will feature a display of hundreds of artifacts from the Presley family's treasured Graceland Archives, Graceland-produced videos and Elvis-themed live shows for limited engagement runs on the very stage where Elvis performed.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), Silk Road Noodle Bar and the food court are all good choices.Now if Elvis isn't your thing, don't be blue…entertainment at the Westgate Las Vegas includes Jason Tenner, who performs as Prince in "Purple Reign: THE Prince Tribute," and the sultry topless revue "Sexxy" starring Jennifer Romas. Plus, actress, author and singer extraordinaire Suzanne Somers will launch "Suzanne Sizzles" on May 23, 2015. In addition, The Spa will renamed the Suzanne Somers Spa and feature all of her Suzanne Organics Cosmetics products and the Suzanne Somers Organic Spa Cafe, which will serve food based on recipes from her cookbooks.  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. In April 2015 the newly renovated pool will reopen on the third floor with custom cabanas and a pool 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.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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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 Rooftop Nightclub does not have actual voodoo. We wanted to clear that up right now. You will not be able to seek righteous revenge on your ex by shrinking their head with a doll at this club. You'll just have to drink, dance and possibly make out with someone. You know, the good old fashioned payback.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. You might get in trouble if you literally dance on the tables, but it makes for a great Snapchat to send that ex with a caption that reads, "This is better than your foreplay." Then flip your hair in a Vine as you walk outside.VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is located 51 stories up at the Rio hotel. That would be the "Rooftop" part of the name. There's an 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. If the Vegas climate suits you, you can escape the crowd by heading down the stairs and onto the 50th floor.If you want to make a full night of it, quell your appetite 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, or cooking up voodoo love potions, on an empty stomach.
 
Overall rating 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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Music 
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Ambiance 
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Entry Convenience 
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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 Rooftop Nightclub does not have actual voodoo. We wanted to clear that up right now. You will not be able to seek righteous revenge on your ex by shrinking their head with a doll at this club. You'll just have to drink, dance and possibly make out with someone. You know, the good old fashioned payback.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. You might get in trouble if you literally dance on the tables, but it makes for a great Snapchat to send that ex with a caption that reads, "This is better than your foreplay." Then flip your hair in a Vine as you walk outside.VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is located 51 stories up at the Rio hotel. That would be the "Rooftop" part of the name. There's an 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. If the Vegas climate suits you, you can escape the crowd by heading down the stairs and onto the 50th floor.If you want to make a full night of it, quell your appetite 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, or cooking up voodoo love potions, on an empty stomach.
 

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, 8 months ago
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