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Drai's After Hours Plans Last Bash Before Closing Doors for Renovations

Drai's After Hours Plans Last Bash Before Closing Doors for Renovations


A club that has been part of the Las Vegas nightclub scene for the past 15 years is holding one more party before it closes its doors for renovations.

Drai's After Hours will hold a final party Sunday night with a red carpet celebration starting at 10 p.m.

The closure is part of a renovation of Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon into a boutique hotel.  

When the venue reopens, it will be in the form of Drai's Beach Club. It will be a rooftop venue with a pool, a day and nightclub and concert space.


Boychuck's Summerlin Salon Includes Perks, But He Stays Focused on Hilton

A new location inside a Summerlin gym taps into a different market.

Celebrity magazines might have dropped Paris Hilton long ago, but the only thing Michael Boychuck wants to drop is her name. It's the local celebrity hairstylist's first day on the job at his new salon in Summerlin, and he's mentioned Hilton half a dozen times during an interview.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Cables Arrive for the Strip's Newest Attraction

Cables Arrive for the Strip's Newest Attraction

Twelve semi-trailer trucks loaded with massive steel-support cables rolled into Las Vegas Tuesday.

The cables are for the $200 million SkyVue project. SkyVue is a giant observation wheel slated to open on the Strip in 2013. The attraction, which will include a shopping center, is being built across the street from Mandalay Bay.

There was enough cable delivered Tuesday to stretch from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

"It is the key process to getting the next portion of the wheel done. They have to get the columns to support the wheel and the next major phase will occur in the next 60 to 90 days when we set what we call the hub and the spindle," David Gaffin with SkyVue said.

The base of the wheel must in place before construction on the shopping center can really get under way. The shopping center will be 140,000 square feet of shops.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Metro McDonald's Opens on the Strip

Metro McDonald's Opens on the Strip

There is a new McDonald's on the Las Vegas Strip, but these golden arches have a new twist.

The Metro McDonald’s is now open across from CityCenter. It is open 24 hours. There are digital menu boards, wi-fi access and a contemporary design. To celebrate the opening, Metro McDonald’s will hold an after-hours grand-opening celebration from midnight to 6 a.m. May 4. This is the only McDonald's restaurant in the world with the title "Metro."

Vote Travel Bus Kicks Off Tour in Las Vegas

Vote Travel Bus Kicks Off Tour in Las Vegas


During an election year almost everything becomes a political issue, the U.S. Travel Association wants to put the travel industry on that list. It launched the Vote Travel nationwide bus tour Thursday in Las Vegas. The tour aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of output of the tourism industry.

“We do all the good things. We put people to work. We bring people from outside the United States. They leave their money and go home. You don't have to pay them. You do not have to give them health care. It is a beautiful thing, but we need more people to understand that,” President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association Roger Dow said.

The bus tour is encouraging people to let lawmakers know how important the industry is to the economy. They also want to put pressure on lawmakers to vote for projects that will improve tourism, including airport and road infrastructure.

Open-Top Tour Bus Doubles Down on Las Vegas


A tour company that offers unique tours of Las Vegas is expanding its business.

A company that encourages tourists to go topless on the Las Vegas Strip is expanding.

OK, so it’s a tour company that has open-top double-deck buses. Open Top Sightseeing, a division of Big Bus Tours, the world’s largest privately held double-deck tour bus company, will expand its local fleet from 16 to 22 buses and double its staff to 150 by the end of the year.

Read more in the Vegas Inc.