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CAN YOU GUYS see Russia from there? ... Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention May 23-25.
To see the ex-guv of the 49th state, register for the conference at the convention center ($575 for members, $1,150 for guests) ...
FOR SOME, the attraction of Vegas is to display the ability to waste money ... The same may be said of the Polo Bar in the Westbury Hotel in London, known for its stellar cellar of expensive spirits and fine wines. A Russian billionaire recently dropped $76,000 on a single bottle of bubbly. Shared with five friends, each glass cost about $2,375 plus the $6,600 service fee and a generous $16,000 tip. The 1996 Methuselah of Dom Perignon Rose Gold is known as the “King of Champagnes.” Are customers who order this required to pay cash in advance?
IF YOU’RE DROPPIN’ that kind of coin on drinks, you’ll be right at home in the Villas of Octavius Towers. The $15 million suites are the largest and most opulent in all the Empire and maybe even as far as Caesar can see. Cornelias, just imagine a bathroom so complete that the toilet seat cover opens upon your approach. This kind of attention to detail and a 24/7 butler don’t come cheap. These 10,000-square-foot mini mansions run $40,000 per night.
A TALE OF TWO CASINOS ... The primary difference between Harrah’s and the MGM Mirage is that one focuses on players while the other caters to business travelers. The down economy hit both companies, but an MGM Mirage executive said that Harrah’s properties earned a higher profit per occupied hotel room. This is good news for gamblers who use their player’s card to get more and better offers.
AS RUMORED, the poker room at CityCenter’s Aria has been officially named after poker pro and seven-time WSOP champ Phil Ivey. “The Ivey Room” is hosting its first $1 Million VIP Tournament this weekend. Win the tourney and take home $250K; kick Phil out and earn $100,000. The tourney is free but by invitation only.
FAN THE Sahara on Facebook and look for $1 room offers. The deal happens randomly and will be good for 24 hours only.
AS ONE-HIT WONDER Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too sexy for ...” The Miss USA pageant caught some heat last week for the Victoria Secret-type pictures of the 51 contestants they used to promote the TV show. While some of the Misses posed more provocatively than others, owner Donald Trump said, “The pictures are a reflection of their ongoing attempt to break the stereotype of a ‘pageant princess’ and instead promote a smart, sexy and sophisticated modern woman.”
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