In Las Vegas’ ever-evolving landscape, there’s always something – or someplace – new and exciting to experience. From brand new resorts and tempting new restaurants to fully immersive sensory explorations and electric entertainment options, the destination always has a new adventure around the next corner. Here’s what’s new in Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
The newest face in the resort realm is ready to be experienced. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is now open bringing its fun yet sophisticated modern vibe to Las Vegas. A stellar collection of 12 unique dining options includes the energetic Mexican cantina, Casa Calavera, and poolside European spot, Kassi Beach Club, to name a couple. Virgin’s very own Commons Club includes The Kitchen eatery, The Bar, The Shag Room lounge, and Funny Library Coffee Shop. Cool off at the five-acre pool oasis including the Day Club – both opening in May – or catch some the multi-functional Event Lawn. The brand also introduced Lucy, a mobile app that allows guests to have a truly touch free experience via mobile keys, controlling lighting, thermostats and TVs, ordering room service and check in, all from a smart device.
Raiders Tavern & Grill
Want to cheer on the Las Vegas Raiders – Vegas’ first professional football team – in style? Head south to the M Resort Spa Casino (not far from the Raiders official home, Allegiant Stadium) and grab a seat with your crew at the Raiders-themed restaurant at the resort. Raiders Tavern & Grill opened its doors April 1 and features more than 3,400 square feet of dining space as well as two bars, Raiders memorabilia, and merchandise. The first of its kind, Raiders Tavern & Grill lends its design and atmosphere to the rich history of the Raiders and the camaraderie of watching sports. With more than 45 high-definition TVs, it will be the ultimate environment for fans year-round.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Get ready to step inside the art of one of the most famous painters in history. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, inside AREA15, is the first time a digitally immersive and virtual reality experience of this scale featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh has ever be seen in the United States. The timed 35-minute sensory exhibit fills the 7,000 square-foot, 360-degree projection mapped PORTAL, and immerses visitors to feel like they have become part Van Gogh’s masterpieces with dazzling animations and a custom music score. Stroll along the countryside settings that inspired the master’s work through July 5.
Bāng Bar by Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomed the debut of Chef David Chang’s Bāng Bar by Momofuku at Block 16 Urban Food Hall this spring. Taking its name inspiration from the Korean word for bread, Chef David Chang and the team put an Asian-accented spin on spit-roasted meats and sides in this quick spot to grab freshly griddled flatbread sandwiches and rice bowls. The menu is highlighted by the U wraps stuffed with spicy pork, teriyaki chicken, or spicy eggplant wrapped bāng flatbread. Diners can opt for sides such as stewed chickpeas with flatbread, spicy eggplant, pickled shishito peppers, or creamy bean salad.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)
North America’s largest electronic dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is back in Vegas October 22-24 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the first major festival to happen in the wake of the pandemic. With a musical lineup of more than 100 of the top, internationally known electronic artists and headliners, join thousands of revelers under the Electric Sky, as they come together to celebrate life, love, art, and music. 2021 headliners will be announced soon, but 2019’s lineup included performances by Alesso, A$AP Rocky, Black Coffee, Cash Cash, Deadmau5, Marin Garrix, Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto and David Guetta. Get ready to dance and celebrate.
Stadia Bar at Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace is gearing up to bring sports lovers a new place to call home. The all-new 120-seat bar and lounge, Stadia Bar, will debut this spring. Stadia will offer a next-level sports viewing experience with lavish amenities, numerous large HD TVs, a menu overflowing with high-end and unique cocktail selections and much more. Guests can casually hang out or catch the big game in style with Stadia’s rentable spaces to create an intimate viewing experience for small groups. Stadia will be located adjacent to the Forum Food Court – convenient for refueling – and across from Vanderpump Cocktail Garden.
Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas
Step aside Gatsby, Delilah is coming soon. Expected to open July 2021, Delilah Las Vegas is an Art Deco-themed supper club concept from Hollywood ready to grace the eclectic restaurant collection at Wynn Las Vegas. The glossy restaurant and lounge decked out in plush seats, serving big dinners, and enticing with bottle service will bring a dash of roaring ’20s-inspired supper club with West Hollywood roots. Servers wearing white jacket tuxedos and flapper dresses, and a band playing on stage set the entertainment vibe of the exciting space.
Life is Beautiful
Life is LIVE! Returning Friday, Sept. 17 – 19 the three-day Life is Beautiful festival will once again take over 18 city blocks of the bustling streets of Downtown Las Vegas with unparalleled talent, world-renowned culinary offerings, experiential artists and more. Born as part of a community transformation project, Life is Beautiful has helped revitalize Downtown Las Vegas and unifies the concepts of art, music, good, comedy and ideas. Artists set to perform over the weekend include five-time GRAMMY Award-winning pop sensation Billie Eilish, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day, rapper and actor Ludacris, psychedelic music phenomenon Tame Impala, electronic music star Illenium, and more.
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