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The Cosmopolitan has now been added to the list of Las Vegas casino resorts with an active labor dispute

There is an escalating labor dispute at the
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Picket lines and demonstrations by union
workers and community supporters at the Cosmopolitan could negatively
impact the customer experience at this high-end Strip resort.

The Cosmopolitan has now been added to the list of Las Vegas casino resorts with an active labor dispute. (See the www.VegasTravelAlert.org website). 

Since
January, the Cosmopolitan has been the site of picket lines and
demonstrations attended by thousands of people. We have also commenced
regular picket lines on the sidewalks of the Cosmopolitan, starting this
past weekend. (See
this news story.)

Workers
at the Cosmopolitan have been seeking a first contract since September,
2011.  They want the same opportunity to provide for themselves and
their families that other union workers enjoy on the Las Vegas Strip.
Our union has proposed contract language on job security and workload
based on the Union Standard on the Strip. We have not been able to reach
a settlement after nearly two years of talks.

 

Las Vegas Gay Hotel Blue Moon Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Blue Moon Hotel was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com and received 4 out of 5 stars in its rating system.  With the tough crowd that they cater to, that’s saying something (wink).

All rooms are receiving a fresh and bright new color scheme, new bathroom fixtures, a new vanity, mirrors and lighting.  And  common areas of the hotel have been redesigned with that same fresh look.

To make your travel plans easier, they have added an app to the site that allows you to book airfare from anywhere in the country.  They have  also come to an agreement with VegasTickets.com allowing you to book the latest shows, concerts an events all from the Blue Moon site!

Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner and with it comes the 9th Annual Labor Day Pool Bash.  Vegas Gay Pride is September 6-10 and right over top of our Pride this year is the first annual GAY DAYS LAS VEGAS!  This city will be packed!  Also don’t forget October 5-8  the 9th Annual Lucky Bear Weekend!

If you would like to check on rates and availability for any of these dates, please feel free to call our guest services staff at (866)798-9194 or email john@bluemoonlv.com.

If you are a multiple stay guest, please make sure to tell the agent to make sure you receive your membership benefits.  BLUE MOON

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Caesars Octavius Tower Moves Full Speed Ahead

It’s funny, in 2008-2009, many projects were put on hold or canceled in Las Vegas. Or at least it appeared that way. Some projects inched their way forward anyways, despite the economy!

CityCenter, which includes Vdara, ARIA and Mandarin Oriental, slowed down a bit in 2009-2010, but still moved forward.

Cosmopolitan opened.
M Resort opened.
Rumor Boutique Hotel opened.

And Caesars have announced that come January, they will be hiring 450+ people.

They began  taking  reservations for their new  600+ room tower a couple months back.

 The
Octavius Tower, named after the given name of the Emperor Caesar
Augustus, keeps with the Roman theme with elegant, austere marble floors
made warm and inviting by extensive traditionally patterned carpets.

Completion of the addition to Caesars was put on hold more than a year ago as the company waited for
what it imagined would be the right time to make more rooms available.

The exterior and lower level public areas were completed so that most people would never know there was
nothing happening on the upper levels.

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ENCORE Nominated for Best Resort by Logo




 
JUST ANNOUNCED!  Steve Wynn’s  ENCORE was just nominated for Best  Resort  by Orbitz and LogoTV!


Wynn Las Vegas and Encore continue to set the bar for luxury and excellence in Las Vegas. Wynn and Encore collectively have more Forbes Five Star awards than any other casino resort in the world.

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore offer  LGBT guests a dedicated concierge  and resort host to make sure every aspect of their stay is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. It’s an awesome hotel property!

Please take a moment and visit  tripouttravel.com/vote/   to vote — there about 12 categories, and  you submit your vote on each page. You can skip over a page, if you wish.



They really deserve it!!    Congratulations guys!




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Gay Pride Continues 8 More Weeks at Wynn and Encore

As summer winds down and Gay Pride celebrations around the world slowly come to a close, the Wynn and Encore properties  decided to extend Pride, just a little longer!

Through October 15th, pride and savings abound for the LGBT community! 

Can you imagine a diving lesson with Le Reve?!

The summer Pride rate  includes 20% off a resort room plus a $25 beverage credit.  You can  call 702-770-LGBT (5428) and mention SUMPRD. The hotel offers many other packages , including a romance package, a discount for early booking, and even the “Divers Dream” package, which includes an SDI-certified SCUBA training session with the Le Rêve  diving team and a pretty nifty opportunity to dive the thrilling live show.

Wynn also proudly offers LGBT same sex commitment ceremonies  including two optons:
“Just the Basics” starting at $1,190 and
“Eternal Love” starting at $2,590. (Just how much do you love your honey?)

What is so great about the Wynn and Encore properties is their Pride concierge services that is exclusively for the LGBT communities. PASSPORT magazine recently interviewed John Arnos , concierge manager for the properites. “We’ll do anything a guest wants as long as it’s not illegal or immoral,” says John Arnos with a genuine smile.

“There’s always been a gay presence in Las Vegas resorts,” notes Arnos, “but it’s great to be fully ‘out’ at Wynn. Every one of the employees at the resort goes through an excellent program of sensitivity training, and LGBT employees are supported when they want to take leadership roles or board positions in community organizations around town.” The resort has received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

Read his interview  where he reveals great tips for cocktails, dining and fun things to do!

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$1 Billion for Madonna to Play Caesars Palace? Seriously?

MTV reports Madonna has been offered $1 billion for a five-year Las Vegas residency.

Seriously??

How much money do these celebrities need to make? And how high will ticket prices go, before we say enough is enough? It’s ridiculous that ticket prices are 5  times as expensive as they were 20 years ago.  Yet, our wages, for MOST of us, have not even doubled or tripled in the last 20 years.

But regardless of what we make, the singer could follow the footsteps of acts such as Celine Dion , Elton John and Cher who relocated to the gambling capital of America to performing nightly shows in Sin City.
 
Celine’s five-year residency drew nearly three million people to 717 performances, but it’s thought Madge would surpass that. Ticket prices would be expected to be  $150-$300.

Barbra Streisand has rejected a whopping $100 million, three year deal from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  Is any performer really  worth  $1 Billion? 

It could all be a rumor who knows. But if the deal goes ahead, Madonna would become the third highest paid female entertainer in the world, behind Oprah Winfrey and American homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart.

Is she worth it?  We’ll see……

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Blue Moon Resort Gay Hotel for Men Announces 2 Special Events in August

2 BIG EVENTS coming to the Blue Moon Gay Mens Resort  in Las Vegas!

Deployment Vegas  – Gay Military Men and Admirers     Aug 13 – 15 2010

An annual gathering in Las Vegas for GAY MILITARY MEN and admirers.
SATURDAY – 8/14 – BBQ – 10:00 am – 4:00 PM – Poolside Blue Moon
SATURDAY -8/14 – CamoUflage Ball – 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Special Guest – Reichen Lehmkuhl from the Amazing Race
SUNDAY – 8/15 – Recovery Party – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Poolside

Also –
4th Annual Big Muscle Weeked   WhenAug 20 – 22 2010

This Annual event is sponsored by BIG MUSCLE .com – A weekend full of hot men from around the world, COLT Men, BBQ’s and Good Times. Special Appearances by COLT Man Nate Carlton and COLT Man Gage Weston

Hotel Almost Sold Out! BOOK NOW! BLUE MOON 

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Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

Located at the scenic hub of four western states, Las Vegas is in a valley surrounded by eight mountain ranges.  Las Vegas is a city larger than life, where the lights turn night into day. Only in Las Vegas do you find the city skyline of other
world wide destinations. Here, the hotels, major attractions and entertainment are paramount.

Call it what you will. The best bargain in a Las Vegas hotel casino. A great deal in Vegas vacations. The surest bet for a true Las Vegas casino experience. At Station Casinos you can surround yourself in the luxury of some of the most amazing suites and hotels in Las Vegas, including at the Red Rock Resort Casino Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino and Aliante Station. Or enjoy some of the best Las Vegas discount hotel values by relaxing in the clean, comfortable rooms of Sunset, Boulder, Palace and Santa Fe Station, or Fiesta Henderson and Rancho. No matter what your taste in room, or budget, Station Casinos has the perfect Vegas vacation hotel deal or package for you.

Station Casinos have created  a whole new level of luxury in Las Vegas as the bar is constantly being raised to create bigger, better and more luxury resorts. Their RED ROCK  Casino Resort and Spa is like a magical oasis in the desert.

For years I have enjoyed taking time off away from the strip and making a day trip out to Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock Canyon is a 197,000-acre preserve and is arguably the most beautiful area in Nevada, perhaps even in the entire southwest. Whether you are a rock climber, hiker, cyclist or just appreciate the beauty of wild horses, bighorn sheep, and wild burros roaming free, this part of Nevada is perfect! I like to grab a bottle of wine and a picnic and head out there and just drive around and explore the gorgeous landscape.

In 2006, a new level of luxury was brought to this area. A major resort hotel that stands alone, 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. (Complimentary shuttle  service is always available!) Red Rock’s serene surroundings, distinctive décor, and impeccable standard of service ensure that your visit is flawless and fabulous. Whether relaxing in their  expansive pool back yard, playing your hand at Poker or savoring a world class meal, this resort has a flavor for all vacation tastes and desires. A modern retreat from everyday life, Red Rock promises a vacation experience that’s distinctly yours.

A lot of locals come to this hotel as well.  Situated in the Summerlin area, it  is Las Vegas’ most prestigious and affluent community. While Las Vegas doesn’t  have specific gay-borhoods in the community, lots of  LGBT people live scattered throughout Summerlin and indulge in a more upscale taste and feel.  This is why Red Rock chose to call this location home, it caters to the sheik and fabulous. And staffers at Red Rock have been talking  about  some  gay-specific party nights.

I LOVE their bowling alley. Red Rock Lanes/ Bowling has never been so  luxurious. This 72 lane state-of-the-art bowling
center has everything, including a lounge, deli and  a  very special 12 VIP lane room  with bottle service. Open 24 Hours.
When is the gay bowling night?! – You also have Regal Cinemas/ Sporting 16 large screens,including private suites for special events. You  can enjoy all the latest movies and special screenings at Regal Cinema.

A three letter word I love…S P A . More than 35,000 square feet of tranquil, luxurious surroundings invite you to a level of relaxation beyond your wildest dreams. Featuring private treatment suites that appear to float on the water, the Red Rock Spa  is a sleek, ultra-modern retreat complete with a state-of-the-art fitness center and salon. The spa’s holistic treatments promote health and rejuvenation, nourishing your mind, body and spirit long after you depart.

Savor upscale resort dining at some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Capturing around-the-world dishes with out-of-this-world service, Red Rock Resort unleashes the finest Vegas dining experience under one roof. Each distinct restaurant at Red Rock Resort exudes its own unique décor and electric atmosphere, so no matter where you go, excitement is always on the menu.

Capture the energy and excitement of Las Vegas
while basking in the glow of a majestic paradise at this unique Resort. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is no ordinary Las Vegas destination, it offers the ultimate in resort amenities fused effortlessly with breathtaking views.

This billion dollar Resort is nestled at the gateway of the Red Rock National Conservation area in the Northwest Summerlin Valley.

Its 814 rooms and suites (perfect for swank VIP parties and  entertaining)  have views of either the Red Rock Canyons to the west, or a sweeping panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip to the east.

Get Pampered.
And check out Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa!

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Gay Pool Parties in Las Vegas

Summer and
 gays and
pool parties
in Las Vegas! 

What better way to cool off in the summer?!
So many men, so little  time…

Check out Saturdays at Mirage.  
HEAVEN Saturdays  at the Bare Pool Lounge.

Mandalay Bay South Lagoon’s  
HYDRAT  Pool  party
   Sunday afternoons 1-7.

Blue Moon has a weekly party and BBQ. 
11am-3pm. But the crowds  linger till 5 or 6.

Temptation Sundays takes places at Luxor South Pool 
every Sunday this summer from 1 to 7pm.
Each week has a new and exciting theme.

And on Sunday evenings, after you have dried off, 
Mirage and Revolution  Lounge present Closet Sundays.
“for boys who like boys and their girlfriends.”

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