$1.9 billion Palazzo Casino holds grand openingCNNMoney.com, Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:01:56 PM
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson flipped the switch "on" for his newest creation, the $1.9 billion Palazzo hotel-casino, with a modest fireworks display and champagne toast in the brisk January air.
The gigantic hotel-casino Palazzo means "palace" in Italian _ officially debuted Thursday as the biggest resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip in three years. Festivities in a celebrity-studded weekend include a Saturday performance by Diana Ross and the Tony Award-winning musical that will play at the hotel-casino, "The Jersey Boys."
The weekend bash was postponed from the expected opening in late December when it wasn't ready for inspections and permits....read the rest
Palazzo Hotel-Casino Is Now OpenLas Vegas Now, Monday, December 31, 2007 at 9:32:54 AM
The newest mega-resort casino on the Las Vegas Strip is open. The Palazzo opened its doors on Sunday night to the public.
There were a lot of speculations that the Palazzo and the 40/40 Nightclub inside the hotel would not open in time for the New Years celebrations because of a missing permit. On Friday, Clark County Office of Development Services said that the club would not be able to open because it still had not received a temporary certificate of occupancy.
But Palazzo officials told Eyewitness News on Sunday morning the club now has all its paper work and is ready to host a New Year's Eve celebration....read the rest
$2B Palazzo opens this month, retail in JanuaryGlobeSt.com, Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 4:41:39 PM
Las Vegas Sands Corp. in just a few weeks will quietly open the 50-story hotel-casino portion of the Palazzo, the $2.1-billion, 3,066-suite encore to its adjoining Venetian and Sands Expo Center developments. The $580-million, 450,000-sf retail piece of the Palazzo addition will open in mid-January concurrent with a grand opening celebration.
Together, the Palazzo, the 4,027-suite Venetian and the contiguous 1.2 million-sf Sands Expo Center represent the largest hotel and convention complex in the world.
The Shoppes at the Palazzo, which opens on Jan. 18, 2008, is no longer owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp. General Growth Properties, which acquired the Venetian’s 407,000-sf Grand Canal Shoppes from Las Vegas Sands upon its completion in May 2004 for $776 million, also agreed at that time to acquire the Palazzo retail upon its completion....read the rest
Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino now hiringPress Release, Monday, June 25, 2007 at 9:24:19 AM
Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced today that The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, a mega-resort currently being built adjacent to the company's famed Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, has begun accepting applications for the resort's 4,000 available jobs. In anticipation of The Palazzo's opening this fall, a new employment center has been established to handle the more than 50,000 expected applications.
"As we look forward to the highly-anticipated opening of The Palazzo, we are delighted to welcome new team members to our organization." stated Rob Goldstein, president of The Palazzo and The Venetian. "The Venetian has become one of the world's most successful and recognizable hotels largely because of the long-standing dedication and commitment of our team members. That same type of professionalism is what will help establish The Palazzo as a must-stay destination for the world's most discriminating travelers."
The Palazzo is accepting applications for positions in hotel operations, housekeeping, gaming, food and beverage, property operations, marketing, telecommunications, wedding services, entertainment and administration.
"Job seekers will find tremendous opportunities at our new property as we are hiring for almost every department. This is also a rare chance to get in on the ground floor and become an integral part of creating a world-class resort," stated Mike Gentry, vice president of human resources for The Venetian and The Palazzo. "To accommodate the tremendous influx of job applicants expected, we have moved our Employment Center off-site. This move provides us with more space which, in turn, will allow us to process applicants more efficiently and make the job search easier for all involved."
The new employment center will serve the employment needs of the integrated Venetian and Palazzo complex. It is conveniently located at 7180 Pollock Drive, one block west of Warm Springs Road just off Interstate 215. The 12,000 square-feet of office space features 65 computer terminals where applicants can apply for the job of their choice. Additionally, there is ample room to conduct private panel or group interviews and plenty of parking near the office.
The Palazzo will offer competitive wages and provide full-time team members with medical, dental, vision, life insurance, mental health insurance, dependent life insurance, short and long term disability and a competitive 401(k) plan. Additionally, all team members receive complimentary meals in the team member dining room per each eight-hour shift, access to onsite day care, a wellness center and guaranteed covered parking in the team member parking garage.
Applications are only available online. To learn more about specific jobs and to apply online please visit http://www.venetian.jobs/. For additional information, contact the employment center at (702) 414 - JOBS (5627.)...read the rest
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Comments, Reviews & Trip Reports
Author: vegasgal12Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
“I received an offer from Palazzo about a month ago which offered a room rate for up to 3 nights for $119, $25 Freeplay and 2 for 1 spa passes at Canyon Ranch. Since I knew I was going to Calif for my Dad’s birthday, I decided to call and find out if the rates were available on the 6-7th of April and low and behold, those nights were comp’d up front along with the other benefits of the offer. I booked the trip in a flash because sometimes offers go too quickly, as we have experienced at Wynn.
I decided to treat my Mom for a girl’s trip and am glad I did. She needed a break and I did too. We drove out Sunday morning, stopped at Primm for a bit of shopping at Last Call at Neiman’s and arrived in Vegas around 5 PM. One of the first things that I noticed about Palazzo after getting out of the car was the fact that doormen were standing at the entrance to the hotel with the doors open, not one mind you, but two doors. I was impressed as I have spent many nights at Wynn and have often opened my own door with luggage in tow, which always irritates me. Guests should not have to put up with that. It’s the little things that matter.
As we approached the Invited Guest check in, we noticed no real lines to speak of and were checked in within 5 minutes. The usual upgrade spiel was offered, $40 additional for a strip view and $175 for Concierge floor, which we peeked at on our way to our room on the 34th floor and at first glance there is a check in area for the concierge floor to prohibit looky loos like Mom and me, but they were pleasant enough and I did notice a grand piano in the lounge area. Some day…….I hope.
Upon opening the door to our suite, I noticed that the beds had already been turned down. The bathroom was lovely with wonderful Lemon Verbena toiletries & soaps set out, as well as fresh orchids and plenty of towels to boot. The bathrooms are really elegant and well lit with a dimmer switch. Housekeeping had forgotten to leave 2 bathrobes so I called the priority service button on the phone and was told that another robe would be brought up to the room along with a few other items I requested. About 40 minutes later, I still had not rec’d a knock on the door from housekeeping so I called the front desk manager and told the gal that for a room with 2 beds, 2 robes would normally be left for a guest’s use. The manager immediately apologized to me and offered me a $50 food and beverage credit for my trouble and the extra wait. I thanked her for extending me such a courtesy and let Mom know that dinner was on the house tonight, well almost on the house.
One little thing that I liked about the room at Palazzo was the carpet. Normally my feet hurt in Vegas and I don’t know why but I always notice the surface of the carpet as hard, be it new or just that there is not enough padding underneath it to feel soft, but the rooms at Palazzo had a soft weave in the design which was pleasant on your feet, especially after all the walking around in the casino and from hotel to hotel.
After unpacking we strolled down to the casino and ordered drinks, a Mai Tai for me with real orange juice I might add. It’s the little things that I appreciate.
The gaming at Palazzo was great from the first bet. I slipped a $5 into a Power keno machine, selected 4 numbers and instantly won the game, catching 4/4 for 275 quarters. This would continue for the next 2 days without a single trip to the ATM for that dreaded “walk of shame”. I played 4 Card or Power strike keno most of the night and hit for 4 out of 4 again later in the evening, this time with the bonus with max coins bet 8, for a total of 1320 quarters. This game is slightly different than the Power Keno that pays 4 times the jackpot like at Wynn and Bellagio and just pays triple. Triple was still good as I hit the same jackpot 2 more times the next day and brought home most of the winnings.
I also had a great time playing Tabasco & Treasures of Troy in cents and the new Village People Jackpot party in nickels which was a riot. I also tried the Wolf Run game for an hour or so and enjoyed it as well.
After a few more rounds of keno and Treasures of Troy we were off to sleep in those great Italian linens and what seemed like a 100 pillows on the bed. The flat screen TV’s were great to watch while dozing.
The housekeeping staff did return to our room and left an additional bathrobe and the extra body lotion and shampoo I asked for, in a nice signature bag which I thought was a nice touch. One more little thing I appreciated.
Monday morning I am up at 6:30 as usual because it’s the law. Wherever I am, I wake up at 6:30 regardless of when I go to bed, Vegas being no exception. I strolled down to the Grand Luxe coffee bar and picked up 2 coffees, a croissant and a cranberry muffin, all which were great. Mom and I enjoyed a coffee and breakfast in the room and headed back downstairs to try our hand in the casino.
Back to the little things, there was one thing I didn’t like at Palazzo and that was the lack of water pressure in the shower but then again, there were so many pluses, I really should stop bitching right here.
Mom and I gambled for most of the day and played more Power Keno which was lucky for me this trip as I caught 4 out of 4 with the bonus twice within 1 hour for 1320 quarters each time and then 5/5 for 800 quarters each, twice within a 15 minute period before going up to change for our dinner at Daniel Bouloud. Power Keno kept me playing for 2 days, and when it didn’t pay, Treasures of Troy did.
One more little thing that one may appreciate is how Freeplay is handled at Palazzo and that is without having to key in a pin number. The only negative to their program is that you can use it only on 1 non progressive machine and cannot move from machine to machine. I would use future Freeplay on keno because it would last longer very likely.
While finishing breakfast, I called the front desk to ask for a little later check out and was extended an additional 2 hours till 1. I know this is customary but it was nice not to hear those words, “I am sorry but we are fully committed this evening and late check outs are not being extended……blah, blah, blah…..”. It was nice to hear yes, one last time.
After breakfast we played for about an hour and packed up the room and checked out for a whopping $67 including the food and beverage credit which was so generously granted for waiting a while longer than normal for a bathrobe. Well done Palazzo! I will be back, and all because of those little things. ”
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