Earlier this week, I went to George Wallace at Flamingo. The comedian took a couple swipes at CityCenter. On the innocuous side, he wondered why people would want to live at Vdara with VD staring at them in big letters. More cutting was when he asked if anyone in the audience was staying at Aria. When a couple people spoke up, Wallace asked, “How does it feel to be the only ones from such a big hotel?”
Perhaps, not coincidentally, Aria has just announced some room specials that have impressed local bloggers.
In other casino news. For those looking for hints as to when Carl Icahn will focus on finishing Fontainebleau, the stalled casino/hotel project. Today’s news of his efforts to acquire Lions Gate Entertainment in a hostile takeover suggests the billionaire’s attention is not currently on construction in Vegas. (Photo: Lanie Crossman)