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This summer we’ve got our eyes set on the expansion of a Las Vegas original as well as some unbelievably “suite” deals for clients looking to book a last-minute summer rendezvous to Sin City.

The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is undergoing a major expansion.
The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is undergoing a major expansion.

Seeing Gold
The iconic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino—one of Las Vegas’ original hotels—is building upon its storied 111-year legacy with a sweeping expansion that will be unveiled later this month. The renovation, which marks Golden Gate’s second major expansion in more than 50 years, will nearly double the casino in size; add a dramatic entry way on Fremont Street Experience; and extend its high-energy outdoor bar, OneBar at One Fremont Street.

Highlights include the new casino space featuring almost 100 new slots to the casino floor. The centerpiece of the space will be an eye-catching 360-degree, 24-ft. tower of televisions designed to look as though the TVs are emerging from a fountain. In addition, the 24-hour beverage destination on Fremont Street Experience, One Bar at One Fremont Street, is expanding 20 ft. to become one of the longest bars in Downtown Las Vegas. It will offer external televisions, frozen libations and, of course, dancing bartenders. There will also be a new entryway to the Fremont Street Experience inspired by the Jazz Age with velvet drapes adorned with gold medallions serving as a grand arrival to the casino’s marble-floored rotunda.

Golden Gate will close Aug. 20-25 for a part of the construction phase. Rates start at $44 including a resort fee. For more information, visit goldengatecasino.com.

The retro-chic Kingpin Suite is part of the Palms Casino Resort’s Summer Suite Sale.

Summer Suite Sale
If you can dream it, Las Vegas probably has it. Take for example, the unbelievable suites at the Palms Casino Resort, which range from the 10,000-sq.-ft. Hardwood Suite—every basketball fans fantasy complete with an indoor basketball court, a professional locker room, and XL Murphy fold out beds on the court—to the retro-chic Kingpin Suite, featuring two bowling lanes, a giant TV screen, and a black stainless steel pool table.

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is making it even easier to take advantage of the suite life with its once-a-year Summer Suite Sale. Guests are invited to experience the Palms’ luxury suite accommodations with up to 50 percent off rates for stays now through Aug. 31, 2017. Hint: The Two Story Sky Villa is a real showstopper with floor-to-ceiling windows, over 9,000 sq. ft. of jaw-dropping amenities including a personal elevator and a glass-enclosed cantilevered pool with breathtaking views of the strip. Guests are welcome to indulge in this home away from home suite with butler service, a massage area, and fitness rooms.

Rates during the Summer Suite Sale start at $400 per night midweek and $800 per night on the weekend. Regular suite rates start at $800 per night midweek and $1,600 per night on the weekend. For more information, visit palms.com.

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