The Iconic Mr Chow Restaurant Now Open at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

The internationally renowned restaurant, Mr Chow, is now open at Caesars Palace. The Las Vegas location is the seventh of the luxurious Beijing cuisine eatery, joining the ranks of notable hot spots in Miami, Malibu, New York City, Beverly Hills and the original location in London. From the moment guests arrive, MR CHOW will entertain and inspire, from the unparalleled design to the impeccable service to the notable cuisine.

Mr. Chow Main Dining at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas

Mr. Chow Main Dining at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas

This union between Caesars Palace and MR CHOW is a dream come true,” said founder Michael Chow.

Mr Chow is the newest addition to Caesars Palace’s impressive culinary collection. From starting the celebrity chef trend with Wolfgang Puck in 1992, to housing the sole U.S. restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace has been trailblazing the Las Vegas culinary scene for decades with world-renowned talents. Combined with the exclusive and world’s first Nobu Hotel, the Forbes 4-star Laurel Collection and the brand new Julius TowerCaesars Palace remains a leader of innovation and the ultimate luxury destination to stay or play.

We look forward to our guests experiencing MR CHOW as the culinary empire and reputation of Caesars Palace continues to grow,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president. “Mr Chow’s elevated Chinese cuisine and chic atmosphere perfectly complements the impressive culinary collection of celebrity-chef helmed restaurants of Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy and more. As we enter our 50th golden anniversary year at Caesars Palace, we continue to strive to delight our guests at the dining table, while contributing to the world renowned dining scene in Las Vegas.

Michael Chow is not only a successful restauranteur, but also a highly regarded artist and designer. In addition to designing all of his Mr Chow restaurants, including the newest Caesars Palace location, Chow has designed Giorgio Armani boutiques and his breathtaking home in Holmby Hills, Calif.

Chow’s credence is to perfect every detail; every detail is a universe. With that understanding, every detail has a truth and focus and there is only ‘one-way, only-way,’ to execute it, for every single element from colors, to scents, to textures, to sound.

Mr. Chow Lobby

Mr. Chow Lobby

The first experience guests have at Mr Chow is before even stepping into the restaurant, with an illuminous champagne lounge entry point on the casino floor of Caesars Palace. Champagne represents celebration and elegance, two attributes at the heart of the Mr Chow philosophy. Guests are welcome to sip on a variety of premium champagnes such as Krug Grande Cuveé or Dom Pérignon from the famous champagne trolley, while taking in the bright space and the Jeff Koons “Balloon Venus” sculpture on display.

Mr. Chow Entrance

Mr. Chow Entrance

From the champagne lounge, guests travel up a set of private elevators to the nearly 1,600 sq. ft., restaurant. Once inside, they will discover a fully stocked wine room with more than 150 selections prominently featured behind a floor to ceiling glass partition. On the other side of the space is the lounge with plush bronze furniture and custom Clive Barker artwork, where guests wait for the maître d’ to escort them to the table. On the journey to the table, guests can appreciate the landscape of the round, white Venetian Plaster and Plexiglas lined dining room with outer banquette seating, the 150 plus Lily floral arrangement in the center, the bold dark wooden bar with shelves extending to the ceiling lined with the finest spirits and the large windows and French doors leading to the terrace overlooking the famous Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. The nearly 250 seat restaurant includes three private dining rooms, bar seating and four terraces which will have seasonal seating. Continue reading

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Announces New $75 Million Julius Tower; The Newest Luxury Rooms On The Strip

Original Roman Tower Undergoing Full Renovation And Renamed Julius Tower, As Caesars Palace Enters 50th Golden Anniversary Year

As the 50th Golden Anniversary beckons, the evolution of Caesars Palace Las Vegas continues with the reimagining of the iconic hotel’s original tower, the Roman Tower, to be completely reborn as the new Julius Tower. Never resting on its laurels, the $75 million Las Vegas hotel tower renovation is part of an ongoing brand transformation of the Las Vegas resort that has welcomed millions of visitors from its center Strip vantage point beginning August 5, 1966. Expected to welcome its first guests January 1, 2016 with rates starting at $149, the new 587-room Julius Tower will feature new design-savvy, modern rooms and suites. The Julius Tower is the latest piece of a $1 billion investment, cementing Caesars Palace as the premier resort at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.279855LOGO

Drawing from Roman history, the name of the new Julius Tower pays homage to Julius Caesar, the first and perhaps most widely known of all the Caesars. He was a pivotal figure in ancient Rome, credited with laying the foundation for the Roman Empire. Fittingly, the new Julius Tower represents a rebirth of the original tower at Caesars Palace, around which the legendary casino resort has expanded into its own Las Vegas Empire. Today, Julius Tower is located at the heart of Caesars Palace, with easy access to the casino floor and all of the resort’s world-class amenities.

As we enter into our milestone golden anniversary year, we continue to reinvent Rome…and Las Vegas,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president.We set the standard of luxury when we first opened our doors almost 50 years ago and are proud to continue to raise the bar for excellence in every way. Caesars Palace has a well-earned reputation for providing guests with impressive accommodations, unmatched culinary offerings, and the best in gaming and entertainment. With this renovation of our original tower, we are proud to continue this tradition and can’t wait for guests to experience the all-new Julius Tower.”

Designed by Michael Medeiros of KNA Design, the classically inspired yet modern interiors of the new Julius Tower rooms are made up of a soothing neutral palette with a pop of freesia yellow and a touch of Aegean blue. The all-new rooms in the Julius Tower combine textured and lightly reflective fabrics, creating a calm respite from the excitement of the casino. The focal point of the room is a custom-upholstered headboard incorporating bronzed framed mirror panels adding sparkle and reflection to the space. Highlights of Julius Tower guest room amenities will include 55″ TVs, luxurious Beautyrest Bouvet Island Mattresses, a specially-curated mini bar and English-themed Gilchrist & Soames in-room toiletries and amenities.

The entry and bathroom walls feature a two-toned stone pattern creating an expanded feel to the bathroom and features a double sink floating vanity. A stone shower with glass enclosure features two sides of glass for an open feeling with both handheld shower and shower head. The custom lighted vanity mirrors are designed and inspired by a modern interpretation of an iconic column of Caesars Palace with some guest rooms featuring a custom-designed chaise lounge inspired by a Greek Klismos chair. The new Julius Tower rooms also feature custom artwork that combines photographs of roman statues with artistic hand drawn costumes meant to inspire the notion of a Caesars Palace themed Vegas “show girl.”

Renderings of New Julius Bathroom; Photo Credit Caesars Palace Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

Renderings of New Julius Bathroom; Photo Credit Caesars Palace Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

Renderings of New Julius Tower King Room; Photo Credit: Caesars Palace Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

Renderings of New Julius Tower King Room; Photo Credit: Caesars Palace Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino and voted “Best Strip Hotel” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Julius Tower welcoming its first guests January 1, 2016, the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, Searsucker Las Vegas, and the highly-anticipated December 15, 2015 debut of MR CHOW Las Vegas. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa and the new 75,000 square-foot OMNIA Nightclub. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine‘s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars has more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com

GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL AT CAESARS PALACE AND GORDON RAMSAY BURGR AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER

(All images courtesy of CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS, PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & SPA (Las Vegas) and CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT)

Following the highly successful opening of GORDON RAMSAY STEAK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS in May, the Dec. 18 opening of GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL AT CAESARS PALACE and Dec. 22 opening of GORDON RAMSAY BurGR AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO marks three GORDON RAMSAY RESTAURANTS to open in Las Vegas in less than a year, expanding the relationship with CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP. GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL, the neighborhood restaurant at CAESARS PALACE conceptualized by the award-winning chef offers a lively English pub experience, while GORDON RAMSAY BURGR brings PLANET HOLLYWOOD the first gourmet burger concept from the celebrated chef. Mr. Ramsay kicked-off the opening week of his two new Las Vegas restaurants with a “British invasion” of the Las Vegas Strip.

For the first time ever one chef opens two restaurants within one week of each other in two different casino resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Chef Gordon Ramsay recently opened Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill inside Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGr inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Conceptualized by the award-winning chef, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill offers a lively English pub experience. Photo credit: Erik Kabik.  (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

For the first time ever one chef opens two restaurants within one week of each other in two different casino resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Chef Gordon Ramsay recently opened Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill inside Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGr inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Conceptualized by the award-winning chef, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill offers a lively English pub experience. Photo credit: Erik Kabik. (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

It’s been incredible the positive reception {that] GORDON RAMSAY STEAK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS has received since opening at Paris in May,” said GORDON RAMSAY.  “We’ve been developing these different concepts for quite a while to deliver three distinct, unique dining experiences with the variety, originality, and high quality that we believe people want and appreciate.

The new Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas offers classics including Yorkshire Ale batter fish and chips featuring cod, fresh tarragon tartar sauce, Meyer lemons and mushy peas. The new eatery serves lunch and dinner daily in its 290-seat restaurant and is essentially two unique restaurants with distinct menus, atmospheres and even uniforms. Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace.  (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

The new Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas offers classics including Yorkshire Ale batter fish and chips featuring cod, fresh tarragon tartar sauce, Meyer lemons and mushy peas. The new eatery serves lunch and dinner daily in its 290-seat restaurant and is essentially two unique restaurants with distinct menus, atmospheres and even uniforms. Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace. (PRNewsFoto/Caesars Palace Las Vegas)

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THE FASHION+LIFESTYLE 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR WOMEN (PART TWO): GIFTS SHE WILL REALLY LOVE!

Written and Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson/Editorial Director

GENEVA WATCH GROUP ICE-WATCH SILI FORVEVER COLLECTION

Much like the Beatles, ICE-WATCH TIMEPIECES (www.genevawatchgroup.com), which have taken Europe by storm with their unique style and bursts of color, has made their much-anticipated debut in the U.S. Designed to be a fashion accessory as well as a watch, the 10-color signature line is the foundation of the ICE-WATCH brand.  Right on point with the hottest trends for spring 2013, the brand’s best-selling style, “Sili Forever,” allows consumers to express their individuality and embrace change through a rainbow of options.  The 10 “Sili Forever” color ways allow consumers to choose a color that not only suits the latest trend, but also reveals the consumer’s mood. This concept does not stop with the watch; the ICE-WATCH packaging itself is designed around a coin slot encouraging consumers to save up for their next Ice-Watch to change their look.  Whatever the occasion, mood, or style, Ice-Watch has the consumer covered. With over 2MM fans on Facebook, the brand already has a huge consumer following. Via social sharing, ICE-WATCH‘s colorful collection is perfectly positioned to reach U.S. consumers and brighten up any social outlet with the click of a button.  To further its popularity, the brand has quickly developed a strong celebrity following including DAVID GUETTA, KATY PERRY and THE BLACK EYED PEAS who have all been seen wearing the brightly colored wrist candy in their music videos. The suggested retail price across the ten colorful styles in the SILI FOREVER COLLECTION ranges from $99.00 – $109.00 and will be available in 350 Macy’s stores coast to coast and macys.com

Burberry ORCHARD IN QUILTED NAPPA LEATHER

Burberry ORCHARD IN QUILTED NAPPA LEATHER

The BURBERRY WOMEN’S ORCHARD IN QUILTED NAPPA LEATHER ($2,695.00) is a medium(-sized) equestrian quilted nappa leather tote bag with polished metal duck head, an ornamental duck head created using bespoke lost-wax casting, with hand-finished suede handles, oversize polished metal hardware and the signature Burberry Prorsum grosgrain lining. It is the bag she is meant to carry. www.burberry.com.

Dior for Printemps Christmas 2012 Collection - 'LADY DIOR' bag* in lambskin, "D.I.O.R" charms with star lace effect, (2 700 €)

Dior for Printemps Christmas 2012 Collection – ‘LADY DIOR’ bag* in lambskin, “D.I.O.R” charms with star lace effect, (2 700 €)

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ROD STEWART HAS A HUGE HIT HIS FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS ALBUM, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY, ON VERVE MUSIC GROUP

FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL BUBLÉ, MARY J. BLIGE, CEE-LO GREEN AND A VERY SPECIAL ‘VIRTUAL’ DUET WITH ELLA FITZGERALD

GRAMMY AWARD®-WINNING, TWO-TIME ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ROD STEWART, HOSTS HIS FIRST HOLIDAY SPECIAL, ROD STEWART: MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY ON THIRTEEN’S GREAT PERFORMANCES BEGINNING THIS DECEMBER ON PBS.

Grammy Award®-winning, two-time ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ROD STEWART, the latest world-class megastar to join the roster of the VERVE MUSIC GROUP (VMG), a division of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG), has completed and released MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY, his first Christmas album of his career.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY, an album of standards and traditional songs, finds Mr. Stewart joined by a number of A-list guests, starting with MICHAEL BUBLÉ, who duets with Rod on “Winter Wonderland.” “We Three Kings” is a duet with MARY J. BLIGE; and the title tune “Merry Christmas, Baby” is a duet with CEE-LO GREEN featuring New Orleans’ favorite son, TROMBONE SHORTY. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” features DAVE KOZ on saxophone and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is a very special ‘virtual’ duet with ELLA FITZGERALD featuring CHRIS BOTTI. Continue reading