by Jeanne Brei
Spiegel’s Bagelmania—known for its New York-style bagels since 1989— moved from Twain/Swenson to be next door to the West Hall in May. The 10,000-square-foot facility features 200 seats, a retro-modern exterior design, bakery, private dining room, 44-seat outdoor patio area, deli counter and a full bar with slot machines. And just a short walk down the block is Las Vegas’ beloved Peppermill’s and the brand new Resorts World with its extraordinary Famous Foods Street Eats, a 24,000-square-foot food hall from Singapore’s Zouk Group. The “Asian hawker-inspired food hall concept” has 16 food options, a center bar, a speakeasy and a 10-foot-tall Lucky Cat made of gold coins by the dessert area.
Closing in on 160,000 hotel rooms (more than any other U.S. city), there’s been a rush of ownership changes as the Rio is being transformed into a multi-Hyatt brand hotel, the Hard Rock became a Virgin Hotel, the Palms was bought by California’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental became Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria LV, and NoMad opened inside the Park MGM (formerly the Monte Carlo). For the new: opened downtown last October and Resorts World added 3,500 rooms this June.
The new Area15 with anchor tenant Meow Wolf is 200,000 sq.ft. of an interactive, psychedelic, immersive playground with unique art, retail, bars, eateries and more. From axe-throwing to ziplining, from the Van Gogh experience to Omega Mart, it’s an extraordinary adventure. Other only-in-Vegas options: Neon Boneyard, Mob Museum, Springs Preserves, Lion Habitat Ranch, Pinball or Burlesque Halls of Fame, Marvel Avengers Station, Gold & Silver Pawn Stars, Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum, Strat’s Big Shot (4Gs at 1,149 ft.), Dig This Vegas, Fremont Street Experience and so much more!
This story originally appeared in the Sept./Oct. 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 44. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_sept-oct_2021