LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 -- The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun and romance of Italy during CARNEVALE, a three-month celebration of the summer festivals of Italy, May 27 through Sept. 8, 2013. Based on the highly successful premier in 2012, the festival will be expanded to feature 300 experiences throughout the summer, including many exclusively for The Venetian and The Palazzo guests and Grazie members.
CARNEVALE is inspired by the numerous festivals that grace the small villages and towns of Italy throughout summer. The grandest of them all -- Venice's CARNEVALE -- was born in 1162, and is heralded as one of Europe's greatest celebrations of art, food and culture. In that tradition, wonder and revelry will surround guests at The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts, with activities that center around entertainment, art, fashion, games, sports, music and wine. From visual spectacles to themed characters and unexpected surprises around every corner, guests will be wrapped up in the pageantry that is CARNEVALE.
"The magic of CARNEVALE is never knowing what unexpected surprise is around the corner," said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "CARNEVALE offers the perfect place to unmask your inner artist, adventurer, foodie and romantic."
Special Value for Overnight Guests
The "Passaporto di CARNEVALE" will be included with overnight stays throughout CARNEVALE featuring special discounts and entertainment specials valued at more than $1,000, including retail offers from resort restaurants, spa, and The Grand Canal Shoppes. The Passaporto is an exclusive benefit to resort guests. During CARNEVALE, members of Grazie, The Venetian and The Palazzo's premier loyalty program, can continue to earn valued Status Points with all suite charges by linking a Grazie account to suite reservations.
Special Fun and Activities
Guests visiting during CARNEVALE will enjoy a calendar of special events, activities and promotions, including nightly entertainment spectacles. Daily events will include:
•Ciao Bella! The Carnevale Welcome Reception: Join us for a nightly reception in your honor featuring live music, character photo ops, mixology lessons and other surprises!
•The Masquerade - A Cavalcade of Carnevalean Characters: Join in the fun as our nightly show unfolds, with our elaborately costumed masked characters, celebrating the romance, mystery and artistry of the historic Venice festival.
•Cocktails Unmasked - A Summer of Mixology at The Venetian: Your nightly opportunity to try something new! Every week, we will spotlight a new spirit, and will present a new mixed drink every night for guests to try. (Guests staying at the resort will receive drink coupons at check in).
•Light of Venice - A 3D Light Projection Fantasy: The façade of The Venetian is the canvas for a 3D fantasy of light and music, featuring state-of-the-art digital mapping technology.
•Veni, Vidi, Vino - The Carnevale Wine Walk - If every time you drink red wine, you end up getting a cab... this is the activity for you! This is your chance to stop and smell the rosé! Grab a map and explore the best "by the glass" Italian wines of The Venetian and The Palazzo.
•The Neon Olympiad - Party Like it's 1988! - Join our VJ at the Bourbon Room every night, to participate in an '80s-inspired party. Participate and you can win Carnevale prizes.
•Dance Through the Decades - '60s, '70s, and '80s live on stage! - Nowhere on the planet can you enjoy the best music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s through live musical theater... in one place! Enjoy smooth harmonies of '60s Motown in HUMAN NATURE, the groovy tunes of the '70s in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, and the anthems of the '80s in ROCK OF AGES LAS VEGAS.
•National Geographic 50 Greatest Photos: The Venetian Imagine Gallery features a special exhibition with the story behind the 50 greatest photos from the photographers of National Geographic. As a special bonus for Carnevale, the gallery will feature a photo display of photos from Venice's Carnevale, taken by photographers of the prestigious magazine.
•Sushi Fever Fridays: Join the chefs of Sushi Samba as they demonstrate how to make sushi every Friday night. On Friday, July 26th, SUSHI SAMBA & SAKE, a special late-night event will take place from 10pm until 2am.
•Fashion Showcase: Our retail partners from Grand Canal Shoppes share their latest styles. (1 - 3pm, Palazzo Waterfall Atrium: Billionaire Italian Couture - June 13; Canyon Beachware - June 20; Bikini Bay - July 4; DVF - July 18; Banana Republic - August 1; RYU - August 22.)
•Honeymooners "Sweetheart" Reception: Exclusively for honeymooners, new couples and couples celebrating their anniversaries. (7pm, Venezia Pool; June 25, July 23, August 20)
•Other Carnevale fun, scheduled at various times throughout the run of CARNVEVALE:
•Live music, including poolside concerts •Wine tastings and winemaker's dinners •Table game lessons •Ping pong lounge •Carnevale cocktails •Art display and photo ops •Cooking classes and culinary demos •Synchronized swimming demos •Horticulture tours •Culinary demos •Guest speakers •Streetmosphere shows at Grand Canal Shoppes •3D chalk artist (June 11-18) •DeepStack Extravaganza poker tournament (May 23- July 21) •Celebrity appearances •Comedy shows featuring Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen, and David Spade •Wheel of Fortune tapings •Special Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments in honor of CARNEVALE •Madame Tussauds "how do they do that" workshops •Pizza-eating contests
•Special Weekends (Details, packages and dates coming soon - see website for details)
•A Taste of Italy Weekend (featuring Mario Batali; June 1) The dynamic team behind B+B and Carnevino present a special experience for foodies. The weekend's signature event will feature interactive elements at several stations, including Italian salumeria, pasta station, meat station, dessert station, and more. (Noon - 5pm; $60 per person, Palazzo Waterfall Atrium)
•Sammy Hagar Tiki Pool Party Weekend (with barbecue by Emeril Lagasse; June 8) Get ready for the party of the summer as Sammy Hagar brings the Wabos to Vegas to throw the Tiki bash to end all Tiki bashes! This is the ultimate mash up of barbecue by acclaimed chef Emeril Lagasse with a performance by Sammy & The Wabos, all in the world's largest Five Diamond resort. Savor every bite of Emeril's signature barbecue while sipping signature cocktails poolside. (7:30pm; Concert: $55 plus tax per person, suite package available; Grand Pools of the Venetian)
•Tignanello Vertical Wine Dinner & Weekend (June 28) This was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties (like Cabernet) and one of the first Chianti reds not to use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. It is made from a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in barriques for about 12 months and for a further 12 months in the bottles. This dinner is going to be excellent! ($200 per person, suite package available.)
•Passion for Cabernet Weekend (July 25) Your Carnevale experience includes a special wine dinner, featuring the rare opportunity to dine with Marcus Notaro (winemaker Col Salare) and Glenn Salva (Estate Manager at Antica). ($200 per person, suite package available.)
•Curtis Stone Up-Close & Personal Weekend (July 26-27) Fans of this Australian chef (host of "Top Chef Masters") will have an opportunity to taste recipes from his latest cookbook at this "pop up" Curtis Stone restaurant, featuring a five-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Experience also includes a Champagne reception, photo op, and an autographed book. (6pm; $200 per person, suite package available.)
•Giro D'Italia Wine and Food Walk (August 9) Celebrate "Tour de Italy" with a special wine- and food-themed event held throughout Grand Canal Shoppes, featuring food and wine booths. (Tickets: $29 plus tax)
•Cheer for Beer Festival (August 17) Spend the afternoon at AZURE, our luxury pool at The Palazzo, where we celebrate the drink we all love -- beer! (Tickets: $29 per tax)
•World's Largest Bachelorette Party Weekend (July 19-21) This summer, TAO Group is calling on all Bachelorettes to attend what promises to be the World's Largest Bachelorette Party taking place in Las Vegas at TAO®, LAVO® and TAO BEACH in The Venetian and The Palazzo. Hundreds of brides to be and their friends will be celebrating their nuptials with one last wild weekend in Vegas!
•Ping Pong Challenge Weekend (dates and details TBD)
•Havana Nights Weekend (dates and details TBD)
For more information on CARNEVALE, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale.
TWEET: Celebrate #Vegas' premier summer festival #CarnevaleLV at @VenetianVegas and @PalazzoVegas this summer starting May 27.
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as the party musical "ROCK OF AGES," showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.
ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the unique nightclub experience The Act; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.
Earn points when you EAT, SLEEP, SHOP & PLAY with Grazie, The Venetian and The Palazzo's premier loyalty program. Grazie rewards guests for staying in the resorts' suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques, and gaming in the casinos. Guests will enjoy the services and amenities available at two world class resorts with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. Guests playing on qualifying slot and video poker can earn three types of points: Status Points, Slot Reward Points and Grazie Gift Points. Slot Reward Points can be redeemed for a choice of slot credits or resort comps. By linking their Grazie account to their hotel reservation, guests can earn Status Points for all suite charges including: restaurant meals, show tickets, spa services, nightclub drinks, participating shop purchases, suite rates and in-suite charges. Grazie offers three levels of membership: Grazie, Gold and Platinum. A guest's membership level determines the rate at which points are earned and the higher the level, the faster points are earned. For additional information, please call Grazie at 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116.
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