Helldorado Days Are Coming!

Who doesn’t love a rodeo in Las Vegas?

This year Helldorado Days will be held from May 13 – 15, 2016. The event boasts three thrilling days of serious rodeo action with some of the top rodeo athletes who flock from around the world to compete in this prestigious event. The rodeo will feature some of the top stock in the game. It really is three days of heart-pounding thrills!

This year will also see the Elks Lodge No. 1468 team up with the Professional Bull Riders to produce the much-anticipated event. Along with an already incredible line-up of events this year, rodeo goers can look forward to Last Cowboy Standing, Elvis Tribute Acts and the Shenani Guns Wild West Comedy Show.

Helldorado DaysThe performances are set to be held along the Las Vegas strip in the Las Vegas Village. Other events, like the Wiskerino Content will be found downtown.

The annual parade will be held on May 14 in Downtown Las Vegas at 10:00 a.m. and will head north on Fourth Street.

Don’t miss out on the popular Mutton Bustin’ event, which is a favorite among younger cowboys and cowgirls. This event usually kicks off the rodeo action every evening and the aim is for the rider to hold on the sheep and ride for up to 6 seconds.

More About the Elks Lodge No.1468

The Elks Lodge mission is to instill the principles of justice, charity, fidelity and brotherly love. They also aim to promote the welfare and happiness of their members and keep the spirit of American patriotism alive.

Whether you are taking part in the events or coming over to Las Vegas to enjoy a true rodeo, The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa wishes you a fun and memorable time!


The LVL UP Gaming & Technology Expo is Back

LVL UP EXPO, the preeminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry, comes to Vegas!

If you love video games, cosplay and all sorts of other tech-related paraphernalia, don’t miss this year’s LVL UP Gaming & Technology Expo on May 14 - 15, 2016 at the Cashman Center. In its fourth year, the show promises to be jam-packed with cosplay, tournaments and loads of non-stop events along with plenty of fun giveaways.

The Biggest Video Game Expo in Vegas Promises to Thrill

This video game expo in Vegas is a nonprofit anime, video game and technology convention. The expo covers the various design, technology, anime and gaming platforms and incorporates all those elements into one massive extravaganza. The expo is dedicated to growing awareness of the range of gaming communities out there and providing the public with insight on future gaming trends.

Tournaments to Look Forward To

LVL UP Gaming & Technology ExpoThis year’s video game tournaments taking place include:

  • Super Smash Bros
  • Heartstone
  • Rock Band 4 Battle of the Bands
  • CrossFire Casual Tournament
  • CrossFire Competitive Tournament
  • Street Fighter 5
  • Halo 5
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  • Mario Kart 8

Some of the tournaments are free to enter, while others have a minimal entry fee. There are some huge cash prizes to be won, so if you’re part of a clan or gaming community, make sure you enter.

Book Your Accommodations at The Westin

If you’re going to be in Vegas especially for the expo, come and stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. When you need a break from tournaments and cosplay, check out the infamous Las Vegas strip, one block from our hotel. Or, if you’re feeling lucky, head to our onsite Mas Casino and try your hand at winning a pot of cash. We look forward to hosting you.


Get to the Las Vegas Car Stars!

Hollywood’s hottest cars comes to the Fremont Street Experience!

If you’ve always dreamed about seeing Knight Rider up close, now’s your chance! The Las Vegas Car Stars event will be taking place from May 12 – 14, 2016. It is the perfect opportunity for movie and TV car owners and fans alike of Smokey & Bandit, Dukes of Hazzard, Batman, Starsky & Hutch, Ghostbusters, Green Hornet and loads of other shows to get to see their favorite automobiles in person.

Las Vegas Car StarsThe Aim of the Fremont Street Experience

The aim of this Fremont Street experience is to recognize car owners and their support of both movie and TV series from the past and present. The event is also aimed at supporting the Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds to support children’s hospitals and research into childhood illnesses.

All proceeds from the event will be going directly to the Children’s Miracle Network and many of the sponsors have already spent time and money supporting the event.

If you’re a fan of TV and movie cars, you’re going to love this year’s lineup. The schedule includes:

  • The “Meet the Beetles” Show, May 12
  • Car Parade, May 13. The parade is only for registered cars
  • The Kick Off Party, a Fremont Street Experience, May 13
  • LVCS TV and Movie Car Show, May 14. Attendees will get the chance to get autographs.
  • The VIP Joker’s Funhouse Party, May 14 at the Gold Digger’s Nightclub.

Don’t Miss the Stars

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet the stars and see your favorite fictional cars up close.  This year’s exciting line-up of stars include Red Harden, Tamara Carrera, Gene Winfield, Robert Bralver, James Winburn, Catherine Hickland, Jeff Speakman, Mike Walsh, Michael Klastorin and George P Wilbur.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa wishes participants and attendees all the best for a successful event.


Pay a Visit to the Spring Preserve in Vegas

Learn about the history and development of the Las Vegas Valley at the Springs Preserve.

If you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas, spend the day at the Spring Preserve, the perfect place to explore the vibrant history of the Las Vegas Valley through interactive nature and science exhibits. There are also live animal shows, a botanical garden and several hiking trails. The Preserve is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open daily from 10AM – 6PM.

Spring Preserve in VegasArctic Voices at Springs Preserve

One particular event that is not to be missed is Arctic Voices at Spring Preserve. Go along to discover a land that’s so much more than mere snow and enjoy pushing, hopping and crawling through incredible animal life in the Arctic. You’ll get the chance to travel with scientists while they catch Arctic whales and learn how Arctic plants have managed to thrive in the harsh environment.

Other Events at the Preserve

Other attractions worthy of a visit include:

The Butterfly Habitat is ideal for wondering through and getting up close and personal with these majestic winged-creatures.

Dia Del Nino takes place on April 30, 2016 and children of all ages can look forward to hours of fun from cooking demos and magicians to a petting zoo and more.

The live animal show takes place on weekends at 11AM and 1PM and gives visitors the chance to get close to amazing arachnids, insects and a whole selection of other bugs.

After a day of exploration, grab a bite to eat at the venue’s Divine Café while taking in stunning views of the Las Vegas strip.

Don’t forget to book your accommodations with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa for your next trip.


Get Ready for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer

Live entertainment and terrific brews await you at the Great Vegas Festival of Beer!

This year the Great Vegas Festival of Beer will take place on April 9, 2016 in Downtown Las Vegas. Thanks to the combination of local venues, open space and city blocks, the festival will enjoy a local urban treatment in true downtown Vegas style.

Great Vegas Festival of BeerWhat You Can Look Forward to at the Beer Festivals in Downtown Las Vegas

Beer festivals in downtown Las Vegas promise to be an unforgettable experience. This year’s festival will boast a VIP Brewers Lounge and a reserved area for the discerning food and Motley Brews enthusiasts. The lounge will be located at the recently revamped Bunkhouse Saloon. VIPs can look forward to early entry to the festival as well as the chance to sample rare or limited release brews, a stunning spread of dishes inspired by beer and a variety of comforts like shaded seating and private restrooms.

Attendees will also get the chance to learn the ins and outs of craft beer with a variety of industry professionals in BrewLogic. The schedule has expanded to include even more educational sessions. The festival will also include an enticing Gastropub, which will revolutionize the culinary experience of the festival and allow guests to explore the complexity and depth of craft beer in delectable dishes. Prominent chefs from around Las Vegas who represent restaurants on and off the infamous Vegas strip have been duly challenged to create menus that embrace the rich profiles usually found in craft beers for a culinary adventure like you have never experienced. Don’t miss the silent disco, either. Throw on the headphones, grab your friends and dance like no one’s watching.

The staff at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa wish sponsors, participants and attendees a fantastic time at this year’s festival.


Don’t Miss This Year’s NAB Show

The best of the media and entertainment industry will be at the NAB Show!

This year the not-to-be-missed NAB Show will take place from April 16 – 21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Top Notch Entertainment and Talks to Look Forward to at the Las Vegas Convention Center

NAB ShowThe entertainment and media industry has grown substantially. From cutting-edge technologies to dynamic innovation, there are limitless opportunities in this field and the NAB event is just the place to break free from conventional, rigid thinking and step outside that box. Every sector of the industry will be present, from digital media to broadcast, entertainment, film, academia, telecom, advertising, post-production, retail, government, military, sports, IT, virtual, sports, online and more. Some of the attractions to look forward to this year include a brand new Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion complete with fully enclosed flying cage, SPROCKIT where start-ups can present their ground breaking ideas and StudioXperience, a live studio with all the latest tools. Don’t miss the chance to meet NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees, legendary producer and writer, Chuck Lorre and Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, the infamous ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” duo. The inductees will be honored at different events.

Book Your Stay at The Westin

If you’re coming to Vegas for the show, be sure to book your stay at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. You’ll find us just a block away from the Las Vegas strip and after a day at the show you can look forward to checking out our MAX Casino which is open 24/7. We have a range of onsite bars and restaurants, too and offer all the amenities needed for a comfortable and memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you during this year’s NAB event and ensuring you have a great stay in Las Vegas!


Get Your Tickets for the Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival

Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival will feature great music and food!

This year the annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival will take place on Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17. As jazz events in Vegas go, this is a sonic celebration of some of the biggest names in the industry. The two-day event features performance from nationally touring headliners, musical legends, emerging artists and contemporary chart-toppers.

Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R & B FestivalJoin Boney James and Other Greats at the Festival

This year’s lineup includes:

April 16:  Boney James ~ BWB ~ Rachelle Ferrell ~ Alex Bugnon ~ Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown ~ Althea Rene

April 17:  Dwele ~ Ledisi ~ Avery Sunshine ~ Tank ~ Eric Benet

This Blues festival in Vegas allows revelers to be closer to the action than any other festival. You won’t find row upon row of hard chairs, but rather soft green grass and plenty of picnic opportunities for all. Visitors are encouraged to bring along soft chairs no higher than 31 inches and are welcome to roam about to talk to friends, do some shopping or grab some delicious grub from the jazz cuisine vendors.

Don’t Forget to Book Your Accommodation for the Weekend

If you’re coming to Vegas especially for the event, be sure to book your stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. We’re located walking distance from the bustling Las Vegas strip, so you’ll be close to all the action. We offer a range of luxury amenities to help make your travels comfier and more convenient and include 24-hour room service, valet and laundry service, minibar on demand, express checkout, complimentary Internet access in public areas and the use of the outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna. We all offer a full-service spa so after a day of great music you can treat yourself to even more relaxation.

We look forward to welcoming you during the festival.


Plan Your Visit to the National Atomic Testing Museum

Experience the unique history of the nuclear age while visiting Vegas.

The next time you’re headed to Vegas, be sure to include a visit to the National Atomic Testing Museum. One of the most exciting museums in Las Vegas, the museum is a national history and science museum that tells the story of our nuclear weapons testing program. The museum makes use of lessons of the past and present to help us better understand the effect of nuclear testing. It provides a range of collection-based exhibits along with learning activities to help the public appreciate the world we live in.

National Atomic Testing MuseumThere’s a Lot to Learn at the NATM

Visitors to the NATM will have the chance to learn about world events that led up to the establishment of the Nevada Test Site and also the progression of the Test Site as a result of above-ground tests, non-nuclear activities and underground tests. Visitors are able to checkout a replica of the Control Point, where countdowns were conducted prior to each detonation and will be able to experience a Ground Zero simulation of above-ground tests. There is a variety of changing exhibits at the museum, and over 12,000 artifacts, so there’s so to be something for everyone to experience.

Stay with Us During Your Trip

Book your stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa when you come to see the museum. We’re located just a block away from the bustling Las Vegas strip, so we’re close to all the action, but our rooms promise a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Vegas. Our comfortable accommodations and lush amenities will ensure you enjoy a memorable stay with us. After a day visiting the museum, come and try your luck at our onsite casino or grab something to eat and drink at our onsite establishments.


Book Your Dream Wedding at The Westin

Romantic Vegas weddings at The Westin!

Getting hitched in Vegas isn’t all about Elvis impersonators or drive-through “I Do’s.” On the contrary, weddings at the Westin are what dreams are made of.

Start Dreaming About Gorgeous Weddings at the Westin Las Vegas

If you’ve never considered weddings at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa, just look at what we have to offer. We’re located a few minutes from the bustle of the Vegas strip yet we are one of the most intimate wedding venues in Las Vegas. From personal attention to top-class cuisine, our team of event planning and culinary experts work together to ensure your big day is one you will never forget.

Weddings at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and SpaIf you’ve been wondering where to get married in Las Vegas where your every need will be met, look no further. At the Westin all you will need to do is say “I do.” We will make sure that not only are you and your bridal party properly pampered, we’ll ensure every little detail is taken care of so you can focus on the most important thing: enjoying every minute of your special day. When you book your event with us you can look forward to:

  • A complimentary guest room on your wedding night
  • Confirmed wedding reception bookings will receive a chef’s table menu tasting two months before the wedding
  • Specialty chair covers and linens or chair rentals
  • A custom wedding website where guests can book rooms and you can keep track of who will be coming to your wedding
  • Personal support and attention from our catering manager who will ensure everything goes off without a hitch on the day you get hitched
  • Earn Starwood Preferred Guest points on drinks, food and guest room revenue

We offer several great packages to help your guests save on their stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa.

We look forward to hosting your special day.


Here Comes the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party

Irish eyes are smiling upon Las Vegas!

It’s almost time for the festive St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas when everyone becomes Irish for the day and joins the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party on March 12. A full schedule of celebrations can be found here.

50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and PartySouthern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin

Be sure not to miss the yearly Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin, either. This year the theme of the parade is Shamrocks & Shenanigans and the festival is accompanied by four days of electrifying celebrations including the festival, a carnival, a showcase of cars and amazing entertainment. Las Vegas is a great place to spend St. Patrick’s Day as the Irish whisky and green beers flow and everyone takes to the streets in their green get-ups to celebrate all things Irish.

Las Vegas is well-known for doing everything big and the annual Irish holiday is no exception. You don’t need to drink green beer and wear a Shamrock to enjoy the celebrations. There’s loads of other green things on the day to enjoy. Try out a green cocktail or munch on green popcorn and even green cotton candy. The Vegas strip is going to be filled with festivities as leprechauns stroll up and down encouraging great-spirit.

Book Your St. Paddy’s Stay with Us

If you’re coming over for the celebrations, book a stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. We are merely one block from the strip, so you’ll be close to all the St. Patrick’s celebrations. We offer a range of amenities and luxury accommodation so you can enjoy a comfortable stay with us.