Rock of Vegas Promises Free Concerts and an Incredible Lineup

For unforgettable entertainment this summer, check out Rock of Vegas, a series of free concerts in Las Vegas. Summer 2016 is going to rock with the lineup planned, so be sure to mark your calendar and head outdoors in Vegas on summer nights.

Don’t Miss the Fremont Street Experience This Year

The free concerts will be held in downtown Las Vegas, starting on Memorial Day Weekend and running through Labor Day Weekend. All the headliners will begin at 9PM and last around an hour and a half. You don’t need a ticket, but you’ll want to get there early to get a good spot.

Rock of VegasThe lineup for this year’s Fremont Street Experience includes top performers, such as:

  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – May 28
  • 3 Doors Down – June 11
  • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – July 2
  • Robby Krieger of The Doors – July 23
  • Vertical Horizon – August 6
  • Melissa Etheridge – August 20
  • Smash Mouth – September 3

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are one particular concert you won’t want to miss on July 2 on the 1st Street stage. The lineup includes the original band members Dan Schmid, Dana Heitman and Steve Perry who are sure to get the crowd rocking.

Grab a Bite to Eat

Before heading off to a concert, come and enjoy a tasty meal at the SAVON Bistro at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Diners can look forward to traditional Italian and French cuisine complete with seasonal harvests and rustic flavors.

We wish concert goers a fantastic time at the festival.


Book a Fun Father’s Day Getaway to Vegas

Make it a memorable one this year with a Father’s Day getaway to Vegas. Our hotel is just a block away from the Las Vegas Strip, so you and dad will be close to all the action right in the heart of Vegas. Head to our MAX Casino and try your luck or book a treatment or two in our Hibiscus Spa that offers luxury treatments, sure to help Dad unwind over the weekend.

Explore Our AAA Hotel Packages and More

Family-swimming-togetherWe offer a variety of great packages to help your budget go that little bit further during your Vegas getaway. Our Biggest Sale of the Summer package makes it the perfect time to plan a getaway. Guests can look forward to our lowest rates and free internet access.

Our AAA hotel packages are the perfect solution for AAA members who want to enjoy exclusive offers at our hotel. All you need to do is present your membership card at check-in and look forward to 15% off our best available rates. You’ll also get a tasty breakfast buffet for two.

If you are a Nevada resident, take advantage of our Nevada Resident Rates this Father’s Day. With this special offer, you will get up to 20% off our best available rate for arrivals on any day of the week.

Don’t delay, book your Father’s Day Vegas getaway today and enjoy luxurious accommodations and the utmost convenience at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. Treat Dad to drinks and a meal in our Lobby Bar or hit the town and discover the lights, entertainment and all-round fun Las Vegas has to offer.

Let us help you make this Father’s Day one he will never forget.


Book Your Meetings and Events at The Westin

Why not book this year’s meetings and events at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa?

Whether you’re looking for a small space for some creative brainstorming or a larger, flexible event space, we’re sure to meet your needs. From intimate social gatherings to larger corporate functions, we’ll help you plan an event to perfection so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and SpaPrime Meeting Space in Las Vegas

You’ll find our hotel just a block away from the Las Vegas Strip, making us a prime meeting and event space in Las Vegas. In between events or meetings, you can explore all the attractions Vegas has to offer without having to go very far. Even the Las Vegas International Airport is just 3 miles away from the hotel.

All our meeting spaces can be easily accessed from public spaces and guest rooms in the hotel, so you’ll spend no more than 4 minutes getting to your event. We offer delicious menu options, too, and can help you customize a menu for your function.

For smaller meetings, we offer break-out rooms that seat between 20 – 50 attendees. For larger event space in Las Vegas, we offer flexible space such as the 6,700-foot Acacia ballroom, which is ideal for 300 – 350 attendees.

We also offer outdoor spaces complete with views of the Las Vegas Strip. Our outdoor space is ideal for meetings of 100 – 300 guests and can be easily accessed from guest rooms and the lobby.

Why not book your stay with us too? The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa offers peaceful, well-appointed guest rooms and all the amenities needed for a convenient and comfortable trip. We look forward to helping make your next event or meeting a big hit.


Get Ready for Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is back!

The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is coming back and it promises to be better than ever. Nevada’s number one pop culture event will take place from June 17 – 18, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will feature the best creators in the world. There will also be an International Artist Alley, extensive programming and, naturally, the Wizards of Cosplay.

Amazing Las Vegas Comic ConSpecial Guests: Chris Claremont and More

This year, attendees can look forward to the following special guests:

  • Rob Liefield – comic book creator for Marvel comics and creator of Deadpool and Cable
  • Chris Claremont – Comic Book Legend and X-Men writer
  • Kevin Eastman – Comic Book Legend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator
  • Steve McNiven – Marvel comics, Artist of Civil War

This years’ Comic Con will also welcome Scott Lobdell, best known for writing X-Men. Lobdell was responsible for many of the X-Men Mega Crossover events back in the 1990s, including Onslaught, Fatal Attractions and others.

The MTV Movie Awards also recently showcased some of Comic Con’s headline guests. One of the biggest winners of the night, and no doubt going to be a hit at this year’s convention, is Deadpool. Attendees will get the chance to meet the creator of Deadpool! You’ll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming Blockbuster films, including Captain America Civil War.

Show Hours

The Main Floor Hours for the show will be:

  • 6/19: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 6/20: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 6/21: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

On the Saturday night the Costume Contest will start in the Main Theatre Room when the convention closes. People will be moved off the floor and no more transactions will take place. The contest should finish around 8:30 p.m.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa wishes attendees and participants an unforgettable event!


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!