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Tropicana To Get New Restaurants, Possibly Hotel Tower

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2015
Nevada Gaming Commission has approved Penn National Gaming's $360 million dollar purchase of The New Tropicana Las Vegas - A DoubleTree by Hilton from Onex Corportaion and Alex Yemenidjian. Before we get on with the PNG...

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Is This The New, New Tropicana?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2015
We've seen many visions for the future of the Alex Yemenidjian-era Tropicana, the Phase III entertainment deck and the The Strip, but this new one (full size via Paul Steelman & Associates website) is... ... whoa!...

Tagged: tropicana   penn national   paul steelman   anthony marnell   

Penn National Gives Anthony Marnell The Red Stapler

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2015
Earlier this month Penn National Gaming named former Golden Nugget, Foxwoods and Sugarhouse executive Bob Sheldon to head their newly created Las Vegas business unit, which include existing holding M Resort as well as the...

Tagged: penn national   tropicana   m resort   anthony marnell   bob sheldon   dave kingman   

Vegas Gang #121: Wynn v Wynn, Riviera, Tropicana and Resorts World

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 May 2015
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast we go deep on Wynn v Wynn plus pile conjecture on top of Steve's possible Las Vegas dreams. Also on the docket is the Riviera closure, Yemenidjian's...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   riviera   wynn   tropicana   penn national   resorts world   sbe   

Penn National Buys The New Tropicana of Las Vegas A DoubleTree By HIlton for $360m

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Apr 2015
Penn National, owners of M Resort have entered into an agreement to purchase The New Tropicana Las Vegas A DoubleTree By Hilton from the partnership of Alex Yemenidjian and Onex Partners for $360m. ...

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The People vs. The New Tropicana Las Vegas A Doubletree by Hilton

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jan 2015
Will this session of the Truth In Marketing court come to order, judge Charles S. Monster Esq. presiding. In the case of The People vs. The New Tropicana of Las Vegas A Doubletree by Hilton, it...

Tagged: truth in advertising   craps   dice   tropicana   yemenidjian   misnomer   leghorn   

Gallagher Smashes Your Soul Like A Watermelon

Posted by Misnomer on 15 Nov 2013
I was prepared to write a think piece about an iconic comedian struggling with his own limitations in the harsh face of onetime stardom. I was going to relate my experience seeing Gallagher at the...

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Will Going Inside-Out Make the Trop a Destination?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Nov 2013
We're super excited share with you this incredible guest post by VT reader JerryDice (@jerrydice on the Twitter) continuing the discussion about the The Shops at Tropicana. Take it away Jerry! - Ed VT's reveal...

Tagged: tropicana   the shops at tropicana   retail   planning committee   architecture   design   jerrydice   

Tropicana To Undergo Stunning Retail and Dining Expansion

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Nov 2013
Nearly three years ago, we spotted CEO Alex Yemenidjian showing off some renderings of Phase III expansion of Tropicana right to the corner of Tropicana Blvd and The Strip. It appears that his dream of expanding...

Tagged: tropicana   retail   dining   the shops at tropicana   alex yemenidjian   future   construction   

Tropicana Closes Bagatelle, Sparks Up The Havana

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jul 2013
The Tropicana has jumped ship on Bagatelle restaurant and dayclub. Bagatelle, a partnership with The One Group (owners of Cosmopolitan's STK vibe steakhouse), was The Tropicana's third attempt to crack the bottle service...

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The Polercoaster!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2013
Look out Stratosphere, there's a new roller coaster slash observation tower coming to the Strip - the Polercoaster! Well... maybe. The Review Journal is reporting that U.S. Thrill Rides has submitted plans to the Federal...

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TropWatch: New Pool Suites and Alex Gets All Steve-Like

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Mar 2013
We received a tip from VT reader J S that the Tropicana - which has been calling itself "The All New Tropicana" for about three years now - has completed renovation of their Pool Suites,...

Tagged: tropicana   suites   alex yemenidjian   

Welcome To The New Tropicana Las Vegas Hilton Double Tree

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Oct 2012
Late last week, The Tropicana and Hilton's DoubleTree brand announced a franchise partnership which brings the Hilton name back to "The Strip." The Tropicana gets access to Hilton HHonors marketing, booking and massive rolodex...

Tagged: tropicana   doubletree   hilton   cosmopolitan   independent spirit   

TropWatch: Tropicana Getting Wrapped In Bagatelle And Mobsters

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 May 2012
The Tropicana has applied to the County Zoning Commission for approval to put building wraps on both of their hotel towers. The new ads will feature The Mob Experience facing South and the...

Tagged: tropicana   bagatelle   wraps   nightlife   daylife   

Tropicana: Bagatelle Renderings Leached

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2012
The folks responsible for the new Bagatelle day night pool hotel thingy inside of the Tropicana have served up a hot dose of renderings to celebrity blowhard blogger Robin Leach at the Las Vegas Sun. Here's...

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TropWatch: Bagatelle Beach & Nightclub Coming Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Apr 2012
As we previously reported, the Bagatelle Beach & Nightclub is indeed coming to the Tropicana this summer. Bagatelle will be the Tropicana's third attempt to get into the night/day club scene, following the public...

Tagged: tropicana   daylife   nightclubs   bagatelle   one group   

TropWatch: Come Dancing With The Stars

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Mar 2012
The Tropicana has announced their latest temporary Tiffany Tropicana Theater tenant - Dancing With The Stars - Live In Las Vegas. an 80-minute live entertainment show that brings the excitement of the ABC smash hit series...

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TropWatch: Bagawhat?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Mar 2012
Word on the street is that the Tropicana is on the verge of announcing that they have entered into a major partnership with The One Group, the folks behind STK restaurant at Cosmopolitan as well...

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Tropicana Launches Holiday Deal. In March.

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Mar 2012
Here's a weird piece of marketing, the Tropicana has sent out a holiday discount mailer - 3 nights for $99 (a great deal) - but only if you book... ummmmm eight months in advance? Golly, I...

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TropWatch: New Check In

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Mar 2012
The Tropicana unveiled a new reservations desk relatively recently, rounding out one of the last pieces of unfinished renovation business. Amazing, the difference is. The purple light back there undulates and changes...

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Sayonara Columbia Sussex!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Oct 2011
There's one less moron in Las Vegas: Columbia Sussex. Today, the final nail in the Las Vegas coffin of Columbia Sussex was quietly hammered in place as the embattled company walked away from the Westin Casuarina...

Tagged: tropicana   columbia sussex   maxim   

Trop Watch: Oh Shit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2011
Three weeks ago, Tropicana abruptly cut short Gladys Knights froshly announced residency at the Tropicana, weeks after giving her an extension. Two weeks ago, Tropicana terminated their agreement with Nikki Beach brand to operate their lux...

Tagged: tropicana   mgm grand   tom mccartney   brad garrett   

Tropicana Sends Nikki Beach Packing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Sep 2011
As you may have heard, The Tropicana has unceremoniously given Nikki Beach the boot after only being open for part of one pool season. This change has has been rumored for quite some time. The...

Tagged: tropicana   nikki beach   dayclubs   pools   

Tropicana Hearts Boobies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2011
Today, the Tropicana announced that it will turn its building and website pink for the entire month of October to help raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Changing a coupla lightbulbs and a few...

Tagged: tropicana   boobies   

Trop Watch: Trop Debuts New TV Commercial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2011
Tropicana Las Vegas has debuted a brand new TV commercial that includes a video version of the champagngasm contained on their billboards. Yum. Perhaps a bit word heavy, but definitely a good advertisement. YouTube also tells us...

Tagged: tropicana   advertising   

Tropicana To Host Dubious Looking Film Festival

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2011
The Tropicana today trumpets the news that they will play host to the 3rd Annual Vegas Cine Fest, which, judging by their abominably unprofessional website, looks like another one of those "pay an entry fee,...

Tagged: tropicana   film festival   

The Quick-Fix

Posted by Misnomer on 24 Jun 2011
What to do when you discover that, in your zeal to change everything, you've swapped out the industry standard blackout curtains in all of your rooms for light emitting louvered blinds, and that's not sitting...

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Brit Brit at T Can's Nik B

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jun 2011
Ooops, I did it again. And by it I mean accidentally stuck my peeper in a pooper peed in the pool. Should you wish to pee in the pool with Britney Spears, your ship has...

Tagged: tropicana   britney spears   celebutards   

Trop's Bacio Cuts Hours, Closed Sunday & Monday

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jun 2011
Even with a much touted celebrity chef, former Rao's cooker Chef Carla Pellegrino, Tropicana has been forced to scale back the hours on their second floor Italian eatery. VT staffer Misnomer received a call from Tropicana...

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Tropicana's Sexy New Ad Campaign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2011
We've been seeing new Tropicana billboard advertisements like the ones above popping up around L.A. for the last few months, but never could get a decent photo of them until... well... today. There are a number...

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Wayne F. Newton or The Joker? You Decide

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 May 2011
At Tropicana's Nikki Beach grand opening White Party, former Tropicana headliner (and VT hero) Mr. Wayne Fucking Newton showed up to walk the white carpet. Or was it The Joker? You decide....

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Trop Watch: Nikki Beach Opens Today!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 May 2011
In a smashing display of unity seen only at summer kick-offs in the Hamptons, homecoming weekend at the fraternity house, The Dinah Shore Invitational in Palm Springs, Klu Klux Klan rallies, religious services by the...

Tagged: tropicana   pools   nikki beach   

VegasEats: Trop Watch: Winner, Winner, Snapper Dinner at Biscayne

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2011
VT uberreader Big Hoss won one of our fabulous TropTripping prize packages last year and brought back this most excellent review of his meal at Biscayne. Thanks Hoss! Take it away... Nothing strikes you...

Tagged: tropicana   vegas eats   biscayne   seafood   

Trop Watch: Now This Is A Building Wrap

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Apr 2011
The future is here now. Tropicana from TVP Media on Vimeo. This was a demonstration of brightness and resolution of our 3D mapping on the Tropicana Las Vegas for Ad X Media. This will eventually be projected...

Tagged: tropicana   building wraps   

Trop Watch: New Food Court - South Beach Marketplace

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2011
From the Semi-Old News Dept. comes this week old slice of press release pizza from our friends over at the Tropicana... they've opened a new food court branded the "South Beach Marketplace." Contained within are: Pellegrino...

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The Motherlode of Casino Project Renderings

Posted by JohnH on 20 Apr 2011
A little over a year ago, we turned your attention to the masterful artistry of Jeffrey Schneider. Thanks to Mr. Schneider and his decision to post all of his Wynn Design and Development renderings onto...

Tagged: architecture   design   caesars   tropicana   galaxy cotai   

Trop Watch: Nikki Beach Pool Peekaboo!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2011
VT megareader TwoFours stopped by the Tropicana the other day to take another look at the construction progress on the Tropicana's pool and Nikki Beach day club. He brought back some fabulous photos...

Tagged: tropicana   nikki beach   pools   

Trop Watch: Bacio Getting Pellegrino'd

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Mar 2011
Our super duper pal Mr. Thomas McCartney (above), President (and resident laff riot) of the Tropicana showed up in a recent article in the LVRJ (pronounced "Elvurj") touting yet again the multitudinous ways in which...

Tagged: tropicana   bacio   dining   

Gladys Knight And A Pip At The Trop

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Mar 2011
Soul legend Gladys Knight (and one Pip) is back in Vegas in a new show at the Tropicana which starts March 31st or April 5th depending on who you ask. Some may remember Gladys...

Tagged: tropicana   entertainment   gladys knight   

Tropicana Jackhammering For Nikki Beach

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Feb 2011
VT reader TwoFours stopped by the Tropicana the other day and brought back some photos of the big pile of dirt that most of their pool area has turned into. Thanks TwoFours! The Pool has been...

Tagged: day clubs   tropicana   nikki beach   pools   

The New Suites at Tropicana: Part Five - The Island Spa Suites

Posted by MikeE on 2 Feb 2011
A couple weeks ago, we gave you all a taste of the latest suite products from Tropicana. From the basic Paradise Suite to the high roller Presidential and Chairman, to the swank Penthouse Loft, Trop's...

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The New Suites at Tropicana: Part Four - The Chairman Suite

Posted by MikeE on 24 Jan 2011
In our first and second installments, we looked at a couple rooms that offer a pretty good bang for your buck. In our third, we got a rare glimpse into the one-of-a-kind Presidential Suite that...

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The New Suites at Tropicana: Part Three - The Presidential Suite

Posted by MikeE on 21 Jan 2011
In the first installment, we examined the Paradise Suite - a modest accommodation carrying over the same design principals as the standard rooms in much larger proportions and spread between separate living and sleeping areas....

Tagged: tropicana   suites   

The New Suites at Tropicana: Part Two - The Penthouse Lofts

Posted by MikeE on 20 Jan 2011
Welcome to the second installment of our suite tour at the Trop (the first was a tour of the Tropicana Paradise Suites). Today we'll be taking a look at the Penthouse Lofts and why they...

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The New Suites at Tropicana: Part One - The Paradise Suites

Posted by MikeE on 18 Jan 2011
We've already seen some pretty spectacular changes at the Tropicana. With new restaurants, casino, pool, and rooms, nearly every corner of the property is receiving a complete overhaul. But one thing we haven't seen much of...

Tagged: tropicana   suites   renovations   

New Feature Posted: The Tropicana The VT Review 2010

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Dec 2010
Just a note to those tuned into RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article to the site, a full VT review of the brand renewed Tropicana. Check it out here The Tropicana:...

Tagged: tropicana   hotel reviews   

Peekaboo : The Tropicana Phase III?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Dec 2010
Nearly every time I type the name of Tropicana's CEO - Alex Yemenidjian - I'm forced to double check the spelling via Google. This time the search results displayed an interesting photo of Mr....

Tagged: tropicana   alex yemenidjian   

Trop Pimps Trippies Noms On Website!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Dec 2010
Here's a shocker, the Tropicana has devoted 1/10th of their rotating homepage graphics to touting their well deserved 2010 Trippies Nominations. Check it out in all its glory on TropLV.com. For the record,...

Tagged: trippies   tropicana   

VegasEats: Bacio at Tropicana

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2010
Nestled on the second floor walkway that leads to the Tropicana's Island tower is their brand new steakhouse Biscayne and their all purpose Italian eatery Bacio, both of which are part of the Tropicana's renewed...

Tagged: tropicana   dining   bacio   

The Tropicana Experience Book

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2010
The Tropicana may have shaken off most of the barnacles attached through decades of bottom feeding, but they haven't deep six'd that hallmark of discount digs - The Fun Book. Yeah, they call...

Tagged: tropicana   funbook   

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