Paris to Open Las Vegas Location at Aladdin Resort and Casino
VEGAS, Nevada - Paris Hilton, hotel heiress and star of "The
Simple Life," joined with Aladdin
Resort and Casino Chairman Robert Earl and Michael V. Mecca,
CEO of the Aladdin and Hilton's business partner, Fred Khalilian,
to announce that the parties have reached agreement to open Club
Paris at the Aladdin
Resort and Casino.
The Las Vegas resort, which was recently purchased
by an investment group headed up by Planet Hollywood founder and
Chairman Robert Earl, is located in the center of the Las Vegas
Strip. This announcement is the first of many changes to the property
as the new owners continue their process of revamping the entertainment
options offered on property.
"Las Vegas is hot, Planet Hollywood is hot and I wanted
to be part of the newest, hottest resort in Las Vegas,"
said Hilton during the announcement. "I will see everyone
back here on New Year's Eve when I officially open Club Paris
in Las Vegas and Orlando on the same night! That's HOT"
Along with Club Paris, Miss Hilton is also in the process
of designing her own personal suite inside the resort. The suite
will be Paris' apartment whenever she is in town and, when she
is not in Las Vegas, the suite will be available for hotel guests
Plans call for the Aladdin
Resort and Casino to be renamed Planet Hollywood Resort
and Casino in early 2006. The resort will remain open during
the remodeling and re-branding of the property and, once the
remodel is complete, there will be a Hollywood style grand opening
celebration for the newest resort in Las Vegas.
Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series
VEGAS, Nevada - For 35 years, the World Series of Poker
has been an all-Las Vegas affair. But in 2005, the road
to poker's ultimate championship begins in Atlantic City.
From January 7-18, 2005, Harrah's
Atlantic City will host the premiere event of the 2005
World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit, a series of five
poker tournaments hosted by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
The tournaments will precede the 36th Annual World Series
of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las
"In 2005, the World Series of Poker begins its evolution
from a month-long special event into a year-round sport,"
said Ginny Shanks, senior vice president of acquisition
marketing for Harrah's. "The road to the World Series
of Poker Championship will be a challenging and arduous
one. But unlike professional football, basketball, golf
or auto racing, even the greenest of amateurs can mount
a challenge for the title."
Players will earn points based on their performance in the
circuit tournaments and the World Series of Poker. The top
100 point-earners will receive a free invitation to the
2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where
a single winner will take home a top prize of $2 million.
Following the January tournament in Atlantic City, the
Tournament Circuit will make stops at Harrah's
Rincon near San Diego (February 20-March 1), the Rio
(March 12-22), Harveys
Lake Tahoe (April 26-May 10) and Harrah's
New Orleans (May 21-30). Each of the events will be
taped and aired on ESPN.
The 36th Annual World Series of Poker is scheduled to begin
June 2, and will run through July 15. An estimated 5,000
players are expected to participate in the $10,000 buy-in,
no-limit Texas hold 'em Championship, double the number
that competed in 2004.
To accommodate the large expected field of participants,
most of the 2005 World Series of Poker will be held at
though the final two days of the championship tournament
will be held at Binion's
Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas. The 2005 Tournament
of Champions will take place soon after the conclusion
of the World Series of Poker Championship event, and will
be held at the Rio.
For additional information, call 1-877-367-9767, or