Issue 344
April 16 - April 22, 2007
Volume 7
page 2

The Signature ready for June opening
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Signature at MGM Grand announced today the July opening of its third 576-suite tower. The debut of this all-suite tower will mark the completion of The Signature at MGM Grand complex, a first-of-its-kind hotel concept in Las Vegas that features an entirely non-gaming, non-smoking environment focused on personal service within an intimate, exclusive environment.

"There are no other accommodations in Las Vegas like The Signature at MGM Grand, which offers the best of all worlds," said Frederic Luvisutto, vice president of The Signature at MGM Grand. "We combine personalized service and an intimate environment just steps away from the excitement and vitality of MGM Grand's 'Maximum Vegas' experience. Our property is truly unique in the market and we are thrilled to open our third and final tower to the public."

Guests of each tower enjoy separate lobbies, check-in facilities and pool complexes including private cabanas, Jacuzzi and bars. Each tower features its own distinct identity with different lobby designs and amenities. Tower 1 offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, retail shopping, lobby lounge and Starbucks. Tower 2 includes a delicatessen, named delights at The Signature, offering fresh handcrafted sandwiches, salads, soups and original dishes. Towers 2 and 3 feature convenient meeting rooms and executive boardrooms, and Tower 3 also offers a fitness center.

Offering guests an array of spacious, well-appointed junior, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, all three towers of The Signature at MGM Grand feature private balconies that command stunning views of The Strip and surrounding mountain landscape. Plush fabrics, custom furnishings and a palette of rich reds, dark espressos and bright coppers create a sense of warmth, comfort and quiet escape. Guests are invited to enjoy the highest quality in-suite amenities including deluxe king beds with 300-thread-count, Anichini sheets; marble and granite bathrooms with Jacuzzi-brand whirlpool tubs and June Jacobs' spa products; Sub-Zero, Miele and Bosch kitchenette appliances; ultra-thin LCD flat-screen, high-definition TVs; and high-speed Internet access with wireless capabilities.

One need not leave The Signature at MGM Grand grounds to enjoy a complete resort experience that includes 24-hour in-suite dining, Concierge, valet and bell staff services. In-suite spa services also are available upon request.

For guests who wish to venture out to participate in the excitement of The Strip, The Signature's proximity to the heart of MGM Grand provides easy access to the dynamic, energetic "Maximum Vegas" environment including star chefs and restaurants, exhilarating nightlife, top-name entertainment and a bustling casino. Guests of The Signature at MGM Grand enjoy the best of both worlds: a place to refresh and re-charge within an elegant retreat, but with the convenience of a prime location only moments away from one of Las Vegas' premier resorts.

Rates begin at $200 for a junior suite; $300 for a one-bedroom suite; and $510 for a two-bedroom suite.


San Diego County opens new casino
As reported by The San Diego Union Tribune

SANTA YSABEL, Calif. - "San Diego County's 10th Indian casino opened last night with a private party for more than 1,000 people.

"…The 349-slot Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, on state Route 79 about 4½ miles north of Route 78, opened to the general public at 9 p.m., after the party.

"It will be some time before the casino sells alcohol.

"…County officials say they are waiting for word that the tribe has implemented an alcohol training program for its workers; will serve food; has a designated-driver program; and sponsors a shuttle to public transit.

"…The $27 million casino on the side of Volcan Mountain overlooking Lake Henshaw was funded through a bank loan guaranteed by Arizona's Yavapai-Apache Nation, whose leaders were at yesterday's ceremony…"

Union continues fight against California compact
As reported by The Californian

CALIFORNIA - "A labor union continued its demand for new provisions in a Temecula-area tribe's gambling agreement with the state Wednesday, even as more of its legislative allies hinted they would support the version now on the table.

"A bill by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Van Nuys, would amend a 1999 agreement between California and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, allowing the tribe to add as many as 5,500 slot machines to the 2,000 already at its casino just south of Temecula. Padilla is one of several Democratic legislators carrying bills that would finalize agreements that five Southern California tribes negotiated with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in August.

"In a second straight day of hearings before the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, Unite-HERE Political Director Jack Gribbon protested the methods the agreements -- known as compacts -- specify for unionization elections. The union favors a system of signed cards, which it considers fairer than the secret-ballot elections outlined by the compacts…"


Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.: Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalized as distinct creators of rock and roll. But what these reverent words are missing is the notion of now. How do you reconcile a generation-spanning word like icon with the quick beat of the present? Aerosmith does it. The band members are legends, icons and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they were thirty years ago. They are a phenomenon, a force of nature, trail-blazing, unstoppable, showing no signs of slowing down.Unique even among the select handful of rock bands who are still active after their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Aerosmith has sold over 100 million albums.

Aerosmith will perform at this concert as part of its 2007 World Tour, with all proceeds to benefit the Lili Claire Foundation.

Dates: April 28, 2007
Time: 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $137 and $187

For more information: Official Web site

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