The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R) Las Vegas Unmask Summer With Carnevale, Inspired by the Festivals of Italy

The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R) Las Vegas Unmask Summer With Carnevale, 
Inspired by the Festivals of Italy 
Guests Can Celebrate 300 Experiences During Three Months of Summer
Fun, Featuring Grand Experiences in Entertainment, Art, Fashion,
Games, Music and Wine 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 --  The Venetian and The
Palazzo Las Vegas will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun and
romance of Italy during CARNEVALE, a three-month celebration of the
summer festivals of Italy, May 27 through Sept. 8, 2013. Based on the
highly successful premier in 2012, the festival will be expanded to
feature 300 experiences throughout the summer, including many
exclusively for The Venetian and The Palazzo guests and Grazie
CARNEVALE is inspired by the numerous festivals that grace the small
villages and towns of Italy throughout summer. The grandest of them
all -- Venice's CARNEVALE -- was born in 1162, and is heralded as one
of Europe's greatest celebrations of art, food and culture. In that
tradition, wonder and revelry will surround guests at The Venetian
and The Palazzo resorts, with activities that center around
entertainment, art, fashion, games, sports, music and wine. From
visual spectacles to themed characters and unexpected surprises
around every corner, guests will be wrapped up in the pageantry that
"The magic of CARNEVALE is never knowing what unexpected surprise is
around the corner," said John Caparella, president and chief
operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.
"CARNEVALE offers the perfect place to unmask your inner artist,
adventurer, foodie and romantic."  
Special Value for Overnight Guests
 The "Passaporto di CARNEVALE"
will be included with overnight stays throughout CARNEVALE featuring
special discounts and entertainment specials valued at more than
$1,000, including retail offers from resort restaurants, spa, and The
Grand Canal Shoppes. The Passaporto is an exclusive benefit to resort
guests. During CARNEVALE, members of Grazie, The Venetian and The
Palazzo's premier loyalty program, can continue to earn valued Status
Points with all suite charges by linking a Grazie account to suite
Special Fun and Activities
 Guests visiting during CARNEVALE will
enjoy a calendar of special events, activities and promotions,
including nightly entertainment spectacles. Daily events will

--  Ciao Bella! The Carnevale Welcome Reception: Join us for a nightly
    reception in your honor featuring live music, character photo ops,
    mixology lessons and other surprises!
--  The Masquerade - A Cavalcade of Carnevalean Characters: Join in the
    fun as our nightly show unfolds, with our elaborately costumed masked
    characters, celebrating the romance, mystery and artistry of the
    historic Venice festival.
--  Cocktails Unmasked -A Summer of Mixology at The Venetian: Your nightly
    opportunity to try something new! Every week, we will spotlight a new
    spirit, and will present a new mixed drink every night for guests to
    try. (Guests staying at the resort will receive drink coupons at check
--  Light of Venice -A 3D Light Projection Fantasy: The facade of The
    Venetian is the canvas for a 3D fantasy of light and music, featuring
    state-of-the-art digital mapping technology.
--  Veni, Vidi, Vino-The Carnevale Wine Walk - If every time you drink red
    wine, you end up getting a cab... this is the activity for you! This
    is your chance to stop and smell the rose! Grab a map and explore
    the best "by the glass" Italian wines of The Venetian and The
--  The Neon Olympiad - Party Like it's 1988! - Join our VJ at the Bourbon
    Room every night, to participate in an '80s-inspired party.
    Participate and you can win Carnevale prizes.
--  Dance Through the Decades - '60s, '70s, and '80s live on stage! -
    Nowhere on the planet can you enjoy the best music of the '60s, '70s,
    and '80s through live musical theater... in one place! Enjoy smooth
    harmonies of '60s Motown in HUMAN NATURE, the groovy tunes of the '70s
    in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, and the anthems of the
--  National Geographic 50 Greatest Photos: The Venetian Imagine Gallery
    features a special exhibition with the story behind the 50 greatest
    photos from the photographers of National Geographic. As a special
    bonus for Carnevale, the gallery will feature a photo display of
    photos from Venice's Carnevale, taken by photographers of the
    prestigious magazine.
--  Sushi Fever Fridays: Join the chefs of Sushi Samba as they demonstrate
    how to make sushi every Friday night. On Friday, July 26th, SUSHI
    SAMBA & SAKE, a special late-night event will take place from 10pm
    until 2am.
--  Fashion Showcase: Our retail partners from Grand Canal Shoppes share
    their latest styles. (1 - 3pm, Palazzo Waterfall Atrium: Billionaire
    Italian Couture - June 13; Canyon Beachware - June 20; Bikini Bay -
    July 4; DVF - July 18; Banana Republic - August 1; RYU - August 22.)
--  Honeymooners "Sweetheart" Reception: Exclusively for honeymooners, new
    couples and couples celebrating their anniversaries. (7pm, Venezia
    Pool; June 25, July 23, August 20)
--  Other Carnevale fun, scheduled at various times throughout the run of
    --  Live music, including poolside concerts
    --  Wine tastings and winemaker's dinners
    --  Table game lessons
    --  Ping pong lounge
    --  Carnevale cocktails
    --  Art display and photo ops
    --  Cooking classes and culinary demos
    --  Synchronized swimming demos
    --  Horticulture tours
    --  Culinary demos
    --  Guest speakers
    --  Streetmosphere shows at Grand Canal Shoppes
    --  3D chalk artist (June 11-18)
    --  DeepStack Extravaganza poker tournament (May 23- July 21)
    --  Celebrity appearances
    --  Comedy shows featuring Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen, and
        David Spade
    --  Wheel of Fortune tapings
    --  Special Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments in honor of CARNEVALE
    --  Madame Tussauds "how do they do that" workshops
    --  Pizza-eating contests
--  Special Weekends (Details, packages and dates coming soon - see
    website for details)
    --  A Taste of Italy Weekend (featuring Mario Batali; June 1) The
        dynamic team behind B+B and Carnevino present a special experience
        for foodies. The weekend's signature event will feature
        interactive elements at several stations, including Italian
        salumeria, pasta station, meat station, dessert station, and more.
        (Noon - 5pm; $60 per person, Palazzo Waterfall Atrium)
    --  Sammy Hagar Tiki Pool Party Weekend(with barbecue by Emeril
        Lagasse; June 8) Get ready for the party of the summer as Sammy
        Hagar brings the Wabos to Vegas to throw the Tiki bash to end all
        Tiki bashes! This is the ultimate mash up of barbecue by acclaimed
        chef Emeril Lagasse with a performance by Sammy & The Wabos,
        all in the world's largest Five Diamond resort. Savor every bite
        of Emeril's signature barbecue while sipping signature cocktails
        poolside. (7:30pm; Concert: $55 plus tax per person, suite package
        available; Grand Pools of the Venetian)
    --  Tignanello Vertical Wine Dinner & Weekend(June 28) This was
        the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first red wine
        to be blended with non-traditional varieties (like Cabernet) and
        one of the first Chianti reds not to use white grapes. Tignanello
        is a milestone. It is made from a selection of Sangiovese,
        Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in
        barriques for about 12 months and for a further 12 months in the
        bottles. This dinner is going to be excellent! ($200 per person,
        suite package available.)
    --  Passion for Cabernet Weekend (July 25) Your Carnevale experience
        includes a special wine dinner, featuring the rare opportunity to
        dine with Marcus Notaro (winemaker Col Salare) and Glenn Salva
        (Estate Manager at Antica). ($200 per person, suite package
    --  Curtis Stone Up-Close & Personal Weekend(July 26-27) Fans of
        this Australian chef (host of "Top Chef Masters") will have an
        opportunity to taste recipes from his latest cookbook at this "pop
        up" Curtis Stone restaurant, featuring a five-course tasting menu
        with wine pairing. Experience also includes a Champagne reception,
        photo op, and an autographed book. (6pm; $200 per person, suite
        package available.)
    --  Giro D'ItaliaWine and Food Walk (August 9) Celebrate "Tour de
        Italy" with a special wine- and food-themed event held throughout
        Grand Canal Shoppes, featuring food and wine booths. (Tickets: $29
        plus tax)
    --  Cheer for Beer Festival (August 17) Spend the afternoon at AZURE,
        our luxury pool at The Palazzo, where we celebrate the drink we
        all love -- beer! (Tickets: $29 per tax)
    --  World's Largest Bachelorette Party Weekend(July 19-21) This
        summer, TAO Group is calling on all Bachelorettes to attend what
        promises to be the World's Largest Bachelorette Party taking place
        in Las Vegas at TAO(R), LAVO(R) and TAO BEACH in The
        Venetian and The Palazzo. Hundreds of brides to be and their
        friends will be celebrating their nuptials with one last wild
        weekend in Vegas!
    --  Ping Pong Challenge Weekend (dates and details TBD)
    --  Havana Nights Weekend(dates and details TBD)

For more information on CARNEVALE, please visit
TWEET: Celebrate #Vegas' premier summer festival #CarnevaleLV at
@VenetianVegas and @PalazzoVegas this summer starting May 27.  
About The Venetian Las Vegas(R) 
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country
to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide
Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and
convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the
LEED(R) EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for
leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard
650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot
Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las
Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the
Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes(R), an
indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the
Canyon Ranch SpaClub(R), world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a
wide variety of entertainment such as the party musical "ROCK OF
AGES," showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita
Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and
corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep,
shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian
and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever
Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group(R) global
portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on
Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at  
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping,world-class
dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED(R)
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las
Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top
25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best
Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes
Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a
flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The
Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20
remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at
The Palazzo including Chloe, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane
von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers
plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at
an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman
suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers
a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such
as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by
Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and
nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the unique nightclub experience The Act; the
world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar,
sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and
Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the
sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities.
Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with
Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed
sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance
Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For
additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on
Facebook at  
Earn points when you EAT, SLEEP, SHOP & PLAY with Grazie, The
Venetian and The Palazzo's premier loyalty program. Grazie rewards
guests for staying in the resorts' suites, dining at the restaurants,
shopping at the boutiques, and gaming in the casinos. Guests will
enjoy the services and amenities available at two world class resorts
with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. Guests
playing on qualifying slot and video poker can earn three types of
points: Status Points, Slot Reward Points and Grazie Gift Points.
Slot Reward Points can be redeemed for a choice of slot credits or
resort comps. By linking their Grazie account to their hotel
reservation, guests can earn Status Points for all suite charges
including: restaurant meals, show tickets, spa services, nightclub
drinks, participating shop purchases, suite rates and in-suite
charges. Grazie offers three levels of membership: Grazie, Gold and
Platinum. A guest's membership level determines the rate at which
points are earned and the higher the level, the faster points are
earned. For additional information, please call Grazie at 877.2GRAZIE
or 702.414.4116. 
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