WHAT’S NEW AND COMING SOON IN LAS VEGAS FOR 2024

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Sorin Dutoiu, at 28 Apr. 24, in Destinations

Year after year, Las Vegas continues to provide new, one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether it’s world-class dining or unforgettable production shows and exciting live entertainment, Vegas routinely delivers the latest and greatest. Events There are always anticipated events on the horizon in Las Vegas, as the destination hosts several marquee sports, entertainment and dining events throughout the year. […]

Year after year, Las Vegas continues to provide new, one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether it’s world-class dining or unforgettable production shows and exciting live entertainment, Vegas routinely delivers the latest and greatest.

Events

There are always anticipated events on the horizon in Las Vegas, as the destination hosts several marquee sports, entertainment and dining events throughout the year.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, June 5 in the destination. Harnessing the glitz, glamour and buzzing culinary credentials of Las Vegas, this marks the first time the world-renowned celebration will be held in the destination. The event is considered one of the most important annual gatherings of chefs, restaurateurs, media and culinary icons in the gastronomic calendar.

Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix returns for a second year from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Nov. 23. The race is held on the streets of Las Vegas, with grandstands and unique viewing experiences lining the Las Vegas Strip. The event is already confirmed to take place in November 2025, and organizers hope to make it a permanent annual event.

Accommodations

New resorts continue to pop up in the destination, while existing properties continue to refresh with multimillion-dollar renovations. 

Queen Las Vegas, a boutique hotel, restaurant, gaming lounge and nightclub, will begin hotel operations in 2024 as the only LGBTQ+ property on the Strip.

Durango Casino & Resort opened in the southwest valley on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, with over 200 rooms and 15 restaurants, including four original concepts and a food hall. 

Fontainebleau Las Vegas opened on the north end of the Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, with over 3,600 luxury rooms and an impressive collection of culinary offerings.

Food & Beverage 

Las Vegas has proven itself as a global culinary powerhouse, as celebrity chefs and iconic brands continue to open in the destination. The dining scene is incredibly diverse and there are always new places to experience.

Caspian’s Caviar & Cocktails will open this spring at Caesars Palace. From Clique Hospitality, the firm behind Las Vegas hot spots such as The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails and Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge, the restaurant will feature an exceptional collection of caviar, imaginative cocktails and curated champagne and vodka selections.

Pinky’s by Vanderpump will open this summer at Flamingo Las Vegas. From former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump, the restaurant will offer distinctive dishes and statement cocktails. Set right on the Las Vegas Strip, the 7,000-square-foot space will feature Vanderpump’s signature design aesthetic with a nod to the Flamingo’s vibrant history.

Cantina Contramar will open in 2024 at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. From celebrated chef Gabriela Cámara, the restaurant will feature a diverse menu of traditional Mexican fare, highlighted by the chef’s signature seafood dishes.

Orla opened Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. From celebrity chef Michael Mina, who operates several other restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, the restaurant is inspired by the Mediterranean’s lively markets and bazaars.

Ole Red opened in mid-January at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Horseshoe Las Vegas. From country music superstar Blake Shelton, the bar, restaurant and live music venue is the largest of the established brand’s locations at 27,000 square feet.

Brasserie B opened in early January 2024 at Caesars Palace. From celebrity chef and Food Network fixture Bobby Flay, who operates several other restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. Offering an intersection of classic French cuisine and the chef’s signature culinary touches, the 175-seat restaurant features design details such as a Parisian storefront-inspired façade, a 20-seat bar and unique accents like blown glass chandeliers.

The Chef Truck opened in mid-December 2023 at Park MGM. Chef Roy Choi, who operates Best Friend at the same resort, and writer/director/actor Jon Favreau have joined forces for this restaurant. The Chef Truck brings to life the culinary friendship that began with the hit movie Chef and continued in the popular Netflix series The Chef Show. At this venue, fans can sink their teeth into the dishes they’ve seen Choi and Favreau make together.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas debuted in December 2023 with a world-class collection of 36 first-to-market restaurants and bars. The culinary collection features restaurants from acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs alongside original Fontainebleau concepts. Notable restaurants include Papi Steak from restaurateur David Grutman, Washing Potato from restaurateur Alan Yau, Mother Wolf from chef Evan Funke, and Capon’s Burgers Fries & Shakes by chef Josh Capon. Original Fontainebleau concepts include Don’s Prime, a steakhouse; La Côte, a French Riviera-inspired restaurant; and Vida, an American bistro.

LPM Restaurant & Bar opened in late November 2023 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The ninth location of the established brand—and only the second in the U.S.—the restaurant features French Riviera-inspired cuisine, a specialty cocktail menu honoring French writer Jean Cocteau, a collection of rosés and an indoor-outdoor atmosphere.

Peter Luger Steak House opened in mid-October 2023 at Caesars Palace. The iconic brand’s first domestic expansion in over 60 years is the only U.S. location outside New York state. In operation since 1887, Peter Luger is known for its German beer hall setting, dry-aging process and old-world charm.

Entertainment

The entertainment calendar in Las Vegas stays jam-packed all year long with residencies from superstar acts, spectacular production shows and concerts from legendary comedians.

Phish will be the second act to take the stage at the instantly world-renown Sphere. Shows will take place from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21.

Maroon 5 will return to Dolby Live at Park MGM for another stint of its M5LV residency, with shows running on select dates from Friday, May 17 through Saturday, Oct. 12.

Pinky Ring will open at Bellagio Resort & Casino in early 2024. From superstar Bruno Mars, the one-of-a-kind cocktail lounge and jazz bar will be located on the casino floor and feature moody lighting, live music, DJs spinning vinyl, a specialty bar program and best-in-class audio.

DiscoShow will open in summer 2024 at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. From Spiegelworld, the creative firm behind Las Vegas shows Absinthe, OPM and The Atomic Saloon Show, the experience is a venue and production show in one. It will feature a transformative live entertainment space, bars and a diner.

LIV Las Vegas opened at Fontainebleau Las Vegas in December 2023 as the centerpiece of the resort’s nightlife experience. Designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, the 50,000-square foot venue is an extension of the original LIV at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Renowned house music producer John Summit was announced as its first resident performer, with other artists to perform at the space including Tiësto and Metro Boomin.

Voltaire Belle de Nuit opened on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Blurring the lines between an intimate club, concert, and non-stop entertainment venue, Voltaire currently features residencies from pop sensations Kylie Minogue (running through May) and Christina Aguilera (running through March).

Sphere opened in September 2023 behind The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The immersive entertainment venue, now the largest spherical structure in the world, debuted with a residency from legendary rock band U2, which continues to play shows through February.

The Sphere Experience is an attraction at the Sphere featuring a technology-driven tour through the venue and a screening of famed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth, a specially commissioned immersive film that takes advantage of Sphere’s capabilities.

Attractions

Las Vegas has evolved into more than just a dining and entertainment destination. From history to the out-of-this-world, Vegas offers an attraction for every visitor.

Play Playground opened Thursday, Jan. 18 at Luxor Hotel & Casino. The 15,000 square-foot interactive Playground features more than 20 larger-than-life nostalgic games, two bars, VIP mezzanines and private event spaces.

Particle Ink will open at Luxor Hotel & Casino on Thursday, March 14. A partnership between Kaleidoco and MGM Resorts International, the venue comes after the initial success of Particle Ink’s 2022 engagement in downtown Las Vegas, which was extended several times due to demand. The attraction offers two immersive experiences featuring live performance, acrobatics and street dance as well as interactive and projection-mapped technology.

Atomic Golf will open at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower in Quarter 1 of 2024. The golf and entertainment experience will span 92,000 square feet and feature more than 100 hitting bays, four bars, meeting space and a 12,000-square-foot Astrocade.

Swingers Las Vegas will open at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in 2024. The miniature golf venue will span 40,000 square feet and feature three levels of putt-putt play, caddie cocktail servers and more.

ARTE MUSEUM opened in November 2023 at 63 Las Vegas. The museum is a uniquely immersive exhibition that reinterprets various aspects of nature and art as new media artworks. 

Blending the lines between reality, fantasy and hyper-reality by using digital technology, viewers will find themselves at the base of towering waterfalls and strolling beaches as they admire the aurora borealis.

Paradox Museum opened in June 2023 on the Las Vegas Strip. The museum is a space of ultimate creativity and questioning and is a must-see, must-experience destination for all ages.

The Punk Rock Museum opened Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Downtown Las Vegas. The institution houses the world’s most expansive, inclusive, and intimate display of punk rock artifacts, including photos, handwritten lyrics, clothing, instruments and artwork. The space also features a wedding chapel, the Triple Down bar and a tattoo parlor called “The Shop.”

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