Did you know that the first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas was the Golden Gate Hotel in 1906? A lot has changed since then and Peter heads to Caesars Palace Las Vegas Resort & Casino to find out the latest evolutions to the city’s hotels, casinos, restaurants, and clubs.
It’s not just Las Vegas that has changed. New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey and Los Angeles Times business writer Hugo Martin cover the latest in summer travel and airline news. Tune in this weekend to find out how to negotiate your way into a better seat or at least travel in a plane with Wi-Fi.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Featured guests include:
Hugo Martin, business writer covering travel and tourism for the Los Angeles Times, explains which airlines are equipping more of their fleet with Wi-Fi and why executives are taking more vacations.
Ryan Slattery, managing editor of Vegas Player Magazine, lets us in on all the new venues that are stars on the Strip, as well as his favorite hidden gems in Sin City.
Cat Greenleaf, host of Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, chats about how her show–broadcast from her Brooklyn stoop– got started as well as the latest summer happening around NYC.
Randall Walker, Clark County director of aviation for McCarran Airport, discusses the airport’s new $2.4 billion terminal and how Vegas has become a hub for international tourism.
Taylor Hicks, singer, musician, and winner of American Idol, talks coming full circle to perform in the city where he auditioned, and what it feels like to perform in the same city as many of his idols.
Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas Mayor and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Host Committee Chair, breaks down how the lifeline of Vegas depends on the prosperity of downtown and how he intends to keep this city on the cutting edge.
David Rockwell, designer and architect, talks about his latest project–designing the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace–and how he married Japanese sleekness into a Roman-themed resort.
Joe Sharkey, columnist for New York Times, discusses plane etiquette with other travelers as well as negotiation tactics to get a better seat on your next flight.
Rebecca Frisch, from VegasChatter.com, talks about how the Las Vegas scene has developed over the years and what it was like to get engaged at the Bellagio and married with 99 other brides in downtown Vegas.
Maureen Crampton, director of marketing and business development for The Forum Shops at Caesars, announces the 20th anniversary and how the shops have developed along with the culinary scene of Las Vegas.
By Collette Torunyan for PeterGreenberg.com