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December 20, 2014

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Guest Gauge

October 29, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 22, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 24, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 17, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 10, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 9, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 3, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 27, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 20, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 13, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 6, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 30, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 23, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 16, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 9, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 2, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 18, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 11, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 4, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 28, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 21, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 14, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 7, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 30, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 23, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 16, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 9, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 26, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 19, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 12, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 5, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 27, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 19, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 12, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 5, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 29, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 22, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 15, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 8, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 1, 2014


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 25, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 18, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 11, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 4, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 27, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 20, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 13, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 6, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 30, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 23, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 9, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 2, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 25, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 18, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 11, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 4, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 21, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 14, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 7, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 31, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 24, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 17, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 10, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 3, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 26, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 19, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 12, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 5, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 29, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 15, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 8, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 1, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 24, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 17, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 10, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 3, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 27, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 20, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 13, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 27, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 20, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 13, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 6, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 30, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 23, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 16, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 9, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 2, 2013


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 26, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 19, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 12, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 5, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 28, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 21, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 14, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 7, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 31, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 24, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 17, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 10, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 3, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 26, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 19, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 12, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 5, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 29, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 22, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 15, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 8, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 1, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 25, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 18, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 11, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 5, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 27, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 13, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 6, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 30, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 23, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 16, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 9, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 2, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 25, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 18, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 11, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

April 4, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 28, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 21, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 14, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

March 7, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 29, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 22, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 15, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 8, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

February 1, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 25, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 18, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 11, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

January 4, 2012


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 28, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 21, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

December 7, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 30, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 23, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 16, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 9, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

November 2, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 26, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 19, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 12, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

October 5, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 28, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 21, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 14, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

September 7, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 17, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

August 3, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 20, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

July 6, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 22, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 8, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

June 1, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 25, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 18, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 11, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

May 4, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

A much-anticipated championship boxing match could bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and three-division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley will go 12 rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Tickets for the event at the 17,000-plus seat venue are close to sold out.

Also, Las Vegas Uncorked will be held at several Strip casinos this weekend. The four-day culinary event will showcase the work from more than 50 celebrity chefs, including Alex Stratta, Tom Colicchio and Bradley Ogden.

Visitors might also be traveling to Las Vegas for Cinco de Mayo. For a full list of Cinco de Mayo events this week, visit the Las Vegas Sun’s guide to the holiday.

Rates at some of the most popular Las Vegas hotels are higher than normal this weekend. The average daily rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $336 on Friday and $435 on Saturday. The resorts include Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock, Wynn and Bellagio. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included on the above list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas budget hotels are also up. Prices include $125 at Sahara, $112 at Riviera and $155 at Imperial Palace.

April 27, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a slow weekend that included the Easter holiday, the Las Vegas Valley could see a uptick in visitors this weekend, thanks to some big-name performers.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will hit the Mirage for a set of shows this week. Guests will catch the comedic actor in his other role as a bluegrass musician.

He’s not a performer, but Donald Trump will be bringing his road show to Treasure Island on Friday amid the frenzy over whether he’ll run for president. The event is being hosted by a collection of women’s Republican groups and his business partner, Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin.

Comedian David Spade will return to the Venetian with his stand-up show. Spade’s show runs through July.

Also this weekend is Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn’s wedding to Andrea Hissom. About 250 couples are expected to attend the reception at the casino mogul’s resort.

Room rates are much higher than they have been in recent weeks. The average daily rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $328 on Friday and $407 on Saturday. The resorts include Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock, Wynn and Caesars Palace. Bellagio, which would normally be included on the list, is sold out all weekend, and Caesars Palace is sold out Friday night.

Rates at Las Vegas budget hotels are also high. Prices include $130 at Imperial Palace, $139 at Hooters and $199 at Riviera.

Other events this weekend include the International Sign Expo, which is expected to have 20,000 people in attendance.

April 20, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many people opting to stay close to home for Easter, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Restaurants and resorts across the valley will be hosting Easter events. For a full list of egg hunts, brunches, dinners and other events, visit the Sun’s Easter guide.

Janet Jackson, meanwhile, will be bringing her world tour to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace this weekend. Fans can expect hits from earlier in her career and songs from her new album, “Nothing.”

The annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend will hit The Orleans on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Events include a car show, burlesque competition, fashion shows, parties and concerts.

The average daily rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $247 for Friday and $199 for Saturday. The resorts include Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included on the list, is sold out for the weekend.

Rates at some of Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices such as $104 at Riviera, $95 at Sahara and $88 at Hooters.

April 13, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With spring break starting for many school-aged children and families venturing out for vacations, the Las Vegas Valley could see more visitors than usual this weekend.

Celine Dion will return to Caesars Palace this weekend for her next set of shows. Tickets for the singer’s highly anticipated show sold out months ago, driving rates at the hotel to more than $800 per night this weekend.

At the Cosmopolitan, Mumford & Sons will perform to a sold-out crowd at the resort’s pool. On Saturday night, Nas and Damian Marley will also perform at the Boulevard Pool.

Hard Rock’s Rehab pool party will open for its eighth season on Sunday. Thousands of partygoers are expected to be in attendance for the opening.

Room rates at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels are higher than they've been in months. The average daily rate at nine Las Vegas hotels is $335 on Friday and $419 on Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn. Bellagio, which would normally be included on the above list, is sold out this weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high. Prices include $102 at Sahara, $139 at Hooters and $165 at Imperial Palace.

Other events for the weekend include the Exxxtacy adult expo at the Riviera, which is expected to have 10,000 people in attendance. The Professional Bull Riders Association will host its Last Cowboy Standing event at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night.

April 6, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included the NCAA basketball tournament, spring break and big concerts, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Five-time world champion Erik Morales will take on Marcos Maidana in a 12-round, junior welterweight bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

On Friday night, Tuff-N-Uff will host a welterweight championship fight between Eddie Jackson and Lee Henry Lilly at The Orleans. Also on the ticket is the women's 115-pound championship between Ashley Cummins and Jocelyn Lybarger.

Cosmopolitan will open the dayclub portion of its Marquee nightclub on Saturday. DJ Roger Sanchez will be providing the soundtrack for the opening of the 22,000-square-foot venue pool venue.

The average daily rate at 10 Las Vegas hotels is $215 on Friday and $305 on Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn. Hard Rock is sold out Saturday night.

Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $97 at Sahara, $88 at Imperial Palace and $107 at Riviera.

The weekend also brings the start of the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention. The convention runs Saturday through Thursday and is expected to bring thousands of people to town.

March 30, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few big events in town over the next few days and the NCAA basketball tournament winding down, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Although most of the NCAA tournament games are over and done with, visitors still might be in town to bet on and watch this weekend’s semifinal games.

Michael Jordan will host his 10th annual celebrity golf tournament this weekend at the Shadow Creek Golf Course. Celebrities golfing in the tournament include Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Spike Lee and Don Cheadle.

Dutch musician and DJ Tiesto will continue his monthly residency Saturday night at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Hotel rates are lower than they have been in recent weeks. The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $210 for Friday and $244 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn. Caesars Palace and Hard Rock are both sold out Saturday night.

Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $63 at Sahara, $75 at Imperial Palace and $84 at Riviera.

March 23, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big names in music and the continuation of March Madness might mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

The always-shocking Lady Gaga will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday night with her Monster Ball Tour. Fans can expect an over-the-top (and bizarre) stage show and hits like “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance.”

But Lady Gaga will be competing with Britney Spears, who is rumored to be holding a free concert at the Palms Friday night for the taping of an MTV special.

The NCAA college basketball tournament will continue through the weekend. Sports bars around Las Vegas are hosting viewing parties for the games. Casino sports books are expected to be packed as bettors line up to wager on the games.

Room rates are higher than normal at some of Las Vegas’ top hotels. The average daily rate at 10 Las Vegas hotels is $340 on Friday and $280 on Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also higher than normal. Prices include $104 at Sahara, $94 at Riviera and $125 at Hooters.

Conexpo, one of Las Vegas' largest annual conventions, will run through Saturday. The trade show is expected to bring 120,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

March 16, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The start of the NCAA Tournament and big names in music could mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Sports books on and off the Strip are expected to be packed as bettors line up to wager on college basketball games. Bars and restaurants around Las Vegas are hosting viewing parties for this weekend’s games.

Celine Dion, who started her three-year run at Caesars Palace Tuesday, will host her first set of weekend shows Saturday and Sunday night. The shows sold out months ago and have driven weekend rates at Caesars Palace as high as $900.

On Saturday night, Bon Jovi will bring its North American tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Several resorts on and off the Strip opened their pools this week to prepare for spring-breakers. Wet Republic at MGM Grand, Bare at the Mirage and Liquid at Aria all opened for the season.

Room rates are much higher than normal this weekend. The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $315 for Friday and $309 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also higher than normal. Prices include $110 at Sahara, $197 at Riviera and $160 at Hooters.

March 9, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With spring break season and March Madness starting to ramp up, the Las Vegas Valley is likely to see big crowds this weekend.

Several resorts on and off the Strip are offering deals and events to attract spring breakers. MTV wrapped up its annual spring break special at the Palms on Wednesday after four days of concerts and parties.

MGM Resorts International is hosting a concert with Cee Lo Green and The Ting Tings on Saturday night across the street from the Luxor. The company is also offering several spring break packages including dining, nightclub passes and pool cabanas.

Room rates are slightly higher than normal because of the weekend’s events. The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $206 on Friday and $228 on Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Hard Rock. Wynn, which would normally be included on the list, is sold out all weekend.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $78 at Sahara, $94 at Hooters and $108 at Imperial Palace.

The Mountain West Conference basketball tournament, which started Tuesday, will continue through Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Also on Saturday, boxers Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga will go head-to-head at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, fighting for the WBA World Super Welterweight title.

March 2, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

NASCAR weekend is expected to bring big crowds and thousands of visitors to the Las Vegas Valley over the next few days.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway expects between 100,000 and 150,000 to be in attendance for this weekend’s events. The events include practice runs on Thursday, Friday’s qualifying rounds, the Sam's Town 300 on Saturday and the Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday.

NASCAR drivers are expected to make appearances throughout Las Vegas for autographs and meet & greets this weekend, including the annual hauler parade on the Strip Thursday night.

Despite the busy weekend, room rates at many of the Strip hotels are still fairly low. The average rate at ten of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $178 for Friday and $235 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

However, rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are much higher than normal for the weekend. Prices include $114 at Riviera, $120 at Imperial Palace and $132 at Sahara.

Other events for the weekend include performances from comedians such as Tim Allen at the Venetian, Bill Engvall at the Treasure Island and Nick Cannon at the Palms.

February 23, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events in town this weekend, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors over the next few days.

After taking a break for a few years, the Stone Temple Pilots are back on tour to promote their self-titled album. The tour will make a stop at the Pearl at the Palms Friday night.

A couple of moderate-sized conventions might bring visitors to Las Vegas this weekend. The Western Veterinary Conference is expected to bring 14,000 attendees to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center while the Wedding and Portrait Photographers annual convention will have 13,000 in attendance at the MGM Grand.

On Saturday night, the UNLV men’s basketball team will host the University of Wyoming.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $198 for Friday and $222 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $67 at Sahara, $69 at Riviera and $88 at Imperial Palace.

February 16, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The holiday weekend could mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend. Visitors might take advantage of the President’s Day holiday, extending their weekend stay in Las Vegas through Monday.

Linkin Park will bring its "A Thousand Suns: World Tour 2011" to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night. The Prodigy will open for Linkin Park.

On Sunday, Less Than Jake will perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, along with special guests The Supervillians and Off With Their Heads.

On the comedy front, comedians Tom Arnold, Jay Leno and Gilbert Gottfried will be in town this weekend.

Hotel rates are higher than they have been in recent weeks. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $230 for Friday and $313 for Saturday. Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Even rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are high with prices like $92 at Sahara, $118 at Imperial Palace and $137 at Riviera.

February 9, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a busy weekend that included the Super Bowl, UFC 126 and the start of Chinese New Year, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Some Chinese New Year celebrations will continue through the weekend, bringing both domestic and international travelers to Las Vegas for the holiday. Chinese New Year, which is one of the busiest and most profitable periods for the city, will last through mid-February.

TheHSBC Sevens World Series hits Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend for the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament, the only U.S. tournament stop in the worldwide series.

On Saturday night, the UNLV men’s basketball team will take on San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The average rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $173 for Friday and $219 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Hard Rock. Wynn, which would normally be included on the list, is sold out for the weekend.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $75 at Sahara, $78 at Imperial Palace and $90 at Flamingo.

February 2, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With the Super Bowl, UFC and the start of Chinese New Year, the Las Vegas Valley can expect big crowds this weekend.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects more than 149,000 visitors to travel to Las Vegas for the weekend and citywide occupancy to be near 84 percent.

The Super Bowl is expected to bring sports bettors and football fans to Las Vegas in big numbers for Sunday’s game. The LVCVA and Strip casinos have noted that Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the busiest for the city.

Chinese New Year officially begins today, bringing thousands of domestic and international tourists to Las Vegas and injecting million of dollars into the city’s economy. Casinos across the valley have special events planned for the holiday, which will last through mid-February.

UFC 126 will hit the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night, featuring the World Middleweight Championship between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort. Other key matchups include Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin and Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

The average rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $178 for Friday and $238 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Hard Rock. Wynn, which would normally be included on the list, is sold out for the weekend.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $74 at Hooters, $78 at Sahara and $79 at Riviera.

January 26, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events in town over the next few days, the Las Vegas Valley likely will see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Winter Market, the biannual furniture and design show, will run through Friday at the World Market Center. The event is expected to draw about 50,000 attendees.

On Friday, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Ozzy Osbourne will bring his North American arena tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Osbourne’s longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open the show.

MMA Xplosion will return to The Joint at the Hard Rock on Saturday night with a fight card featuring battles between Team USA and Team Brazil, as well as Team Kazakhstan and Team Mexico.

Room rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels are much lower than normal this weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $155 for Friday and $165 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $57 at Sahara, $60 at Hooters and $77 at Imperial Palace.

January 19, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Two of city's largest annual conventions could mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

The World of Concrete expo and Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Show are in town until Saturday and are each expected have about 55,000 attendees.

On Friday, the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band Weezer will bring “The Memories Tour” to The Joint at Hard Rock. Later in the weekend, the Jägermeister Music Tour will hit The Joint, featuring Buckcherry and special guests Hellyeah, All That Remains and The Damned Things.

The Wailers will take the stage at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Sunday night.

Stand-up comic, producer, writer and "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey will continue his IMPROV-A-GANZA show at the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand this weekend.

Room rates are lower than normal this week, with the exception of Caesars Palace, which is advertising a rate of $824 per night. Cher is in her final performances at the resort, a possible reason for the spike in room rates. The singer/actor/eternal diva will wrap up her three-year stay at Caesars Palace on Feb. 5.

Other popular hotels are offering much lower rates. The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $136 for Friday and $163 for Saturday. The resorts include Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also advertising extremely low room rates this weekend like $42 at Sahara, $45 at Riviera and $61 at Hooters.

January 12, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included New Year’s Eve, the Consumer Electronics Show and the Adult Entertainment Expo, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

The weekend lacks the big concerts, sporting events and conventions of recent weeks, but there are some events for those traveling to town.

Stand-up comic, producer, writer and "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his IMPROV-A-GANZA show this weekend.

On Saturday, fellow comedian Lisa Lampanelli will bring her stand-up routine to the Pearl at the Palms.

The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay will host 80s supergroup Styx on Sunday night. Fans can expect hits like "Mr. Roboto" and "Renegade."

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $208 for Friday and $265 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $52 at Sahara, $59 at Riviera and $68 at Hooters.

January 5, 2011


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Valley will be packed with visitors this weekend, thanks to two of the city's largest annual conventions.

The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest electronics expo, will open Thursday and run through Sunday. The annual convention is expected to bring an estimated 126,000 visitors and 2,700 exhibitors to town.

A slew of celebrities will be stopping by CES. Last year’s appearances included Lady Gaga, Tom Lee, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, P. Diddy and more.

The Adult Entertainment Expo is also in town this weekend at the Sands Expo and is expected to bring more than 30,000 convention-goers and fans to Las Vegas. AEE will culminate with the AVN awards show Saturday at the Palms.

Industry parties will be held around Las Vegas throughout the weekend for both conventions.

The two conventions have given Strip room rates a major boost for the weekend — that is, if guests are able to find any empty room. Most of the city's major hotels are sold out.
 
Guests trying to book last-minute rooms will find average daily rates like $600 at Palazzo, $566 at Bellagio and $525 at Aria and the Venetian. They’ll find less expensive room rates at second-tier hotels such as $448 at MGM Grand and $420 at Mandalay Bay.

Even Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising triple-digit room rates. Guests will find an average daily rate of $327 at Imperial Palace, $222 at Hooters and $179 at Sahara.

December 29, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With New Year’s Eve landing on Friday night, the Las Vegas Valley is expected to be bursting with visitors for the city’s busiest holiday.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is projecting an estimated 320,000 visitors for the holiday, up 3.6 percent from the 309,000 visitors that came to town for the holiday last year. Citywide hotel occupancy is expected to be about 97 percent for the weekend.

New Year’s Eve is typically one of the biggest travel holidays of the year for Las Vegas, but this year could be even bigger, thanks to UFC 125, one of the most anticipated fight events in the past year. The event has sold more than 10,000 tickets and is nearly sold out.

Hotel room rates are at their peak for the weekend -- assuming visitors can find empty rooms. For a stay including New Year’s Eve, prices include $584 at Caesars Palace, $374 at Aria, $249 at Planet Hollywood, $248 at MGM Grand and $274 at the Venetian. Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $149 at Sahara and $164 at Hooters.

Travel and ticketing Web site Vegas.com, a sister company of the Las Vegas Sun, reported that the average daily room rate for a stay that includes New Year’s Eve is about $187 compared to $184 in 2009.

Fireworks will be shot from seven casino rooftop locations on New Year’s Eve, including MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Stratosphere and Aria. In downtown, the Fremont Street Experience party will feature TributePalooza, a collection of classic rock acts playing music from the likes of Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Led Zeppelin, U2 and Van Halen. Fremont Street will also have a virtual fireworks display.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — the Strip’s newest resort — will be the abuzz with celebrities and parties on New Year’s Eve. The resort will be celebrating its grand opening with a gala and private concert with Coldplay and Jay-Z. Marquee, Cosmopolitan’s nightclub/dayclub, will open its doors for the first time on New Year’s Eve. Admission for the opening event starts at $300.

Other New Year’s Eve performances and celebrity appearances include Rhianna at Pure, Diddy at LAX, Ludacris at Vanity, Nelly at Haze and Estelle at Tryst. Holly Madison will host at Lavo while Kim Kardashian and family will party at Tao.

Visit the Las Vegas Sun New Year’s Eve guide for a fill list of events.

December 22, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for Christmas, the Las Vegas Valley might see fewer visitors than normal.

But still, thousands will be traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate the holiday. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects about 260,000 visitors during the holiday weekend, up 4.4 percent from 249,000 visitors during the same weekend last year. Citywide hotel occupancy is expected to be at about 79 percent for the weekend.

Hotel room rates are much lower than normal this weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $157 on Friday and on $202 Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates also are low at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices such as $44 at Sahara, $57 at Imperial Palace and $64 at Hooters.

There are still entertainment options for those who will be in Las Vegas for the weekend. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be at Caesars Palace for yet another Christmas weekend. At MGM Grand, Hong Kong-based singer Eason Chan will perform on Saturday night.

Andy Williams is bringing his annual Christmas show to the Las Vegas Hilton Thursday and Friday night.

Boyz II Men will continue their holiday performances at the Flamingo this weekend. The group will perform through Jan. 9 at the resort.

December 15, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends of rodeo events, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors over the next few days as travelers stay close to home to gear up for the holidays.

But the opening of the Strip's newest resort, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, might bring some crowds over the weekend. The $3.9 billion resort opened Wednesday night. The 2,995-room hotel is advertising a rate of $300 this weekend. The resort will be hosting musicians such as Mayer Hawthorne, Beats Antique and Nevro through the weekend.

Other than the Cosmopolitan opening, there are few events in town this weekend.

Boyz II Men will begin its holiday performances at the Flamingo this weekend. The group will perform through Jan. 9 at the resort.

Weekend room rates are lower than they have been in months. The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas' most popular hotels is $134 for Friday night and $154 for Saturday night. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas' budget hotels are also low this weekend with prices like $30 at Sahara, $32 at Riviera and $35 at Imperial Palace.

December 8, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

More cowboys and big names in music might mean another busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

The 2010 National Finals Rodeo will continue through Saturday night. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects about 40,000 out-of-town visitors for the rodeo. In 2009, more than 170,000 spectators attended the 10 days of competition.

This weekend’s events include the final rodeo performances at the Thomas & Mack Center, the champions award ceremony and annual Cowboy Christmas Gift Show.

Keeping with the cowboy theme, several country music stars will be performing throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including Miranda Lambert at the Pearl at the Palms and Rodney Carrington at MGM Grand.

Other acts in town include The Black Crowes at The Joint on Friday night, Leonard Cohen at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday night and Andrea Bocelli at MGM Grand Saturday night.

Despite the weekend’s events, hotel rates remain lower than normal. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $206 for Friday and $200 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates are lower than normal as Las Vegas’ budget hotels, too, with prices like $39 at Sahara, $48 at Riviera and $52 at Imperial Palace.

December 1, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Cowboys and marathon runners might be the driving force behind big crowds in Las Vegas this weekend.

The 2010 National Finals Rodeo begins the first of its events Thursday and will run through Dec. 11.  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects about 40,000 visitors to be in town for the rodeo.

Weekend events will include the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Trade Show at the South Point and the first rodeo performances at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will bring crowds of runners to the Strip for Sunday’s race. More than 30,000 runners are expected to participate.

At the Palms, UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 12 will be crowned Saturday night.

The annual NASCAR Awards Show will hit Wynn Friday night with comedian and Monte Carlo headliner Frank Caliendo as the host. Country music stars Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts will headline the awards show.

Next door at Encore, Country music star Garth Brooks will return this weekend to continue his performance. While tickets for his other set of performances sold out immediately, tickets for this weekend’s shows are still available.

Rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels averaged about $216 for Friday while they were $284 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $63 at Sahara, $71 at Riviera and $100 at Imperial Palace.

November 24, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for the Thanksgiving weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might see fewer visitors than normal.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is projecting an estimated 270,000 visitors will be in town for the holiday weekend. Citywide hotel occupancy is expected to be at 84 percent for the weekend.

Latin singer Vicente Fernandez will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday night. Further down the Strip, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will commemorate the 30th anniversary of “The Wall” with a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

On Saturday, Juan Manuel Marquez and Michael Katsidis will take to the ring for a 12-round championship battle at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $305 on Friday, while it’s $191 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Las Vegas budget hotels are advertising prices like $72 at Hooters, $74 at Imperial Palace and $76 at Riviera.

Other events for the weekend include a performance from funnyman Bill Cosby at Treasure Island on Friday night. Comedian Kathy Griffin will take the stage at Caesars Palace on Saturday.

November 17, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Because of a lack of major events in town this weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might have fewer visitors over the next few days.

Grammy award-winning singer Rod Stewart will wrap up his Las Vegas shows this weekend at Caesars Palace. Diana Ross will also continue her shows through the weekend at the resort.

Country music star Garth Brooks will return to Encore this weekend to continue his soldout performances. Tickets from Brooks’ third set of shows sold out within minutes of their July release.

At the Hard Rock hotel-casino, Los Angeles-based rockers Lifehouse will kick off their fall tour with guests Kris Allen and Alyssa Bernal on Friday night.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $283 on Friday, while it’s $255 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $53 at Sahara, $57 at Riviera and $77 at Tropicana.

November 10, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events or large conventions in town over the next few days, the Las Vegas Valley likely will see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Diana Ross will headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Friday and Saturday night, followed by Rod Stewart on Sunday night.

Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow will return to Las Vegas Sunday night with Brandi Carlile to make up for her September show that was canceled due to illness. She’ll be performing at The Joint at Hard Rock.

At Treasure Island, comedian Whoppi Goldberg will take the stage for a one-night stay on Friday night.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $301 on Friday, while it’s $228 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Hard Rock and Wynn. The Venetian, which normally be included on the above list, is sold out of the weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $80 at Sahara, $82 at Circus Circus and $104 at Hooters.

November 3, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Spillover from one of the city’s largest annual conventions could mean crowds for the Las Vegas Valley over the next few days.

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, which expects about 106,000 attendees, will wrap up Friday evening at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees might linger through the weekend, which could mean bigger crowds on the Strip.

Fireworks will fly at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend when two division world champions -- Juan Manual “JuanMa” Lopez and Rafael Marquez -- collide for the World Boxing Organization featherweight title Saturday night.

The weekend will also bring Tony Hawk’s "Stand Up for Skateparks" event to Wynn on Saturday. The resort is turning its pool into a 13-foot vert ramp for skaters like Hawk, Shaun White and Andy Macdonald.

On the music front, Grammy award-winning singer Rod Stewart will return to Las Vegas Saturday to perform at Caesars Palace.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $300 on Friday, while it’s $292 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Hard Rock. Hard Rock is sold out Friday night and Wynn, which would normally be included on the list above, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $65 at Sahara, $103 at Imperial Palace and $119 at Hooters.

October 27, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to trick-or-treat near home for Halloween, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

But that doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of Halloween festivities in Las Vegas. Almost every casino on the Strip is hosting a Halloween-themed event at several of their venues.

The Joint at the Hard Rock will host its annual Fetish & Fantasy Ball on Saturday night, Holly Madison has dubbed the holiday “Hollyween” at Studio 54 at MGM Grand and the Halloween Monster Bash will hit Blush nightclub at Wynn, just to name a few.

Other non-Halloween events for the weekend include a Nickelback concert at MGM Grand on Saturday and a performance by Cher at Caesars Palace on Saturday and Sunday.

Room rates are lower than they have been in weeks because more travelers are opting to stay home for the holiday. The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $215 on Friday, while it’s $276 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Wynn and Hard Rock. Wynn is sold out Friday night and Hard Rock is sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also low, with prices like $59 at Sahara, $79 at Hooters and $89 at Riviera.

October 20, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Cowboys and bullriding spectators could mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Professional Bull Riders, Inc. will host its finals this weekend at the Thomas & Mack Center. The five-day event, which started Wednesday, has brought thousands of fans to Las Vegas. In addition to the official events, parties are being held up and down the Strip for the PBR World Finals.

County music star Garth Brooks will return to Encore this weekend to continue his soldout performances. Tickets from Brooks’ third set of shows sold out within minutes of their July release.

Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band will headline the MGM Grand Friday night. Daughtry will perform at Mandalay Bay Friday night, while singer Colbie Caillat will play on Saturday night.

The PBR World Finals might be the reason for high room rates this weekend. The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $358 on Friday, while it’s $346 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Wynn and Hard Rock. Caesars Palace is sold out Friday night, and MGM Grand and Hard Rock are sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high with prices like $123 at Sahara, $250 at Tropicana and $249 at Riviera.

October 13, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events in town over the next few days, the Las Vegas Valley likely will see slowdown in visitors this weekend.

The Specialty Graphics National Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center runs through Friday and is expected have 22,000 attendees.

The Hard Rock will host the Dew Tours Championship on Friday with Ryan Sheckler, who is looking to regain his title in the skateboard park finals. Others competing include fellow skateboarders Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz and Greg Lutzka.

Musician David Foster will perform with Seal, Ne-Yo and Earth, Wind & Fire at Mandalay Bay Friday night, while the Grammy award-winning Colombian singer Shakira will headline Saturday night.

Cher will continue her shows at Caesars Palace through the weekend.

The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $265 on Friday, while it’s $313 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Palms, MGM Grand, Wynn and Hard Rock. Planet Hollywood and the Venetian, which would normally be included on the list, are sold out for the weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $77 at Sahara and $82 at Circus Circus.

Other events for the weekend include the BlogWorld Expo at Mandalay Bay. The convention is expecting about 3,500 attendees.

October 6, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included large conventions and Las Vegas BikeFest, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slight slowdown in visitors, but this Columbus Day weekend could still bring some crowds.

Hard Rock will close its Rehab pool party for the summer this Sunday. Last year’s season finale brought close to 3,000 people to the all-day party. Other pool parties will soon pack it in for the colder months toward the end of October.

Hard Rock will also host MMA Xplosion with Vitor Vianna and Scott Junk, plus the USA vs. Kazakhstan mixed martial arts tournament Saturday night.

A handful of big conventions will hit Las Vegas this weekend. The International Vision Expo, one of the largest ophthalmic events, will bring about 14,000 people to town through Saturday for the annual convention.

The ABC Kids Expo, a convention devoted to products geared toward children, will hit the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday and will run through Wednesday. About 14,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

The Automotive Service & Repair Expo is expected to have 12,000 attendees and will run from Sunday through Tuesday.

The holiday weekend could be the reason for pricey room rates. The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $340 on Friday, while it’s $395 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Wynn and Hard Rock.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high with prices like $121 at Sahara, $150 at Hooters and $165 at Stratosphere.

September 29, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Motorcycles, tattoos and concerts might bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Las Vegas Bikefest will roll into town Thursday and will continue through Sunday evening. Last year’s event brought about 30,000 visitors to Las Vegas for the four-day festival. Bikefest’s main events will be at the Sahara and Cashman Center. Although the Sahara will see an increase in visitors this weekend, the hotel’s rates still are near $84.

Indie music label Matador Records is hosting the Matador at 21 festival this weekend at the Palms in honor of its 21st anniversary. Artists include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Spoon and The New Pornographers. Tickets sold out for the three-day event within minutes of their release in July. The event has increased room rates at the Palms to about $600 for a two-night stay Friday and Saturday.

The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth will be in town at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Last year’s convention brought more than 15,000 body art aficionados to town for the three-day event.

The big events might be the reason for pricey room rates at Strip hotels. The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $328 on Friday, while it’s $295 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand, Wynn and Hard Rock.

Those looking for discounts can find rates like $84 at Riviera, $90 at the Las Vegas Hilton and $102 at Stratosphere.

Other events for the weekend include a performance from Van Morrison at The Joint Sunday night. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will host Frozen Fury XIII, the 13th annual preseason game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche.

September 22, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

A number of large conventions and expos will likely mean a busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

The Barrett-Jackson auto auction will kick off Thursday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will run through Saturday. Last year’s event brought an estimated 50,000 car enthusiasts to Las Vegas.

The International Baking Expo will begin Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and 35,000 are expected to be in attendance.

Interbike 2010, the national bicycle expo, will run through Friday at the Sands Expo, bringing more than 18,000 people to town for the event. Caged Inked will hit South Point this weekend with 10,000 extreme sports and tattoo fans in attendance.

The conventions might be the reason room rates are significantly higher than they have been in recent weeks.

The average rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $370 for both Friday and Saturday night. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. The Hard Rock, which would typically be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Even rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are high with prices like $104 at Sahara, $180 at Tropicana and $159 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include the Wine Amplified Festival at Mandalay Bay on Saturday. The Pixies will headline The Joint at the Hard Rock Saturday night.

September 15, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With a bunch of big names in the Latin music scene in town to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slight uptick in visitors compared to last weekend.

MGM Resorts International is hosting a five-day fiesta in honor of Mexican Independence Day. The event called VIVA includes comedy shows, happy hours and concerts at MGM Resorts properties.

On Friday night, the Mandalay Beach concert series will continue with Garibaldi, one of the biggest groups to come out of Mexico. The Mexican singer, composer and record producer Marco Antonio Solis will perform at the resort Saturday night.

Over at MGM Grand, Grammy-winning Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night.

The Mexican duo Los Temerarios, which is comprised of Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel, will perform at The Joint Saturday night.

Caesars Palace is hosting the Latin Grammy-winning Luis Miguel through the weekend.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $287 for Friday and $246 for Saturday. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $181 for Friday and $275 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $79 at Sahara, $81 at Hooters and $99 Riviera.

Other events for the weekend include a performance from Blue October at the Hard Rock pool Friday night. Comedian Margaret Cho will headline the Pearl at the Palms Friday.

September 8, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a busy Labor Day weekend of visitors marking the unofficial end of summer, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Garth Brooks will return to Las Vegas to continue his sold-out performances at the Encore Theater. Tickets for Brooks’ second round of shows sold out within hours of their release in June.

At the Palms, rock-pop band Scissor Sisters will perform Friday night. On Saturday night, the resort will host the Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Orlando Salido Top Rank Boxing fight.

Folk-rock singer Sheryl Crow is bringing her “100 Miles from Memphis” summer tour to The Joint Saturday night with guest Brandi Carlile.

Known for chart-topping hits like “Walkin' on the Sun,” “Can't Get Enough of You Baby” and “All Star," Smash Mouth will be performing live at the Henderson Pavilion Saturday night.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $202 for Friday and $286 for Saturday. The resorts include MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Venetian and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $59 at Sahara and $64 at the Riviera and Circus Circus.

September 1, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Labor Day weekend should bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to be in town to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. Close to 300,000 visitors traveled to Las Vegas for the Labor Day holiday last year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Travel booking site Orbitz.com ranked Las Vegas No. 1 on its list of the top Labor Day destinations for travelers, while Priceline.com listed the city at No. 5.

Las Vegas’ adult pools, such as Wet Republic, Liquid, Rehab and the Encore Beach Club, are throwing Labor Day weekend parties with celebrity hosts like Diddy, Will.i.am and a slew of big name DJs.

At the Pearl at the Palms, David Gray and Ray LaMontagne will perform Friday night and Melissa Etheridge will play Saturday.

Room rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels are relatively low for a holiday weekend and few are sold out. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $181 for Friday and $275 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $88 at Sahara, $95 at Hooters and $97 Riviera.

August 25, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few events in town this weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might have fewer visitors over the next few days.

Multi-Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé will bring his Crazy Love tour to the MGM Grand Saturday night. Fans can expect hits like "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Crazy Love.”

Legendary guitarist Santana will continue his shows at the Hard Rock through the weekend.

The fifth-annual Las Vegas Human Rights Campaign Gala will take place at Paris Las Vegas Saturday night. The evening, titled "No Excuses," will feature dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $239 for Friday and $221 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. The Hard Rock is sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $59 at Sahara, $72 at Riviera and $89 at Stratosphere.

August 18, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a weekend of big concerts, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slowdown in visitors over the next few days, but visitor numbers for one of the city’s largest conventions could spill over into the weekend.

MAGIC International, which expects about 75,000 attendees, will wrap up Thursday evening at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay. Attendees might linger through the weekend, which could mean bigger crowds on the Strip.

On Friday night, Meat Loaf will perform at The Joint at the Hard Rock. The actor and musician is famous for hits like "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" and "I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)."

Australian psychedelic rock band Wolfmother will headline Hard Rock’s Friday Night Live concert series.

English rocker Billy Idol is bringing his summer tour to the Palms Saturday night. Idol is touring with his guitarist, Steve Stevens. Fellow 1980s star Cyndi Lauper will be in town performing at the House of Blues on Saturday night.

Norah Jones and Corinne Bailey Rae will wrap up the weekend at the Pearl at the Palms on Sunday night.

Hotel rates are lower than they have been in recent weeks. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $189 for Friday and $248 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Wynn is sold out Friday night.

Those looking for deep discounts can find rates like $78 at Sahara, $81 at Hooters and $87 at Imperial Palace.

August 11, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big musical acts could bring visitors in big numbers to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

The always-shocking Lady Gaga will bring her Monster Ball tour to the MGM Grand Friday night. Fans can expect an over-the-top (and bizarre) stage show and hits like “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance.” Tickets for her second trip to Vegas sold out within hours of their April release.

Opening for Lady Gaga will be the Semi Precious Weapons, whose lead singer was seen stage-diving this week at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles this week.

At The Joint at the Hard Rock, Coheed and Cambria will perform with special guest The Dear Hunter on Friday night.

Also performing at MGM Grand this weekend is Canadian rock band Rush. They’ll take the stage Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Las Vegas resident and Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has struck out on his own with his solo album, “Flamingo,” which he will perform at the Shimmer Showroom at the Las Vegas Hilton Sunday night.

Some of the 1980s' one-hit wonders will come out of hiding at the Mandalay Bay pool Saturday night. The Lost 80’s Live tour includes Animotion, When in Rome, The Motels, A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Escape Club and Real Life.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $226 for Friday and $321 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Planet Hollywood is sold out Friday night, while the Bellagio and Wynn are sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $79 at Riviera, $72 at Sahara and $89 at Hooters.

August 4, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Because of a lack of major events in town this weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might have fewer visitors over the next few days.

The weekend will bring at least two 1980s bands to the Strip. Blondie and the B-52s will headline the Mandalay Bay pool Saturday night.

Garth Brooks will return to Las Vegas this weekend to continue his sold-out performances at the Encore Theater. Tickets for Brooks’ second round of shows sold out within hours of their release in March.

Crooner Tom Jones is headlining the MGM Grand through next week. Fans can expect Jones’ hits like "It's Not Unusual" and "She’s a Lady.”

Also at MGM Grand this weekend is the Ultimate B-Boy Championship, an event uniting b-boys from across the globe for a two-day competition.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $244 for Friday and $271 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $67 at Riviera, $77 at Sahara and $91 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include the World Market Center Gift and Home Show, which is expected to bring 10,000 people to town through Saturday. The World Market Center Summer Las Vegas Market will close on Friday.

July 28, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big names in music could mean a busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie will perform live Friday night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Look forward to hits like "Endless Love,” "All Night Long,” "Hello" and "Say You, Say Me."

Legendary rockers Aerosmith will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena as part of their “Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock” tour, along with special guests Sammy Hagar & the Wabos.

Jewish reggae musician Matisyahu will perform Saturday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay pool, followed by a set from Sublime with Rome, featuring special guests The Dirty Heads.

Also on Saturday, Toby Keith will be bringing his “American Ride” tour to The Pearl at the Palms.

Hotel rates are higher than they have been in recent weeks. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $308 for Friday and $336
for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Planet Hollywood is sold out Saturday night.

Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $114 at Hooters, $84 at Tropicana and $79 at Sahara.

Other events for the weekend include the rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz at Mandalay Bay Saturday, as well as DefCon 18, an annual computer hacker conference that is expected to bring 8,000 people to town through the weekend.

July 21, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Valley might have fewer visitors this weekend due to a lack of major events in town over the next few days.

Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston will play to a sold-out crowd at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night. The teen pop star’s tour is one of this summer’s most sought-after tickets.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will continue his shows at Caesars Palace on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday night, British rock band Keane will perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, along with Ingrid Michaelson and Fran Healy from Travis. Jamaican ska and reggae singer Jimmy Cliff will perform on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage Saturday night.

Despite the lack of large events, room rates are high for the weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $229 for Friday and $304 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Wynn is sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $77 at Sahara, $89 at Riviera and $110 at Tropicana.

Other events for the weekend include the AAU West Coast National Championships, which is expected to bring 15,000 people to town through Saturday.

July 14, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With only a few concerts in town to draw crowds, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Carol King and James Taylor are bringing their national tour to the MGM Grand on Saturday. Their tour has been talked about as one of the summer’s hottest tickets.

Rihanna is brining her “Last Girl on Earth Tour” to Mandalay Bay on Saturday, with special guest Ke$ha. Also at Mandalay Bay this weekend are the Gipsy Kings on Friday and Ziggy Marley on Saturday.

Corey Taylor, best known for his vocals with Slipknot and Stone Sour, will headline the Hard Rock’s Friday Night Live Concert series.

At Planet Hollywood, Tool will be performing on Friday night.

On-again, off-again “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will bring his stand-up show to the Mirage on Friday night.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $268 for Friday and $288 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $63 at Sahara, $84 at Riviera and $94 at Tropicana.

Other events for the weekend include DeafNation World Expo, which begins Sunday and is expected to bring an estimated 10,000 people to town through next week.

July 7, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Valley might see a slight slowdown in visitors this weekend compared to the Fourth of July holiday, but big names in music might draw some crowds.

Camp Freddy, the supergroup headed by Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney, will headline the Palms Friday night. The group has been known to attract other superstar musicians like Slash, Kid Rock and Billie Joe Armstrong.

Also on Friday night, Lilith Fair will hit the Mandalay Bay pool. Headliners for the festival include Elizaveta, Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert and The Bangles.

Reggae legends The Wailers will return to the Mandalay Bay Beach for a second consecutive summer with a concert performance Saturday night.

Philadelphia R&B group Boyz II Men will perform hits like “Motownphilly” and “End of the Road” at the Orleans Saturday night.

Comedian and Bravo TV star Kathy Griffin will headline Caesars Palace Saturday night.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $201 for Friday and $225 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $49 at Sahara, $64 at Riviera and $72 at Hooters.

June 30, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The combination of Fourth of July weekend, UFC events and big-name performers is expected to bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Since Fourth of July falls on a weekend, more than 285,000 visitors are expected to travel to Las Vegas for the holiday, according the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. That number is up 2.9 percent from last year, the Sun reported Friday.

Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Hilton, along with other casinos, will be hosting fireworks Sunday night for the holiday.

With temperatures hitting triple digits this weekend, Las Vegas pool parties and resort pools will likely be packed all weekend.

On Saturday, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to defend his heavyweight championship against interim title holder Shane Carwin at UFC 116 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Despite the holiday weekend and major events, room rates are relatively low for the weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $188 for Friday and $288 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $90 at Sahara, $85 at Riviera and $79 at Hooters.

Several big-name performers are in town this weekend. Country music star Kenny Chesney will headline at The Joint on Friday and Saturday. The Backstreet Boys will bring their summer tour to Mandalay Bay Saturday night and OneRepublic will also play at Mandalay Bay Friday night.

Comedian David Alan Grier will perform at Mandalay Bay Friday night. On Saturday night, Bill Cosby will take the stage at Treasure Island.

For more weekend events, visit the Las Vegas Sun Fourth of July guide.

June 23, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events in town, the Las Vegas Valley can expect another weekend of relatively low visitor numbers.

Julien's Auctions summer sale is in town this weekend, auctioning off items owned by American icons like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. The auction runs Thursday through Sunday at Planet Hollywood.

On Friday, Slightly Stoopid will headline the Hard Rock's poolside Friday Night Live concert series. Puddle of Mudd will play at the Hard Rock pool Saturday night.

Across town at Silverton, 1990s rockers Everclear will perform at the resort's pool Saturday night.

Garth Brooks will return to Las Vegas after nearly two months this weekend to continue his sold-out performances at the Encore Theater. Cher will continue her show at Caesars Palace through the weekend.

The average daily rate at nine of Las Vegas' most popular hotels is $276 for Friday, while it's $288 for Saturday. The resorts include Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included in the list of resorts, is sold out all weekend.

Some of Las Vegas' budget hotels are advertising prices like $54 at Sahara, $69 at Riviera and $91 at Stratosphere.

Other events this weekend include Kiwanis International's annual volunteer convention, which is expected bring 13,000 visitors to town.

June 16, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With several big names in music in town this weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slight uptick in visitors compared to last weekend.

On Friday night, the original Wailers of Bob Marley & the Wailers will headline the Hard Rock’s poolside Friday Night Live concert series. The Offspring will also play at the Hard Rock Friday night at The Joint.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting will be performing at the MGM Grand Saturday night, while the Grammy-award winning Rick Springfield will play at Mandalay Bay. Devo, the 1980s new wave band that put itself on the map with its hit "Whip It," will headline the new Crown Theater at the Rio Saturday night.

Cher will continue her performances at Caesars Palace through the weekend.

The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas' most popular hotels is $260 for Friday, while it’s $289 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Some of Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $42 at the Sahara, $45 at Tropicana and $55 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include the UFC’s "Ultimate Fighter" finale taking place at the Palms Saturday night.

June 9, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends with big concerts, fights and Memorial Day festivities, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

One of the longest-running Broadway shows is in town for a one-weekend run. “CATS” hits the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

On Friday night, Hawaiian rock-reggae band Pepper will headline the Hard Rock’s poolside Friday Night Live concert series.

The Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2 brings Denis Leary’s trademark cynical humor to The Joint on Saturday night. Openers include “Rescue Me” co-stars Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara.

Hotel rates are lower than they have been in recent weeks. The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas' most popular hotels is $234 for Friday, while it’s $211 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn.

Rates at some of Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $87 at Riviera, $72 at Sahara and $91 at Tropicana.

Other events for the weekend include the World Market Center Gift and Home Show, which starts Sunday and is expected to have an estimated 15,000 people in attendance.

June 2, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With a couple of big conventions in town and a few big concerts, the Las Vegas Valley might see another busy weekend.

The Jewelers' Circular Keystone, the jewelry industry’s lead publication, will host its annual show at the Sands Expo Center through Tuesday and is expected to have 31,000 in attendance. The International Communications Industries Association’s annual convention will begin Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is expected to bring 32,000 people to town.

As for concerts this weekend, Korn will perform at the Palms on Friday night, followed by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday night.

The Gin Blossoms will play at the Hard Rock pool Friday night as part of the resort’s Friday Night Live concert series. Comedian Tracy Morgan will perform at the Joint on Saturday night.

At the Venetian, comedian and late night host Craig Ferguson will perform Friday and Saturday night.

The average rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $316 for Friday and $392 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms and MGM Grand. The Venetian and Wynn, which would normally be included in the list of resorts, are sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are high, with prices like $193 at the Riviera, $123 at the Stratosphere and $280 at the Tropicana.

May 26, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The combination of Memorial Day weekend, UFC events and major concerts is expected to bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

The UFC will host its second Fan Expo on Friday and Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event is being held in conjunction with Saturday's UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Encore Las Vegas will be opening its new $60 million pool-nightclub complex Friday. The opening festivities will kick off Friday when DJ Steve Aoki takes over the turntables and will continue through the weekend with musical guests Ne-Yo, Kaskade and LMFAO.

The three-day weekend might be the reason prices at Las Vegas hotels are high and many have sold out this weekend. The average rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $276 for Friday and $445 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list of resorts, is sold out all weekend. Mandalay Bay, Planet Hollywood and Caesars Palace are sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high with prices like $183 at the Stratosphere and $164 at Circus Circus.

There are a slew of big-name performers in town this weekend. Comedian Chelsea Handler will be taking the stage at Caesars Palace on Saturday night. Rusted Root will play at the Hard Rock pool on Friday night while Nas and Damian Marley Jr. perform at The Joint on Saturday night.

At Mandalay Bay, the Barenaked Ladies will play poolside Friday night. The New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will perform at Planet Hollywood on Saturday.

May 19, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a big weekend of rodeo events and the Miss USA pageant, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Styx, Foreigner and Kansas will be performing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night, while Cypress Hill will perform at the Mandalay Bay pool. At Hard Rock, De La Soul will perform at the pool Friday night and The Joint will host MMA Xplosion featuring nine fights Saturday night.

The Hospitality Design Expo is in town until the end of the week, bringing an estimated 11,000 visitors through Friday. The Global Retail Real Estate Convention will begin Sunday and is expecting to have 25,000 in attendance.

The average daily room rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $265 for Friday, while it’s about $348 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list of resorts, is sold out all weekend. Hard Rock and Caesars Palace are sold out Saturday night.
 
Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $68 at Hooters, $45 at Sahara and $69 at Stratosphere.

May 12, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With a bunch of big events in town, the Las Vegas Valley might a busy weekend.

A new Miss USA will be named at Planet Hollywood on Sunday night. The contestants have been in town since last weekend preparing with rehearsals and preliminary events.

Over at the Palms, Hugh Hefner and Palms owner George Maloof will introduce the 2010 Playmate of the Year on Saturday night. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Playboy Club in Chicago. The Playboy Club at the Palms opened in 2007 and is the only such club in the world.

The 2010 Helldorado Parade and Helldorado Days are back in Vegas this weekend. Events include a parade, carnival and rodeo. Last year's events brought more than 20,000 people to town.

Prices at Las Vegas hotels are high and many of them have sold out this weekend. The average daily room rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $258 for Friday, while it’s about $400 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms, MGM Grand and Wynn. Mandalay Bay, Planet Hollywood, Bellagio and Wynn are sold out Saturday night.

But rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are still relatively low. Prices include $65 at Tropicana, $47 at Sahara and $64 at Riviera.

Other events include performances by Kenny Chesney on Friday and Saturday night at Hard Rock and Paramore on Sunday. Cher will continue her show at Caesars Palace through next week.

May 5, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for the Mother’s Day holiday, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slowdown in visitors over the weekend.

Boy band New Kids on the Block is making a comeback with a pair of shows Friday and Saturday at the Pearl at the Palms. Las Vegas is part of the band’s national spring-summer tour.

At Caesars Palace, Cher is continuing her shows Saturday through Monday. “America’s Best Dance Crew” season one winners, the Jabbawockeez, are starting a month-long stay at the MGM Grand this weekend. Their performances begin Friday night.

The average daily room rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $270 for Friday, while it’s about $259 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Palms and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $71 at Tropicana, and $69 at the Riviera and Sahara.

Other events for the weekend include the San Gennaro Feast at Silverton through Sunday. Flyleaf will be performing at the Hard Rock Pool for the Friday Night Live concert series.

April 28, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With a bunch of big events in town, the Las Vegas Valley might see another busy weekend.

Saturday night will bring the much-anticipated Shane Mosley vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Preceding that matchup, Tropicana will host the Robert Guerrero vs. Roberto Arrieta fight Friday night.

A few big names in comedy will be performing around the valley this weekend. Former “Late Night Show” host Conan O’Brien is bringing his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour” show to the Palms on Saturday and Sunday night. Jerry Seinfeld will continue his shows at Caesars Palace on Friday and Saturday night. “The Soup” host and “Community” star Joel McHale will perform at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night.

As for concerts, rapper Lupe Fiasco is bringing his “Steppin Laser” tour to the House of Blues on Saturday night.

Prices at Las Vegas hotels are high and many of them have sold out this weekend. The average daily room rate at some of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $239 for Friday, while it’s about $296 for Saturday. The resorts include Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn and Palms, which would normally be included in the list, are sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high this weekend. Prices include $180 at Tropicana, $127 at the Stratosphere and $119 at Hooters.

April 21, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With a couple of big conventions in town and a few big concerts, the Las Vegas Valley might see another busy weekend.

The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference is in town through Monday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is expected to have 32,000 in attendance. Interop Las Vegas, a large technology conference, will begin Sunday and is expected to bring 18,000 people to town.

The Eagles are performing at MGM Grand on Saturday night. County music star Keith Urban is performing at The Joint at the Hard Rock on Friday, followed by heavy metal band Atreyu on Saturday.

Finnish rock band HIM will perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay along with We Are The Fallen, Dommin and Drive A.

Prices at Las Vegas hotels are high and many of them have sold out this weekend. The average daily room rate at eight Las Vegas hotels is $306 for Friday, while it’s $359 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Planet Hollywood and Palms are both sold out for the weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high this weekend. Prices include $143 at Tropicana, $144 at Riviera and $124 at Sahara.

April 14, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Cowboys and big names in music might mean another busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

The Professional Bull Riders Association is hosting its annual world cup at the Thomas & Mack Center this weekend and thousands of fans are expected to be in attendance.

Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at Treasure Island on Friday night while country music star Gary Allen will play at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night. Them Crooked Vultures – consisting of Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones – will bring their tour to The Joint on Saturday night. The Arctic Monkeys will play at the House of Blues on Friday night.

Prices at Las Vegas hotels are high and many of them have sold out this weekend. The average daily room rate at eight Las Vegas hotels is about $247 for Friday, while it’s $362 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. MGM Grand and Bellagio are sold out Saturday night, while Wynn and Planet Hollywood are sold out through the weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high this weekend. Prices include $140 at Stratosphere, $129 at Sahara and $134 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend included the opening of Hard Rock’s Sunday pool party, Rehab.

April 7, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

A boxing match and big names in music could mean a busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

Evander Holyfield will take on Frans Botha at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday night for the World Boxing Federation heavyweight belt. The fight will mark the first time in nearly seven years Holyfield will compete in front of a Las Vegas crowd.

A slew of big musical acts will be in town this weekend. AC/DC will rock the house at MGM Grand Friday night while Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke and Melanie Fiona will take the stage at Mandalay Bay. 30 Seconds to Mars will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock on Friday night. Muse has a show at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night and Cher will continue her performances at Caesars Palace through the weekend.

The weekend also brings the start of the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention. The convention runs Sunday through Thursday and is expected to bring an estimated 83,000 people to town.

The average daily room rate at 10 Las Vegas hotels is about $273 for Friday, while it’s $305 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Planet Hollywood, which would normally be included in the above list, is sold out all weekend. Hard Rock and Wynn are both sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high this weekend. Prices include $121 at Sahara, $125 at Hooters and $149 at Riviera.

March 31, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for the Easter holiday, the Las Vegas Valley might see a slowdown in visitors after a few busy weekends.

The last few weeks included spring break and March Madness. Although most of the NCAA tournament games are over and done with, visitors still might be in town to bet on and watch this weekend’s semifinal games.

The annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend will hit The Orleans on Thursday and will run through Sunday. Events include a car show, burlesque competition, fashion shows, parties and concerts.  

Hotel rates are lower than they have been in recent weeks. The average daily rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $209 for Friday night, while it's $217 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at some of Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $55 at Riviera, $69 at Sahara and $65 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include the Roy Jones vs. Bernard Hopkins fight at Mandalay Bay on Saturday. Taiwanese pop stars Aska Yang and Rachel Liang will perform at the Pearl at The Palms on Saturday night and Drowning Pool will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock on Sunday.

March 24, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big names in music and the continuation of March Madness might mean big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Jay-Z will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms on Saturday while John Mayer will take the stage at Mandalay Bay. Lionel Richie will perform Friday evening at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Garth Brooks will begin his second set of performances at the Encore Theater on Friday. Brooks sold out his second series of 20 performances at the 1,500-seat venue within hours of tickets going on sale last month.

Room rates are higher than they have been in recent weeks at some of Las Vegas’ top hotels. The average daily room rate at 10 Las Vegas hotels is about $264 for Friday, while it’s $314 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn and MGM Grand are both sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also high this weekend. Prices include $160 at Tropicana, $134 at Riviera and $127 at the Stratosphere.

Other events for the weekend include HBO Boxing After Dark card at the Hard Rock on Saturday night. The NCAA college basketball tournament will continue through the weekend. Sports bars around Las Vegas are hosting viewing parties for the games.

March 17, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With the spring break season in full swing and March Madness starting to ramp up, the Las Vegas Valley can expect another weekend of big crowds.

Several resorts on and off the Strip opened their pools this week to prepare for the flood of spring breakers. Bare at the Mirage, Wet Republic at MGM Grand and the Palms pools have opened for the season.

Sports bars around Las Vegas are hosting viewing parties for this weekend’s college basketball games.

Pools and basketball might be the reason for higher-than-normal room rates. The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $284 for Friday, while it’s $234 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also higher than normal. Prices include $120 at Tropicana, $182 at Riviera and $128 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include performances from Jeff Dunham at the Colosseum Friday and Saturday, and Martin Lawrence at the Palms Friday and Saturday. New Found Glory will perform at the House of Blues Friday night.

March 10, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With college basketball games, spring break and early St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Las Vegas Valley can expect big crowds this weekend.

The Mountain West Conference tournament hit the Thomas & Mack Center this week. The games tipped off  Tuesday with three first-round matchups in the women’s tournament and will conclude Saturday when the men's championship team is determined. Tickets are still available for the event.

The week also kicked off the spring break season, which might be the reason for slightly higher-than-normal room rates. The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $173 for Friday, while it’s $194 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn, which would normally be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $59 at Sahara, $69 at Riviera and $78 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the valley, like Mandalay Bay’s all-day festival on Saturday.

The Zac Brown Band, which won the 2010 Grammy for best new artist, is bringing its Breaking Southern Ground Tour to The Joint Friday night. Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning actress and comedian Lily Tomlin will perform at the MGM Grand Theater through Wednesday night.

March 3, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a busy weekend of NASCAR events, the Las Vegas Valley might see smaller crowds over the next few days.

Bon Jovi will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday. The concert is part of the band’s nearly two-year world tour.

Barry Manilow will kick off his first performances at Paris Las Vegas this weekend. His first set of shows will run Friday and Sunday evenings. Comedians Ray Romano and Kevin James will return to the Mirage with their show Friday and Saturday night.

The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $213 for Friday, while it’s $212 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand. Wynn is sold out Saturday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $63 at Sahara, $77 at Hooters and $79 at the Riviera.

Other events for the weekend include the last game of the regular season for the UNLV men’s basketball team Saturday night. One of Las Vegas’ larger conventions, International Hospitality Week, will begin Sunday, bringing an estimated 30,000 attendees to town through Wednesday.

February 24, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

NASCAR weekend is expected to bring big crowds and thousands of race fans to the Las Vegas Valley over the next few days.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway estimates 300,000 spectators will be in attendance for this weekend’s events. Those events including Friday's qualifying runs, Saturday's Sam's Town 300 and Sunday's Shelby American Sprint Cup Series race.

NASCAR drivers are expected to make appearances throughout Las Vegas for autographs and meet & greets this weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas hotels are higher than they have been in recent weeks, possibly because of NASCAR events. The average rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $243 for Friday and $298 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Wynn and Hard Rock both are sold out Saturday night, and Harrah’s, which would normally be included in the list, is sold out all weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels also are much higher than normal for the weekend. Prices include $224 at Riviera, $122 at Stratosphere and $100 at Sahara.

Other events for the weekend include Mariah Carey’s performance at Caesars Palace on Saturday. Garth Brooks will continue his sold-out performances at the Encore Theater Friday through Sunday.

February 17, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included events like Chinese New Year and UFC, the Las Vegas Valley likely will see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas hotels are lower than normal for the weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $160 for Friday and $200 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates also are low at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices like $73 at Hooters, $84 at Riviera and $65 at Sahara.

Country music star Brad Paisley will perform at Mandalay Bay Saturday night while Santana will continue his shows at The Joint Friday through Sunday.

Other events for the weekend include IBM’s Pulse conference beginning Sunday, bringing an estimated 6,000 people to the area. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development conference is also expected to bring 2,000 visitors Sunday through Wednesday.

February 10, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

The combination of Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and the President’s Day weekend is expected to bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Chinese New Year typically ranks among the busiest times for Las Vegas. The holiday, which begins Sunday, will last until the end of February and is expected to bring thousands of visitors and millions of dollars to Las Vegas.

The holiday will coincide with Valentine’s Day this year and a three-day weekend, possibly bringing even more visitors than previous years.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $170 for Friday and $238 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels include prices like $110 at Tropicana, $125 at Stratosphere and $79 at Sahara.

Several casinos are hosting events related to Chinese New Year during the weekend. MGM Grand will host Hong Kong pop and film star Sam Hui Saturday night while Hong Kong pop group Grasshopper will perform at Caesars Palace Sunday night.

Garth Brooks will continue his sold-out performances at the Encore Theater Friday through Sunday. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli will perform at Palms on Saturday.

February 3, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big sporting events could translate into big crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

UFC 109 will hit Mandalay Bay on Saturday night. Nearly 12 years after their original fight was canceled due to an injury, Randy Couture and Mark Coleman will face off. The fight might be the reason for higher-than-normal room rates at Mandalay Bay that night. Rates start at $200.

The Super Bowl is expected to bring both sports bettors and football fans in big numbers to Las Vegas for Sunday’s game. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and casino companies have both noted that Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the busiest for the city.

Room rates at Las Vegas hotels are higher than they have been in recent weeks. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $210 for Friday and $224 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Prices at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also higher than normal with rates like $69 at Sahara, $79 at Hooters and $88 at Tropicana.

Two of Las Vegas’ biggest annual conventions will be in town through Friday. World of Concrete is expected have an estimated 65,000 in attendance while the Winter Las Vegas Market will have about 50,000.

Other events for the weekend include the George Strait and Reba McEntire concert at MGM Grand Saturday night. The UNLV men’s basketball team will play BYU on Saturday afternoon.

January 27, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

One of the nation’s most popular competitions may bring crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

The Miss America Pageant will take place Saturday evening at Planet Hollywood, bringing fans from around the country to support their home contestants. The 53 contestants have been in town since last weekend preparing with rehearsals and preliminary events.

The competition might be the reason for higher-than-normal room rates at Planet Hollywood. The rate for Saturday night is $299 with a minimum three-night stay required.

The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $162 for Friday and $195 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels still remain low with prices likes $39 at Sahara, $64 at Hooters and $62 at Tropicana.

Spain’s Gabriel Campillo will defend his World Boxing Association light heavyweight world title against Las Vegas resident Beibut Shumenov on Saturday at the Joint.

Bette Midler will wrap up her two-year stay at Caesars Palace this weekend, with her final performance on Sunday night.

January 20, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

There are no big sporting events or concerts, but the Las Vegas Valley is hosting a couple of big tradeshows to end the week that will bring thousands to the city.

The International Builders Show will be in town through Friday, bringing about 55,000 visitors. The Annual Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show is also in Las Vegas through Friday and is expected to have more than 45,000 in attendance.

Rates at Las Vegas hotels are lower than normal for the weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $154 for Friday and $146 for Saturday. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Room rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are also low with prices like $41 at the Sahara, $64 at Hooters and $66 at the Tropicana.

Garth Brooks will resume his performances at the Encore Theater Friday through Sunday. Brooks sold out his first 20 performances at the 1,500-seat venue within hours of tickets going on sale in October.

Better Midler’s stay at Caesars Palace is also winding down. Midler will mark her second-to-last weekend performances Saturday and Sunday. Her last performance will be Jan. 31.

January 13, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included New Year’s, the Consumer Electronics Show and the Adult Entertainment Expo, the Las Vegas Valley will likely see a slowdown in visitors this weekend. The weekend lacks the big concerts, sporting events and conventions of recent weeks.

Hotel room rates are lower than they have been in recent weeks. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $167 for Friday and $238 for Saturday.The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates also are lower than normal at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices like $54 at the Sahara, $69 at the Riviera and $70 at the Tropicana.

The Promotional Products Association International’s annual convention will be in town through Friday, bringing an estimated 12,500 people to the area. The Parker College of Chiropractic will host its winter conference this weekend at the Las Vegas Hilton with an expected 3,500 in attendance. The UNLV men’s basketball team will take on the University of Utah Saturday night.

January 6, 2010


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big conventions could mean big crowds in Las Vegas this weekend.

Las Vegas’ largest convention, the Consumer Electronic Show, is in town through Sunday. The annual convention is expected to bring an estimated 110,000 visitors and 2,500 exhibitors to town.

The convention will bring celebrities like Lady Gaga, Tommy Lee and the New York Yankees' Joba Chamberlain.

The Adult Entertainment Expo is also in town this weekend at the Sands Expo and is expected to bring more than 20,000 convention-goers and fans to Las Vegas. AEE will culminate with the Adult Video Network awards show Saturday at the Palms.

Industry parties will be held around Las Vegas throughout the weekend for both conventions.

The two conventions contributed to hotels being sold out this weekend. Caesars Palace, Harrah’s and Wynn Las Vegas are all sold out all weekend; Palms is sold out Friday night and and the MGM Grand is not accepting arrivals on Friday night. For higher-end hotels that still have rooms left, the rate averages $331 for Friday and $195 for Saturday.

Even some budget hotels are requiring two-night stays for the weekend, like the Sahara, where the rate is $209 for a Friday night stay.

Other Las Vegas budget hotels’ rates remain low with prices like $55 at the Tropicana, $69 at the Riviera and $64 at Hooters.

Aside from CES and AEE, the Home Entertainment Show is at the Flamingo through Sunday. The show is expected to have an estimated 4,500 in attendance.

December 30, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With New Year’s Eve landing near a weekend this year, crowds for Las Vegas’ busiest holiday are expected to swell.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is projecting an estimated 315,000 visitors for the holiday, up 1 percent from last year. Occupancy is down this year from 98.6 percent to 96 percent due to the addition of about 8,000 rooms in the past year, LVCVA spokesman Jeremy Handel said.

Hotel room rates are at their peak for the weekend -- assuming visitors can find empty rooms. For New Year's Eve, prices included $499 at the Venetian, $460 at Mandalay Bay, $449 at the Palazzo and $350 at the Luxor. Room rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels are much higher than normal, with prices like $254 at Hooters, $277 at the Sahara and $221 at the Tropicana.

Travel and ticketing Web site Vegas.com, a sister company of the Las Vegas Sun, reported that the average daily room rate for a stay that includes New Year’s Eve is $184, $10 more than 2008.

Fireworks were shot from seven casino rooftop locations Thursday night, including MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Stratosphere and Aria. Downtown, the Fremont Street Experience party featured "TributePalooza," a collection of classic rock acts playing music from the likes of Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Led Zeppelin, U2 and Van Halen. FSE also had a live fireworks show.

CityCenter was abuzz with activity as Eve Nightclub at Crystals, and Gold Lounge and Haze at Aria officially opened their doors with bashes Thursday night. A slew of celebrities made appearances up and down the Strip, like Pete Wentz at Jet, 50 Cent at Pure, Eva Longoria Parker at her nightclub, Eve, Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas at LAX, and Christina Aguilera at Tao.

New Year’s Eve concerts included performances by the John Mayer Trio at the Joint, Robin Thicke at the Bank and Maroon 5 at the Pearl. Garth Brooks started his second set of shows at the Encore Theater on Friday.

For a full list of New Year’s events, click here.

December 23, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many people opting to stay close to home for Christmas, the Las Vegas Valley might see significantly fewer visitors than normal.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spokesman Jeremy Handel said last week that Christmas is historically a weak period for visitor numbers. The city will begin to see things pick up again as New Year’s Eve approaches, he said.

Hotel room rates are much lower than normal this weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels was about $179 for the weekend. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates also are low at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices such as $48 at the Sahara, $58 at Hooters and $79 at the Riviera.

There are still entertainment options for those who will be in Las Vegas for the weekend. Caesars hosted Korean R&B singer Rain Thursday and Friday night. Jerry Seinfeld will also perform at the Colosseum tonight. Hong Kong-based actor and singer Leon Lai will perform at the MGM Grand tonight. David Copperfield will also continue his show at MGM Grand through the weekend.

December 16, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few busy weekends that included the National Finals Rodeo, the Las Vegas Valley likely will see a slowdown in visitors this weekend.

Lady Gaga wrapped up a set of performances Friday night at the Pearl at the Palms. The second weekend event at the Pearl is a World Extreme Cagefighting fight tonight.

The USA Table Tennis Championship will be in town, bringing in about 3,000 visitors. The USA Wrestling Holiday also will be in Las Vegas this weekend and is expecting to have 3,500 in attendance.

Hotel room rates are much lower than normal this weekend. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels was about $111 for Friday and is $116 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates also are low at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices like $29 at the Sahara, $40 at Hooters and $38 at the Tropicana.

Other events for the weekend include performances by Cher through Saturday at Caesars Palace and David Copperfield at MGM Grand. UNLV men’s basketball will take on University of South Carolina Upstate on Saturday night.

December 9, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

More cowboys and big names in music might mean another busy weekend for the Las Vegas Valley.

The 2009 National Finals Rodeo will host the last of its events this weekend. The 10-day competition has been in town since Dec. 3.

The annual event is celebrating its 25th year in Las Vegas. In 2008, about 172,000 spectators attended during 10 days of competition. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said the event brought in about 35,000 out-of-town visitors last year with an economic impact of $50 million. Similar numbers are expected this year.

The rodeo also will bring its annual Christmas expo to town -- the NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show -- which is expected to have 60,000 people in attendance.

Garth Brooks began his much-anticipated performances Friday at the Encore Theater. Brooks sold out his first 20 performances at the 1,500-seat venue within hours of tickets going on sale in October.

Aside from Brooks, several country music stars will be performing throughout the valley, including Miranda Lambert at Silverton Friday night and tonight, and Rodney Carrington at MGM Grand through tonight. Other acts in town include Alice in Chains Friday and Muse tonight at The Joint, Andrea Bocelli at MGM Grand tonight and Larry the Cable Guy at Mandalay Bay Friday night.

Despite the weekend’s events, hotel rates remain lower than normal. The average rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is about $174 for Friday and $161 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay

Rates are lower than normal as Las Vegas’ budget hotels, too, with prices like $50 at Tropicana, $60 at Hooters and $45 at Sahara.

December 2, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Cowboys, new hotel openings and marathon runners might be the driving force behind big crowds in Las Vegas this weekend.

The 2009 National Finals Rodeo began the first of its events Thursday and will run through Dec. 12. The annual event is celebrating its 25th year in Las Vegas. In 2008, the event had attendance of more than 172,000 during 10 days of competition.

Weekend events will include the Miss Rodeo America Pageant and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Trade Show at the South Point, as well as concerts by several country musicians at the Cox Pavilion.

The rodeo also will bring its annual Christmas expo to town -- the NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show -- which is expected to have 60,000 people in attendance.

The openings of Vdara, Mandarin Oriental and Crystals might bring curious visitors to the newly-opened CityCenter. Mandarin Oriental is sold out for the weekend and Vdara General Manager Angela Lester said she expects Vdara to be at full occupancy for the weekend.

The Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will bring crowds of runners to the Strip for Sunday’s race. More than 15,000 runners from 47 countries ran the race in 2008.

The weekend’s events might be the reason for higher than normal room rates tonight. Rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels average were about $189 for Friday while they are $307 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Harrah’s, which would normally be on the list, is sold out for the weekend.

Palms is sold out tonight, possibly a result of the Ultimate Fighter Finale at the Pearl that evening.  

Rates are also higher than normal at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with prices like $119 at the Riviera, $120 at the Tropicana and $120 at Hooters.

November 25, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for the Thanksgiving weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might see fewer visitors than normal.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is projecting an estimated 278,000 visitors will be in town for the holiday weekend. Citywide hotel occupancy is expected to be at 87 percent for the weekend.

Some big names in entertainment will be in town. Bill Cosby performed at Treasure Island Friday night while KISS and Stevie Wonder both will take the stage tonight at separate venues.

Hotel room rates remain low for the weekend, except at Caesars Palace, which is advertising rooms for $700 tonight. The average daily rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels was $286 for Friday night while it's $148 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Mandalay Bay was sold out Friday night.

Rates at some of Las Vegas’ budget hotels are advertising prices like $64 at the Sahara, $74 at the Riviera and $82 at the Stratosphere.

Other events for the weekend include performances by David Spade at the Venetian Friday night and tonight, Papa Roach at the House of Blues Friday night and the Ultimate Football League championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV will take on San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium on tonight in its last game of the season.

November 18, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Another big fight could mean more crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will return to the octagon to battle Forrest Griffin in one of the most anticipated UFC fights of the year. UFC 106 will take place at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, where rooms are sold out for tonight.

Aside from Mandalay Bay selling out, room rates are lower than normal for the weekend on the Strip. The average daily room rate at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels was $156 for Friday, while it's $168 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates at Las Vegas’ budget hotels remain lower, too, with prices like $64 at Hooters, $54 at Riviera and $48 at the Sahara.

Other events include the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo, which is expected to bring an estimated 30,000 visitors to town through Friday. Music legend Julio Iglesias will take the stage at the Las Vegas Hilton tonight while comedian Lewis Black will also perform at the Mirage tonight. The UNLV men’s basketball team will host Southern Illinois tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.

November 11, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

A much-anticipated championship boxing match could bring big crowds to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Manny Pacquiao will take on current welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight. Tickets sold out for the 17,000-plus seat venue within days of going on sale this past August.

Several comedians will also take center stage this weekend. Ray Romano and Kevin James will perform at the Mirage tonight, Chelsea Handler of “Chelsea Lately” will also be looking for some laughs at the Colosseum tonight, as will Norm McDonald at the House of Blues. Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress and comedian Lily Tomlin will continue her performances at the MGM Grand Theater through Monday night.

The Pacquaio-Cotto fight could be the reason for higher-than-normal room rates this weekend. The average daily room rate at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels for Friday was $334, while it’s $320 for tonight. The resorts include Palms, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Caesars Palace and Harrah’s, which would normally be included in the above list, are sold out through the weekend. Palms and Luxor were sold out Friday while Mandalay Bay is sold out for tonight.

Rates at the Strip’s budget hotels are also higher than normal with prices like $184 at the Riviera, $123 at the Tropicana and $145 at the Imperial Palace.

Other weekend events include performances by Third Eye Blind at Pure tonight and Santana at The Joint on Sunday. The 22nd annual Electronic Media Awards will take place at the Palms on Sunday.

November 4, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big events might translate into bigger crowds for the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Professional Bull Riders, Inc. will host its finals this weekend at the Thomas & Mack Center. The weeklong event, which started Oct. 30, has brought thousands of fans to Las Vegas.

Over at the Rio, the World Series of Poker will host its final table tonight through Tuesday.

One of Las Vegas’ largest conventions will be in town through the weekend. Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week is expected to bring an estimated 110,000 visitors into town. Following the convention, the International Autobody Congress will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, bringing an additional 18,000 people to Las Vegas through today.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels for Friday was $257, while it’s $238 for tonight. The resorts include Palms, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included in the above list, is sold out through the weekend.

Rates at Las Vegas' budget hotels include prices like $60 at the Tropicana, $49 at the Sahara and $59 at the Riviera.

Other events include concerts by Kelly Clarkson at the Joint and LeAnn Rimes at Treasure Island, which took place Friday night, and Everclear at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip tonight. UNLV football will take on Colorado State at Sam Boyd Stadium tonight.

October 28, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With many opting to stay close to home for the Halloween weekend, the Las Vegas Valley might see fewer visitors than normal this weekend.

The Fangoria horror film festival will appropriately hit the Palms for the weekend. The three-day gore-fest included performances from Rob Zombie Friday and Slipknot tonight.

Jay Leno will return to the Mirage tonight while fellow comedian Kathy Griffin was at Mandalay Bay Friday. Country music singer Leann Rimes performed at Treasure Island Friday night.

Rates at Las Vegas’ most popular resorts are lower than they have been in past weeks with rates at $175 on Friday and $240 for tonight. The resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

Rates continue to be low at Las Vegas’ budget hotels with rates like $77 at the Stratosphere, $48 at the Sahara and Palace Station, $80 at the Tropicana and $79 at the Riviera.

Other events include several Halloween activities and celebrity appearances at Vegas clubs, weekend concerts at the House of Blues and the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association Expo, which is expected to bring 2,500 visitors to the Riviera through Monday.

October 21, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a few low-key weekends, the Las Vegas Valley might see more visitors this weekend because of large conventions and musical acts.

The AARP National Event and Expo is expected to bring an estimated 25,000 people to Las Vegas through Sunday. The four-day event is being held at the Sands Expo Center and has driven the Venetian’s room rates up to $359 for Friday and tonight.

The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual meeting was also in town and brought an estimated 27,000 visitors to Las Vegas through Friday.

U2 took the stage Friday night for its much-anticipated Vegas show at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The MGM Grand Arena will host the White Dragon Charity Remembrance Concert tonight with appearances from several Chinese pop stars and actors. The concert is expected to bring out more than 10,000 fans. Then the Steve Miller Band will round out the weekend with a show at The Joint on Sunday night.

Room rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels are higher than they have been in weeks with average rates at $312 for Friday and $317 for tonight. The resorts include Palms, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor and Hard Rock. MGM Grand and Caesars Palace, which would normally be included in the above list, are sold out through the weekend. The Bellagio was sold out Friday.

Rates are high at Las Vegas’ budget hotels, too, with prices like $115 at the Tropicana, $104 at Riviera and $143 at Circus Circus.

Other events for the weekend include Alice Cooper’s "Theater of Death Tour" at the Orleans
Friday through Sunday night. The international stone expo, StonExpo/Marmomacc American 2009, is expected to bring 5,000 visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center Friday through Sunday.

October 14, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Few major events and lower-than-normal room rates might be an indication that the Las Vegas Valley can expect another low-key weekend.

Justin Timberlake is responsible for two of the weekend’s biggest events. The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital Open runs this week through Sunday at TPC Summerlin. But unlike other sporting events, golf isn’t one that brings big crowds to its host city, In Business reported this week.

Timberlake will also host a benefit concert at Mandalay Bay tonight. Bob Dylan will take the stage at The Joint at the Hard Rock on Sunday night.

Room rates at Las Vegas’ most popular hotels are lower than they have been in weeks, likely indicating lower demand. The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels for Friday was $213, while it’s $264 for tonight. The resorts include Palms, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included in the above list, is sold out through the weekend.

Rates are lower than usual at Las Vegas’ bargain hotels, too, with prices like $61 at Sahara, $85 at Tropicana and $72 at Hooters.

Other events for the weekend include the Blogworld and New Media Expo 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is expected to bring an estimated 5,000 visitors. The International Foundation for Telemetering 2009 Annual Convention will have 2,500 visitors at the Riviera.

October 7, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

With few major events in town, the Las Vegas Valley can expect another weekend of relatively low visitor numbers.

The Barrett-Jackson auto auction will be one of the few events to bring a large group of visitors into the valley this weekend. The event is expected to bring an estimated 50,000 car enthusiasts to Las Vegas. Barrett-Jackson kicked off Thursday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center today and will run through Saturday. The three-day auction and show drove the resort’s rates up to $400 for Friday night.

Mariah Carey will return to the stage at the Palms for a two-night stay tonight and Saturday night while comedian Dane Cook will look for some laughs at Hard Rock on the same nights. Jamie Foxx will also perform at Caesars Palace tonight.

The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels is $280 today, while it’s $272 for Saturday. The resorts include Palms, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock, MGM Grand and Caesars Palace.

Cheaper alternatives can still be found up and down the Strip with rates like $94 at the Stratosphere, $95 at the Tropicana, $69 at Sahara and $89 Riviera.

UNLV will take on Brigham Young University at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. Other events include the Automotive Parts Remanufactures Association conference at the Riviera, which is expected to bring 2,200 participants.

September 30, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

After a couple of busy weekends with big musical acts and boxing matches in town, the Las Vegas Valley could be a little more low key this weekend.

Motorcycles and tattoos will be the running themes. The Las Vegas Bikefest rolled into town Thursday and is expected to bring 30,000 visitors to Las Vegas for the four-day festival. Bikefest’s main events will be at the Sahara and Cashman Center. Though the Sahara will see an influx of visitors this weekend, the hotel’s rates still are near $70 for tonight.

The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth will be in town at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center today through Sunday. The convention is expecting more than 15,000 body art aficionados to attend the three-day event.

The average daily room rate at nine of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels was $253 on Friday, while it’s $264 for tonight. The resorts include Palms, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand. Caesars Palace, which would normally be included in the above list, is sold out through the weekend.

Those looking for deep discounts can find rates like $60 at Palace Station, $34 at Vegas Club and $59 at Lucky Club.

Other events for the weekend include the International Vision Expo at the Sands Expo Center, which was expected to bring an estimated 14,500 visitors through Friday. The Mirage hosted yet another 20th anniversary party at Bare on Friday night with celebrities like Slash, Courtney Love and Joe Perry.

September 24, 2009


* The Guest Gauge is not a scientific measurement and should only be read as an estimate of weekend crowds in Las Vegas. An indication of "very slow" corresponds with the lowest typical occupancy rate for rooms in Las Vegas.

Big musical acts could bring visitors in big numbers to the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.

Britney Spears' Circus Tour will wrap up its two-night stay at Mandalay Bay tonight before the tour heads to Australia. But Britney wasn't the only diva in the Vegas spotlight this weekend. Cher will take The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace again tonight after Saturday night's performance.

Superstar Miley Cyrustook the stage at the Thomas & Mack Saturday night while Crosby, Stills and Nashperformed down at the M Resort. Van Morrison performed his hits at The Joint at the Hard Rock Friday night.

The average daily room rate at 10 of Las Vegas’ most popular hotels for Friday was $323, while it was $334 for Saturday. The 10 resorts include the Palms, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Harrah’s, Wynn, Luxor, Hard Rock and MGM Grand.

The Strip’s discount hotels were advertising higher-than-normal room prices for the weekend with average daily rates of $164 at the Riviera, $125 at the Tropicana and $92 at the Sahara.

But music isn't the only draw. The Mr. Olympia 2009 expo and competition was expected to bring 30,000 visitors to town for the weekend. The main events were held Friday and Saturday at The Orleans and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Other events this weekend included the Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night. The finale at Hard Rock’s Rehab pool will round out the weekend with more than 2,500 expected to attend the summer closing of the pool today.

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