Thu, Mar 26, 2009 (midnight)
As if one weren’t enough. As if he needed the ego boost. As if wax Don Corleone and wax Bugsy Siegel weren’t enough to fill the genre! And as if we’re not going to end up with a mob museum that is bound to feature him prominently, anyway ...
We jest. It’s perfectly reasonable that our famous mayor should have his waxy likeness displayed in Madame Tussauds—in fact, it’s about time. Were we going to rely on Siegfried & Roy, Liberace and Wayne Newton as our wax reps forever? Even Blue Man Group is present in the Vegas Tussauds house—is Blue Man Group more important to Vegas than Oscar Goodman? We think not.
Odd thing is, if wax Oscar doesn’t talk or drink, we may scarcely recognize it as him. Will he just stand there, quietly supporting a red nose? No quips, no sass, no aura of gin? Or will he be duking it out with the Obama figure over the absurd mischaracterization of Vegas as a city of overindulgence? More likely he’ll just be bookended by chesty showgirls, giving visitors the obvious political cue: This is the mayor
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.