Las Vegas Ferris Wheel is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city’s famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014. “The Linq High Roller wheel in Las Vegas will be 100 feet taller than the London Eye, which opened in 2000, 30 feet taller than China’s Star of Nanchang, which opened in 2006, and 9 feet taller than the Singapore Flyer, which opened in 2008,” . At that size, it would take the High Roller wheel about 30 minutes to take its passengers on one full revolution. The wheel will have 28 cabins, similar to a capsule in a sky tram or gondola, with a maximum occupancy of 40 people. Each cabin will include 300 square feet of glass. The wheel is being built by Caesars Entertainment Corp. as the centerpiece of a huge new development called . The company prefers to call the coming attraction an observation wheel, rather than a Ferris wheel. “It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga tells the AP. “It’s going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not.
Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city’s famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014. “The Linq High Roller wheel in Las Vegas will be 100 feet taller than the London Eye, which opened in 2000, 30 feet taller than China’s Star of Nanchang, which opened in 2006, and 9 feet taller than the Singapore Flyer, which opened in 2008,” . At that size, it would take the High Roller wheel about 30 minutes to take its passengers on one full revolution. The wheel will have 28 cabins, similar to a capsule in a sky tram or gondola, with a maximum occupancy of 40 people. Each cabin will include 300 square feet of glass. The wheel is being built by Caesars Entertainment Corp. as the centerpiece of a huge new development called . The company prefers to call the coming attraction an observation wheel, rather than a Ferris wheel. “It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga tells the AP. “It’s going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It’s more or less impossible not to see it if you come here.” Over the past few months, the wheel’s ring has taken shape and spokes have been added to it; an outer ring was hoisted into position Monday, . Before it opens next year, builders will add the cabins and more than 1,000 LED lights. Caesars says the development, which is between the Quad and Flamingo casinos, is aimed at “the region’s growing Gen X and Gen Y clientele — ages 21 to 46 — whose market share is estimated to grow to 52 percent of Las Vegas visitor spending by 2015.” As local TV channel reported last year, another big wheel could give the High Roller some competition; the builders of that wheel, called the Skyvue, say it will stand at 500 feet. Join our
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Vegas Ferris Wheel Linq – The High Roller
It is the largest ‘wheel’ in the world at 550 feet and will be called “The High Roller”. It will be 9 feet taller than the Singaport Flyer and will be 107 feet larger than the London Eye. Caesars’ executives have suggested a sub-$20 per person cost to ride the observation wheel, and the first riders are expected to board
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What is Project Linq Las Vegas?
Project Linq is a new development by Caesars Entertainment. It will cost $550 million, and is expected to be completed in 2 years. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
Lifestyle Boutique Kitson to Open New Location in The LINQ Las Vegas
Linq Las Vegas is betting on non-gaming entertainment attraction
LAS VEGAS – In this town, where “wow” is a prerequisite for anything new, Caesars Entertainment Inc., the company behind the $550 million Linq retail/dining/entertainment venue being built at the heart of the Strip, boasts that it will be the next must-see attraction, luring gamblers and non-gamblers alike.
Caesars Entertainment, of course, also owns Bally’s, Showboat, Harrah’s Resort and Caesars in Atlantic City, as well as Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester.
And at an event on the terrace at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace announcing the project’s first tenants, Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment chairman and CEO, said the Linq is just the type of non-gaming attraction that Atlantic City is focusing on.
“Something of this general sort, I think, could work in Atlantic City as we try to widen the attractions in the city,” he said.
The centerpiece of the Vegas development is the High Roller, being billed as one of the world’s tallest Ferris wheels. True to its name, at 550 feet it will soar higher than the Singapore Flyer and be 107 feet taller than the London Eye, and will feature 28 enclosed observation cabins that will hold up to 40 passengers each.
There will be nowhere to gamble at the Linq, reflecting what the Strip will see more of, industry observers say.
“We’re standing here, overlooking the intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevards, which is at the heart of everyone’s visit to the Strip, whether you stay with us or not,” Loveman said. “What we had hoped to do here is to create a place where everyone in Vegas would have a reason to come and gather, to meet among friends or business associates, and to introduce an experience that was not just gaming.”
The three-story complex is called Linq because, when it is completed next year, it will link three Caesars properties: the Flamingo, the Imperial Palace (soon to be renamed the Quad), and Harrah’s.
“We recognized that we had the capacity to cater to customers that were visiting our competitors to the north and to the south, and to create a very special experience here at the center of the Las Vegas Strip,” Loveman said.
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Los Angeleslifestyle boutiqueKitsonhas announced plans to open a newLas Vegaslocation atThe LINQ.
The largest store in Kitson’s current expansion plan, the 12,000 square-foot, two-level location will offer men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing, accessories, gifts, apothecary, books and novelties. The LINQ location will also showcase exclusives from Homies, Boy London, Sol Angeles, Yosi Samra, Lauren Moshi and others.
Kitson will offer distinctive mementos for those visiting the destination, from hand embroidered Cat Studio Las Vegas pillows to irreverent books, gifts and cards.
“At our new Las Vegas location, what is bought in Vegas will definitely not stay in Vegas!” saidCourtney Saavedra, director of marketing and public relations for Kitson. “The LINQ is offering an over-the-top experience. Our blend of luxury with kitsch and fashion with fun will further define The LINQ as a must-visit Las Vegas attraction. We’ll have everything you need to go from the pool to the club.”
Other brands on offer will include Herschel Supply Company, God Save LA, Aviator Nation, Havaianas, Tkees, Ray Bans and Billionaire Boys Club.
“Kitson has been a desired retailer in the Las Vegas market for years and we are incredibly excited to be bringing this fashion staple to The Strip,” said Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ. “Kitson is a store that both visitors and locals will enjoy checking out during every visit to The LINQ.”
The new Kitson location is the latest in a series of announced enhancements to The LINQ, a new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip from Caesars Entertainment. Recently The LINQ’s High Roller observation wheel passed a construction milestone as its first passenger cabin was rotated to the wheel’s highest point for the first time.
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The LINQ is part of a series of new outdoor recreation areas announced for Las Vegas over the past year. Last April,MGM Resorts Internationalannounced plans for a public park outside of itsNew York-New YorkandMonte Carlocasinos.
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The new Kitson location will be just past The LINQ entrance and next to the Flamingo. Kitson will join fellow retailers such as Goorin Bros., Chilli Beans and 12A.M. Run who will debut their first Las Vegas locations at The LINQ. Other dining venues include Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Brooklyn Bowl.