SOURCE: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

May 16, 2005 17:38 ET

Las Vegas Resorts Celebrate 100 Years of Entertainment and Innovation by Rewarding Guests With "Viva Las Vegas"

More Than 80 Las Vegas Resorts to Give Away a "Viva Las Vegas" iTunes Card at Check-In

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2005 -- More than 80 Las Vegas resorts will give their guests reason to sing this month when they are rewarded at check-in with a "Viva Las Vegas" iTunes custom card good for a free download of Elvis Presley's classic hit from the iTunes Music Store. The "Viva Las Vegas" iTunes promotion began May 13 and will run through Sunday, May 22, at participating resorts while supplies last. The list of participating hotels follows.

"'Viva Las Vegas' is the unofficial anthem of Las Vegas," said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of marketing for the LVCVA. "This is the perfect way to carry a little bit of Vegas with you." The song "Viva Las Vegas" was recorded by Elvis Presley and was the theme to the 1964 movie of the same name starring Presley and Ann-Margret.

The Las Vegas Centennial is a yearlong celebration that will pay tribute to the exciting people, places and events that helped shape Las Vegas history since 110 acres were purchased in railroad land auction a century ago. Hundreds of events are taking place throughout 2005 to commemorate 100 years in neon. Festivities culminated May 14-15 and include the World's Largest Birthday Cake, weighing in at 130,000 pounds; the Helldorado Days Parade in Downtown Las Vegas; the unveiling of the new VivaVision show "Mr. Lucky" at the Fremont Street Experience, as well as free concerts and other special events.

The celebration continues around the country with the Road to Vegas, a one-of-a-kind Las Vegas-themed concert tour, May 27 through June 29, which will hit: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. On June 9, 100 couples will marry in Las Vegas in the "Once Upon 100 Weddings" promotion. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will rock Las Vegas July 2 as the headline act of a free Centennial concert. For details about the Las Vegas Centennial and upcoming events, visit http://www.lasvegas2005.org.

About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 130,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 9 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com.

The following is a list of participating hotels. Be sure to verify participation when making your reservation:

Aladdin
Alexis Park
Ameri Host Inn
Ameri Suites (Paradise Rd.)
Arizona Charlie's (Boulder Hwy.)
Arizona Charlie's (Decatur)
Aruba
Bally's
Best Western Mardi Gras
Best Western McCarran Inn
Best Western Parkview Inn
Boardwalk Hotel
Boulder Dam Hotel
Boulder Inn & Suites
Boulder Station
Caesars Palace
Circus Circus
Colorado Belle
Courtyard by Marriott (Industrial Rd.)
Courtyard by Marriott LV Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott (Summerlin)
Double Tree LV Airport
Embassy Suites Hotel (Swenson St.)
Embassy Suites LV Convention Center
Emerald Suites (4 locations)
Excalibur
Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel
Fitzgerald'sFlamingo Las Vegas
Four Queens
Four Seasons
Gold Strike
Golden Nugget
Grandview at Las Vegas
Green Valley Ranch
Hampton Inn (Henderson)
Hampton Inn (Tropicana)
Harrah's Las Vegas
Harrah's Laughlin
Hawthorn Inn & Suites
Hilton Grand Vacation Club at the Flamingo
Hilton Grand Vacation Club at the LV Hilton
Hilton Grand Vacation Club on the LV Strip
Holiday Inn Express
Hughes Center Residence Inn by Marriott
Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas
Imperial Palace
La Quinta (Nellis)
Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas Marriott (Convention Center Dr.)
Luxor
Manor Suites
The Mirage
Motel 6
Nevada Landing
Nevada Palace
New Frontier
New York-New York
Orleans
Palace Station
Palms Paris Las Vegas
Lady Luck
Plaza
Ramada Inn/Speedway Casino
Residence Inn (Henderson)
Renaissance Las Vegas
Residence Inn LV Convention Center
Riviera
Sahara
San Remo
Santa Fe
Stardust
Stratosphere
Suncoast
Sunset Station
Sunterra's Desert Paradise Resort
Super 8
Texas Station
Treasure Island
Tuscany  Suites
Vegas Club Hotel
Venetian
Villa Roma Inn
Westin Casuarina

Contact Information

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    R&R Partners
    702.318.4221