LAS VEGAS MILESTONES
Wynn Resorts goes public with an IPO for a $1.85 billion megaresort, Le Reve, later
renamed Wynn Las Vegas. The Sahara, meanwhile, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Wynn Las Vegas opens. At $2.7 billion, it lays claim to being the most expensive
hotel and casino in the world.
The Castaways, the property formerly known as the Showboat, is imploded.
The Tropicana Resort & Casino
celebrates 50 years on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Frontier Hotel & Casino is imploded
to make room for a $5 billion project
modeled after the Plaza Hotel in New York.
The developer is the Elad Group, which
owns the iconic New York hotel. The site
for the new Plaza in Las Vegas is directly
across from the Wynn Las Vegas and
Wynn’s newest development, the Anchor.
An official opening is slated for 2011.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
N.Y. Charm School Grooms Lady Clients
— With 10% Course
Jan. 21, 1964
A charm school called Femina in the Waldorf-Astoria’s Jacy de Paris Beauty Salon
introduced a course designed “to groom lady clients for their trips abroad.” New
York-area travel agents booking clients for the six-week, $75 course would receive
10% commission. An introductory course, using two Sita World Travel consultants,
included figure control [corset!], posture, make-up, hair styling, voice and diction,
social and business etiquette and wardrobe. Sita’s eastern regional manager [a man,
of course] observed that the results were “stunning,” adding that “we went to an
Air-India trade function that evening and the girls really attracted the fellows.”
Marriott Plan Resets Commissions:
Specialists Receive 10%, Others 8%
Oct. 11, 1999
After rolling out an agency training program called Hotel Excellence, Marriott
launched a two-tiered commission-payment system offering 10% to agents who
complete the training and become Marriott specialists, and 8% to others.
Experience an adventure that is unique in every sense.
What makes Marquis Los Cabos so spectacular? We offer our guests endless opportunities to
enjoy world-class fishing, scuba diving, yachting, horseback riding, golfing and more. In addition to
a gorgeous white, sand beach, our resort features a spacious, holistic spa, three fine restaurants and
luxurious casitas with private pools. All accommodations include outstanding amenities and boast
a magnificent ocean view. We even offer adventure packages that are sure to make your vacation
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1.877.238.9399 or 1.800.223.6800 to reserve our “Sense of Adventure on Water” or “Sense of
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LOS CABOS, MEXICO