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4 Debuts Making Headlines in Las Vegas this Month

Claire Harper | December 1, 2020 |

Here are four haute Sin City debuts to indulge this holiday season.

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After 16 years, Mesa Grill closes its doors to make room for celeb chef Bobby Flay’s first Italian restaurant concept, Amalfi. Set for a late spring 2021 opening, the new eatery evokes the flavors of Italy, with a menu comprised of antipasti selections, like the crispy soft-shell crab salad; housemade fresh and dry pastas; and whole fish from the seafood display, which will be staffed with a fishmonger. The enchanting space, designed by Olivia Jane Design & Interiors, boasts endless areas to indulge—from the nearly-50-foot bar to the 40-seat lounge area, to the main dining area, revealing towering ceilings, an extensive wine display and a view of the open kitchen. It seems chef Flay has done it again. Caesars Palace

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The Shops at Crystals adds another top designer fashion house to its stacked lineup with the opening of Giorgio Armani’s 1,200-plus-square-foot boutique. Designed by Armani and his team of architects, the new space reveals the brand’s familiar design aesthetics—from fine textured wallcoverings to galvanized metals and marble-effect flooring—which serve as a complementing backdrop to the men’s and women’s collections, including ready-to-wear, accessories and high jewelry, plus a dedicated Armani beauty display and more. The luxury space also houses the brand’s iconic La Prima handbag collection, with two styles—the crystal-embellished shoulder bag and clutch—exclusive to the new location. The Shops at Crystals

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From the mastermind behind the hairstyles of Paris Hilton, John Travolta and Catherine Zeta-Jones comes Signature Salon by Claude Baruk, now open at Fashion Show. Choose from the salon’s extensive menu, which includes famed services like the patented Baruk Five-Step System. Baruk is also rolling out two new concepts: a three-tier membership program and a barbershop and nail­care area. Fashion Show

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Mixing luxury and sustainable living, Elysian at Hughes Center is Vegas’ ritzy new spot to call home. Opened this fall, the contemporary apartment complex from real estate powerhouse The Calida Group offers 368 plush units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom floor plans that are equipped with elevated design elements, like designer fixtures and hardware, quartz countertops, custom-designed walk-in closets and more. Residents also receive access to luxury amenities—most notably the indoor-outdoor sky lounge, which boasts panoramic Strip views, and the over-22,000-square-foot clubhouse, complete with a wine-tasting room, golf simulator, full gym, Pilates and spin studios, and custom murals by local artists. Staying at home never looked so good. 3776 Howard Hughes Parkway



Photography by: In order of appearance, photos: Courtesy of Caesars Palace; courtesy of Giorgio Armani; by Eric Jamison; by Eugene Dela Cruz