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Las Vegas is set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever by Matt Villano of CNN

“In October 2020, Sin City welcomed another unique newcomer: Circa Resort & Casino. This 35-story, 777-room resort represents the first new casino in downtown Las Vegas in more than 40 years. The highlights: an iconic steakhouse, one of the largest and most spectacular sports books in town and a pool deck with stadium-style lounging terraces. (The pool actually is called ‘Stadium Swim.’) Circa is the brainchild of Derek Stevens, a casino magnate who also owns Golden Gate Hotel & Casino across Fremont Street and the D Las Vegas a few blocks east. Stevens was the first local hotelier to put a Bitcoin ATM on his casino floor (at the D). He was one of the first casino operators to open sports books 24/7. Most nights, he dons a shiny blazer and spends a few hours hanging out with customers at his bars.


Circa’s Stadium Swim brings a winning party vibe to Downtown Las Vegas by Brock Radke of Las Vegas Weekly

“It was an exhilarating sports moment, made even more special at this exciting sports-based venue, and a reminder of why Circa owner Derek Stevens decided to build what he calls ‘the best pool in history.’ Las Vegas is a great place to celebrate and participate in events that aren’t happening in Las Vegas, and Stadium Swim is the sun-drenched epitome of that concept. It packs its own punch and layers the ultimate watch party as the cherry on top.


My Weekend In Las Vegas Shows Comeback Is In The Cards by Warren Shoulberg of Forbes

“The city did appear to be itching to get back to its regular business of being the ultimate tourist destination for many Americans. The first new hotel to appear post-pandemic, the Circa, in downtown, was open for business and the giant Resorts World complex on the Strip was just about completed for its summer debut.


A Decade of Decadence in Las Vegas by DuJour

“Circa Resort & Casino, which opened in downtown Las Vegas last year, has officially opened its 777-room hotel and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club, found atop the hotel tower on the 60th floor (it’s the city’s tallest structure north of the Strip). The guest rooms and suites are spacious and glamorous. ‘They say to save the best for last, and when you see our hotel tower and Legacy Club, you’ll see that’s exactly what we did,’ said Circa’s CEO, Derek Stevens. ‘Circa is now home to some of the most stunning hotel rooms and suites in all of the city. Watching Las Vegas light up before your eyes from Legacy Club is one of those ‘wow’ moments you have to experience for yourself.’


Las Vegas Is Set To Come Out Of Covid-19 Better Than Ever by Dog & Joe Sho of 93.7 The River

“Some of the new attractions include Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas, a massive 1.4 million square foot expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (called the West Hall), Elon Musk’s $52.5-million underground tunnel system (the Loop) and a new attraction AREA15 (an ‘experiential entertainment district’) that features live events, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, immersive technology, retail, bars, eateries and more.


Discover a world of lobster options in Las Vegas by Ken Miller of Las Vegas Magazine

“Let’s start with the absolute classic, one you’ve no doubt had regardless of where you come from: Surf and turf. (Are there three more mouth-watering words when visiting a classic steakhouse?) No more of that frustrating choice of steak or lobster. This is the best of both worlds! One of the city’s newest restaurants features a fantastic version—Barry’s Downtown Prime at Circa Resort & Casino. This eatery is already one of downtown’s hottest spots, and this dish is no doubt a big part of that, featuring a sautéed 8-ounce filet mignon (medium-rare, please!) and a Maine lobster tail served with roasted garlic aioli and red wine sauce.


New Venues to Experience in Las Vegas by Trade Show News Network

“The newest property in downtown Las Vegas, Circa is an adults-only resort on the iconic Fremont Street Experience. The spectacular 1.25 million-square-foot, 777-room property stands 35 stories tall and features the world’s largest sportsbook; eclectic restaurant and bar concepts; and an expansive local art collection. Presentations make a real splash on a 40-foot-tall screen at Stadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater with temperature-controlled water. Overlooking the city on Circa’s 60th floor, Legacy Club delivers an elegant rooftop club lounge with a panoramic view of the Downtown skyline.


You’ll need a reservation for the pool in Las Vegas and at these national parks by Star Tribune

“In Las Vegas, there have been a slew of reopenings, including the restarting of pool parties across a number of hotels. ‘If you’re in Vegas and try to go to a pool, it’s not easy,’ said Derek Stevens, who owns the Circa Resort & Casino. ‘It’s like trying to book a dinner reservation on New Year’s Eve.’ Spots at the pool are booked a month in advance because of reduced capacities and social distancing. Hotels and other venues are limited to 50% capacity. Stevens said that since the Super Bowl, there had been indications that the tourism industry in Vegas was recovering, adding that his three hotels had been sold out every weekend since. ‘This is the strongest booking that I’ve ever experienced,’ he said.


From swimming pools to showgirls, here’s how you can tell Las Vegas is revving up by Christopher Reynolds of Telegraph Herald

One of the biggest optimists in town might be Chris Ihle, a former Iowa banker who ditched that career to make art with Lego bricks. He sells celebrity portraits and other works from his gallery in the Circa hotel, including a plastic-brick reproduction of the late Eddie Van Halen’s red guitar (about $2,500) and busts of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G.), Tupac Shakur and others. ‘Two months ago, 85% of the people coming through that door were from Las Vegas,’ Ihle said. And on weekends now? ‘It would be 50-50.’ The Circa, which opened in late October, is one of three new and increasingly busy major venues in town.


Friends with Benefits: Vache Manoukian at Circa Resort & Casino by Kiko Miyasato of Las Vegas Magazine

“Vache Manoukian is causing mad noise over at Circa Resort & Casino—applause and ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ type of noise. As one of the property’s most popular flair bartenders—while we were conducting the interview and photo shoot, more than one guest stopped by to say they came to Las Vegas specifically to see Manoukian’s skills—he brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, has won seven championships and made countless Top 5 and Top 10 lists, and has an honest-to-goodness amazing energy that’s simply contagious. He’s also traveled the world, competing in places like Peru, London, Russia, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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