Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 12, 1969 · 169
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 169

Oakland, California
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Sunday, January 12, 1969
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'j. - f-. i i :" i i i-. .'.fv Continued from Page 5-V one is apt to see Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Zsa Zsa Gabor or Dean Martin. It is rapidly becoming a comedy room with headli-ners such as Totie Fields, Jan Murray, Jack Carter and Sonny King alternating engagements when Greene is gone. Gourmet dining can be enjoyed in the intimate and luxurious Hickory Room off the casino. The accent is on service, sumptuous entrees, fine wines and inviting desserts amidst elegant surroundings. The room is opened from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, daily. Adjacent to the Hickory Room is the Cafe Noir, where the "international buffet," which features dishes of many lands, can be enjoyed. A late evening kosher delicatessen is another favorite in the Cafe Noir, which also has an extensive coffee shop menu. In addition to complete convention facilities, including a 13,000 - square - foot convention hall, the hotel offers 120 poolside lanai suites, each containing an individual terrace overlooking the scenic grounds and pool area. SAHARA Soon after Del Webb acquired the Sahara Hotel in 1961, nis organization Degan courting the convention business. The result has been recent completion of the "Space Center,? a sprawling complex with 60,000 square feet of space and considered the largest of its type facility in the world. x The main convention room is a room of 40,000 square feet. It can house two Boeing 707s, a Piper Cub, several automobiles, a school bus, a 20-piece orchestra and have room left over for a swimming pool. To say that the hotel is in the convention business would be putting it mildly. Because of its conventions, the Sahara is always humming. But conventions aren't all. The Sahara has hundreds of guest rooms, a plush gourmet' restaurant, The House of Lords, Don The Beachcomber restaurant, the popular Cas-bati Theater and the Congo Room. And, of course, a spacious swimming pool. The Congo Room entertainment lineup is impressive. During the year one may see Johnny Carson, Buddy Hack-ett, Don Rickles, The Smothers Brothers, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jack Benny and Frank Gorshin. The room recently underwent extensive remodeling and now provides the best in comfort and viewing. Jrhe: more intimate Gasbah Theater draws the early morning crowds for entertainers such as Norm Crosby, The Treniers, Davis and Reese and Duke Ellington Orchestra. For years it was the Las Vegas home of comedian Don Rickles, who spent many a wild night insulting the town's stars in his audience. The demand for Rickles' show became so great he had to be moved into the more spaciousmam showroom, where tell make his first ap- The elegant onJOi. Lords restaurant is considered one of the finest on the Strip. For variety one may try the House of Lords one v night and the A Word About Reservations Las Vegas has millions of visitors each year, so it is always wise to make advance reservations. You can do so by writing or phoning directly to the hotel at which you plan to stay. Some Las Vegas hotels have offices in San Francisco. And, a travel agent also can secure reservations for you. All major hotels make reservations to their shows available to guests. They also assist in obtaining reservations to other shows along the strip. You can call directly to the showroom for reservations before departing, if you wish. Since the country's biggest attractions appear on the Strip, sellouts frequently occur. In such cases, the midnight show may be your best bet. next dine on Polynesian delicacies at Don the Beachcomber, where dinner dancing is featured. A large coffee shop is also available. The Sahara also caters to the sports enthusiasts, offering golfing priviliges and ski packages at nearby Mt. Charleston. It is also the home of the annual Sahara Invitational Golf Tournament a major event on the pro golfing tour. SANDS The Sands Hotel has long been a favorite with the jet set. Such stellar performers as Dean Martin, Danny Thomas, Joey Bishop, Rowan and Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King, Jerry Lewis and Nancy Wilson are headliners who regularly pack the Copa Room. Like many of the other Strip hotels, the Sands has been through an extensive expansion program. When the 18-story Sands Tower was completed it upped the guest room total to a lucky 777. The new Celebrity Theater is one of the plushiest lounges in town. It's a tiered room which headlines acts such as Louis Prima, Sam Butera and the Witnesses, Buddy Greco and the Righteous Brothers. t ; - j 1 A f 4 . " iv! ft : SHOW TIME Las Vegas at nightTs alive with lavish stage productions unmatched anywhere in the world. Theater restaurants offer two performances nightly, ' while additional shows continue in the hotel lounges from dusk to dawn. Top name bands have also been featured in the past, including Count Basie and the new Buddy Rich band. Gourmet dining is offered in the Sands elegant Regency Room. The room is off the main casino area and features the best in menu, service and surroundings. The plush coffee shop offers a complete menu with the accent on late night favorites. For the convention goer there is the elaborate Grand Ballroom and the Emerald Room, the latter with a ca-capachy of 1,500. Other meeting rooms and facilities are also available. In addition there are several attractive shops for the vis-, itor, plus a large swimming pool and attractions for the sports buff. The Sands recently announced an additional and more elaborate expansion - program for the near future. STARDUST The Stardust Hotel, it is claimed, pioneered the Strip's now celebrated French shows. When the first "Lido" show opened there eight years ago it-brought international fame to the hotel, and was tabbed by Life magazine as "the greatest floor show on earth." Since that time more than eight million people have seen me eight editions of the famed show, which has featured such special effects as a bursting dam, a swimming pool, ice rink, homing pigeons, fireworks and numerous top specialty acts, not the least of which are the zany Nit Wits. The Stardust Lounge, now being remodeled and enlarged, features Don Cornell, Esquivel, The New Christy Minstrels, Ireland's Royal Show Band and the Kim Sisters. A variety of fine foods can be enjoyed at the Stardust Polynesian dishes and exotic drinks are featured at the Aku his Royal Canadians and Pete Holiday magazine. Authentic artifacts and plant life from Polynesia are part of the decor. The Moby Dick, on the other hand, features Atlantic seafood, while prime rib and chicken dishes of the "old South" are mainstays at the Plantation Kitchen. Along with complete convention facilities, including the Auditorium Convention Center, the Stardust offers the lWiole Stardust Country Club golf course, home of the "Tournament of Champions." The Stardust International Raceway and the Stardust Horseman's park round out the extensive sporting facilities available. A tennis club is under construction. TROPICANA This is the Las Vegas home of the popular Parisian revue, "FoHes Bergere." The new edition of the Parisian spectacular opened Christmas for a two-year run at a cost of $750,000 dollars. The current production was conceived and directed by talented Michael Gyarmatiiy, with choreography by Hollywood's Tony Charmoli. The show is presented twice nightly in the hotel's Theatre Restaurant .. Thirteen production numbers are contained in the new "Folies Bergere," featuring 36 dancers, a dozen models, five singers, two female announcers and other principals. The Tropicana's Blue Room could easily pass as a major showroom. Seating over 450, it offers complete staging facilities and headlines acts such as Mel Tonne, Julie London, Earl (Fatha) Hines, Mariene Dietrich, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadiens and Pete Fountain. ; Elegance is the keynote in the Tropicana's many guest rooms, and otter facilities such as the Gourmet Room. The Gourmet Room is one of the more phtsWer on the entire strip. The color theme is purple, including the dinner chairs and the waiters' dress; The menu offers numerous gourmet dishes, along with the more popular flaming desserts. A strolling violinist, who plays a Stradivarius, completes the experience. You can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the marbled cocktail lounge where a trio offers light music. For the golfer mere is the Tropicana's goU course. 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