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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 | 11:57 p.m.
Instagram sensation Jen Selter kicked off her birthday weekend at Tao in the Venetian on Friday. As the clock struck midnight, the newly 21-year-old headed upstairs to the nightclub to continue her celebration weekend with friends and family.
The fitness model posed for photographs with fans at a VIP table on the dance floor. She was presented with a custom three-tier birthday cake and a special appearance from Tao’s mirror man.
Her 21st birthday celebrations continued Saturday at Tao Beach, where she sizzled in a black bikini with a lace sarong. She received another custom birthday cake and continued the weekend-long blast dining at Lavo in Palazzo before wrapping the fun at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.
Greg Bennett from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” also celebrated his birthday at Tao.
Musician-turned-journalist Henry Rollins shot a segment at the Downtown Grand for the History Channel series “10 Things You Didn’t Know” to air Oct. 18.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his entourage dined at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in MGM Grand after attending Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” concert stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night.
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell gambled and hung out at Golden Gate with owner Derek Stevens, a recent guest columnist, for an after-concert party that didn’t stop until the pre-dawn hours. Members of Seether also were at Prohibition Bar for drinks.
At Derek’s nearby property The D Las Vegas, comedy legend Rich Little was at recent guest columnist Frankie Scinta’s show where he went onstage to perform an impromptu segment of his best impersonations.
Comedy’s reigning Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli performed at Lipshtick: The Perfect Shade of Comedy at the Venetian for two nights.
After checking out the new Neon Trees memorabilia display at the Hard Rock Hotel, the group’s vocalist and keyboardist Tyler Glenn dined at nearby Nobu and tweeted, “One of my five best ever meals,” along with a photo of himself at the display, adding, “Just checking in on my lil baby tonight in Vegas.”
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.