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Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 | 8:56 p.m.
Despite the dark clouds that loomed over the Colosseum at Caesars Palace last week with Celine Dion’s extended cancellation, there are some bright spots on the horizon.
Naturally, we’re wishing Celine and husband Rene Angelil full recoveries with their health battles. Even with the postponement announcement today of Dr. Mehmet Oz’s show scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, due to scheduling conflicts, the stars will shine brightly again! (The date of the rescheduled Dr. Oz show will be announced at a later time.)
Celine’s absence immediately started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have already opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.
There have been fast, reignited residency rumors for Adele and Beyonce, and there are already solid behind-the-scenes whispers about a return visit by Katy Perry, who thrilled high rollers at private Caesars concerts over New Year’s Eve Weekend.
Do not be surprised if there’s an announcement about Katy. Diana Ross, who will be at Caesars on Sept. 19, is already being encouraged to return for more dates. I’m also hearing of a bona-fide overture to Madonna.
Those are the first names in the discussion stage of keeping the lights on at the Colosseum while Celine is away. You’ll read the first bookings right here at Vegas DeLuxe, so stay tuned!
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.