Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 | 9:56 p.m.
Emmy Award-nominated actress Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”) celebrated her 50th birthday Saturday night at Lavo in the Palazzo.
Jones’ friends, including former “Glee” co-star Ashley Fink, as well as her partner, Bridget Casteen, whom she recently married, joined her.
The group enjoyed a specially prepared meal from the chef, and Jones was later presented with a three-tier Las Vegas-themed birthday cake designed by Gimme Some Sugar.
Jones and Casteen shared a kiss after she blew out her candles, and Jones exclaimed, “I’m 50!”
Jones was a featured guest in Mark Shunock’s inaugural “Mondays Dark” in November at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Jones also was a featured star alongside actor Gilles Marini at the grand opening of Winter in Venice at the Venetian in November 2012.
Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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With top accommodations, first-rate entertainment, high-end shopping and a slew of acclaimed chefs, the Palazzo has positioned itself as one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip.
More than 3,000 all-suite rooms start at 740 square feet and are decorated in a modern, yet classic, Italian style. Each room features a sleeping area, with a king or two queens, and a sunken living room area with floor to ceiling windows.
A cathedral ceiling tops the Palazzo casino, while a second 80-foot dome brings natural light to the property's lobby. The 105,000 square foot casino features more than 2,000 slots and 80 table games but lacks the stale smell of cigarettes, as the property is LEED certified with smoking off limits in most of the Palazzo — including 50 percent of the casino floor.
Dining at the Palazzo is among the best of the Strip, starting with Wolfgang Puck's CUT. Chef Simon To serves up authentic Chinese cuisine at Zine, while Sushisamba combines Brazilian and Peruvian flavors with Japanese techniques. At LAVO, club-goers can dine on Mediterranean dishes before heading upstairs to the bath house-inspired nightclub.