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Published Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 3:13 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 4:04 p.m.
Natalie Cole has a kidney transplant Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of her planned concert at the M Resort this weekend.
Cole, a 10-time Grammy Award winner, had been undergoing dialysis three times a week for the past nine months while awaiting a new kidney.
The daughter of the legendary Nat "King" Cole was scheduled to perform in concert Saturday, kicking off the resort’s concert series.
A spokesperson said she has postponed her summer tour dates pending a full recovery.
Tickets for Cole’s performance will be refunded at point of purchase.
“We are extremely happy for Ms. Cole and wish her all the best,” said Anthony A. Marnell III, Chairman and CEO of the M Resort. “We look forward to having her at the M Resort in the future.”
No replacement for has been named at this time.
At M Resort, locals reign supreme. Anthony Marnell III opened this casino with value in mind. With affordable drinks and meals and lots of incentives to play, it's no wonder why M has been a hit since it opened its doors in March 2009.
The property is decorated with dark wood, rich colors and amber-like light fixtures. Gaming offerings include more than 1,800 slot machines and 60 table games, as well as a poker room and race and sports book.
The resort houses 390 guest rooms, including 39 luxury suites. Designed with a modern and contemporary feel, M’s rooms feature dark wood, chrome fixtures and white linens, and are accented by blue or burgundy throws and pillows. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the mountains or the Strip.
M dining options include Studio B, a show kitchen buffet; "twisted farm food" at Hash House a Go Go; Baby Cakes bakery; Anthony’s Burgers & Brews, serving gourmet burgers and fries; Vig Deli; Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood; Marinelli’s Authentic Italian Dishes; and the Hostile Grape Wine Cellar, where guests can taste more than 160 types of wine. Plus, 32° Draft has one of the largest beer selections in the valley, with 96 different beers on tap.
The four-star awarded, 23,000-square-foot Spa Mio offers a variety of treatments and services with saunas, Jacuzzis, 16 massage and facial rooms and a full-service salon and barbershop complete with built-in ESPN in the mirrors. Locals also receive 25 percent off all regular price services.
DayDream Pool Club heads up M's adult pool party scene offering the only locals pool party in the Valley.