Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 | 2:42 p.m.
While it waits for construction to finish at its new downtown location, Krave nightclub will temporarily move into the Rio in a deal signed today.
"Krave at Crown" will be open from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Since moving from Planet Hollywood, Krave has operated for the past month in a tent in the courtyard at Neonopolis.
The new Krave Massive will be in the former Galaxy 11 multiplex movie theater. It will offer five dance rooms themed around different styles of music, from hip hop to country in what is being billed as the world's largest gay nightclub.
Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.