“ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

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“ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby CraigMitchell » April 2nd, 2008, 2:17 pm

From Robin Leach's blog:

NEW ABRACADABRA HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL OVER THE STRIP
April 1st, 2008
Despite the file marked Top Secret its yet another Luxe Life exclusiveand weve taken the first peek inside the platinum plans for a new all-magic resort casino set for the Strip. Everything for now is in the early stages with the barest of preliminary drawings and presentations. Im told it will be officially unveiled publicly exactly a year from today but well have first sketches and renderings before then. Then 24-months from now the groundbreaking with the opening planned for exactly four years from now. Code named Abracadabra the hotel is a unique Madhatters Party with everything set upside down: guests will enter from the top floor and literally slide down through a magical kingdom to check in at ground level. It will be a fantasyland staffed with jugglers, balancing acts, circus strongmen, beautiful magicians assistants and showgirls. Everyone you meet on staff from valet-parkers to bellmen to concierge desk and check-in receptionists will be masterful magicians, card-trick conjurers, wondrous wizards and even princes of prestidigitation. Rooms will be decorated in magical themes of shining moons and stars and one close-up entertainment room will feature hourly trickery. There will also be a museum with the worlds largest collection of magic memorabiliaeven if the bankers have to buy out David Copperfields collection. I asked how it would possibly compete with the planned $175-million Cirque du Soleil show staged with Mindfreak magician Criss Angel opening this summer at the Luxor. We know the task is huge but with magic all things are possible, I was told. Vegas has more magicians here than any other city in the world so staffing will be easy and were going to lure a lot of headline names away from other resorts for our main showrooms. This will be the worlds centerpiece hotel for magic. Check your calendar for todays date in the years to come for all the details as they are announced








Note the date ;-)

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Re: “ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 2nd, 2008, 3:16 pm

Note the date: April 1. My guess is that it's a joke.
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Postby Jeff Haas » April 2nd, 2008, 3:20 pm

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Re: “ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby CraigMitchell » April 2nd, 2008, 4:49 pm

Its a guaranteed joke - but fun nonetheless

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Re: “ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby Dave V » April 2nd, 2008, 5:32 pm

It's no more outlandish than the plans to build a Country/Western themed resort in the shape of a cowboy boot. Luckily, that never happened. I'm pretty sure this won't happen either.
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Re: “ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby Gord » April 2nd, 2008, 11:57 pm

How about a Beverly Hillbillies Hotel/Casino?
Max Baer Jr. swears he's this close to opening one. (Repeat three times a year.)

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Re: “ABRACADABRA” HOTEL CASTS A MAGIC SPELL

Postby Magic Newswire » April 3rd, 2008, 8:03 am

It was definitely his attempt at a but of April Fool's fun. You can find his admission in the next day's Strip Scribbles.

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