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Las Vegas Buffets Are Back and Better Than Ever | Food & Wine

The reopening of The Buffet at Bellagio is a bellwether of better times ahead for Sin City.

By Lissa Townsend Rodgers, July 27, 2021

Credit: Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Many cities are identified with an iconic food.

Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks, New York has pizza, New Orleans has po-boys, Baltimore has crab cakes.

Las Vegas has all of them, because Vegas means a buffet. “I think it’s about having a sense of indulgence and having everything. All of the choices are there for you but you don’t really have to make a decision,” says Wes Holton, executive chef at Bellagio Las Vegas, “I think that kind of sums up Vegas and what people expect when they come to Vegas.”

Source: Las Vegas Buffets Are Back and Better Than Ever | Food & Wine

The Doomed, Would-Be Celebrity Paradise That Still Haunts Myrtle Beach | Vanity Fair

Now known for T-shirt shops and mini golf, the South Carolina beach town was once imagined as a star-studded stopover between New York and Miami. Its failure set a precedent.

By Nicole Jones, April 16, 2021

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It glittered like a cursed diamond sculpted and set in a gold band of pristine beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A vision of one man’s utopia. A marker to guide planes and ships from miles away. A hurricane shelter during a once-in-a generation storm. A movie star hangout. A gambling den (allegedly). A military lookout during World War II when rumors of German U-boats cruising off the coast surfaced more than the enemy did. It was the Ocean Forest Hotel, a spare-no-expenses resort built halfway between New York City and Miami Beach to bring in the rich and famous and anyone who wanted to hobnob with them. In the tradition of ideas destined to become a marvelous success, it was a heartbreaking failure—transformed finally into a fading memory by a few sticks of dynamite.

The Ocean Forest Hotel was many things to many people over the span of its short life, but before it was anything—before it got blown up—it was the dream of one John T. Woodside. Imagine it is 1926, and a linen-suited, cigar-smoking, youngish millionaire aspires Gatsby-esque to the Champagne high life that may have eluded him and his wealth in the rural South. Imagine him a textile magnate turned banker turned hotelier turned real estate mogul turned full-time dreamer of big-time dreams.

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When it wasn’t called the million-dollar hotel, it was called the “wedding cake hotel.”

Editor’s Note: The article references and links to another good article, from 2019, about the hotel.. see screenshot below…
Screenshot of another article about the hotel…

Source: The Doomed, Would-Be Celebrity Paradise That Still Haunts Myrtle Beach | Vanity Fair

5 Best Hotels in Maui

From resorts to inns, we’ve got all the spots you’ll want to try.

Travis Rowan/Courtesy Paia Inn

By Juliana Shallcross, March 2, 2021

If resorts aren’t your thing, Maui excels at small inns where you can hide away and go about relaxing at your own pace. We found several of these gems on the island’s North Shore.

And you can always mix and match your lodging options, staying for a few days in a big resort and then doing your own thing at a smaller spot.

Or vice versa. Wondering where to start? We’ve all of collected our favorite spots here, so read on for our list of Maui’s best hotels.

Click the link to read our complete Maui guide.

Source: 5 Best Hotels in Maui

(135) The future of Las Vegas’ famed buffets – YouTube

A video from local CBS station Channel 8 about the future of our famous buffets…

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lagndy6TJyk

10 Best Resorts in Maui | Condé Nast Traveler

Courtesy Montage Hotels
Courtesy Montage Hotels

The possibilities are endless, but we narrowed it down.
By Juliana ShallcrossFebruary 24, 2021

Picking a resort in Maui is a choose your own adventure story. Want to spend your days at the pool with a quick dip into the ocean before heading to the spa? Any of the luxury resorts in Wailea can accommodate that. Bringing the kids and need a full kitchen? Several resorts in Kaanapali cater to families that need the extra space but still want a pool and beach scene. The possibilities are endless, although your budget might not be; then again, your priorities might be accommodating a group, or finding an excellent spa. No matter what you’re looking for on this trip, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of the best resorts in Maui.

Source: 10 Best Resorts in Maui | Condé Nast Traveler

Saving the bright lights of Las Vegas – CBS News

Check out the video on this story, from CBS News..


A few of the stars of the city’s Golden Age of neon, long since gone from the Strip, have been preserved in the Neon Museum

Source: Saving the bright lights of Las Vegas – CBS News