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What’s On, The Las Vegas Guide Announces the Winners of Its 2006 Visitors’ Choice Awards

Las VegasApril 6, 20xx /PRNewswire/ — What’s On, The Las Vegas Guide, the leading visitor and entertainment resource for Las Vegas in publication since 1954, announced the winners of its 7th annual Visitors’ Choice Awards poll. Readers selected their Vegas favorites in a record 62 categories covering everything from dining and entertainment to nightlife, shopping, sightseeing and gaming.

Among the results, Celine Dion did it again! She was voted Favorite Headliner, while Lance Burton pulled a win for Favorite Magician out of his hat. Favorite Comedian Rita Rudner tickles visitors’ funny bones, and The Improv at Harrah’s extended its reign as Favorite Comedy Club with a seventh straight win. “Legends In Concert” was the choice for Favorite Celebrity Impersonators, and Elvis-A-Rama has the visitors’ Favorite Elvis Impersonators. “Donn Arden’s Jubilee!” at Bally’s features the Favorite Showgirls, and Cirque du Soleil’s “O” is the Favorite Production Show.

The property with the most wins is Bellagio. It took top honors in 10 categories including Favorite Hotel Overall, Favorite Hotel Lobby, Favorite Hotel Staff and Favorite Casino Overall. Their breathtaking Fountains of Bellagio won both Favorite Free Attraction and Favorite Attraction Overall.

Harrah’s also racked up an impressive award count. The property won four gaming categories – Favorite Casino for Keno, Favorite Casino for Slots, Favorite Casino for Table Games and Favorite Casino for Video Poker. Its Carnaval Court was named Favorite Bar.

When it comes to their Favorite Shopping Center, visitors go to the Fashion Show mall. Their Favorite Outlet Mall is the Las Vegas Outlet Center. Vegas Suit Outlet and It’s Paradise Boutique are their choices for Favorite Men’s and Women’s Apparel Stores respectively.

Regarding dining, visitors selected the Rio’s Carnival World Buffet as Favorite Buffet, Battista’s Hole in the Wall as Favorite Italian Restaurant, Mandalay Bay’s Border Grill as Favorite Mexican Restaurant and Stratosphere’s Top of the World as both Favorite Gourmet Restaurant and Favorite Restaurant Overall. Wolfgang Puck won as Favorite Celebrity Chef in this category’s inaugural year.

Other big winners included Studio 54 for Favorite Dance Club, Circus Circus as Favorite Attraction for Kids and the Liberace Museum as Favorite Museum.

The complete list of winners, a logo and cover art are posted at http://www.website.com (click on “Magazine” and then “PR & News”). For photos, interviews or other information, contact Renee LiButti at 702-851-3140 or Email.

SOURCE: What’s On

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