LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2002 - Park Place Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: PPE) today announced that it is teaming with Margaritaville`s favorite son, singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett, to bring the newest Margaritaville Café and entertainment complex to the Flamingo Las Vegas.
The multi-level restaurant, bar and live music stage is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2003. Construction will begin late this year. Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Margaritaville at the Flamingo will enhance the famous resort`s signature tropical ambiance while adding exciting new venues for dining, drinking and dancing.
“Margaritaville and the Flamingo were made for each other,” said Flamingo President Lorenzo Creighton. “People come to the Flamingo to party and have fun. We`re delighted that Jimmy Buffet has chosen the Flamingo as the home of the first Margaritaville to be built west of the Mississippi.” Says Buffett, “If Las Vegas was good enough for Elvis, it`s good enough for me.” Margaritaville at the Flamingo will feature restaurant and mezzanine levels that will allow diners to linger over Key West and Caribbean-inspired menu items or slowly sip - what else - margaritas as they keep an eye on the action. Located nearby will be a live music stage featuring bands with styles spanning Island to rock.
In the course of his career, Jimmy Buffett has recorded 33 albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His latest CD, “Far Side of the World,” was released earlier this year and debuted on the Billboard Top 100 chart at number five.
Buffett also is the author of three New York Times bestsellers - “Tales from Margaritaville,” published in 1989, “Where is Joe Merchant?” (1992), and “A Pirate Looks at Fifty” (1998). Buffett is one of only six authors in the history of The New York Times Bestseller List to have reached the number one spot on both the fiction and non-fiction lists.
Park Place Entertainment is the world`s largest gaming company. Park Place owns, manages or has an interest in 28 gaming properties operating under the Caesars, Bally`s, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris brand names with a total of approximately two million square feet of gaming space, 29,000 hotel rooms and 55,000 employees worldwide.
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