Golf News for Friday, November 10, 2006 | Travel

NBA All-Star weekend puts strain on premium Las Vegas hotels

LAS VEGAS - The NBA All-Star game, widely renowned as one of the most extravagant sporting events in the world, will fittingly make Las Vegas its home in 2007. The weekend festivities begin February 16th and culminate on the 18th with the All-Star Game. This bustling weekend coincides with President's Day weekend and the Chinese New Year, both of which are traditional Vegas hot beds, along with the Magic Convention, a display of the years upcoming fashion lines. The end result is that hotel room prices are skyrocketing and continuing to rise. Jeff Smith, president of Las Vegas Golf Adventures, has opened a new site at www.nbaallstarsweekend.com that offers room reservations at the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand, along with further information on the weekend’s events.

On an average weekend Las Vegas sees approximately 150,000 visitors a weekend. However, the expected numbers for the NBA All-Star Game, Chinese New Year and President's Day are triple a normal weekend. "Think New Years, times two," Smith, a twelve year veteran of the Las Vegas travel and golf industry, explains. "We have been monitoring the rates at hotels since the announcement and they just continue to rise." Las Vegas has plenty of room to handle the crowds, but at what cost? The advice of the experts is to cement your booking now because prices rise exponentially as the event draws near. "A lot of the premium hotels are already sold out, but there are room blocks that were reserved specially for this weekend and they are available online." In order to avoid booking hassles and oversold hotels, www.nbaallstarsweekend.com will allow you to reserve rooms online for the ideal hotels during the All-Star weekend. "We have rooms available at hotels that are already sold out for the weekend, including cheaper rates than those found at hotels which are currently available."

The NBA All-Star festivities begin on Saturday, February 17th, and the game is set for Sunday. Numerous parties and concerts, including the Celebrity Playas Ball, have been scheduled to give the hundreds of thousands attending a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Las Vegas at its best.

About Las Vegas Golf Adventures
Specialists in their realm, Las Vegas Golf Adventures focuses on one thing - providing exceptional golfing experiences on the best golf courses throughout the world. Whether the client is a seasoned professional golfer or the occasional golf enthusiast, Las Vegas Golf Adventures specializes in providing both custom tailored golf packages, as well as corporate "Stay and Play" golf outings. Knowledgeable and helpful Professional Golf Association (PGA) professionals enhance every golf vacation as the client’s personal golf concierge. Las Vegas Golf Adventures also offers special packages for groups, special settings for meetings, banquets, and corporate events, as well as all inclusive event planning services. A privately held company, Las Vegas Golf Adventures is driven by an accomplished team of leaders with an Impressive track record of accomplishments in the golf and destination travel industries.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasgolfadventures.com 1-800-841-6570 or 1-877-NBA-Week-END http://www.nbaallstarsweekend.com