Approximately $200 million dollars have been pumped into the Tropicana Las Vegas? recent transformation, converting The Strip resort into a South Beach?inspired hot spot. Guests can try their luck in the 50,000-square-foot casino, outfitted with all the usual suspects?craps, blackjack, roulette, slots, and more?plus a high-limit area where big spenders place their bets amid custom Latin artwork and high-definition TVs. Beyond the casino, three distinct restaurants match every taste and budget, from the old-world Italian fare at Bacio to fresh seafood and top-cut steaks at Biscayne. At night, guests can rest their heads in luxurious, penthouse-style Sky Villa suites and single-bedroom Pool Villa bungalows.
While nightlife and gambling are the draw of Vegas, Tropicana hosts plenty of daytime carousing as well. Named the best Las Vegas pool by KLAS-TV in July 2010, the two-acre Tropicana swimming pool sparkles in the sunlight with crisp South Beach-esque furnishings, waterfalls, and private cabanas. Should it get too hot to doggie paddle, guests can trade in their swimsuit for a terry-cloth robe and head to the 10,000 square-foot Glow, a Mandara Spa, for a bamboo massage, lime and ginger salt glow, or a luck-restoring oxygen facial. Starting in May 2014, patrons can also grab seats for one of seven-weekly shows of the hit musical Mamma Mia!.
For an additional fee, special add-ons are also offered to allow for an elegant experience. Lodging includes The Paradise Suite, which allows customers to choose their perfect sleep setting, and The Club Spa Suite, a high-class couples suite. In addition to wedding floral arrangements, wedding photos can be taken by the pool, courtyard or chapel.
At 7 Hills Hand Car Wash, technicians meticulously clean the ins and outs of every car in their care using petroleum-free products and eco-friendly washing methods powered by elbow grease alone. Extensive detailing and restoration services protect cars with coats of top-shelf Brazilian carnauba wax and polymeric sealer, and orbital buffers guard against scratch marks and swirl patterns with massages from pads of gentle sheepskin. An in-house water-reclamation system recycles any wastewater, preventing chemicals from seeping into runoff and preserving precious H2O resources for the water-based economy of the future. While customers wait for their four-wheeled friends to emerge from their makeover, they can make use of a complimentary shuttle service, peruse 7 Hills' auto accessories and gifts, or check email with the free WiFi signal.
The Wave Carwash grants sullied autos 24/7 access to their facility for mighty but gentle washing procedures. The self-serve bays empower visitors to liberate their cars from muck and gunk with a number of grime-fighting weapons ($2.25 for four minutes). The presoak loosens dirt, bugs, and construction horses that cars collect over time, and a spot-free rinse blasts away any lasting debris. For a polished shine, car owners can swaddle their vehicles in high-pressure wax and a tri-gloss solution that applies a coat of glossy renewal. With touchless automatic options that range from express ($4) to ultimate ($9), horse-less carriages whinny as robotic nozzles pamper their exteriors until they reach the chosen level of cleanliness. The soft-touch premium package treats automobiles with extra delicacy and includes a two-step hot-foam bath, soft-touch scrub, and vortex dry ($5–$10). To help maintain Mother Nature's receding hairline, The Wave also uses an environmentally friendly sand-filtration process.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.