In a major blow to welcoming a steady stream of affluent adults to Caesars Palace, armed with plenty of disposable income for dining and drinking, Canada superstar Celine Dion has announced she is immediately cancelling all performances for the foreseeable future. Personal health issues and taking care of her ailing husband are the cause of the shock decision.
The announcement comes less than twenty four hours after the resort's parent company reported a second quarter loss of $466.4 million.
Just last month, country music star Shania Twain announced her two-year residency inside the same Colosseum venue would wrap-up in December. For now, residency performances by Elton John and Rod Stewart remain intact.
Caesars Palace's bad rash of bad news continues with the ongoing drama of their restaurant tenants. Central Michel Richard has filed for bankruptcy protection and onsite operators chef Gordon Ramsay and Serendipity 3's Rowen Seibel are nastily suing each other in a multi-million dollar legal brawl.
Local gossip has suggested the Hakkasan Group's current and massive remodel of the property's now shuttered Pure Nightclub might be following a planned leisurely construction schedule, creating a longer wait before a mega-club returns to the premises. Rumors say a delay would better help the Victor Drai branded day and nightclubs over the road at the The Cromwell Las Vegas recoup some of its reported $100 million plus construction costs, without facing stiff competition just a bridge walk away.
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