Hospitality Heroes

Spotlight: Ferdinand Bungay, The Signature at MGM Grand

Ferdinand — aka, Ferdi — is an exceptional team member. Every single day that he comes into work, he does it with a smile and a positive attitude. He ensures that each guest receives not only the best libation, but he also strives to provide impeccable service and (an) outstanding customer experience. He exemplifies what our ‘Show’ service standards are all about.

Vegas on TV

Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Oct. 18-24

In the spotlight this week, Very Bad Things: Though we’d never claim the title of this pitch-black comedy as a marketing slogan, it’s an apt description of what develops in this vicious 1998 thriller that is more or less The Hangover in hell. A cast including Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern and Jeanne Tripplehorn topline this tale — about a third of which was filmed here — in which a group of party-hearty pals invade Vegas for a bachelor party. However, when a prostitute is killed, bodies begin piling up and buddies turn on each other as a coverup escalates. But hey — we do get to enjoy scenes including the merriment on Fremont Street and the vistas of Red Rock Canyon.

You Say It's Your Birthday!

October celebrity celebrations

Oct. 3: Sure, by reaching age 50, “Hollaback Girl” Gwen Stefani has hit the half-century mark. But she’ll prove age means absolutely zero when it comes to performing potency when she hollers into a Vegas microphone again upon the return of her Planet Hollywood residency, Just a Girl, on Oct. 11 at the Zappos Theater.

Oct. 10: Can we get a great big “Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla boobuhla hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla bop” (whatever that lyric means) for David Lee Roth? The “Just a Gigolo” wild man — who roars into town Jan. 8 for his new David Lee Roth: Rocks Vegas residency at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues — turns 65.