First winner picked for Ultimate Vegas Escape


LAS VEGAS, NV (August 18, 2008) – Lori Novelli of Webster, New York is getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience Las Vegas like nobody else. As the first winner of the Ultimate Vegas Escape Sweepstakes’ Backstage Prize, Novelli and her husband will be escorted by a personal concierge from TimeWise Concierge during their entire stay, relish in a relaxing three-night stay at The Palazzo, receive VIP exclusive access to the hottest shows, dine at the finest restaurants and enjoy some of Vegas’ most luxurious shopping.

Backstage Las Vegas starts off with a $5,000 shopping spree at Tiffany & Co. at Bellagio followed by a VIP makeover at Color: a Salon by Michael Boychuck. Into the evening, Novelli will dine at DJT, the restaurant at Trump International Hotel & Tower. Afterwards, Novelli will take over the Fountains of Bellagio by selecting her favorite fountain show to play on her cue. She will end the night in the front row of Wayne Brady’s Making It Up.

To continue a weekend of everything fabulous in Las Vegas, Novelli and her guest have the option to enjoy a round of golf at the course at Wynn Las Vegas with access to the exclusive Country Club. The night brings fun and excitement with a grand tour of world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant Charlie at The Palazzo, VIP seating at Jersey Boys and a meet-and-greet with the cast. The Vegas Strip will never look the same after she sees it from a helicopter as it flies over Las Vegas Boulevard.

“I have been to Vegas, but never like this,” said Novelli, after hearing of winning the sweepstakes. Novelli’s last visit to Vegas was in 2003 and is excited to get the chance to experience Vegas right now.

Novelli was also awarded private Baccarat lessons at Caesars Palace and a behind the scenes tour of Wolfgang Puck’s Springs Cafe at the Springs Preserve. Later in the evening, she and her guest will dine at ALEX, a restaurant created by Chef Alessandro Stratta, inside Wynn Las Vegas followed by VIP seating at the spectacular show, Le Reve.

Enjoying the sights and sounds of Downtown Las Vegas at the hottest nightspot on Fremont, Gold Diggers, Novelli will experience VIP treatment in a whole new way with an up-close and personal view of the Fremont Street Experience. After an exciting weekend, Novelli can relax with a Purifying Diamonds Massage at Trump Tower and leave Las Vegas feeling like a million dollars.

There are even more chances to win with two additional prize packages being given away on August 18 and September 3. Celebrity Las Vegas includes access to the VIP opening night of Paul Oakenfold’s “Perfecto Las Vegas” at Palms, dining at Simon at Palms Place and KOI at Planet Hollywood, a shopping spree at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and so much more. Extreme Las Vegas takes you to the edge with a night at the Gala Opening and after-party of Criss Angel Believe(TM) at Luxor, a Zero G Flight, an experience at Adventure Spa at Red Rock Resort and a tattoo at Vince Neil Ink.