As a ’tween in the 1990s, I remember desperately wanting to eat at Planet Hollywood to see all the pop culture memorabilia on display and maybe catch a glimpse of a celebrity. The entire concept seemed so cool to me, and I have vivid memories of my mom, grandmother, cousin and me waiting in line for a table at the Planet Hollywood in Orlando, Florida. I smiled to myself to see a bit of that nostalgic restaurant will be on permanent display in Las Vegas.
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas
recently acquired the restaurant sign that originally rotated upon an iconic column pedestal in front of Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Colosseum.
Planet Hollywood International/Earl Enterprises donated the sign, currently being assessed for conservation and display plans.
The sign, originally installed in 1994, is made from a variety of materials, including neon, incandescent lightbulbs, metal and fiberglass.
The core metal structure weighs 12,000 pounds, and the fiberglass globe is about 25 feet in diameter. To make the move to the museum, the globe was dissected into four pieces that weigh 1,300 pounds each.
The Las Vegas outpost of Planet Hollywood Restaurant opened in 1994, three years after the original New York location. The restaurant chain was best known for movie and television memorabilia and was owned by Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Las Vegas restaurant was the 14th to debut, and today seven remain.
— Kim Krol Inlander, editor in chief
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There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
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