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VEGAS.com and Marshall Retail Group announce merchandise and real estate partnership
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- February 26, 2007, Marshall Retail Group and VEGAS.com today announced a multi-year, multi-faceted deal that includes a "store within a store" concept at existing Marshall Retail locations throughout Las Vegas and jointly developed locations planned for the future.
Within the locations are two new components: VEGAS.com's state-of-the art Cyllenius system that easily allows retail staff to help customers book shows tickets, golf tee times, night club passes and more, and jointly developed new and iconic Vegas arrow merchandise, displayed in its own area.
The companies will also launch a new online Vegas merchandise store through the VEGAS.com website, offering a wide range of logo souvenirs and memoirs of Vegas.
"We're excited to expand our store offerings and help our customers purchase shows, tours and other products," said Michael C. Wilkins, president and chief executive officer of Marshall Retail Group.
"Shopping in Vegas just got more fun," said Howard Lefkowitz, President VEGAS.com. "In combining our strengths, we are adding a service that lets people take home a piece of Vegas, from a local store or online from anywhere, and helping customers and the city at the same time."
Future plans for the partnership include joint development of new retail locations -- both within and outside the Las Vegas market. The stores will open in highly trafficked areas and offer a full Vegas experience.
VEGAS.com is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on www.VEGAS.com and www.espanol.Vegas.com. VEGAS.com, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 50 locations including the Palms, Paris, MGM Grand, Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. VEGAS.com is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.
About Marshall Retail Group
The Marshall Retail Group owns and operates stores in more than 70 locations, primarily in major casino-hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada; Tunica, Mississippi and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Their portfolio of stores includes logo souvenir and sundry shops, apparel, shoes and accessories boutiques, and Harley-Davidson stores. Each store is designed to maximize revenues and profitability by carefully catering to visitor demographics specific to the location. MRG is well known and highly respected for its in-depth understanding of the retail market and the purchasing habits of leisure customers. By leveraging the company's years of experience, MRG has earned a reputation for running one of the most efficient retail operations in the casino and resort industry.
Contact: Pamela Johnston