It has been said that Las Vegas is the city of love. There are more wedding chapels located within it's city limits than any other place on Earth, and millions of couples choose to honeymoon in the city each year. For this reason alone, it makes sense to equate the so-called Sin City with Valentine's Day; the one day a year where everyone is in love, if only in their minds!
Recently, Simon Restaurant & Lounge, world-renown modern American cuisine restaurant located inside Palms Place Hotel & Spa and Sky Combat Ace (SCA), Vegas’ ultimate aviation destination, teamed up to introduce three unique package options to make anyone’s trip to Vegas over-the-top… literally. Package options include flying 3,000 feet over the top of Las Vegas in a plane, having top-notch dinner eye-level with Sin City at Simon Restaurant & Lounge, or even being on top of Viva Las Vegas on the 59th level of Palms Place in Phil Maloof’s private residence.
Located on the 6th floor of AAA Four Diamond Palms Place Hotel & Spa and designed by Rockwell Group, Simon Restaurant & Lounge offers a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing menu created by famed restaurateur Kerry Simon. The chic restaurant boasts seasonal menus made from all organic ingredients and specialty cocktails created by veteran Las Vegas mixologists.
Sky Combat Ace (SCA) offers Nevada’s only civilian aerial combat training center. SCA pairs you up with actual fighter pilots to learn the art of basic fighter maneuvering. Under the supervision of SCA’s highly trained fighter pilot instructors, you are the one at the controls, you are the one squeezing the trigger, and you get the satisfaction of scoring a hit on your opponent.
With these two powerhouse's of Las Vegas combined into one package, the sky is no longer the limit! Only in Vegas can you take the controls of an airplane and perform aerobatic stunts which are only seen in airshows, and then be transported by limousine to Simon Restaurant & Lounge to receive private sushi rolling instruction by a sushi master with an appearance by Kerry Simon at his namesake restaurant. That's not all. You then have a chance to finish the evening off in Vegas development-tycoon Phil Maloof’s private Palms Place residence (dubbed the Phila Villa).
The two companies have designed with three different packaged experiences to ensure everyone can have an unforgettable Over-the-Top Vegas experience.
Lovebirds Over-the-Top Package ($799 per couple):
The Lovebirds experience begins with limousine transportation from your resort, where you and a guest will be greeted with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne and whisked away to SCA’s state-of-the-art private airport hangar where your personal pilot and airplane await. Love will be in the open Las Vegas air as an expert pilot takes you and a special someone on an unforgettable day or evening flight filled with stunning aerial views of the neon-illuminated city in a Waco open-cockpit bi-plane. With plane seating for two, the flight is sure to be an intimate experience filled with memories that will last a lifetime. After your romantic flight, you and your special someone will enjoy dinner for two at Simon with menu items including Wok Charred Edamame, Mediterranean Sea Bass, and Kerry Simon’s signature Simon junk food platter featuring cotton candy, caramel corn, mini cupcakes, snowballs, and brownies.*Guests can enhance their experience with private sushi rolling instruction from a master sushi chef at Simon for an additional $125 per couple.
Over-the-Top Vegas Package ($650 per person):
The Over-the-Top Vegas package starts off the aerobatic thrill ride of a lifetime at Sky Combat Ace, where you’ll take the controls of a 330-horsepower Extra 330 LC aircraft and perform aerial maneuvers only seen from the ground in airshows. Under the instruction of SCA’s expert aerobatic pilot, live out your “Iceman” or “Maverick” fantasies during a wild aerobatic flight of non-stop spins, barrel rolls, hammerheads and loops high above Las Vegas. After seeing Vegas upside down, your taste buds will get turned upside down atSimon Restaurant and Lounge, located just off the Strip located on the 6th floor of the Palms Place Tower. Enjoy a pre fixe menu with tantalizing options including Grilled Skirt Steak, Smoked Chicken Flatbread, and Truffle Macaroni-n-Cheese. Package includes complimentary shuttle service to and from hotel and between venues and VIP access to all clubs at Palms Resort & Casino. Group rates and private dining rooms available.
Founder’s Over-the-Top Vegas Package ($20,599 total):
The Founder’s Package lets you experience Vegas the way few have ever experienced it—presented to you by three top Las Vegas visionaries. This once-in-a-lifetime package includes a 24-hour stay in Phil Maloof’s private 29,000 sq. ft. condominium located on the 59th floor of Palms Place, an aerial thrill ride of a lifetime with former F-16 fighter pilot and owner of Sky Combat Ace, Richard Coe, and dinner at Simon Restaurant and Lounge presented by American celebrity Chef Kerry Simon himself.
With full access to the owner of Sky Combat Ace’s fleet of 24 airplanes, choose your aerial adventure led by the owner before having dinner presented by Chef Kerry Simon, dubbed the “Rock n Roll” Chef by Rolling Stone Magazine— at his namesake restaurant just off the Strip. Full access to the ‘Phila Villa’ for the evening includes butler service and amenities such as a private elevator, custom-built DJ booth, 30 ft fireplace, 20 flat screen TVs, an outdoor movie theater and Jacuzzi under the stars both capable of accommodating 20, and of course unparalleled 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and Nevada landscape.
You can book the Over-the-Top Las Vegas packages online, or call 888-494-5850. Package prices do not include tax and gratuity.
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