Present Hotels

  • History On December 31, 1996, the Hacienda was imploded to make way for Mandalay Bay. The working title for the $950 million resort and casino was “Project Paradise”, officially replaced […]

    Mandalay Bay – History

    History On December 31, 1996, the Hacienda was imploded to make way for Mandalay Bay. The working title for the $950 million resort and casino was “Project Paradise”, officially replaced […]

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  • History The property opened on January 3, 1997. The project, which was first announced in 1994, was a joint venture of MGM Grand Inc. and Primadonna Resorts. After the September […]

    New York-New York – History

    History The property opened on January 3, 1997. The project, which was first announced in 1994, was a joint venture of MGM Grand Inc. and Primadonna Resorts. After the September […]

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  • History The Mirage was built by developer Steve Wynn and designed by Joel Bergman. It opened in November 1989 and was the first resort that was built with the money […]

    Mirage – History

    History The Mirage was built by developer Steve Wynn and designed by Joel Bergman. It opened in November 1989 and was the first resort that was built with the money […]

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  • History Renovations were carried out in stages, allowing the resort to remain open throughout. Planet Hollywood Las Vegas includes an expanded casino, new restaurants, new nightclub and retail space. A […]

    Planet Hollywood – History

    History Renovations were carried out in stages, allowing the resort to remain open throughout. Planet Hollywood Las Vegas includes an expanded casino, new restaurants, new nightclub and retail space. A […]

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  • History Bellagio was conceived by Steve Wynn and built by his company, Mirage Resorts, Inc. following the purchase and demolition of the legendary Dunes hotel and casino in 1993. Bellagio […]

    Bellagio – History

    History Bellagio was conceived by Steve Wynn and built by his company, Mirage Resorts, Inc. following the purchase and demolition of the legendary Dunes hotel and casino in 1993. Bellagio […]

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  • History The project was originally announced by Bally’s Entertainment, owner of the adjacent Bally’s Las Vegas. It was designed by architectural companies Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Assoc., Bergman, Walls & Assoc. and […]

    Paris – History

    History The project was originally announced by Bally’s Entertainment, owner of the adjacent Bally’s Las Vegas. It was designed by architectural companies Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Assoc., Bergman, Walls & Assoc. and […]

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  • History The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was built in 1995 by Peter Morton, co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe. It was expanded in 1999, and began another expansion in […]

    Hard Rock – History

    History The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was built in 1995 by Peter Morton, co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe. It was expanded in 1999, and began another expansion in […]

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  • History In 1962, Jay Sarno, a cabana motel owner, used US$35 million that had been lent to him by the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund to begin plans for a […]

    Caesars Palace – History

    History In 1962, Jay Sarno, a cabana motel owner, used US$35 million that had been lent to him by the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund to begin plans for a […]

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  • History On November 26, 1996, eight years after it was bought by Sheldon Adelson, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make way for The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Ground was […]

    Venetian – History

    History On November 26, 1996, eight years after it was bought by Sheldon Adelson, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make way for The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Ground was […]

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  • History On February 23, 1993, MGM celebrated a “topping off” ceremony with the placement of the last panel of emerald green glass hoisted onto one of the 30-story hotel towers. […]

    MGM Grand – History

    History On February 23, 1993, MGM celebrated a “topping off” ceremony with the placement of the last panel of emerald green glass hoisted onto one of the 30-story hotel towers. […]

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  • The site was assembled by buying the Desert Inn Hotel and golf course for most of the land. The buyout included the redesigning of the historic golf course, which was […]

    Wynn Las Vegas – History

    The site was assembled by buying the Desert Inn Hotel and golf course for most of the land. The buyout included the redesigning of the historic golf course, which was […]

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  • The Palms opened on November 15, 2001 and was designed by The Jerde Partnership, a Los Angeles based architectural firm. In 2002, it was the resort where participants of MTV’s […]

    Palms – History

    The Palms opened on November 15, 2001 and was designed by The Jerde Partnership, a Los Angeles based architectural firm. In 2002, it was the resort where participants of MTV’s […]

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  • The 43 acres (17 ha) site was first occupied by the Three Coins Motel, which opened in 1963. The Bonanza Hotel and Casino opened on the site in July 1967. It […]

    Bally’s Las Vegas – History

    The 43 acres (17 ha) site was first occupied by the Three Coins Motel, which opened in 1963. The Bonanza Hotel and Casino opened on the site in July 1967. It […]

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  • From 1959 to 1979 the property was called the Flamingo Capri. In November 1979, it was renamed to the Asian-themed Imperial Palace by new owner Ralph Engelstad. When Engelstad died […]

    Imperial Palace – History

    From 1959 to 1979 the property was called the Flamingo Capri. In November 1979, it was renamed to the Asian-themed Imperial Palace by new owner Ralph Engelstad. When Engelstad died […]

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  • A Hollywood Beginning The Flamingo site occupies 40 acres (16 ha) originally owned by one of Las Vegas’ first settlers, Charles “Pops” Squires. Mr. Squires paid $8.75 an acre for the land. […]

    Flamingo Las Vegas – History

    A Hollywood Beginning The Flamingo site occupies 40 acres (16 ha) originally owned by one of Las Vegas’ first settlers, Charles “Pops” Squires. Mr. Squires paid $8.75 an acre for the land. […]

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  • 1950s – 1990s The land that the hotel sits upon had been occupied in the 1950s by the Las Vegas Park Speedway, a failed horse and automobile racing facility. The […]

    Hilton Las Vegas – History

    1950s – 1990s The land that the hotel sits upon had been occupied in the 1950s by the Las Vegas Park Speedway, a failed horse and automobile racing facility. The […]

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