LAS VEGAS, NV â€” The- 111-year-old Golden Gate hotel-casino, well-known for internet hosting the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. & Dean Martin, is back.
The hotel-casino on Fremont Street reopened after an enlargement project in that reflects the resurgence under approach in downtown Las Vegas. The- enlargement included nearly doubling the dimensions of the casino floor, expanding the outside bar & redesigning the property’s facade drawing inspiration from the Jazz Age.
City officers & hotel-casino executives on Fri. officially marked the reopening of the property. (For more info on this & different neighborhood tales, subscribe to Patch to receive daily newsletters & breaking news source alerts. When you have an iPhone, click right here to get the free Patch iPhone app.)
“We maintained a number of the amazing historical themes, still we have added quite a lot of more trendy amenities,” Chief Executive Officer & owner Derek Stevens stated after a formal occasion.
The enlargement is a component of a collection of projects expected to continue the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.
Across from the Golden Gate, Stevens is engaged on a brand new hotel-casino project on the location of the now-closed Las Vegas Club & Mermaids. In the meantime, the close by Downtown Grand lately earned approval to construct a hotel tower in that will nearly double the resort’s existing room total.
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district with access to casinos, is additionally expected to bear renovations to its light show.
Patrick Hughes, president of Fremont Street Experience, stated travelers visit downtown Las Vegas for its pedestrian-friendly setup, connectivity of the hotel-casinos & attractions comparable to the Mob Museum & Neon Museum.
He cited a tourism report in that showed 53 % of tourists to Las Vegas in 2016 stopped downtown sooner or after throughout their trip.
“We solely have 5 % of the city’s hotel rooms, which suggests a visit downtown is a serious part of their trip to Las Vegas,” he stated. “They come to Las Vegas 'cause downtown is a component of in that experience, not competing with the Strip, still we’re a destination within a destination.”
The Golden Gate’s new entrance on Fremont Street features 500-pound golden velvet drapes. The- enlargement added nearly 100 slot machines & a 360-degree, 24-foot tower of televisions in that encases a chandelier.
The property was last expanded in 2012 with a five-story luxurious hotel tower & new lobby.
By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Related Press
Photo credit: John Locher/Related Press
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Initially published Sept. 2, 2017.