There are also close to 100 new slot machines and a 360-degree, 24-foot tower of televisions that encases a chandelier.The CEO and owner Derek Stevens said, “Bottom of Form“We maintained some of the great historical themes, but we’ve added a number of more modern amenities.
”The expansion is one of a number of projects that will contribute to the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.Stevens is also working on a new hotel-casino project on the site of the closed Las Vegas Club and Mermaids. At the same time, the Downtown Grand recently received approval to build a hotel tower that will nearly double the resort’s existing room total.
There will also be renovations to the Freemont Street Experience light show located in a five-block entertainment district with access to casinos.The president of Freemont Street Experience, Patrick Hughes, said that people come to downtown Las Vegas for its pedestrian-friendly streets, the connectivity of the hotel-casinos and attractions such as the Neon Museum and the Mob Museum.
Last year 53% of visitors to the city visited the area during their trip.“We only have 5 percent of the city’s hotel rooms, which means a trip downtown is a major part of their trip to Las Vegas, ” he said. “They come to Las Vegas because downtown is part of that experience, not competing with the Strip, but we are a destination within a destination.”