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Las Vegas Hotels / Casinos: Time Line

* ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION DATE OF EXISTING BUILDING
* Note, for more up to date modifications to respective buildings go to Casino By Name

* Note: as of Spring 2007, for the most recent changes in ownership or other information be sure to check the Las Vegas Architects & Buildings Database.

Las Vegas Hotels / Casinos: By Name


2006

Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino
Opening April 18, 2006

Architect:

 

Themed architectural consultant:

Architropolis, The Friedmutter Group and SADI
Interior Design
 
Owner
 

2006

South Coast Hotel-Casino
2004 Construction Begins
Opened Jan 12, 2006
Las Vegas Blvd. S. & Silverado Ranch

Architect:

Leo A. Daly Architects (Architect), Arnie Martinez (Design Architect) - Casino & Hotel Tower. Klai::Juba (Architect) - Parking Garage, Exhibition Center & Equestrian Cente

Themed architectural consultant:

 
Interior Design
 
Owner
Coast Casinos

2005

The Wynn Las Vegas
Construction begun 2002.
April 27, 2005 opening

Architect:

Butler|Ashworth Architects, LTD

Themed architectural consultant:

Jerde Partnership International
Interior Design
Wynn Design & Development
Owner
Steve Wynn

2003

Casino MonteLago
May 8, 2003
Las Las Vegas

Architect, contractors

Penta Building Transcontinental Corp. (General Contractor)

Themed architectural consultant:

 
Interior Design
 
Owner
 

2003

Tuscany Hotel-Casino
2003* Opened
Flamingo Road

Architect, contractors and designers:

Charles Heers and Gaylord Yost (Developers) and Deborah Heers (Interior Designer)

Owner:

 

2001

Green Valley Ranch Station
Opened
Green Valley Parkway and Palo Verde

Architect, contractors and designers:

Project Designer: Scott Avjian (SADI)
Contractor: Perini Building
Master plan, architect, interiors: Friedmutter Group
Bars design: Architropolis
Lobby/guest rooms design: ABA Avery Brooks & Associates

Owner:

Station Casinos/GCR Gaming (Greenspun Family)

2001

Desert Inn
Augusta Tower
Imploded October 2001

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

2001

Fiesta Henderson
Opened under name "Fiesta Henderson"
777 W. Lake Mead Dr.

Architect:

 

Owner:

Station Casinos

2001

Palms
Opened
4321 West Flamingo Rd

Architect, contractors and designers:

Contractor: Perini Building
Executive architect: KGA Architecture
Design architect: Jerde Partnership International

Owner:

George Maloof

2001

Reserve
Opened under new name "Fiesta Henderson"

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

2000*

Aladdin
Opened
Strip

Architect Of Record:

Nadel Architects, Inc.

Contractor:

Adp/Fd, Fluor Daniel

Interior:

Brennan Beer Gorman Monk

Owner:

 

2000

Bellagio
Sold to MGM

Architect:

 

Owner:

Mirage Resorts

2000*

Suncoast
Opened
Northwest

Architect:

Leo A. Daly / Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Gaughan Partners / Coast Hotels And Casinos, Inc.

2000

Continental Hotel
Closed
East Of Strip, Flamingo & Paradise

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

2000

Fitzgeralds
Sold to Majestic Investor LLC (Don Barden)

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

2000

Mirage
Sold to MGM

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

2000

Terrible's Casino Hotel
Opened
East of Strip
Flamingo and Paradise
http://www.terribleherbst.com/ett-gaming/casino-hotel/main.html

Architect:

 

Owner:

ETT Gaming

2000

Treasure Island
Sold to MGM

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1999*

Mandalay Bay
Opened; site of former Hacienda
Strip

Architect:

Klai: Juba

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1999*

Venetian
Opened
Strip

Architect:

The Stubbins Assoc. / Wimberly, Allison, Tong, & Goo

Owner:

Sheldon Adelson /Las Vegas Sands

1999

Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood Hotel
Renamed Convention Center Drive Hotel
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

WWF

1999

Four Seasons
Opened (Floors 35-39 At Mandalay Bay)
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Four Seasons Resorts

1999

Gold Strike Inn
Remodeled & Renamed Hacienda Hotel
Boulder City

Architect:

 

Owner:

Lakeview Co.

1999

Hyatt Regency
Opened

Architect, contractors and designers:

Contractor: Perini Building
Architect: Hill Glazier Architects (Palo Alto)
Consulting engineer: Primas & Associates (Las Vegas)
Landscape architect: Designworkshop (Denver)

Owner:

Hyatt, Trancontinental Properties

1999

Sahara
Renovation & Speedworld Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1999

Treasure Island At The Mirage
Remodel
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Mirage Resorts

1998*

Bellagio
Opened
Strip

Design Architect:

Deruyter Butler With Atlandia Design

Theme Architect

Jerde Partnership

Contractor And Architect Of Record

Marnell Corrao

Owner:

MGM

1998

Aladdin
Imploded
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1998?

Alystra
Closed
Sunset and Boulder Highway

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1998

Boomtown
Renamed: Silverton
South

Architect:

Thematic

Owner:

Majestic Realty

1998

Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood Hotel
Sold To World Wrestling Federation
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

WWF

1998

Frontier
Sold To Phil Ruffin & Renamed New Frontier
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Phil Ruffin

1998

Gold Strike Inn
Fire
Boulder City

Architect:

 

Owner:

Lakeview Co

1998

Las Vegas Hilton
Star Trek: The Experience Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

Designed By Syd Mead

Owner:

Hilton Hotel Corp. / Park Place Entertainment

1998

MGM Grand
Enhancements Finished
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

MGM Grand Hotel Inc.

1998

Primadonna
Renamed Primm Valley Resort
Primm

Architect:

 

Owner:

Primadonna Casino Resorts

1998

Reserve
Opened
Henderson

Architect:

Henry Conversano

Owner:

Ameristar Casino Inc. / Gem Gaming, Inc.

1998

Rio Suite
1998 Sold to Harrah's Entertainment

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1997*

New York New York
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Architect: Neal Gaskin (Gaskin and Bezanski); Interior design and conceptual planning: Yates Silverman

Owner:

MGM Grand/ Primadonna

1997*

Paris
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Bergman, Walls & Youngblood Ltd. / Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc. / Kovacs & Assoc.

Contractor:
Perini Building

Owner:

Bally's / Park Place Entertainment

1997*

Sunset Station
Opened
Henderson

Architect:

Morris & Brown

Owner:

Fertitta's Station Casinos

1997

Desert Inn
Renovation
Strip

Architect:

Architecture and interior design by Paul Steelman Companies (Las Vegas) and Hirsch Bedner Associates (Los Angeles)

Owner:

Itt/Sheraton

1997

Harrah's Las Vegas
Expansion & Remodel
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Holiday Inn Inc. / Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

1996*

Monte Carlo
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Dougall Design

Owner:

Mandalay Resort Group / Mirage Resorts

1996*

Orleans, The
Opened
West Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Gaughan Partners / Coast Hotels And Casinos Ins.

1996*

Reserve
Merger & Redesign Delayed Opening Until 1998
Henderson

Architect:

Henry Conversano

Owner:

Ameristar Casino Inc. / Gem Gaming, Inc.

1996

Caesars Palace
Palace Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

Bergman, Walls & Youngblood, Ltd. / Wimberly, Allison, Tong, & Goo; Interior design Wilson & Associates; Theming design James Adams Design; Landscape design Lifescapes International Inc.; Contractor Perini Building

Owner:

Park Place Entertainment

1996

Circus Circus
West Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1996

Hacienda
Imploded
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1996

Luxor
Two Tower Additions and renovation
Strip

Architect:

Architect: Klai::Juba (Las Vegas); Interior design Dougall Design Associates (California) (Pyramid renovation) and Anita Brooks/Charles Gruwell Interior Design International (Deluxe Tower Suites)

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1996

Main Street Station
Remodel / Reopened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1996

Rio Suite Hotel
Addition
West Of Strip

Architect:

Marnell Corrao

Owner:

Tony Marnell

1996

Sands
Implosion
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Lv Sand Inc. / Sheldon Adelson

1996

Stratosphere Tower
Opened The Tower
Strip

Architect:

Ned Baldwin

Owner:

Stratosphere Corp.

1995*

Boulder Station
Opened
Boulder Hwy

Architect:

 

Owner:

Station Casino, Inc.

1995*

Hard Rock
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

Worth Group Arch. / Franklin D. Israel Design

Owner:

Peter Morton

1995*

Texas Station
Opened
Northwest

Architect:

Marnell Corrao

Owner:

Station Casino, Inc.

1995

Buffalo Bill's
Tower Addition
Primm

Architect:

Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Primadonna Casino Resorts

1995

Gold Strike
Sold To Circus Ent.
Jean

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1995

Grand Victorian
Opened as Alystra Casino
Sunset and Boulder Highway

Architect:

Veldon Simpson

Owner:

Red Englert

1995

Hacienda
Sold To Circus Ent.
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1995

Landmark
Imploded
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1995

Nevada Landing
Sold To Circus Ent.
Jean

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1995

Sahara
Sold To William Bennett
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1995

Sam's Town
Remodel
Boulder Hwy

Architect:

Marnell Corrao

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1994*

Boomtown
Opened
South

Architect:

Thematic

Owner:

Majestic Realty

1994*

Buffalo Bill's
Opened
Primm

Architect:

Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Primadonna Casino Resorts

1994*

Fiesta
Opened
Northwest

Architect:

 

Owner:

Fiesta Hotel Corp.

1994*

Primadonna
Opened
Primm

Architect:

Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc

Owner:

Primadonna Casino Resorts

1994

Boardwalk
Changed Name To Holiday Inn / Boardwalk
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Mirage Resorts

1994

Vegas World
Sold & Renamed Stratosphere Tower
Strip

Architect:

Ned Baldwin

Owner:

Stratoshere Corp.

1993*

Luxor
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Veldon Simpson

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1993*

MGM Grand
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Veldon Simpson

Owner:

MGM Grand Hotel Inc.

1993*

Treasure Island At The Mirage
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Joel Bergman / Mindscapes

Owner:

Mirage Resorts

1993

Circus Circus
Adventuredome Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1993

Desert Inn
Sold To Itt / Sheraton
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Itt / Sheraton

1993

Dunes
Imploded
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Steve Wynn / Mirage Resorts

1993

Main Street Station
Sold To Boyd Gaming
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1993

Paddlewheel
Renamed Debbie Reynold's Hollywood Hotel
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Debbie Reynolds

1992

Dunes
Sold To Steve Wynn
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Steve Wynn / Mirage Resorts

1992

El Rancho
Closed
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Ed Torres

1992

El Rancho
Sold & Still Closed As Of 2000
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Las Vegas Entertainment Network Inc. / Intnl. Thoroughbred Breeders Corp.

1992

Holiday Casino
Renamed Harrah's Las Vegas
Strip

Architect:

Morris Brown & Assoc.

Owner:

Holiday Inn Inc. / Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

1992

Union Plaza
Renamed Jackie Gaughan's Plaza
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Jackie Gaughan, Frank Scott

1991

Stardust
New Tower and Convention Center plus Restaurant and Gaming Area Renovation

Architect:

Marnell Corrao Associates

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1991*

Emerald Springs Holiday Inn
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Holiday Inn Inc.

1991*

Holy Cow Casino Cafe & Brewery
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Big Dog's Hospitality Group

1991

Landmark
Closed
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1990*

Excalibur
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Veldon Simpson / Marnell Corrao Ass., Inc.

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1990*

Rio Suite
Opened
West Of Strip

Architect:

Marnell Corrao

Owner:

Tony Marnell

1990*

Santa Fe
Opened
Northwest

Architect:

 

Owner:

Santa Fe Gaming Corp.

1990*

Vacation Village
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Vacation Village Inc.

1989*

Mirage, The
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Joel Bergman & Marnell Corrao

Owner:

Mirage Resorts

Sign Designer

Charles Barnard (Ad-Art)

1989*

Nevada Landing
Opened
Jean

Architect:

 

Owner:

Gold Strike Resorts

1989

Lady Luck
Tower Addition

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1989

Mint
Sold & Became Part Of Binion's Horseshoe
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Benny Binion

1989

Holiday Casino
35-Story Addition

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1989

Silver Nugget
Renamed Mahoney's Silver Nugget
North Las Vegas

Architect:

 

Owner:

Mahoney's Silver Nugget Inc.

1989

Treasury
Sold & Renamed Hotel San Remo
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sukea Izumi / I & F Corp.

1988*

Arizona Charlies
Opened
West

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1988*

Joker's Wild
Opened
Henderson

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1988

Desert Inn
Sold To Kirk Kerkorian
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1988

Frontier
Sold To Margaret Elardi
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Margaret Elardi

1988

Imperial Palace
19-Story Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1988

Riviera
24-Story Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1988

Sahara
26-Story Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1987*

Gold Strike
Opened
Jean

Architect:

 

Owner:

Gold Strike Resorts

1987

Castaways
Closed
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1987

El Rancho
Remodel
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Ed Torres

1987

Sundance
Renamed Fitzgerald's
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Fitzgerald's Las Vegas, Inc.

1986

MGM Grand (orig)Sold & Renamed Bally's for $594 M

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Bally's / Park Place Entertainment

1986*

Gold Coast
Opened
West Of Strip

Architect:

Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Gaughan Partners / Coast Hotels And Casinos Ins.

1986

Circus Circus
Skyrise Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1986

Lady Luck
Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1985*

Bourbon Street
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Carma Ltd.

1985

Stardust
Sold To Boyd Gaming
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1984

Bingo Palace
Renamed Palace Station
West Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Station Casino, Inc.

1984

Paradise
Sold & Renamed Treasury
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Treasury Hotel Inc.

1983*

Slots O'fun
Opened

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Circus

1983*

Jerry's Nugget
Existing Building Built
North Las Vegas

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jerry's Nugget Inc.

1983

El Cortez
Tower Additon

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1983

Sundance Hotel
33-Story Tower Additon

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1983

Four Queens
18-Story Tower Additon

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1983

Gold Spike
Sold To Jackie Gaughan
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Gaughan South Inc.

1983

Westward Ho
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Marnell Corrao Assoc.

Owner:

Westward Ho

1982*

Gold Strike Inn
Opened
Boulder City

Architect:

 

Owner:

Lakeview Co.

1982

Sands
Porte Cochere Remodel

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1982

Circus Circus
Renovation
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1982

El Rancho
Expansion
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Ed Torres

1982

Key Largo
Sold
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Robert Mayer

1981

Aladdin
Renovation
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

 

1981

Silverbird
Opened Under New Name El Rancho
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Ed Torres

1981

Las Vegas Hilton
Fire
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Hilton Hotel Corp.

1981

MGM Grand (Orig.)
Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1981

Riviera
Casino Expansion
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Riveria, Inc.

1981

Silverbird
Sold & Renamed El Rancho
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Ed Torres

1980

Dunes
17-Story Addition

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1980

Circus Circus
Manor Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1980

Imperial Palace
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Imperial Palace Inc.

1980

El Cortez
Tower Addition
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jackie Gaughan

1980

MGM Grand (Orig.)
Fire
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1980

Hacienda
11-Story Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1980s

Flamingo Hilton
4 Towers
Strip

Architect:

Rissman & Rissman

Owner:

 

1979

Tropicana
Sold To Ramada Hotels, 22-Story Wing Added
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Ramada Hotels

1979*

Barbary Coast
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Leo A. Daly / Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Gaughan Partners / Coast Hotels And Casinos Ins.

1979*

Sam's Town
Opened
Boulder Hwy

Architect:

Marnell Corrao Association

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1979

Caesars Palace
22-Story Tower Added
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1979*

Sundance
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Dalitz M B

1979*

Vegas World
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Bob Stupak

1979

Sahara
Room Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr..

Owner:

Milton Prell

1978-1990

Caesars Palace
Additions
Strip

Architect:

Marnell Carrao / Bergman, Walls & Youngblood, Ltd.

Owner:

Park Place Entertainment

1978

Nob Hill Casino
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Las Vegas Travelodge
William Morris

1978

Desert Inn
Augusta Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

Archi Systems International

Owner:

Howard Hughes, Summa Corp.

1977*

Main Street Station
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1977*

Maxim
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Premier Interval Resorts Inc.

1977

Riviera
Remodel / Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Riveria, Inc.

1977

Sahara
Hi-Rise Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Milton Prell

1977

Thunderbird
Opened Under New Name "Silverbird"
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Major Riddle

1977

Flamingo Hilton
Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1977

Tropicana
22-Story Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1977

Stardust
Facade Remodel, New Porte Cochere

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1977

Golden Nugget
Opened First Hotel Wing

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1976*

Bingo Palace
Opened
West Of Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

 

1976

Fremont
Casino Expansion
Downtown

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1976

MGM Grand (Orig.)
Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1976

Stardust
Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Tony Cornero

1976

Thunderbird
Sold & Renamed Silverbird
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Major Riddle

1975*

California
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1975*

Continental Hotel
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1975*

Gold Spike
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

C.P. Co.

1975

Aladdin
Renovation, 20-Story Tower Addition + Performing Arts Center
Strip

Architect:

Lee Linton

Owner:

 

1975*

Marina Hotel
Opened
Strip 3805 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1975

Circus Circus
Casino Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1975

Hacienda
Remodeled
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1975

Las Vegas Hilton
Beni Hana Village Addition
East Of Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Hilton Hotel Corp. / Park Place Entertainment

1975

Sal Sagev Hotel
Opened Under New Name: Golden Gate Hotel
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Italo Ghelfi

1974

Circus Circus
Sold
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

William Bennett

1974

Flamingo Hilton
Opened Under New Name "Flamingo Hilton"
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Hilton / Park Place Entertainment

1974

Riviera
Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Riveria, Inc.

1974

Riviera
Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Riveria, Inc.

1973*

Holiday Casino
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Rissman & Rissman

Owner:

Holiday Inn Inc.

1973*

Key Largo
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Ambassador Inns Ltd.

1973

Caesars Palace
15-Story Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1973

Showboat
Added 9-Story Tower
2800 Fremont St.

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1973*

MGM Grand (Orig.)
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr., Berton Severson, Joel Bergman

Sign Designer:

Martin Stern, Jr. And Charles Barnand (Ad-Art)

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1973

Paradise
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Paradise Hotel Inc.

1972*

Las Vegas Hilton
Addition
East Of Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Hilton Hotel Corp. / Park Place Entertainment

1972

Golden Nugget
Addition
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Steve Wynn / Mirage Resorts

1972

Circus Circus
Casino Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jay Sarno

1972

Flamingo
Sold To Hilton Corp.
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Hilton / Park Place Entertainment

1971*

Union Hotel
Opened Under New Name "Union Plaza"
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Jackie Gaughan, Frank Scott

1970

Union Hotel
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Zick & Sharp

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Jackie Gaughan, Frank Scott

1970*

Paddlewheel
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1970

International Hotel
Sold & Renamed Las Vegas Hilton
East Of Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Hilton Hotel Inc.

1969*

International Hotel
Opened
East Of Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1969*

Landmark
Opened As A Casino
Strip

Architect:

Edward Hendricks (Los Angeles)

Owner:

Built In 1964 By Frank Carroll (Kansas City); Sold To Howard Hughes 1969

1969

Frontier
Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Howard Hughes

1968*

Boardwalk
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Fred Doriot / Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

 

1968*

Circus Circus
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Rissman & Rissman / Porte Cochere: Lee Linton, Yates-Silverman Inc.

Owner:

Jay Sarno

1968

Flamingo
Low-Rise Remodel
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr. /Interior: Yates-Silverman, Inc.

Owner:

Hilton / Park Place Entertainment

1967

Bonanza
Opened July 1, 1967
Opened/closed several times over 4 years

Architect:

 

Owner:

Larry Wolfe

1967

Desert Inn
Sold To Howard Hughes
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Howard Hughes, Summa Corp.

1967

Flamingo
Sold To Kirk Kerkorian
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Kirk Kerkorian

1967

Frontier
Sold To Howard Hughes
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Howard Hughes

1967

New Frontier
Opened Under New Name: Frontier
Strip

Architect:

Rissman & Rissman

Sign Designer:

Bill Clarke (Ad Art)

Owner:

R.E. Griffith

1967

Sahara
Convention Center Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr..

Owner:

Milton Prell

1967

Riviera
11 Story Wing
Strip

Architect:

Harold Levitt (Los Angeles)

Owner:

 

1966*

Caesars Palace
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Melvin Grossman (Miami)

Sign Designer:

Jack Larsen & Kermit Wayne (Yesco)

Owner:

Jay Sarno

1966

King's Crown Tally-Ho
Opened Under New Name "Aladdin"
Strip

Architect:

Lee Linton

Sign Designer:

Ray Larsen, Jr.

Owner:

Milton Prell

1966

Horseshoe
Opened Under New Name "Binion's Horseshoe"
Downtown

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Benny Binion

1965*

Western Hotel
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jackie Gaughan

1965

Tally-Ho
Opened Under New Name "King's Crown Tally-Ho"
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1965

Last Frontier
Razed

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1965

Stardust
Sign
Strip

Architect:

 

Designer

Paul Miller (Ad-Art)

Owner:

 

1965

Sands
High Rise 17 Story Tower Addition
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr..

Owner:

Howard Hughes

1964*

Casino Royale
Opened

Architect:

Strip

Owner:

Casino Royale

1964*

Eldorado
Opened
Henderson

Architect:

 

Owner:

Sam Boyd, Boyd Gaming

1964*

Lady Luck
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Isle Of Capri Casino, Inc.

1964*

Silver Nugget
Opened
North Las Vegas

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1964

Dunes
Remodel, 21-Story Highrise, 180-Foot Sign
Strip

Architect:

Milton Schwartz (Chicago)

Sign Designer:

Lee Klay

Owner:

Jacob Gottleib

1964

Stardust
9-Story Tower
 

Architect:

William Tabler (New York)

Owner:

 

1964

Thunderbird
New Facade
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1964

Jerry's Nugget
Opened
North Las Vegas

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jerry's Nugget Inc.

1963*

Castaways
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1963*

Tally-Ho
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1963

Mint
26-Story Tower
Downtown

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

Milton Prell

1963

Sahara
24-Story Tower
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr. (Los Angeles)

Owner:

 

1963

Fremont Hotel
14-Story Tower
Downtown

Architect:

Zick & Sharp (Wayne McAllister Consulting Architect)

Owner:

 

1963

Desert Inn
St. Andrews Tower (10-Story) Addition, & Remodel
Strip

Architect:

William Tabler (New York)

Owner:

Wilbur Clark

1963

El Cortez
Sold To Jackie Gaughan
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jackie Gaughan

1962

Sands
U-Shaped 3-Story Wing Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1961*

Las Vegas Club
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Leo A. Daly

Owner:

Jackie Gaughan, Mel Exber,Larry Hazzlewood

1960*

Whiskey Pete's
Opened
Primm

Architect:

 

Owner:

Primadonna Casino Resorts

1960

El Rancho Vegas
Burned Down Now Vacant Lot
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1959

Sahara
Convention Center, 14-Story Tower
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr. (Los Angeles)

Owner:

 

1957*

Tropicana
Opened
Strip

Architect:

M. Tony Sherman (Miami)

Contractor:

Taylor Construction Co. (Miami)

Owner:

Ben Jaffe (Fontainbleau)

1957*

Mint
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Zick & Sharp

Owner:

Milton Prell

Signage:

Kermit Wayne (Yesco)

1957

Apache
Closed
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1956*

Fremont
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Wayne McAllister/ William Wagner

Owner:

Lou Lurie

1956

Royal Nevada
Incorporated Into Stardust
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1955

Hacienda
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Warren "Doc" Bailey, Judy Bailey

1955*

Dunes
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Robert Dorr, Jr (Los Angles), John Replogle

Owner:

Joe Sullivan/ Al Gottesman

1955*

Four Queens
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Elsinore (Hyatt)

1955*

Moulin Rouge
Opened
Northwest (West Bonanza)

Architect:

 

Owner:

Leo Frey

1955*

Riviera
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Roy France & Son (Miami), J. Maher Weller (Las Vegas)

Contractor:

Taylor Construction Co. (Miami)

Owner:

Gus Greenbaum

1955*

Stardust
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Jack Miller Assoc. (Las Vegas)

Engineer:

T.Y. Lin (Motel Wing)

Interiors:

Joe Lessman

Owner:

Tony Cornero, Moe Dalitz, Jack Factor And Others

1955

Last Frontier
Opened Under New Name: New Frontier
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Jacob Kozloff & Beldon Katleman

1955

Royal Nevada
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Paul Williams (Los Angeles) / John Replogle

Owner:

 

1954*

Showboat
Opened
Boulder Highway

Architect:

William J. Moore / Zick & Sharp

Owner:

William Moore

1953

Flamingo
Remodeled
Strip

Architect:

Pereira & Luckman (Los Angeles)

Signage:

Yesco

Owner:

 

1952*

Sahara
Opened
Strip

Architect:
Contractor:

Max Meltzmann
Del Webb

Owner:

Milton Prell

1952*

Sands
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Wayne McAllister

Owner:

 

1952

Desert Inn
Golf Course Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Wilbur Clark

1952

Thunderbird
Addition
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Major Riddle

1951*

Horseshoe
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

Wayne McAllister

Owner:

Benny Binion

1950*

Desert Inn
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Wayne McAllister, Hugh Taylor, Jac Lessman

Owner:

Wilbur Clark

1950*

Royal Nevada
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Martin Stern, Jr.

Owner:

 

1948*

Thunderbird
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Marion Hicks

1947

Flamingo
Remodel
Strip

Architect:

Douglas Hounard

Owner:

Gus Greenbaum

1947

El Rancho
Sold To Beldon Katelman
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

Beldon Katelman

1946*

Flamingo
Opened
Strip

Architect:

George Vernon Russell / Richard Stadelman (Room Wings)

Contractor:

Del Webb

Owner:

Benjamin"Bugsy" Seagal, Billy Wilkerson

1946*

Golden Nugget
Opened
Downtown

Architect:
Signage


Yesco's Dick Potter

Owner:

Guy Mcafee And Others

1942

Last Frontier
Opened
Strip

Architect:

William J. Moore

Owner:

R.E. Griffith

1942

Pioneer Club
Opened
Downtown - Fremont & 1st

Architect:

 

Owner:

Gary Mcafee & Others

1941*

El Cortez
Opened
Downtown

Contractor:

Marion Hicks

Owner:

J.K. Houssels, Marion Hicks, John Grayson

1941*

El Rancho Vegas
Opened
Strip

Architect:

Wayne McAllister

Owner:

Thomas Hull

1938

Pair-O-Dice Club
Opened
Strip

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1935*

Sal Sagev Hotel
Existing Building Built (Golden Gate Hotel)
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Italo Ghelfi

1932*

Apache
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

A. Lacy Worswick

Owner:

 

1931*

Railroad Pass
Opened
Henderson

Architect:

 

Owner:

Circus Ent. / Mandalay Resort Group

1931

Nevada, Hotel
Renamed Sal Sagev
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

 

1931

Meadows Club
Opened
Boulder Highway & 25th

Architect:

Paul Warner

Owner:

Tony Cornero

1931

Hotel Nevada
Opened Under New Name "Sal Sagev Hotel"
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

Italo Ghelfi

1906

Hotel Nevada
Opened
Downtown

Architect:

 

Owner:

 


Sources used in compiling this list are varied. They include (but are by no means limited to) the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Viva Las Vegas : After Hours Architecture by Alan Hess (San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1993), and Casino Design : Resorts, Hotels, and Themed Entertainment Spaces by Justin Henderson (Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport, 1999). Our apologies for those not credited. This is due primarily to the process of converting an in-house informal help list to something more formal, as well as to the fact that many people have worked on the list over many years.




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