The Las Vegas rumor mills are busy talking about a lot of things. One of them is the idea that the Seminole Indians, the tribe that owns the Hard Rock brand, wants to bring the resort back to Las Vegas and they want to put it someplace on the Las Vegas Strip. If this is true, where would be a good place to put it? A Little Hard Rock History The Hard Rock … [Read more...] about Where to Put The Hard Rock Resort?
So what is the real scoop on the "Sale" of one of the most iconic and historic resorts on the Las Vegas Strip? Is it for sale? Short Answer? Yes and No. The Tropicana first opened in 1957 and for most of its life was owned by if not operated by the mob. It wasn't until 1979 when it was sold to the hotel chain Ramada Inn, that it became a "legit" … [Read more...] about Is The Tropicana For Sale?
Looking down the Las Vegas Strip, at all those tall, impressive towers of hotel rooms. Don't you ever wonder just how many hotel rooms and suites are there? It's a popular question on my walking tours and according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the people who are supposed to know those things, there are 148,000 hotel rooms/suites in the Las Vegas Valley. … [Read more...] about Ask: How Many Rooms on That Corner in Las Vegas??
Sometimes people think the Vegas Strip hotels are only MGM or Caesars related and overlook some of the smaller, more classy and historic hotels. Today's podcast we talk about the time Debbie and I spent a night at the Tropicana then I had an opportunity to interview their VP of Leisure Sales about working at such a classic Vegas property. The Lucky Dragon does a soft … [Read more...] about 223 Staying at the Tropicana
This December, the mob returns to Las Vegas. Unfortunately it's only in amusement form, but its still the mob. It's called "The Mob Experience". Not to be confused with the museum downtown being pushed by Uncle Oscar. This is the one at the Tropicana Resort. The PA and I were down on the strip this week and checked it out. The preview center is the only thing open and its … [Read more...] about The Vegas Mob Experience Update