Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Closed Sahara has Renovation Plans

The Sahara hotel closed six months ago, but the owners have a plan that would bring the historic hotel back to life.

County officials recently approved a plan that would renovate the hotel towers. An outdoor beer garden patio and a new nightclub are also planned for the property.

At the time of the hotel's closing, owner Sam Nazarian insisted that the hotel would re-open in 2014. Not many people believed that would actually happen, but these new plans make it slightly more likely.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the plans ever get off the ground. I've been fairly optimistic that a remodeled, re-branded Sahara could open someday, but I still have my doubts.