Thursday, October 06, 2011

Golden Gate planning Expansion

With older hotels like the Tropicana and Plaza recently completing renovation projects, the Golden Gate has decided it's their turn to make some improvements.

The hotel is the oldest in Las Vegas dating back to 1906. It's also currently one of the smallest with only 106 rooms.

The expansion will add a five story building to the property containing mostly suites. The casino and other public areas will also be extended and renovated.

There's been a lot of good news for Fremont Street recently with new restaurants, bars and hotel renovation plans. Hopefully this will help the Golden Gate stay competitive downtown.

As long as they keep serving their $1.99 shrimp cocktail I know I'll be stopping by.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cosmopolitan gets Posterized

The Strip entrance to Cosmopolitan has been decorated with a collage of small posters, each one representing a different part of the resort.

The idea replicates a wild posting campaign.

While I think the individual posters look great, all of them together seem a little busy and possibly confusing for someone just walking by the hotel.

I thought the glass entrance looked great before the posters, so I'm not crazy about the change. It looks like this will be temporary though, so I really can't complain too much.

Photos credit: Christopher Burns Twitter.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Margaritaville Casino opens at Flamingo

The Margaritaville casino at Flamingo is open. The new space is having a soft opening for the next two weeks before the official grand opening the weekend of October 14th.

The casino connects the existing Flamingo casino to the Margaritaville restaurant. What used to be a rather plain hallway is now a bright, upbeat casino area that now also opens up to the Strip.

Here are some videos of the opening. FlamingoVegas posted interviews with Rick Mazer and Tamara Baldanza along with the first roll of the dice:

YouTube user ruthatguy filmed a walk-through of the new casino: