Downtown Las Vegas Hotel Renovations

Discussion in 'Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos' started by wanderer, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Two of Las Vegas' hotels are becoming new. The Golden Gate Casino Hotel, which traces its roots to Las Vegas' first hotel, is getting a makeover. They're adding a new hotel tower (five stories), updating the lobby, and upping the visitor perks.

    The second hotel, the Fitzgerald, will be reborn this fall as the Hotel D.

    Downtown Las Vegas may not be as flashy as The Strip, but it's great to see its hotels getting new life.
  2. tvOndemand

    tvOndemand New Member

    downtown vs. "The Strip"

    I have stayed both on the strip and downtown Vegas where the light show on Fremont Street is and besides that, downtown wan't anything special. Hotels may be cheaper but if you're traveling to Vegas for the first time I think you gotta stay on the strip. If you really want to stay in the downtown area, the Fitzgerald and the Golden Nugget are the best choices. Looking forward to seeing these two places renovated...i hope they dont lose their charm!
  3. Breathern

    Breathern New Member

    D's Longbar

    I was just there last week...don't know why there's been a big PR push when the D isn't quite the D yet as the casino still reads Fitzgeralds (lol). The door handles are still the classic "F"'s and the players club booth was still Club Fitz. Saying this, the newly opened Longbar is loaded with awesome HDTVs and is a great place to watch the games while playing video poker and enjoying a decent selection of tap beers.
  4. southernComforto

    southernComforto New Member

    downtown Vegas shaking its image

    man, Vegas surely likes to blow up old buildings. the Strip has been for a while imploding casinos and replacing them with shiny new resorts..I guess downtown Vegas is trying to update its image too but I hope it doesn't forget the character of its past.
  5. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    That is the hard part...updating things without obliterating the past. It seems like the Hotel D is trying!
  6. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    I ran across some Las Vegas news today and the D Las Vegas has officially opened. It has a two story casino, to boot. The second floor is designed to have the old Las Vegas charm, while the first floor has some more modern charm to it. It's newest restaurant is a Detroit classic: Coney Dogs.

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