RIVIERA (CLOSED MAY 4, 2015)
After 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera Hotel and Casino closed its doors on May 4, 2015.
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Riviera Hotel Pool
A stay at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas takes you back in time to the early days of Vegas casino history. Flashback: The year is 1955. A group of ambitious Miami investors, inspired by the success of the eight other casino hotels on the strip, decided to build a ninth hotel. However, the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas would not be a mere copy cat of the other motor court type hotels. This nine story high rise would signify the beginning of an age of glitz and glamour in Las Vegas. See the current Las Vegas photo and how the skyline has changed. The opening of Riviera Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada featured none other than the famous pianist Liberace, who would become the highest paid performer in Vegas history. Joan Crawford, of Mommy Dearest fame was the hostess of the opening ceremonies.
Throughout the years that followed, ownership of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas would constantly change hands. In the 1960s, the Mafia had a hand in the business, as they did with other Vegas hotels before Howard Hughes “cleaned up” the area. Other partial owners of the Riviera Hotel Las Vegas Nevada included Harpo Marx, Gummo Marx and Dean Martin. Today, “The Riv,” as the hotel is sometimes called, is owned by the Riviera Holdings Company. The Riviera Hotel Las Vegas Nevada has been featured in a number of films, which include Austin Powers International Man of Mystery, casino, Ocean’s Eleven and Go. Today, the Riviera Hotel Las Vegas Nevada invites you to experience the exciting nostalgia of Vegas’ Rat-Pack days, along with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.
Accommodations at the Riviera Hotel and Casino
Riviera Hotel Rooms
The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is composed of four towers, which include The Monaco, The Monte Carlo, The Mediterranean and The San Remo. The Deluxe rooms in the Mediterranean Tower are the most spacious. Amenities include:
- Hair dryers
- Irons and ironing boards
- Non–smoking rooms are also available.
The Monte Carlo Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is located between the Main Casino and the Convention Center area. Its amenities are similar to those of the Mediterranean Rooms. The Monaco Tower has 23 floors and is located in close proximity to the convention facilities. King size or two Double Beds are available for these rooms, which offer some of the most beautiful views of Las Vegas. The Standard Rooms in the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas are located next to the hotel’s lovely sparkling pool.
Activities at the Riviera
There’s lots of fun to be had at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Here are a few things you can do.
Riviera Video Arcade
The Riviera Video Arcade provides non-stop fun for all ages. A variety of games will test and challenge your competitive skills. The arcade features a number of high-tech video games, pinball machines, skee ball, an electronic shooting gallery as well as 3-D hologram games.
The Riviera Spa features an exercise room, personal training, sun tanning, cellulite treatments as well as various types of facials and massage.
Riviera Hotel Casino
The Las Vegas Riviera Hotel is known for having one of the most bustling gaming arenas in the world. The 100,000 square foot casino offers Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, and Slots, mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker and Spanish or Caribbean 21. The slot machines at the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel are unique and innovative. They include Survivor, Monopoly, Hollywood Squares and the new "I Love Lucy" machines. The Dollar Town USA machine is extremely popular with both the Vegas locals, as well as the guests of the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel. The Sports Book is operated by Leroy’s Horse and Sports Book, which is the largest Sports Book Operation in Las Vegas.
The Riviera Hotel Las Vegas Nevada has a number of great dining options. If one person in your group wants Chinese, and someone else wants Mexican, you should check out the World Fare Buffet. Five themed stations, which include Mexican, Chinese, Italian, BBQ and Made in America, and a traditional carving station will tempt your appetite. For dinner, the Ristorante Italiano offers a variety of delicious Tuscan entrees.