Tropicana Las Vegas has been a landmark for more than 50 years on the Las Vegas Strip. Rich with history, the hotel originally opened in 1957. Now, the Tropicana has adopted a new South Beach theme and is undergoing a major facelift.
With minimal impact on guests, the entire edifice is being renovated in a three-phase construction plan. Phase one of construction on the $165 million project is set to be complete in spring 2011. Included in this first set of renovations is the 50,000-square-foot casino which will now feature marble tiling, new chairs at the slot machines, new carpet and a revamped tropical South Beach decor.
The recently refurbished Paradise Tower boasts 500 renovated rooms that boast 42-inch plasma television set, iPod dock and updated décor with interesting touches like plantation shutters on the windows. There is even a vanilla-coconut-like tropical scent wafting through the hallways to appeal to guests’ senses and impart a tropical feel.
Numerous other changes are planned for the hotel in the upcoming months.
In the fall of 2010, the hotel will open a remodeled race and sports book area that will feature skyboxes and multiple big-screen televisions. Also coming in fall 2010 will be a renovated spa and salon, plus a fitness center with all of the latest cardio equipment.
In late December 2010, the Tropicana remembers its historic Las Vegas roots by opening the Las Vegas Mob Experience. The attraction will feature the largest collection of authentic artifacts, memorabilia, photos and videos of organized crime ever assembled.
Set to open in spring 2011, Nikki Beach will offer guests a conceptual pool experience with daybeds, crisp white linens and a South Beach-like vibe. At night, it will turn into Club Nikki, a 15,000-square-foot club with dancing and doors opening out onto the beach. The current Tropicana pool features lush tropical landscaping, a shaded area, swim-up blackjack on the weekends and a grassy area perfect for laying out in the sun or lounging under a tree.
Guests can enjoy several dining choices including Bacio Pasta & Vino, the Italian restaurant at the Tropicana, featuring pizzas, calzones, pastas and more and Legends Steakhouse. Opening in summer 2010, Ambhar, located off the main casino floor, will be the go-to spot for classic cocktails like Caipirinhas and margaritas crafted from Ambhar Platinum tequila.
Live entertainment is located in the Tiffany Theater, where artists like Comedian Paul Rodriguez perform. There is also the Cellar, where Hypnosis Unleashed stages their comedic act nightly. Additionally, the Brad Garrett Comedy Club features top comedians like Kevin Nealon, Rondell Sheridan and occasionally Garrett himself.
If you’re in town for a conference, the Tropicana offers more than 100,000 square feet of conference space, featuring state-of-the-art technology that will make your conference or special event sail smoothly.