MontBleu

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MontBleu
Montbleu logo.jpg
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Location Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
Address 55 U.S. Route 50
Opening date 1978; 38 years ago (1978)
Theme Nature
Number of rooms 438
Total gaming space 48,456 sq ft (4,501.7 m2)
Notable restaurants Café Del Soul
Ciera
HQ
MontBleu Café
The Buffet
The Zone
Owner Tropicana Entertainment (Hotel/Casino)
Edgewood Companies (Landowners)
Architect Worth Group
Previous names Park Tahoe (1978–1979)
Caesars Tahoe Palace (1979)
Caesars Tahoe (1979–2006)
Renovated in 1979, 2006, 2015 (2015 $25M Renovation including all rooms, casino, showroom, and exterior.)
Coordinates 38°57′41″N 119°56′19″W / 38.961469°N 119.938742°W / 38.961469; -119.938742Coordinates: 38°57′41″N 119°56′19″W / 38.961469°N 119.938742°W / 38.961469; -119.938742
Website Official website

MontBleu (formerly Park Tahoe and Caesars Tahoe) is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Tropicana Entertainment. The property includes a 48,456 sq ft (4,501.7 m2) casino and a 438-room hotel on a 21-acre (8.5 ha) site.[1] It is the home to the AAA 4-Diamond Award-winning restaurant Ciera Steak + Chophouse. The entire property underwent a massive $25 Million remodel in 2015, with all guest rooms, the casino, 1,200 seat showroom, and exterior being completely upgraded.

History[edit]

Park Tahoe (1978–1979)[edit]

The casino first opened in 1978 as the Park Tahoe, built by Park Cattle Co. Caesars World took over the next year under a 25-year lease, with options to extend it another 50 years.

Caesars Tahoe (1979–2006)[edit]

Caesars Tahoe logo (1979–2006)

Caesars agreed to spend $40 million to complete construction of the hotel portion of the property,[2] which was renamed as Caesars Tahoe Palace[3] and later simply Caesars Tahoe. In line with the Caesars name, the property was remodeled with a Roman theme.

The hotel was known for its entertainment offerings, over the years playing host to Dean Martin, Cher, Mac Davis and Tony Bennett. In its later years, its showroom was graced by Rosie O'Donnell and many other headlining comics and big names. Celebrities like Michael Jordan, Randy Quaid, Kenny Rogers would play in the casino. Caesars was also the host hotel and title sponsor of the American Century Championship golf games at nearby Edgewood Golf course every July, until 2004. After Caesars sold the hotel in 2005, the title sponsorship and host switched to Harrah's/Harveys Casinos. Also, in its earlier years, Caesars Tahoe was home to title fights from championship names.

Caesars Entertainment sold the resort in June 2005 for $45 million to Columbia Sussex, owner of the nearby Horizon Casino. It was one of a series of sales made by Caesars and Harrah's to avoid anti-trust issues with their proposed merger.

MontBleu (2006–present)[edit]

MontBleu Lake Tahoe

Columbia Sussex rebranded the property as MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in May 2006. After the bankruptcy of Columbia's gaming businesses, MontBleu became part of the reorganized Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in March 2010.

MontBleu and the Horizon appeared as the Nomad Hotel in the 2007 film Smokin' Aces.[4]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Caesars World board backs buying lease of hotel in Nevada". Wall Street Journal. via ProQuest. October 23, 1979. Retrieved April 30, 2012.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Young, Terry (December 4, 1979). "Reno – after the money's gone". Oakland Post. via ProQuest. Retrieved April 30, 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070112/NEWS/101120077 Tahoe Daily Tribune, Director puts Tahoe in spotlight, January 12, 2007.

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