Paris Las Vegas
|Paris Las Vegas|
Paris Las Vegas in 2010
|Location||Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|Address||3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard|
|Opening date||September 1, 1999|
|No. of rooms||2,916|
|Total gaming space||95,263 sq ft (8,850.2 m2)|
|Signature attractions||Risqué de Paris|
Eiffel Tower Experience
|Notable restaurants||Eiffel Tower Restaurant|
Mon Ami Gabi
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
|Renovated in||2010, 2011|
The theme is the city of Paris; it includes a half scale, 540-foot (164.6 m) tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and a 1,200-seat theatre called Le Théâtre des Arts. The front of the hotel suggests the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Paris Opera House.
In May 1995, Bally Entertainment, owner of the adjacent Bally's Las Vegas, announced the project at a shareholders meeting. Paris was designed by architectural companies Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Assoc., Bergman, Walls & Assoc. and MBH Architects. The design architect of the project was Bergman Walls Associates. Herbert Horowitz, Partner of Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Assoc., was executive architect and signed all plans.
Bally broke ground for the Paris Las Vegas on April 18, 1997, and construction began in May on the 24-acre (9.7 ha) parcel. It was built at an estimated cost of $760 million. Original plans for the Eiffel Tower called for a full-scale replica, however that would have interfered with the nearby McCarran Airport and designers therefore reduced it to approximately 1:2 scale. The hotel is 33 stories tall. A unique architectural aspect of the Paris is that the back legs of its Eiffel Tower actually come down through the ceiling into the casino floor.
Paris Las Vegas opened on September 1, 1999, with fireworks being shot from the Eiffel Tower. French actress Catherine Deneuve flipped a switch, turning on all of Paris' lights, including the various crystal chandeliers in the main lobby.
On January 31, 2007, Paris Las Vegas premiered its new show The Producers, headlined by David Hasselhoff. There were reports of friction between the show's producers and Hasselhoff and he announced he would leave May 6 due to other commitments. The Producers refocused on Max, played by Tony Danza. Danza came on as the celebrity actor for the show until The Producers closed on February 9, 2008. Barry Manilow headlined at the Paris from March 6, 2010, to December, 2012.
To counter the 2008–2009 economic downturn, Harrah's focused on marketing its properties to specific segments of the population; as a result Paris is being marketed heavily towards gay and lesbian travelers.
Beginning in 2010, a series of improvement projects were started that would see some removal of the Parisian theme. The French greeters around the property began to be phased out, and in early 2010 a major remodel project was started at the front entrance. The project debuted in Spring 2011 and included a new nightclub called 'Chateau' and the largest Sugar Factory store on the Strip. It was announced in early December 2010 that the hotel's famous steakhouse Les Artisies would close at the end of January 2011 to make way for Gordon Ramsay Steak, which opened in June 2011.
The Chateau nightclub opened in early March, 2011. The nightclub overlooks the Strip and spans more than 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) in a two-story, outdoor setting. Outside is a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) terrace overlooking the Strip with VIP cabanas and three additional bars. During the day, the terrace serves as a beer garden and restaurant, opening at 10 a.m.
In 2015, Hexx Kitchen & Bar and Hexx Chocolate & Confexxions was opened in the space formerly occupied by the Sugar Factory. Hexx was the first "bean-to-bar" chocolate maker in Nevada.
In 2016, Beer Park by Budweiser opened on a 10,000-square-foot (930 m²) deck overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. It is Las Vegas' first rooftop bar and grill.
- In the 2006 miniseries 10.5: Apocalypse, Paris is seen sinking in a massive sinkhole caused by acidic water undermining the underground limestone (barring the Eiffel Tower replica, which collapses while it sinks) along with the rest of the city.
- In the 2007 film Resident Evil: Extinction, Paris is seen buried in sand, along with the rest of Las Vegas, several years after a zombie apocalypse. One of the characters climbs the Eiffel Tower replica to escape a horde of zombies.
- Lester Nygaard (Fargo) got Insurance Salesman of the Year 2007 Prix there.
- In the 2009 film 2012, Paris, along with the rest of The Strip, is destroyed.
- In the 2010 animated film Despicable Me, Gru is shown to have stolen the Eiffel Tower replica along with the Statue of Liberty replica from the New York-New York Hotel and Casino.
- The Eiffel Tower replica is destroyed by the female MUTO in the 2014 film Godzilla.
- Pteranodons land on the Eiffel Tower in the post-credits scene of 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
- In the 2015 Disney XD crossover Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med, Adam, Bree, Chase, Leo, Skylar, Oliver, and Kaz battle the Incapacitator on the Eiffel Tower replica.
Panoramic of Las Vegas from the Paris hotel, showing the Bellagio fountain, Eiffel tower at Paris hotel and Caesars Palace in 2006
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