Paris Las Vegas

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Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas Logo.svg
The hotel Paris Las Vegas as seen from the hotel The Bellagio.jpg
Location Paradise, Nevada 89109
Address 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Opening date September 1, 1999; 17 years ago (September 1, 1999)
Theme Paris, France
Number of rooms 2,916
Total gaming space 85,000 sq ft (7,900 m2)
Permanent shows Jersey Boys
Signature attractions Risqué de Paris
Eiffel Tower Experience
Notable restaurants Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Mon Ami Gabi
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Jean Joho
Casino type Land-based
Owner Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Renovated in 2010, 2011
Coordinates 36°06′45″N 115°10′20″W / 36.1125°N 115.1722°W / 36.1125; -115.1722Coordinates: 36°06′45″N 115°10′20″W / 36.1125°N 115.1722°W / 36.1125; -115.1722
Website www.parislasvegas.com

Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

The property is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. As its name suggests, its theme is the city of Paris, France; it includes a half scale, 541-foot (165 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 Paris Opera House and the Louvre.

The Paris is linked via a promenade to its sister property, Bally's Las Vegas, through which it is linked to the Las Vegas Monorail at the Bally's / Paris Las Vegas station.

History[edit]

In May 1995, Bally Entertainment, owner of the adjacent Bally's Las Vegas, announced the projects 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 acres (9.7 ha) parcel. It completed in May 1997 at an estimated cost of $760 million. Original plans for the Eiffel Tower called for a full-scale replica, however would have interfered with nearby McCarran Airport and designers 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.[1] 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 has headlined at the Paris since March 6, 2010.

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.[2]

Beginning in 2010, Caesars Entertainment Corporation has begun a series of improvement projects that will see some removal of the Parisian theme. Caesars is beginning to phase out the French greeters around the property, and in early 2010 begun a major remodel project at the front entrance. The project debuted in Spring 2011 and includes a new nightclub dubbed '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. The controversial icon's restaurant opened in June 2011.

It is expected that as of March 5, 2011[needs update] a new nightclub called Chateau is to be opened in the Paris Hotel. The new nightclub overlooking the Strip will span more than 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) in a two-story, outdoor setting. Outside, guests will find a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) terrace overlooking the Strip with VIP cabanas and three additional bars. During the day, the terrace will serve as a beer garden and restaurant, opening at 10 a.m.[3]

In 2015, Hexx Kitchen & Bar and Hexx Chocolate & Confexxions was opened in the space formerly occupied by the Sugar Factory. Hexx is the first "bean-to-bar" chocolate maker in Nevada.[4]

In 2016, Beer Park by Budweiser opened on a 10,000 square foot deck overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. It is Las Vegas' first rooftop bar and grill.[5]

Film history[edit]

Films[edit]

  • In the 2009 film 2012, Paris, along with the rest of The Strip, is destroyed.
  • In 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.
  • The Eiffel Tower replica is destroyed by the female MUTO in the 2014 film Godzilla.
  • Lester Nygaard (Fargo) got Insurance Salesman of the Year 2007 Prix there.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Norm (April 10, 2007). "Hasselhoff leaving 'The Producers'". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  2. ^ Arnold M. Knightly, Nevadan at work: Executive Wants To Ensure Hotel Guests Get Social Cachet For Their Cash, Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 22, 2009, Accessed February 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Amanda Finnegan. "Details released on new Chateau nightclub at Paris Las Vegas". LasVegasSun.com. 
  4. ^ HEIDI KNAPP RINELLA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. "Food specialty stores give shoppers close-up experience". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  5. ^ "Beer Park by Budweiser". Food & Beverage Magazine. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

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