Thursday, July 3, 2008 | 2:04 p.m.
(Originally posted at 12:57 p.m. Friday) Power has been restored to the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino near the Las Vegas Strip. A minor problem in the hotel's electrical system caused the outage, said Chelsea Campbell, spokeswoman for Nevada Power Co.
Shortly after noon the hotel, which is on Convention Center Drive between Paradise Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South, the famed Strip, lost electricity.
Backup generators at the 202-room hotel, which offers visitors a Mediterranean theme, kept some lights on and the air conditioners running in the casino and a Nevada Power Company crew is investigating the cause of the outage.
The power outage comes after the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. as the high temperature is expected to reach 112 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley.
The temperature at 2 p.m. was 108 degrees, the weather service said.