Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 9:54 a.m.
Map of Caesars Palace
3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
Map of The Riviera
2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd. , Las Vegas
Two small fires burned at separate hotels on the Las Vegas Strip overnight but caused no injuries, the Clark County Fire Department said.
Firefighters responded shortly after 4 a.m. Friday to a vehicle fire in a parking garage at Caesars Palace, spokesman Dan Kulin said. Four vehicles were damaged in the blaze.
A fire occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a generator room on the fourth floor of the Riviera hotel. The fire generated heavy smoke but was contained to the generator room, Kulin said.
Elsewhere in the valley, a dog and a cat were killed in a house fire that also displaced three adults.
Firefighters think the fire, which was reported at 3:11 a.m. at 7440 Shuster St., spread from an unattended fireplace into the rest of the home and attic, Kulin said.
Damage to the home near West Warm Springs Road and South Valley View Boulevard is estimated at $150,000, and the American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
With its glass, star-lit exterior, visitors can't miss the Riviera when driving down the Strip. As the first high-rise to open on the Las Vegas Strip, featuring a nine-story hotel, the Riviera has seen more than 50 years as an entertainment destination in Las Vegas. Top bill acts like Liberace, Dean Martin and the long-running Splash revue (closed in 2006) have graced its showrooms over time.
The Riviera still offers its share of entertainment options with topless revue "Crazy Girls," a comedy club and "Illusions," starring Jan Rouven.
The 100,000-square foot casino has been featured in many films like "Casino," "Austin Powers" and "21." Although the hotel has passed through a long list of owners over the years it has always held on to it's unique theme (for Las Vegas) in that it lacks any particular theme. It also features a William Hill Race & Sports Book walk-up betting window right off the sidewalk on the Strip.
The Riviera has dining options well covered, from seafood and steaks at R Steak and Seafood, a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner fare at Banana Leaf Café to an international cuisine at the R Buffet.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.