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Downtown casino renovations maintain Old Vegas vibe
Downtown casino renovations maintain Old Vegas vibe
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Downtown Las Vegas is trying to shake the city's reputation as a place that likes to blow up old buildings. It is trying to update its image without forgetting the character of its past.
Experts pick casino industry winners and losers of 2011
Experts pick casino industry winners and losers of 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
THE ECONOMY:
The Las Vegas gaming market rebounded this year with a jump in visitor volume nearing the record total of 39.6 million in 2007. Room occupancy rates and gaming revenue are up from the depressed levels of recent years, while visitors have shifted their spending patterns, focusing an ever-larger percentage of their cash on special events and clubs rather than casino floors. So, can you brand Las Vegas a winner in 2011 despite the region’s continued battle with double-digit unemployment, record home foreclosure rates, the ever-present sense of economic uncertainty, and the continued domestic and international expansion of the casino industry?
Photo: Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 89th birthday at the
Strip Scribbles: Jackie Gaughan celebrates 91st birthday on Monday
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Casino legend and gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan celebrates his 91st birthday sharing his cake and champagne with downtown El Cortez ...
Photo: Alexandra Epstein, El Cortez executive manager, si
The Interview: Alex Epstein, executive manager of downtown's El Cortez
Monday, August 22, 2011
Alex Epstein works with her father, resort owner Kenny Epstein, every day. This family business is buzzing just fine, thank you.
When looking for new life in a city’s downtown, a 70-year-old establishment like the El Cortez is probably the last place you’d turn.
Photo: Metro Police Capt. Michael Dalley discusses the pr
Police, community cooperating to fight crime downtown
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The people clustered in Metro Police’s Downtown Area Command conference room Wednesday morning probably didn’t know one another very well. They sat at a U-shaped table with cards identifying them and their businesses or organizations: Catholic Charities, U.S. Marshals, El Cortez and the Mexican Consulate, just to name a few.
Candidates for Las Vegas mayor debate behind closed doors
Candidates for Las Vegas mayor debate behind closed doors
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
They weren’t allowed into the event, but that didn’t stop 15 Larry Brown supporters from campaigning outside a board room of the El Cortez on Wednesday evening to show support for their favorite Las Vegas mayoral candidate.
Mob-themed 'Big Sleep' suite wins El Cortez design contest
Mob-themed 'Big Sleep' suite wins El Cortez design contest
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A design that used the El Cortez's mob ties has won the property's Design-A-Suite contest.
Photo: Tina Enard of Reno-based Urban Design Studios exam
El Cortez aims at younger downtown crowd with revamped suites
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
High above the casino floor where customers are tethered to the slot machines, the El Cortez has spent months revamping its hotel to attract the young, hipster crowd finding its way to the new downtown.
70-year-old El Cortez aims at younger downtown crowd with revamped suites
70-year-old El Cortez aims at younger downtown crowd with revamped suites
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
High above the casino floor where customers are tethered to the slot machines, the El Cortez has spent months revamping its hotel to attract the young, hipster crowd finding its way to the new downtown.
Photo: Tina Enard of Reno-based Urban Design Studios exam
A suite deal: El Cortez redesign contest, on a budget
Monday, November 29, 2010
The secret to success may be in improving the most basic of hotel amenities — the room itself.
A suite deal: El Cortez redesign contest, on a budget
A suite deal: El Cortez redesign contest, on a budget
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Seven-decade old El Cortez invites designers to breathe new life into the aging downtown property by creating new guest rooms
While posh Las Vegas Strip hotels boast touch-screen remotes and 600-thread-count sheets, the El Cortez mostly leans on its 70-year history and downtown roots. The El Cortez thinks the secret may be in improving the most basic of hotel amenities — the room itself.
Photo: Clockwise from top left: Alaskan halibut, Chicago-
The Flame still burns nightly
Monday, May 24, 2010
The El Cortez restaurant is an oldie but goodie
Despite upgrades to appeal to partiers, the El Cortez hotel maintains an old-Vegas vibe, and its main restaurant (now the Flame, formerly Roberta's) keeps a foot in both worlds and hardly ever stumbles - at least when it comes to what's on the plate.
Photo: El Cortez Cabana Suites
Your new Downtown crash pad
Thursday, May 7, 2009
If you think a Downtown hotel room has to be a cigarette-burned hole in the wall, you overlooked the Cabana Suites.

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