Is it the end of the Hilton era?
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 (1:38 p.m.)
Jimmy Choo shoes? That’s hot! The Las Vegas Hilton going into default? That’s not.
In 2003, Paris Hilton eclipsed her famous family name with a sex tape and a reality show. Then there was her ’04 autobiography, her ’05 breakout movie and her ’06 pop album. Way before Anthony Weiner, she pretty much invented the underwear scandal. And her catchphrase, “That’s hot,” remains in the public consciousness. But nowadays, Hilton has been eclipsed by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Snooki. Hilton’s latest TV venture, The World According to Paris, premiered for only 400,000 souls and won’t be renewed for a second season. Hilton did dance onstage during Deadmau5’s Cosmo show last week, but she was dressed as a ghost (oh, the symbolism). Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Hilton went into default in August and might pull its brand from the city. Judgment aside, it’s the end of an era.
LVH - Las Vegas Hotel
As the place where Elvis Presley broke all Vegas show attendance records when it was still called the International Hotel, the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a time capsule of classic Vegas. Its name changed from the Las Vegas Hilton in early 2012.
While the feeling is traditional, the hotel has recently gone through renovations. From the front desk to the guest rooms, all surfaces were remodeled. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the 74,000 square-foot casino, where there is high limit table room with high limit slots. Just off from the casino, there is the world's largest sports book, featuring 300 seats, 42 televisions and 30 big screens.
The dining choices at the property range from the award-winning Benihana, a Japanese steakhouse, to The Buffet, where guests can enjoy the wide selection of choices. After dinner, guests can take advantage of the star-studded entertainment. The hotel also makes it convenient to casino-hop as one of the stops on the Las Vegas Monorail.
3000 Paradise Road