Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) is a casino hotel located off the Strip right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center. With 2,956 hotel rooms and 305 suites, this off-Strip hotel is the largest Hilton Hotel in the world. It has a 74,000 square feet casino and is also home to the largest sports book in Las Vegas.
For some historical background, Elvis Presley performed here for 58 consecutive sold out shows, breaking all Vegas attendance records. When playing Las Vegas, Presley lived in the penthouse suite (Room 3000), located on the 30th floor, until his last performance there in December 1976. Elvis was due to perform there again in 1978, to celebrate the opening of the North tower, but the singer died in August 1977. His manager, Colonel Tom Parker, lived in the hotel on the 4th floor from the 1970s to mid-1980s.
For some boxing background, Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali here for the World Heavyweight Championship in 1978. This was also the site in which Mike Tyson defeated Tony Tucker to unify and become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1986. For Hollywood background, the hotel was renamed the “Whyte House” casino in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
Restaurants at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:
Casa Nicola, Fortuna, Benihana, Garden of the Dragon, The Buffet, TJ’s Steakhouse, Tres Rios, Paradise Café, and a Food Court to boot.
Nightlife at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:
There’s plenty of cabaret and comedy shows here, as well as a bar/lounge (Tempo)
One very large pool, plus one jacuzzi
Hotel Check-in Time: 3 p.m.
Hotel Check-out Time:12 p.m.
For more information & reservations, visit LVHilton.com
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