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Hooters Hotel & Casino Opens In Vegas  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Vegas will never be the same.

For all the talk of ultra-luxurious condos and megacomplexes such as the City Center with their promises to reshape the Vegas skyline, construction is still in the early stages for most of these projects. Not so for the newest hotel and casino on the Vegas Strip, a relatively quick rebrand and reconstruction of the old San Remo hotel and casino on the south side of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Yes, friends and neighbors: Hooters has arrived in Vegas.

For more information, see:

http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/02/02/ap2497229.html

Hooters is obviously not unknown in Vegas; there's a Hooter's restaurant in one of the casinos on Boulder Highway. But nothing like this.

It's no Bellagio, but it is what it is.  

[Edited 2006-02-03 11:48:13]

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User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Only problem with new places that open like this is it pushes the older people away.

Vegas is becoming a play ground for the young and with all the Ultra Lounges. It also seems they are getting away from making a business on gambling and now they make more for high end Resturants and booze.

Add to that the Swank high end hotels like Wynn and the room prices have all gone up making it so exspensive. I have nothing against the younger crowds just the way Vegas is gearing towrds the younger crowd. I guess Vegas does change so much, but it's getting big too fast and I think it will crash.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 1):
I guess Vegas does change so much, but it's getting big too fast and I think it will crash.

Interesting points! If you're ever out on the Strip on a Saturday night, chances are you will see a fairly young crowd after about 10:00 p.m. That's when I usually seek refuge back in the hotel (e.g., the Hilton), or at a show.

And there's talk that the huge condo projects are being cut back due to lack of demand.

Though, all in all, it's still a vibrant, fun city to visit once in a while.  Smile


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

I thought there was still a big push for condos, Between the Trumps towers and if I remember right the New Planet Hollywood will have some also.

Been out on the strip many of times and yes the crowd is younger later at night. Like I said I have no problem with the 20 something year olds, just some have no respect like walking on the strip they feel the need to walk 4-5 abrest and move aside for no one.

One actually walked into my wife and nailed her shoulder real hard..... I stopped and then he stopped and I said problem!!!!!!! He looked at me and said nothing. My wife knew where I was going with this and said he's not worth going to jail when you break his nose loud enough for all to hear, the guy just turned real fast and walked away!!!!! No respect as Rodney would say!


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 3):
I thought there was still a big push for condos, Between the Trumps towers and if I remember right the New Planet Hollywood will have some also.

Yes, they've been planning lots of condos, but according to an article I read, the market is relatively inelastic (i.e., there isn't as much of a demand as they thought). So they've cut back on the number of condo projects.

The City Center thing is still going to happen, though, as far as I know. It's a huge complex consisting of one or more casinos, some hotel towers, and some high-rise condos. It's a billion-dollar class development.

Have you been to Wynn Las Vegas? I was there the week it opened. I was there again recently. It's a nice place, though a bit smaller than I expected.


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 4):
Have you been to Wynn Las Vegas? I was there the week it opened. I was there again recently. It's a nice place, though a bit smaller than I expected.

I was there in November and liked the Wynn. I was not happy after our friend drove in from Chino Ca, and they would not let him in the buffet as he had his 6 month old son  Sad But it was a nice place. I still like the Bellagio better for some reason LOL.

I can't blame anyone for the condos slowing down, man the prices are so high.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Thanks for the response, Roger.   I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your friend. I've seen parents with small children in other buffets, even in high-class outfits, but perhaps it just so happened that they have an age limit of some kind. A pity.

On another note, I just found that if you surf over to http://www.hootershotelcasino.com , they have a fun feature at the very lower left hand corner of the flash-friendly page -- in case of wife or boss.  

[Edited 2006-02-03 13:07:44]

User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

I'm not sure about how good this hooters hotel & casino will be.

Essentially it is taking over what used to be a run down hotel and is located in an unattractive and moderately dangerous part of town compared to the strip.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
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Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 1):
Only problem with new places that open like this is it pushes the older people away.

Vegas is becoming a play ground for the young and with all the Ultra Lounges.

Nah, you're just getting older  Wink



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I think I need to change my upcoming LAS hotel booking  Wink

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Looks great Big grin


Lee



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 1):
Only problem with new places that open like this is it pushes the older people away.

The San Remo really had trouble attracting folks over the years; it's not on The Strip so it doesn't get the amount of traffic as those a few blocks over do. The owners of the property made money, but by letting investors come in and buy a stake in the property and rebrand it as a Hooters-themed property, they'll make more money. The Hooters name is well established nationwide and will attract folks.

What's funny is that the Hooters Girl outfits are pretty tame compared to the cocktail waitress outfits at nearly all of the casinos in Vegas. But in East Redneck, Arkansas, those same Hooters outfits are scandalous......


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

I wonder if the Tropicana, on the same street, but on the Strip, will be the next to upgrade. It's looking more its years than ever before, in my view. And in addition to the Tropicana, there's another hotel-casino, located right next to Hooters, that's probably seen better days.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 10):
Looks great

They just opened? Hmmmm...... I know a little Vegas trick. It's worked for my parents for 20 years.

Newly-opened Las Vegas casinos' slot machines and video poker machines tend to have better odds for the player than established casinos. You know, Lee....we'll have to see if it's true during the LAS meet.  Big grin

Mark


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 7):
I'm not sure about how good this hooters hotel & casino will be.

Essentially it is taking over what used to be a run down hotel and is located in an unattractive and moderately dangerous part of town compared to the strip.

The Sam Remo was not in a dangerous part of town. Go beyond the Strat now that is a dangerous part.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):

LOL  Smile

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 11):

Well put and point taken.

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 12):
I wonder if the Tropicana, on the same street, but on the Strip, will be the next to upgrade. It's looking more its years than ever before, in my view. And in addition to the Tropicana, there's another hotel-casino, located right next to Hooters, that's probably seen better days.

They were going to upgrade a few years back till they had the problem in Atlantic City.

The Trop is about as of a prime location as you can get. I loved staying there, but so many kids. I think you will see it re-done with in a few years.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):

Yep they tend to be a bit lose when they 1st open. People were hitting at the Wynn like crazy for a month or two. I would love to walk in and give it a few Franklins and see what happens.


User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Can we spot from anywhere there? I mean planes? Does the pool face the airport? Might be tempted to change my reservations! lol

Are the crowds getting younger, or are we just getting older?  old 


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 14):
Go beyond the Strat now that is a dangerous part.

Hell, the stretch between the Sahara and the Strat is sketchy. There are plans to build some condos in the area, but one of the projects is already up for sale before the first shovel of dirt is turned. One of these days, that area will get cleaned up.

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 14):
The Trop is about as of a prime location as you can get. I loved staying there, but so many kids. I think you will see it re-done with in a few years.

They've been setting short term dates where they won't take any reservations past a set date, and when that date comes close, they set a new set date. Many casinos furtherest out date that they'll take is 6-8 months away; the Trop right now isn't taking reservations past April 15th. They've been doing this for quite some time. Some plans have been filed with Clark County, but that was a while ago.


User currently offlineN907CL From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 255 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 7):
Essentially it is taking over what used to be a run down hotel and is located in an unattractive and moderately dangerous part of town compared to the strip.

Stayed at the Hotel San Remo in 2003 and 2004. Need remodeling? Yes. Dangerous Part of town? LOL NO! It sits behind the Tropicana and to the side of the MGM Grand across the street.


Quoting Gilligan (Reply 15):
Can we spot from anywhere there? I mean planes? Does the pool face the airport?


In order to see the airport you need to be probably on the 5th floor or higher to get a good view and need a room facing the pool.



Brian
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I drove by the last week and it looked like hell. They were still working on alot of areas of the property. Won't catch me in there. Sounds like another Sahara to me.

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Quoting N907CL (Reply 17):
Stayed at the Hotel San Remo in 2003 and 2004. Need remodeling? Yes. Dangerous Part of town? LOL NO! It sits behind the Tropicana and to the side of the MGM Grand across the street.

I agree -- it's not, in my experience, in an unsafe part of town, despite the fact that it's off the Strip. In fact, it's within a few hundred feet of the Strip, and Mandalay Bay -- a five-star resort on the Strip -- is south of it, as I recall.

(Being off the Strip doesn't necessarily mean that you're in a bad part of town, in my view. The Las Vegas Hilton is on Paradise Road, a fairly long block off the strip, and at least as far from the Strip as the San Remo / Hooters. Also, unlike SR/H, the LV Hilton is at the extreme north of the Strip, about parallel with the Sahara, and just south of what some might call the seedier side of town (between downtown and Sahara). Some also take the view that downtown Vegas, which is located several blocks north of Sahara) is not so safe, but the casino area downtown is a well-traveled area for tourists and if you stay in that district while seeing the attractions there, you're probably going to be okay. I would avoid the non-tourist streets downtown after dark, though, particularly on foot.)

While I'm reminiscing, in the old days (i.e., before the changeover to Hooters   ) you could get a nice steak dinner for $5.95 at the San Remo, and it was pretty good, especially for the price.

These days, I sorta doubt whether you can get anything other than a pitcher of beer or a cocktail for that kind of money, now that it's Hooters.

Of course, there are plenty of other attractions there. By reputation, I would say.  

[Edited 2006-02-04 23:25:49]

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