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Westgate Is Promising Renovated Rooms By Early 2015

August 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM | by | Comments (3)

When our monthly LVH Westgate e-newsletter pinged into our in-box today, the headline immediately caught our interest:

Exciting new changes are happening!

We already knew new owner David Siegel was promising big things in regards to the aging off-Strip property, but curious as to the focus of this particular excitement, we clicked through to find the answer:

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On Paradise, Another Changing Of Letters

Where: 3000 Paradise Rd. [map], 89109
August 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM | by | Comments (7)

In a city where the pylons of yesteryear have fallen to taller, flashier, all-digital productions, Westgate is going with the cheaper more cost-effective route of just changing the letters on the old Las Vegas Hilton sign.

The 279-foot-tall structure, featuring more than 70,000 square feet of surface space, was erected in 1997 after severe winds destroyed the marquee before it. At the time, it was declared the largest freestanding sign in the world. We're not sure if that still holds true today (if you are, say so in the comments below.)

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Lost Vegas: Star Trek The Experience

July 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (15)

No matter the name, whenever the off-Strip property that can be found next to the Las Vegas Convention Center is mentioned, its demise is inevitably traced back by many to the closure of Star Trek: The Experience.

The attraction -- which featured a museum, ride and replica of Quark's Bar -- debuted at what was then the Las Vegas Hilton back in 1998 and lasted ten years before it was shuttered. A failure to agree on a lease was blamed. ThemeParkInvestigator.com details the experience that once was:

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LVH Reportedly Sold To Westgate

June 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (15)

Well, it sounds like we won't have to explain LVH, anymore.

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that the former Hilton property has been sold to Westgate for somewhere around $150 to $170 million.

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At LVH, (A Lack Of) Signs Of The Times

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
March 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

The name is LVH now, but the hotel itself is having a tough time completely shedding the Hilton brand.

We stopped back into the property about three weeks ago and found either a lack of identity at all, or lingering remnants of the Las Vegas Hilton that once was -- even despite attempts to remove it. Whether it was the still visible imprints of the now gone, red H's that once bracketed the hotel tower to the sad sight of a cloth-draped Hilton:

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In Vegas, Everything Old Is Iconic (Or Vintage, Or...)

January 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM | by | Comment (1)

Firefly? No, we're pretty sure that says Oscar's...

Las Vegas must feel like it's showing its age a bit because everywhere we seem to go, we're reminded that resorts aren't so much old as they are vintage. Original. Iconic, even.

The LVH (that's Las Vegas Hotel, formerly Las Vegas Hilton, sad face) has adopted the new motto, "A Las Vegas Icon. Same Fame. New Name." It's now, 43 years old. Sorry, LVH. You're still doing pretty good, though.

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Inside LVH

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
December 28, 2011 at 11:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

The Las Vegas Hilton is almost no more. Las Vegas Hotel (see what they did there?), or LVH, officially arrives January 3.

Say the name (either, the new or the old) and you'll likely get a lip curl. Or, a joke. Mention that you've stayed there and get disbelief. Or, asked if it's really dirty. Yes, the Las Vegas Hilton already had a tough road to hoe. And, that was before the Hilton took back its name.

Honestly, this particular VegasChatter hadn't been there in years. Since seeing Starlight Express. There. We said it. There was just no reason for us to go, really. (And no, in hindsight, we needn't have seen that particular show, either.) But, earlier this month, we ventured inside to see what we'd find as the LVH prepares to become the, err, LVH.

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Vegas. New Year's Eve. $40 or Less. Yep, You Read That Right.

December 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM | by | Comment (1)

A hundred, maybe two, to get into the club. A thousand, or two (if you're lucky), to get a table in said club. Then there's the drinks. And, let us not forget about our special Ed Hardy club gear just for Vegas. Oh, and there's the room, too. Which if you don't have by now, well, how comfy is your car?

Celebrating New Year's Eve can get extremely pricey, but you can do it on the cheap, too. If you don't mind being a bit off-Strip, there's still lots of fun and booze to be had even if it is on a budget.

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What's In A Logo?

December 21, 2011 at 2:12 PM | by | Comments (3)

With the upcoming name changes for the Las Vegas Hilton LVH and Fitzgerald's, we have been very busy playing around on the US trademark website. Along the way, we discovered these websites are a great source of current and past trademarks for Vegas properties. We even uncovered a new Total Rewards logo... maybe. Additionally, we have found a few fun and different logos that we have never seen before, and we think a few are pretty interesting.

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The De-Hiltonization of LVH

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
December 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

On January 3, 2012, the Las Vegas Hilton will become the Las Vegas Hotel. Hilton is not saying why it's taking its name back and neither is LVH, but a walk through the hotel a few days ago found that when the change comes, it won't be easy.

Not only will one of the world's largest signs need to be changed (or, at the very least, some letters removed and one added), but just about every few steps finds something else that needs to be added to the list. Marketing posters, directional signs, the players club, trash cans, and more.

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LVH Is Facebook Official Now

December 7, 2011 at 6:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Oh, snap. We may not like the new name, but we love that Las Vegas Hilton LVH has already turned on a brand new website. We were checking out Willow Smith's new video on Facebook when we noticed a new post from LVH in our newsfeed (See? It really is good for something!) touting the debut of thelvh.com:

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Vegas on a Budget: Las Vegas Hilton

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
November 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

We have reminded you not to forget Casino Royale and we gave you a quick rundown of some great ways to do Vegas on a budget at Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon. As we continue to highlight budget friendly options, we now focus on the (currently named) Las Vegas Hilton.

The Las Vegas Hilton opened as The International in 1969 and was renamed the Hilton in 1971. The Las Vegas Hilton hasn’t actually been owned by the Hilton corporation since 1998, and earlier this year Hilton ended their licensing agreement with the property. Earlier this week, we disclosed that the new name and logo would be the LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. With that being said, we thought we would highlight a few things you can do at this off-Strip property.

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