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Thatís the question we asked over a year ago after Hilton revoked its brand and left LVH with little more than its initials. LVH is still alive and kicking, making the answer (so far), yes. While the hotel is up and running, its TripAdvisor score has plummeted to an abysmal 47% as of this morning. To put that into perspective, consider that The Quad, previous recipient of our worst hotel award, ranks just below with a 44% rating. Thatís a long way to fall for a property that was previously ritzy enough for the likes of Elvis and Barry Manilow.
We went inside LVH and reviewed a room just prior to the name change. While we weren't overly impressed, we also didn't think things were too bad. LVH seemed like an adequate choice for visitors on a budget. The most recent guest reviews, however, donít seem to be in agreement. The headlines tell the story:
Itís no secret the LVH hasnít been doing well. A recent article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated that the LVH is struggling to fill rooms that were previously filled by people in the Hilton Honors reward program. Obviously, any hotel that relied on a chain rewards program would suffer if it lost those ties, but there are other reasons to think that LVH may be on the way out.
For starters, as we discussed a few weeks ago, there doesnít seem to be any movement on changing the signage. The name LVH: Las Vegas Hotel was trademarked in September 2011 so they have had an idea for a while what signs were needed. Additionally, a lot of the Hilton names have been covered up, but not removed. The name is clearly a placeholder until someone buys the property or they make new plans. This is similar to what happened to the Atlantic City Hilton which became ACH and, now, The Atlantic Club.
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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It's begun! Las Vegas hotels are starting to reopen their pools for the season and Las Vegas Hotel is making a splash by being the first. (Oh, look what happened there.)
LVH opened its pool deck to sunbathers earlier today, February 3. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the temps warm up more. From here, things will slowly start to snowball with Luxor inviting folks to dive in starting February 27, the Flamingo on March 1, Mandalay Bay Beach on March 5 and Liquid (Aria's adult pool) on March 15.
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While listening to ESPN's latest Behind The Bets podcast with LVH bookie Jay Kornegay, the nimble ears of VegasChatter (ok, not these ears, these ears) perked up when the talk turned from Big Game props to big name changes.
When ESPN host Chad Millman persisted in saying "Hilton," Kornegay felt compelled to correct him. And, then to tap dance:
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Our list of Big Game parties continues to grow. While we still don't know where we'll watch the game, we've been looking more closely at all of those Big Game prop bets that are available. Since 400 is a bit much to read through, we've sectioned the bets into four categories so we don't get overwhelmed (Giants, Patriots, Game, Mixed Sport) and will be narrowing our betting options from there.
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LVH has been the casino to go out on the largest limb when it comes to legal sports betting for the Super Bowl. They're always the first casino to release prop bets in Las Vegas and they always have the most options to bet. These are legit bets on the Big Game. They even offer a slew of cross sport bets. Here's a fun example combining football and basketball:
Who will have more points:
Miami Heat 1st quarter points +2.5
New England Patriots 1st quarter points -2.5
There are prop bets that cross the Big Game with NBA (above), NCAA basketball, NHL and even golf. Keeping focused on the Big Game, you can make bets on who will win MVP and even who will be the first or last player to score:
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Last week, we said we were in for the best football games of the year with the Conference championships and we were right. Both the Giants and Patriots won their way to the Super Bowl. There is little rest for the wicked as the big game is less than two weeks away. While we can understand that some people across the nation are tired of the New York and Boston sports rivalry, this should make for a fun Big Game matchup.
Minutes (literally, minutes) after the Giants defeated the 49ers game last night†LVH released their lines for the game. The Patriots begin wagering as a 3 point favorite over the Giants. LVH set their total at 53 points scored:
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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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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.