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Riviera Las Vegas
2 Star Las Vegas Hotel
Riviera Hotel and Casino
2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
702-734-5110
Official Website

Prices from: $135/night ($127 + $7.84 'resort fee' per day. Fee is subject to change- please confirm with hotel.)

Located in The Strip, Riviera Hotel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Las Vegas (NV). The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Restaurant, bar, laundry service, car park, casino are there for guest's enjoyment. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Las Vegas (NV), Riviera Hotel will make you feel instantly at home.

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Facts about Riviera Hotel and Casino



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  • 110,000 square feet of gaming (gambling) space
  • 2,286 total hotel rooms
  • 1955 - year the Riviera first opened
  • 2 star rating
  • 345 square feet - approximate size of standard rooms
  • Riviera Holdings owns Riviera
  • Located on 'The Strip' (Las Vegas Blvd)
  • $7.84 additional 'resort fee' is charged per day




Riviera Hotel History

The Riviera is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. The hotel has over 2,100 rooms, many located in a 23-story tower. The casino has 110,000 sq ft of gaming space."

The Riviera opened on April 20, 1955 as the first high-rise and the ninth resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The Riviera is one of the oldest and most famous casino resorts in Las Vegas. The Riviera also broke new ground in its design: previously, Strip resorts resembled roadside motor courts.

The opening of the Riviera, along with the Dunes and the Royal Nevada casino resorts within a month were the subject of a famous issue of Life Magazine, on June 20, 1955 with a Moulin Rouge showgirl on its cover. The headline was Las VegasIs Boom Overextended? and a story about how Las Vegas had built too many hotel rooms to be profitable.

The Riviera was built by a group of investors from Miami. The resort has gone through many ownership changes over the years, including a period of control by owners linked to the Mafia . Harpo Marx and Gummo Marx held minority interests at the opening. The Marx brothers also owned slightly under ten percent of the Hotel. It is said that Gummo talked his brother into putting money into the Hotel, for it would be a great place for him to perform. Harpo was easily sold. Dean Martin once held a minority ownership stake while he was a headliner in the showroom.

Liberace was the featured headliner at the resort's opening, and for many years afterward.

In 2006, Splash, a traditional Las Vegas revue, ended an extended run at the Riviera.

In 2009, An Evening at La Cage, featuring female impersonators including Frank Marino and his impersonation of Joan Rivers, ended one of the longest runs in Strip history.

On Monday, July 12, 2010, in Re: Riviera Holdings Corp, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada , No: 10-22910, Riviera Holdings Company, Incorporated, owners of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Black Hawk, Colorado. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, together with a reorganization plan under which secured lenders, led by Greenwich-based Starwood Capital Group, would receive new debt and stock. The plan was negotiated with holders of 2/3 of the secured debt worth over $275 million, which included a $225 million term loan, unpaid interest and amounts owing on a swap agreement. Riviera Holdings Company listed assets and liabilities of $100 to $500 million each in the filing in Las Vegas Bankruptcy Court.

Under the terms of the agreement negotiated by Starwood Capital Group, the reorganization plan calls for secured lenders to receive a new $50 million loan plus 80% of the new stock. Lenders who provide $20 million in a so-called new money loan will receive 8 percent of the new stock plus warrants for another 10 percent. Creditors who provide a $10 million working capital loan are to receive 7 percent of the new stock. The last 5 percent of the new stock goes to the lenders in return for providing a backstop insuring availability fo the $30 million in loans. Existing Riviera shareholders received nothing.

The Riviera had lost $4.5 million on income of $30.8 million in the first quarter of 2010. The decline in popularity of the Riviera in Las Vegas was caused in major part by the decline of pedestrian foot traffic in the vicinity of the hotel casino. Previously, The Riviera was surrounded by The Stardust, The New Frontier and The Westward Ho, properties which were demolished to make room for new construction. A shutdown in the new construction in progress at the adjacent Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas and Echelon Place contributed to the Riviera's downfall, but it could reverse, if and when those large construction projects are resumed and eventually completed later. In the meanwhile, business continues as usual at The Riviera in Las Vegas. There are 1300 employees in Las Vegas, Nevada, and 260 employees employed in Black Hawk, Colorado.

The Riviera is often chosen as a shooting location due to its history and recognition as a landmark. Portions of the following features were filmed at The Riviera:

The majority of the television series Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was shot in the Riviera Hotel during its four-year run and subsequent 1991 Pay Per View.

The resort has one long-running show:

The hotel's other two venues are The Riviera Comedy Club and Le Bistro Theater, which feature several different recurring acts. Currently featured, as of June 2010, are Barabra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was , Dr. Scott Lewis , and Dao - The Asian Celebration, which according to the Riviera's website offers acrobatics, dance and martial arts in fusion with stunning costumes, exquisite stage design and beautiful music... mind and body in motion.

As of 2010, the Riviera has a near-monopoly on championship-level North American and international amateur pool tournaments held in the United States, aside from the Florida-based U.S. Amateur Championship. The hotel's convention center hosts the Billiard Congress of America, American Poolplayers Association, Valley National 8-Ball Association and American Cuesports Alliance pool leagues' annual international championships, and various related events. BCA has scheduled their 2011 and 2012 amateur championships at the Riviera, as well as the 2011 professional U.S. Open Ten-ball Championship. APA has publicly announced events at the Riv through August 28, 2010. However, VNEA announced in May 2010 that their event would move to Bally's, further down the Strip, in 2011 ACS has not yet posted 2011 event information to their website .




Walking distance from Riviera to major Las Vegas hotels

(in a straight line, walking paths may vary- click each for a walking map)

Aliante Station Distance from Riviera to Aliante Station is 10.9 miles (17.6 km)
Aria Distance from Riviera to Aria is 2 miles (3.2 km)
Arizona Charlie's Decatur Distance from Riviera to Arizona Charlie's Decatur is 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Bally's Distance from Riviera to Bally's is 1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Bellagio Distance from Riviera to Bellagio is 1.8 miles (2.8 km)
Bill's Gamblin' Hall Distance from Riviera to Bill's Gamblin' Hall is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Boulder Station Distance from Riviera to Boulder Station is 4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Caesars Palace Distance from Riviera to Caesars Palace is 1.4 miles (2.3 km)
California Distance from Riviera to California is 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Casino Royale Distance from Riviera to Casino Royale is 1 miles (1.6 km)
Circus Circus Distance from Riviera to Circus Circus is 0.3 miles (0.4 km)
Cosmopolitan Distance from Riviera to Cosmopolitan is 1.9 miles (3 km)
El Cortez Distance from Riviera to El Cortez is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Encore Distance from Riviera to Encore is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Excalibur Distance from Riviera to Excalibur is 2.6 miles (4.3 km)
Fiesta Rancho Distance from Riviera to Fiesta Rancho is 5 miles (8 km)
Fitzgerald's Distance from Riviera to Fitzgerald's is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Flamingo Distance from Riviera to Flamingo is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Four Queens Distance from Riviera to Four Queens is 2.6 miles (4.3 km)
Four Seasons Distance from Riviera to Four Seasons is 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Fremont Distance from Riviera to Fremont is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Gold Coast Distance from Riviera to Gold Coast is 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Gold Spike Distance from Riviera to Gold Spike is 2.7 miles (4.4 km)
Golden Gate Distance from Riviera to Golden Gate is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Golden Nugget Distance from Riviera to Golden Nugget is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Hard Rock Distance from Riviera to Hard Rock is 1.9 miles (3 km)
Harrah's Distance from Riviera to Harrah's is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Hilton Distance from Riviera to Hilton is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Hooters Distance from Riviera to Hooters is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Imperial Palace Distance from Riviera to Imperial Palace is 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
J W Marriott Distance from Riviera to J W Marriott is 7.6 miles (12.3 km)
Luxor Distance from Riviera to Luxor is 2.9 miles (4.6 km)
M Resort Distance from Riviera to M Resort is 11.8 miles (19 km)
Main Street Station Distance from Riviera to Main Street Station is 2.9 miles (4.6 km)
Mandalay Bay Distance from Riviera to Mandalay Bay is 3.1 miles (5 km)
Mandarin Oriental Distance from Riviera to Mandarin Oriental is 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Marriott's Grand Chateau Distance from Riviera to Marriott's Grand Chateau is 2 miles (3.2 km)
MGM Grand Distance from Riviera to MGM Grand is 2.3 miles (3.8 km)
Mirage Distance from Riviera to Mirage is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Monte Carlo Distance from Riviera to Monte Carlo is 2.2 miles (3.6 km)
New York New York Distance from Riviera to New York New York is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Orleans Distance from Riviera to Orleans is 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
Palace Station Distance from Riviera to Palace Station is 0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Palazzo Distance from Riviera to Palazzo is 0.8 miles (1.3 km)
Palms Distance from Riviera to Palms is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Paris Distance from Riviera to Paris is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Planet Hollywood Distance from Riviera to Planet Hollywood is 1.9 miles (3 km)
Plaza Distance from Riviera to Plaza is 2.6 miles (4.3 km)
Red Rock Resort Distance from Riviera to Red Rock Resort is 9.7 miles (15.6 km)
Renaissance Distance from Riviera to Renaissance is 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
Rio Distance from Riviera to Rio is 1.9 miles (3 km)
Sam's Town Distance from Riviera to Sam's Town is 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
Santa Fe Station Distance from Riviera to Santa Fe Station is 9.1 miles (14.6 km)
Silverton Distance from Riviera to Silverton is 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
South Point Distance from Riviera to South Point is 8.6 miles (13.8 km)
Stratosphere Distance from Riviera to Stratosphere is 0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Suncoast Distance from Riviera to Suncoast is 7.7 miles (12.4 km)
Sunset Station Distance from Riviera to Sunset Station is 8.5 miles (13.7 km)
Terrible's Distance from Riviera to Terrible's is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Texas Station Distance from Riviera to Texas Station is 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
THEHotel Distance from Riviera to THEHotel is 3.1 miles (4.9 km)
Treasure Island (TI) Distance from Riviera to Treasure Island (TI) is 0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Tropicana Distance from Riviera to Tropicana is 2.5 miles (4.1 km)
Trump Las Vegas Distance from Riviera to Trump Las Vegas is 0.7 miles (1.2 km)
Vdara Distance from Riviera to Vdara is 2 miles (3.2 km)
Venetian Distance from Riviera to Venetian is 1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Westin Casuarina Distance from Riviera to Westin Casuarina is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Wild Wild West Distance from Riviera to Wild Wild West is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Wynn Distance from Riviera to Wynn is 0.7 miles (1.1 km)



Coordinates for Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada: Latitude: 36.135431, Longitude: -115.16206






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