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Hilton Hotel History
The Las Vegas Hilton is a hotel, casino, and convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a joint venture between Colony Capital, which owns 60 percent, and New York City-based REIT Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds, which owns the remaining 40 percent. With 2,956 hotel rooms and 305 suites, this off-Strip hotel is the largest Hilton Hotel in the world. Located on 64 acres , it has a 74,000 square feet casino and is also home to the largest sports book in Las Vegas. The hotel was also the host of the Star Trek Experience until its closure in 2008.
The hotel is located next to the Las Vegas Convention Center and has its own 200,000 sq ft convention center.
The hotel is a stop on the Las Vegas Monorail.
The land that the hotel sits upon had been occupied in the 1950s by the Las Vegas Park Speedway, a failed horse and automobile racing facility.
The hotel, designed by architect Martin Stern, Jr., was built in 1969 by Kirk Kerkorian and opened as the International Hotel. When it opened, the International was the largest hotel in the world. Barbra Streisand was the opening-night performer, along with Peggy Lee performing afterwards in the hotel's lounge.
In 1969, right after Streisand's engagement, Elvis Presley performed for 58 consecutive sold out shows, breaking all Vegas attendance records, , with stellar reviews coming from both critics and the public. He broke his own attendance record in February 1970, and again in August 1970, and August 1972. When playing Las Vegas, he lived in the penthouse suite , 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.
Liberace headlined in the showroom during the 1970s drawing sold-out crowds twice per night. When he signed his contract at the Hilton in 1972 he earned $300,000 per week, a record amount for individual entertainers in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Hilton was the site in 1978 where Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Championship. It was also the site in which Mike Tyson defeated Tony Tucker to unify and become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1986. Also, Donald Curry defeated Milton McCrory at the Las Vegas Hilton to unify and become the Undisputed Welterweight Champion in December 1985.
The International Hotel was sold to Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1970 and renamed the Las Vegas Hilton in 1971. In 1998, Hilton Hotels Corporation split their properties and stock into two different companies . Shortly after the split, Hilton Gaming Company merged with Bally Entertainment Corporation . The company was re-named Park Place Entertainment. In 2000, Park Place Entertainment purchased Caesars World . In 2003 Park Place Entertainment changed their name to Caesars Entertainment. In 2004, Caesars Entertainment sold the Las Vegas Hilton to Colony Capital LLC for $280 million. Colony Capital transferred the property to Resorts International Holdings, a Colony Capital company also known as Resorts International. The Las Vegas Hilton is now Resorts International anchor property, with their corporate office located on the second floor of the east tower.
The east tower was added in 1975 and the north tower was added in 1978.
On the night of February 10, 1981, just 90 days after the devastating MGM Grand fire, an arson fire started at the Las Vegas Hilton, which at the time was being retrofitted with modern fire safety equipment. Firefighters, using the knowledge they had learned from the MGM fire, used local television networks to notify people to stay in their rooms and not go out to the halls and stairwells. Because of the lessons learned, only eight people died in this fire compared with the 85 people who died in the MGM Grand fire. In 1982, Philip Cline was sentenced to eight life sentences for his role in starting the fire.
The race and sports book was added in 1986 and is the largest in Las Vegas.
In September 1991, the casino hosted the U.S. Navy's Tailhook Association annual meeting. During this gathering, widespread acts of sexual assault by Naval officers took place in the hotel. The Navy attempted a cover-up of the event; however, the initial accusations stood up and fueled a large scandal receiving wide media attention. Responsibility included the entire chain of command, ultimately affecting the careers of over 300 pilots and 14 admirals, including Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso.
The hotel had what was the largest freestanding sign made mostly of steel in front of the hotel on Paradise Road. The old sign was semicircular in shape, and had three large steel posts close to each other forming a small circle, while three more posts on each side of the three main ones, this time more spaced out, formed the semicircle, also holding up a concrete sign. The old sign, which had been built at a cost of $5 million, was blown down during a major thunderstorm on July 18, 1994. A new, $9 million, freestanding concrete Hilton sign was built in 1997 at the same location and is the largest freestanding sign in the world. The sign is narrow, and gets wider as it gets higher, forming a fan-type design at the top.
On September 18, 1995, the Vegas version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express show opened. This involved a massive conversion of the theater, including pouring concrete ramps into the seating area. When the show closed, the theater was used to film The Oak Ridge Boys Live series for TNN before it was gutted and renovated.
In January 1998, Star Trek: The Experience opened. The casino added a space-themed casino, Space Quest, complete with high-tech table games. It served as the gateway to The Experience. Sometime prior to the summer of 2007 the casino was redone to largely remove the space theme.
In 1998, 2002 and 2005 Wheel of Fortune was taped on location at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.
A Hilton Grand Vacations Company timeshare opened on the 59 acres site in 1999.
On March 18, 2004 a new Borg Invasion 4-D"" ride was added."
On June 18, 2004 the property was sold by Caesars Entertainment to Colony Capital for $280 million.
On June 30, 2008 it was announced that Star Trek: The Experience"" would close on September 1, 2008, after more than 10 years."
On September 1, 2008 the Star Trek: The Experience closed and it was completely dismantled on January 26, 2009. It will be moved to the Neonopolis Mall and is expected to reopen there in the near future. Despite the closure, several of the spaceship-style"" wall panels in the Hilton installed for the experience are still there."
During the summer of 2006, Reba McEntire signed an exclusive engagement performing at the Las Vegas Hilton titled REBA: Key to the Heart. Over five non-consecutive weeks, she performed for the fans traveling to see her for the first time in her career. Talk is now going on that Reba is now in talks with the Hilton for a new two-year exclusive contract to perform again at the Hilton.
Barry Manilow performs his Ultimate Manilow: the Hits show at the Las Vegas Hilton. As part of the contract, Manilow lives in one of the ""sky villas"". The sky villas are three very large penthouse suites that were built in 1994 replacing the original penthouse , Elvis's home for 8 years.. In February 2007, the Hilton painted Las Vegas' largest mural on the side of the hotel of Barry Manilow."
In October 2006, it was reported that the Las Vegas Hilton might be demolished in the subsequent 1218 months. The claim was immediately refuted by president and CEO, Rudy Prieto.
The Las Vegas Hilton is one of few western hotels to not suffer from Triskaidekaphobia by having a 13th Floor.
Let's Make a Deal produced its final syndicated season here in 197677.
The television series The Oak Ridge Boys: Live from Las Vegas was taped in the Starlight Theater.
Two episodes of Roseanne were taped here in 1991.
Louis Theroux's BBC documentary 'weird weekends' was filmed here, discussing the lifestyle and merits of gambling and following several gamblers around the casino.
In August 1970 it was the setting for the stage segment of Elvis Presley's concert documentary Elvis - That's The Way It Is.
The hotel was used as the infamous Whyte House"" casino in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever."
The hotel was also featured extensively toward the end of the movie Over the Top.
Other notable appearances include the movie Indecent Proposal.
|Aliante Station Distance from Hilton to Aliante Station is 10.9 miles (17.5 km)|
Aria Distance from Hilton to Aria is 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Arizona Charlie's Decatur Distance from Hilton to Arizona Charlie's Decatur is 3.5 miles (5.7 km)
Bally's Distance from Hilton to Bally's is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Bellagio Distance from Hilton to Bellagio is 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Bill's Gamblin' Hall Distance from Hilton to Bill's Gamblin' Hall is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Boulder Station Distance from Hilton to Boulder Station is 3.8 miles (6.2 km)
Caesars Palace Distance from Hilton to Caesars Palace is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
California Distance from Hilton to California is 2.6 miles (4.1 km)
Casino Royale Distance from Hilton to Casino Royale is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Circus Circus Distance from Hilton to Circus Circus is 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
Cosmopolitan Distance from Hilton to Cosmopolitan is 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
El Cortez Distance from Hilton to El Cortez is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Encore Distance from Hilton to Encore is 0.8 miles (1.4 km)
Excalibur Distance from Hilton to Excalibur is 2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Fiesta Rancho Distance from Hilton to Fiesta Rancho is 5.1 miles (8.2 km)
Fitzgerald's Distance from Hilton to Fitzgerald's is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Flamingo Distance from Hilton to Flamingo is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Four Queens Distance from Hilton to Four Queens is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Four Seasons Distance from Hilton to Four Seasons is 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Fremont Distance from Hilton to Fremont is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Gold Coast Distance from Hilton to Gold Coast is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Gold Spike Distance from Hilton to Gold Spike is 2.5 miles (4 km)
|Golden Gate Distance from Hilton to Golden Gate is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
Golden Nugget Distance from Hilton to Golden Nugget is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Hard Rock Distance from Hilton to Hard Rock is 1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Harrah's Distance from Hilton to Harrah's is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Hooters Distance from Hilton to Hooters is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Imperial Palace Distance from Hilton to Imperial Palace is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
J W Marriott Distance from Hilton to J W Marriott is 8.1 miles (13 km)
Luxor Distance from Hilton to Luxor is 3.1 miles (5 km)
M Resort Distance from Hilton to M Resort is 11.9 miles (19.1 km)
Main Street Station Distance from Hilton to Main Street Station is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Mandalay Bay Distance from Hilton to Mandalay Bay is 3.3 miles (5.4 km)
Mandarin Oriental Distance from Hilton to Mandarin Oriental is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Marriott's Grand Chateau Distance from Hilton to Marriott's Grand Chateau is 2.2 miles (3.6 km)
MGM Grand Distance from Hilton to MGM Grand is 2.6 miles (4.1 km)
Mirage Distance from Hilton to Mirage is 1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Monte Carlo Distance from Hilton to Monte Carlo is 2.5 miles (4.1 km)
New York New York Distance from Hilton to New York New York is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Orleans Distance from Hilton to Orleans is 3.6 miles (5.9 km)
Palace Station Distance from Hilton to Palace Station is 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Palazzo Distance from Hilton to Palazzo is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Palms Distance from Hilton to Palms is 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Paris Distance from Hilton to Paris is 2 miles (3.2 km)
Planet Hollywood Distance from Hilton to Planet Hollywood is 2.1 miles (3.5 km)
|Plaza Distance from Hilton to Plaza is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
Red Rock Resort Distance from Hilton to Red Rock Resort is 10.2 miles (16.3 km)
Renaissance Distance from Hilton to Renaissance is 0.6 miles (1 km)
Rio Distance from Hilton to Rio is 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Riviera Distance from Hilton to Riviera is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Sam's Town Distance from Hilton to Sam's Town is 5.3 miles (8.6 km)
Santa Fe Station Distance from Hilton to Santa Fe Station is 9.2 miles (14.9 km)
Silverton Distance from Hilton to Silverton is 6.8 miles (10.9 km)
South Point Distance from Hilton to South Point is 8.7 miles (14 km)
Stratosphere Distance from Hilton to Stratosphere is 0.8 miles (1.2 km)
Suncoast Distance from Hilton to Suncoast is 8.1 miles (13.1 km)
Sunset Station Distance from Hilton to Sunset Station is 8.2 miles (13.2 km)
Terrible's Distance from Hilton to Terrible's is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Texas Station Distance from Hilton to Texas Station is 4.7 miles (7.6 km)
THEHotel Distance from Hilton to THEHotel is 3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Treasure Island (TI) Distance from Hilton to Treasure Island (TI) is 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Tropicana Distance from Hilton to Tropicana is 2.7 miles (4.4 km)
Trump Las Vegas Distance from Hilton to Trump Las Vegas is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Vdara Distance from Hilton to Vdara is 2.3 miles (3.8 km)
Venetian Distance from Hilton to Venetian is 1.4 miles (2.3 km)
Westin Casuarina Distance from Hilton to Westin Casuarina is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Wild Wild West Distance from Hilton to Wild Wild West is 3 miles (4.8 km)
Wynn Distance from Hilton to Wynn is 1.1 miles (1.7 km)