LVH Has Potential??
Started by Romaman on Friday, 18th January 2013 1:27 pm
I was at the LVH last week and the place looked just great and I thought how much potential this property has. It doesn't need to be stripped and totally re done like the Tropicana and Plaza and the rooms are in awesome shape not to mention those badass suites they have lol.
All the place needs is some spucing up with a new vibe, nice new restaurants (out with the pizza hut!) and some decent entertainment...something worth going off the strip for...I always thought that a nightclub on the pool deck would be awesome with a view of the strip. Also, that area with the old space quest casino has to go I know some great can go in that spot.
I believe that the LVH has the potential to compete with the Mirage and Mandalay crowd. Whats your take??
Last response by jinx73 23rd January 12:17pm
Chuckmonster responded on Friday, 18th January 2013
coybotjr responded on Friday, 18th January 2013
Bring back the Star Trek Experience!
TheVegasKing replied on Sunday, 20th January 2013
vespajet responded on Friday, 18th January 2013
I think once the new ownership gets settled in we'll see the place start to live up to its' potential. They should be changing the name of the property to Vegas International at some point this year and with it, I think that's when they'll start making some moves to bring attention back to the property.
sandyastrogl1de responded on Friday, 18th January 2013
Chuckmonster convinced me to give it a shot next trip.
parchedearth responded on Saturday, 19th January 2013
I agree that it has potential, but it does needs a complete overhaul. While the rooms have recently been refreshed, any upside for the resort is capped by their bathrooms. There is a distinct dividing line between properties whose rooms have separate showers and tubs.
The space quest area is a total mess, the sports book needs a complete overhaul, there is no entertainment, and there is not a single decent restaurant in the whole property.
level42 responded on Sunday, 20th January 2013
I'm a long time Las Vegas Hilton apologist...probably because I remember when it was the nicest hotel I could possibly imagine existing.
That being said, I spent a day watching baseball in their Sports Book back in April. I, along with 4 other people, sat in the "Fan Cave" section...a small non-smoking side room with very comfortable chairs. I had a few hundred out in baseball bets...and watched 2 complete games. In that entire time, not once did a cocktail waitress check in. We saw her in the main area once or twice, but were never able to flag her down. The only way we could get drinks was at the main bar...which does not comp drinks no matter how much you've bet. Pretty much every employee I encountered...from the security guard near the restrooms to the girl writing sports bets in the window, seemed to be bored and uninterested in their customers. Aside from that, I still love the place. The non-smoking section of the sports book is great, the cellular service on the entire property is excellent (unlike any sports book on the strip it seems), the standard issue rooms are decent, and they have nicer accommodations also. The entire place is laid out well, and has plenty of space for an operator that cared about the property to do some very nice things.
I'd love to see a non-douche nightclub in the old Space Casino. Maybe live big-band or jazz, classy drinks and dancing in the old Vegas lounge tradition. Would be a prime place to bring back an old Vegas style big production show ala Follies/Jubilee/Lido. Also, a regular rotation of classic rock/swing/jazz/nostalgia headliners. I'd love to see them re-brand the whole place to cater to those who miss the "old" Vegas...where personal service, friendly dealers, low table limits, fair comps, live music, big production shows, and neon lights are the norm. I doubt that would happen under any operator though...being that they're still basically attached to the Las Vegas Convention Center, they are likely gonna stick with the "safe" middle of the road, boring, bland, Marriott style of operating.
Such a shame...they really could be a contender...
NeverJustJ replied on Monday, 21st January 2013
LOVE the idea of an old Vegas style club...tiny cabaret tables, reasonable pricing on real cocktails (no blue drinks, no green drinks, on exceptions!), great bands, the occasional headliner...I'll be there in a minute!
tourvegas2005 responded on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013
I have always liked LVH. IMHO It has one of the best gambling environments , the low ceiling seems to encourage good runs at the Black Jack tables. I usually visit every time in Vegas. Stayed their on one visit , spent 3 days in a great room with an amazing view . The pool area was great. I agree LVH has huge potential , the framework is there and it wouldn't take much.
Romaman responded on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013
I know the celiengs are kinda low but hey, the LVH's casino ceiling looks wayyy classier and higher than the Mirage's casino ceiling lmao
level42 replied on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013
I agree that the casino has a "classy" feel. When I'm in there, I always feel like I should have on a tux. Maybe I'm just reliving the 90's.
jinx73 responded on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
I think it has potential, but I wouldn't say it can compete with Mandalay or Mirage. I think it can fill a niche though and I think it can be profitable, but it does need some investment, some of the rooms have been remodeled, but they've also been operating on a shoestring budget for awhile for maintenance and such and I'm not sure all the rooms have been updated.
They've run restaurants, like they are temporary and the casino floor needs a solid overhaul. It doesn't need Trop work, but it can use some sprucing up.