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Plaza - The Real Deal :
After years of "will they or won't they" the Plaza sunk a ton of money into a major renovation that debuted in fall 2011. All hotel rooms have been completely renovated using furnishings bought at auction from the failed Fontainebleau project. The resulting resort is truly astonishing. Gone is the dank smell, the dirty corners and dickhead dealers (mostly) in its place is downtown Las Vegas' design-on-a-dime equivalent of M Resort. Shocking, inspiring, and one of the best bang for your buck values in all of Las Vegas.
Location of Plaza:
The end cap of Fremont Street. Staying downtown is SO MUCH FUN! Really, it is. Every time we've done downtown, we've had a complete and utter blast... gambling, eating, drinking, wandering.... lather rinse repeat, repeat repeat.
Cool Stuff About Plaza:
Opened in 1971, the Plaza (originally Union Plaza) was built at the head of Fremont Street on the site of the old Union Pacific Railroad Station. At its opening, it was the 'largest casino'. Hard to believe eh? The Plaza has since stayed in an early 70's time warp which, depending on who you ask, can be characterized as a good thing or bad thing. The Plaza was sold to Barrick Gaming Corp in 2004 by noted Vegas impresario Jackie Gaughan. Barrick upgraded the vibe at the Plaza then sold it to Tamares Group who until mid-2010 were absentee landlords. Full hotel renovations of the entire property were unveiled in fall 2011.
The Rooms at Plaza
The Plaza completely renovated their hotel rooms in 2011 using furnishings they picked up at auction from the failed Fontainebleau project. The end result is a cache of exciting, modern room designs splayed across a dozen different configurations. We stayed in the "Mini Suite" the day they opened their hotel tower and found the new offerings to be comfortable and fun even if they were still a little unpolished.
The Plaza Mini Suite: The VegasTripping Review 2011.
Restaurants at Plaza
With the renovations at the Plaza came a whole host of new restaurants including: Cafelatte (Gourmet Coffee, Coffee, Pastries & Sweets), Gigi's Cupcakes Coffee (Pastries & Sweets), Hash House A Go Go (Coffee Shop - Diner), Island Sushi and Hawaiian Grill (Sushi, Hawaiian - Pacific Rim), McDonald's (American, Fast Food), Oscar's (Steakhouse), Subway (American, Deli - Sandwiches), Zaba's Mexican Kitchen (Mexican - TexMex)