Hooters Casino Hotel is a hotel and casino located off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Trinity Hotel Investors and operated by the Navegante Group. It is located off the Strip next to the Tropicana and across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
The hotel was built by the Oesterle Nevada Corp. for $8 million, and opened in 1973 as a Howard Johnson Hotel. It was purchased in 1975 for $7.6 million by Eureka Savings and Loan, and later that year, it was sold for $10 million to Bernard Nemerov.
On April 18, 2005, Hooters announced a $190 million upgrade of the property, including increasing the casino to 3300 m2. All of the hotel rooms would be remodeled, the pool would be tripled in size, and the number of restaurants would be increased from 4 to 8 and include the second largest Hooters restaurant in the world. The renovations would reduce the number of rooms to 696 by converting rooms into larger suites.
Now, the Hooters Casino Hotel offers colorful, tropical-themed rooms with spacious windows and lush plants. Each includes free WiFi, a cable TV and work desk.
The on-site fitness centre is open 24-hours for guest convenience. Two season outdoor pools are available. Guests can dine at a classic Hooters restaurant, open 24-hours, or Mad Onion Restaurant. Pete & Shorty’s sports bar offers a place to watch and place bets on games.
Located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip and across the street from the MGM Grand Hotel, Hooters Casino Hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from McCarran International Airport.
3300 m2 square foot Hooters casino floor contain 550 slot and video poker machines including over 100 new games, 26 table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and EZ Pai Gow and a poker room.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 22 miles away, provides rock climbing, biking and hiking trails. Mount Charleston, 43 miles away, has biking and hiking trails, horseback riding, skiing, and snowboarding.
In May 2015, Canyon Capital sold the casino to Trinity Hotel Investors, based in New York, for $70 million. Trinity was expected to rename the property and place it under the management of Holiday Inn.