Stratosphere Hotel And Casino Las Vegas
The Strat ist ein Hotel, ein Casino und ein Aussichtsturm in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Das Hotel mit Zimmern ist vor allem für den Stratosphere Tower. Das Restaurant Top of The World befindet sich in einer Höhe von m an der Spitze des Stratosphere Towers und dreht sich um Grad. Ein. Book a Stay at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with On the Beach™.
The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod buchenDas Stratosphere Casino and Tower Hotel bietet zahlreiche Einrichtungen, um Ihren Aufenthalt in Las Vegas (NV) so reichhaltig wie möglich zu gestalten. The Strat ist ein Hotel, ein Casino und ein Aussichtsturm in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Das Hotel mit Zimmern ist vor allem für den Stratosphere Tower. Book a Stay at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with On the Beach™.
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The best hotel. I really I really enjoy staying here the staff is really nice the rooms are always clean everybody's always there to help you if you call they've got good food good drinks and it's just an overall great place and the half and the housekeeping is really good they'll come and bring you what you need or do your room I just really enjoy this hotel.
Review collected in partnership with this hotel. Date of stay: December Helpful Share. Shaftesbury, United Kingdom contributions 59 helpful votes.
Hotel's Favourite. Great stay. We had a beautiful room on the 11th floor overlooking the strip, coffee maker, fridge and safe.
Date of stay: February Trip type: Travelled as a couple. We are so happy to hear that you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon here at The Strat!
Carol N wrote a review 1 Jan. Paso Robles, California 6 contributions 4 helpful votes. Hidden Gem. We had a great stay here.
Yes the hotel was dated, but it was very clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. I would definitely stay here again.
The only reason I did not rate this hotel 5 out of 5 is because the door lock battery died and the door could not be opened by either my son or the staff.
Thank goodness I was in the room asleep and I could open the door from inside. Date of stay: December Trip type: Travelled with family. Max wrote a review 1 Jan.
Westlake Village, California 71 contributions 13 helpful votes. Don't be fooled! Room equivalent to a budget motel. Stayed here on our way back to Los Angeles last minute to get some sleep.
Apparently, we came in through the rear entrance. Had to wait in the check in for about 20 minutes. After that it was a hike with our luggage to get to the North Tower across the entire casino floor.
Room was very interesting to say the least. It is still dated from the Stratosphere days, but they tried to do some work to make it look modern.
It looks like originally the wall extended from the bathroom which would include the sink area and have a door that closes to minimize the noise.
The is extremely inconvenient as you can hear everything if someone is getting ready using that area. You cannot close the door if you are sitting on the toilet.
There is enough room for 1 person standing. There are old exposed fire sprinklers in random areas including IN the shower. I can only try to describe the smell in the halls as a dingy bar that does not have regular cleaning, that reeks of old marijuana and stagnant half empty beer bottles.
Stains everywhere -On the floor, toilet seat cover, armchair. Hairs on the bed blanket. No deadbolt on door. The other lamp had the switch was broken off and could not use.
The red armchair had stains on it. Desk had been damaged. No view out the dirty window. Phone had the yellow aged Stratosphere directory still in it.
Large old bulky alarm clock. Light behind bed was cool. I am not sure when Best Western bought the Stratosphere and I will give them some credit, maybe they are still upgrading.
At maximum it currently would be equivalent to a Sure Stay. Date of stay: December Location. Sleep Quality. MrAldaco wrote a review 1 Jan.
Bakersfield, California 1 contribution. Best stay ever. Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 … Camper asked a question Dec Shae P asked a question Dec Watertown, Minnesota 3 contributions.
Corrine F asked a question Oct Santa Ana, California. Answer from William J. Oct I believe the Strat allows pets. I would simply call reservation desk and ask.
I do recall seeing someone with a small pet. They provide for disabled person. Stratosphere Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January , and businessman Carl Icahn purchased the resort in The resort became profitable under Icahn's ownership, by targeting value-conscious visitors.
Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds purchased ACEP and the Stratosphere in Other renovations continued into Golden Entertainment purchased ACEP and the Stratosphere in , and additional renovations began in , continuing into The resort was rebranded as The Strat on January 22, The concept for the Stratosphere began as a plan by Stupak to construct a 1,foot In early October , Stupak submitted plans to the city for the approval of the neon sign tower which would stand four times taller than the hotel.
Later in the week, Stupak withdrew his plans to allow time for a revised version of the tower that would include an elevator leading up to an observation deck.
Stupak, who wanted the tower to become a local landmark, said, "What I'm trying to do for Las Vegas is what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris , what the Empire State Building did for New York , what the Seattle Space Needle did for Seattle.
It would be the tallest structure in Las Vegas and in the state of Nevada. Stupak later said that there were "all sorts of people out there opposed" to the tower, saying, "If it wasn't for the courage of the council, it would have never been built.
In October , the city gave approval to the tower's base and shaft, while the pod atop the tower had yet to be approved. Groundbreaking for the project, known as the Stratosphere Tower, took place on November 5, On August 29, , around midnight, hundreds of customers at Vegas World were evacuated when the half-finished tower caught on fire, during which no injuries occurred.
The tower is made of concrete and steel. Stupak said that the tower's first phase would still be ready in time with an accelerated construction schedule.
Following the fire,  Stupak had trouble financing the completion of the tower. As construction continued in April , the tower was over feet in height.
That month, Stupak announced that he was considering an foot extension of the tower's final height, which would bring it to 1, feet, beating the CN Tower by 10 feet.
Stupak and Grand Casinos developed a laser light show for the tower in the event that the city should reject the new height. A lawyer for the project said, "If we can't have the world's tallest tower, we'll have the world's most beautiful tower.
Grand Casinos completed its purchase of Vegas World at the end of ,  and the hotel-casino closed on February 1, , for remodeling in order to be integrated into the Stratosphere resort.
During , crews erected a crane — taller than the earlier one — that allowed them to continue work on the rising tower.
The ton crane stood feet tall and was installed over the course of four days. Removal of the crane began in October , with the use of a second crane.
The dismantling of the crane was one of the most significant challenges for the people working on the tower. The unique design of the tower pod and its limit space required construction crews to carefully plan the installation of the second crane, which weighed 30 tons.
The second crane would lower pieces of the original crane to the ground, and would then be used to lift a seven-ton derrick into place, allowing workers to carry down sections of the second crane.
The derrick would then be disassembled by hand, and workers would use a construction elevator to bring down the pieces.
The complex and risky process was expected to take nearly two months. A helicopter was used to lift two 3,pound steel frames to the top.
Six workers, strapped to the tower, helped guide the final sections into place. Years before the Stratosphere's opening, a three-block neighborhood of houses in Meadows Village was demolished to help make room for the resort's 4,space parking garage.
Separately, the Stratosphere agreed to provide free rent and relocation expenses to approximately residents in a nearby area of Meadows Village that was cleared for an eventual expansion of the resort.
However, three property owners fought against the seizure in a court battle that lasted into the next decade. The proposed expansion never took place.
The Stratosphere was expected to employ a total of 3, people, and began hiring for the remaining 2, employees in March , a month before the opening.
He was one of nine directors for Stratosphere Corporation, and would not oversee daily operations of the company. Shortly before its opening, several daredevils had expressed an interest in performing stunts from the top of the tower, but they were declined for safety reasons.
The smoke originated from the pod's fifth-floor kitchen, one floor above the restaurant, due to a faulty ventilator in the air-flow duct system.
The pod contained four tanks with 32, gallons of water for firefighters in the event of a fire, but they were not needed.
A film crew followed Stupak all day leading up to the opening. Stupak attended the event with singer Phyllis McGuire. Other attendees included Nevada governor Bob Miller and Las Vegas mayor Jan Laverty Jones.
The hotel portion was expected to open on May 7, The resort had 3, employees. But if you build a tower and put a roller coaster on top - now, that's Las Vegatizing.
The Stratosphere was projected to attract at least 5. In addition, customer visitation to the tower was lower than expected, and many people did not stay to gamble in the casino.
Stupak, who had already made plans to move on to other projects,  resigned as chairman less than three months after the opening, leaving Berman in charge.
Grand Casinos had only agreed to keep Stupak as chairman for the first 90 days after opening, and his position was to be evaluated after that.
A temporary race and sports book was established by Leroy's in August , in an effort to bring in more gamblers. Within six months of the opening, stock prices in Grand Casinos and Stratosphere Corporation dropped 50 and 80 percent respectively.
A roller coaster at the top of the tower was considered underwhelming, and was closed for improvements to make it longer and faster. Nevertheless, the Stratosphere continued to struggle.
In January , the resort announced that it could no longer afford to honor thousands of prepaid vacation packages. Shareholders were upset by the plan, and some had already filed a class action lawsuit against Stratosphere Corporation and Grand Casinos, alleging deceit.
Before the bankruptcy filing, Berman had intended to make the resort profitable. Rainy and windy weather was another factor, reducing pedestrian traffic to the Stratosphere and causing a lack of interest in the tower's observation deck and roller coaster.
In June , corporate raider and businessman Carl Icahn purchased 20 percent of mortgage bonds in Stratosphere Corporation,   while Berman and other investors in Stratosphere Corporation sold off their shares.
Grand Casinos remained as the largest shareholder in the resort. Berman and other board members of Stratosphere Corporation resigned, with Berman saying, "Grand wants to avoid being on the board when proposals such as Icahn's are being reviewed.
I think it's difficult when your company has a proposal and another company is offering a better proposal. He also planned to air a half-hour video in which he criticized the board members who resigned, saying, "We have to save the Stratosphere.
We have to save the shareholders. You have a duty, a fiduciary duty. I'm reminding you to do this. So what did they do? They surrendered. They surrendered and left town.
He said the video was no longer necessary and that the timing no longer felt right. In the years after Icahn took over, Stupak sometimes visited the Stratosphere's Top of the World restaurant but was otherwise disinterested in the resort.
In , Stupak said that he felt prouder when he opened his earlier casinos on the site in and Stupak stated his biggest disappointment with the Stratosphere was not being able to have it built out to 1, feet.
I want to be the guy who built the tallest structure in the world. In , ownership switched to American Real Estate Partners, and Icahn remained as the controlling investor.
The resort had 2, employees. Construction of the unfinished hotel tower resumed on April 14, Excluding the new tower, the hotel had 1, rooms.
The new project was meant to improve business at the casino and its retail mall, the Tower Shops. In , several additions were being considered, including a convention center, a nightclub, and an indoor go-cart track.
The topless pool concept was introduced to appeal to the Stratosphere's European visitors, and to attract a younger demographic that had become increasingly common in Las Vegas.
Like other resorts, the Stratosphere was particularly popular in and , before the Great Recession. It featured themes based on the past four decades, with memorabilia dating back to the s.
In April , Icahn announced that he would sell ACEP and its properties, including the Stratosphere, to a Goldman Sachs affiliate known as Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds.
The sale included 17 acres of adjacent, undeveloped land. Many managers were fired and replaced under the new ownership, despite earlier assurances that such jobs would be safe from termination.
Some employees complained about the firing of their managers, which occurred while the Great Recession was underway.
Other employees stated that the fired managers were inept or stealing money from the casino, and that they showed favoritism among workers. Under the new ownership, employees were given stricter work guidelines to follow, which was met with mixed reactions from workers and gamblers.
Improvements were made to the casino, the main entrance, the Top of the World restaurant, and other areas. For years, the Stratosphere sat alone as the sole resort in the area.
The only other nearby resort, the Sahara , closed in , causing a significant drop in pedestrian traffic for the Stratosphere.
However, the Sahara reopened as the SLS Las Vegas in , and the Stratosphere was expected to benefit from the increased visitation in the area.
In , the Stratosphere launched an advertising campaign targeting its middle-class clientele, while criticizing high-priced Strip resorts.
Most of its clientele consisted of tourists from southern California, as well as international locations such as Canada, Germany, and Great Britain.
The resort's gaming revenue had yet to fully recover from the effects of the Great Recession, although other aspects of the property performed well.
In June , Golden Entertainment agreed to purchase ACEP. The renovations were aimed at raising awareness of the resort amenities.
Renovations were underway later in A new gaming pit was debuted, and rooms were renovated, among other changes. On February 1, , plans were announced to rename the resort as The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod.
A three-piece statue, created by local artists, was installed at the resort's front entrance in April The statue consists of three stainless steel figures staring at the tower.
They range in height from 9 to 15 feet, with the tallest one pointing at the tower. Blake Sartini , the chairman and CEO of Golden Entertainment, said the statue was a symbol of the resort's new branding.
He also said, "We wanted to create a piece that people would use as a 'wow' moment, an Instagram moment. Two areas for live entertainment — one on the casino floor and one in the former space of a lounge — were being added in June ,  along with a new slot machine lounge.
The resort was officially renamed The Strat Hotel, Casino and SkyPod during a celebration held on January 22, Among the attendees to the event were Nevada governor Steve Sisolak , congresswoman Dina Titus , Sammy Hagar , Guy Fieri , and Rick Springfield.
Half of the resort's 2, hotel rooms had been remodeled, and future renovations would also take place on the remaining rooms.
A new William Hill sports book was also added. The hotel and casino facilities are located at the base of the tower. The Strat's location, in regard to the Las Vegas Strip, has been debated.
We try to run it as a hybrid. According to the county, the Strip does not officially extend into city limits. Nevertheless, Golden Entertainment advertises the resort as a Strip property.
The resort was named after the stratosphere in Earth's atmosphere , as a reference to the height of the tower. It is the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River ,   and also the tallest structure in Las Vegas and in the state of Nevada.
The tower is a popular draw for tourists,  and is a notable part of the Las Vegas skyline. Like the restaurant, both decks provide wraparound views of the Las Vegas Valley.
The indoor deck was remodeled and unveiled in July The tower elevators, among the fastest in the world, travel at a speed of 1, feet per minute.
Hundreds of people compete each year in the stair-racing event, in which individual participants race to the top of the tower for the best time, separated from each other by one-minute intervals.
The exterior of the pod has one and a half miles of criss-crossed fiber-optic cable with lights which alternate between eight different colors.
Atop the needle frame are two four-inch beams which are laid out horizontally to form an "X". The base of the tower starts with three legs made of concrete, each weighing approximately 4 million pounds and rising feet, before meeting to form a center.
From there, the tower rises further before reaching the start of the pod, at approximately feet. During its construction, the tower won several negative awards from the Las Vegas Review-Journal , which named it as the "Las Vegas event you are tired of hearing about," the "worst Las Vegas eyesore," and the "community's biggest embarrassment.
Five people, bypassing security measures, have committed suicide by jumping from the tower's observation area, between and A previous ride, a roller coaster called the High Roller , opened with the resort in It rode around the top of the tower pod.
However, it was a financial success and attracted nearly 4 million riders by the time of its closure. Two rides were proposed for the tower but were never built.
Riders would be placed in the stomach of a giant mechanical gorilla that would scale the Stratosphere tower. The ride would carry a total of 48 people and would go halfway up the tower.
A Stratosphere spokesman said, "It was determined to be not feasible and we couldn't be sure it would be an exciting ride.
It was an engineering challenge, to say the least. A foot tower would be built next to the Stratosphere tower, and the roller coaster would travel down this new tower before going up a foot tower on the opposite side of the street.
The Stratosphere stated that the new ride was necessary to compete against the nearby Adventuredome , as well as a NASCAR attraction at the Sahara resort.
Residents were also opposed to the King Kong ride. The Stratosphere took legal action in an effort to get the ride built, but the resort lost its challenges in court.
The Tower Shops is a mall on the second level. The elevators that lead up to the observation decks are only accessible in the mall.
When the Stratosphere opened in April , its retail area was still largely under construction and consisted only of vendor carts spread across three areas with their own theme: Chinese, French, and Manhattan.
As of February , the mall had 32 of 45 stores opened, with the remainder expected to be open by the end of the second quarter.
The mall had approximately employees. By , retailers in the Tower Shops were experiencing financial difficulties and lack of customer traffic, which the retailers blamed on the resort's unfinished facilities.
Two retailers that were locked in for expensive, long-term leases filed suits against Strato-Retail. However, Strato-Retail sued Stratosphere Corporation, alleging that the escalator would hinder business to the Tower Shops by allowing visitors to bypass the mall on their way to the top of the observation tower.
The resort denied that the escalator could be used to access the tower. At its opening, the Stratosphere included the seat Broadway showroom,  and a seat lounge called the Images Cabaret, which also hosted performers.
Gans had wanted more advertising from the Stratosphere for his show, although the resort was financially unable to do so.
The resort, meanwhile, wanted Gans to perform more often, which he declined to do. A small-scale afternoon show, Viva Las Vegas , opened in the Broadway showroom in October , in an effort to improve the resort's finances.
The show had previously run for five years at the Sands Hotel and Casino , until its closing earlier in As of , Viva Las Vegas was the longest continuously running afternoon show in Las Vegas history.