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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

129 Fremont
Las Vegas, NV
Opened: 1946-08-30
Cost: $100,000,000
Other Size Measure: 1,907 Rooms
38,000 sq.ft Casino
Owners: Golden Nugget Companies 1946 - 1989
Mirage Resorts 1989 - 2004
Poster Financial Group 2004 - 2005
Landry's Restaurants, Inc. 2005 - Present
Description: AAA Four Diamond Rating

Landry's Restaurants, Inc. plans to spend $150 million adding an approximately 500-room hotel tower with casino
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: Harris, Bill. "Building Nevada :Featuring Nevada's Building Industry Leaders." 1st ed. Newport Beach, CA: Landmark Books, 2007. UNLV Arch Bk Stks HD9715.25.U63 N34 2007.

Roberts, Alana. "Downtown Las Vegas's Urban Renewal: Revitalization of downtown and its arts and entertainment district bolsters its potential." Urban Land. September 2007: 108-113.

Spillman, Benjamin. "More polish of Golden Nugget: Downtown hotel gets more space for casino, meetings; hotel tower to come." Las Vegas Review-Journal. 12 October 2007. [Online]. Available: <>. Accessed April 9, 2008.

“The List: Casinos.” Las Vegas Business Press. October 3, 2005. 20-21.

UNLV Special Collections holds: buffet dining room addition preliminary drawings; 18th floor architectural working drawings, electrical, reflected ceiling plan on sepia; 18th floor, void drawings. Date unknown.

“Best of Las Vegas.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 28 March 2004, 48.

This hotel won the Best of Las Vegas Reader’s Pick award in the Downtown Town Hotel Category.

1946* Opened
1972 Acquired by Steve Wynn and Tower Addition
1976 Acquired by Steve Wynn
1983 Facade Remodel
1984 Tower Addition
2000 Sold to MGM for $6.4 B
2004 Sold to Tim Poster, Tom Breitling, Andre Agassi, Chuck Matthewson and Rich Barton for $215 M
2005 Proposed Acquisition by Landry's Restaurants for $140 M
2005 September-Sold to Landry Restaurant for $325 M
2006 Renovation and Additions
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