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Las Vegas Hilton

3000 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • International Hotel
  • Hotel International
Completed: 1995
Style: Modern
Other Size Measure: 59 acres
100,000 sq.ft. Casino
Owners: 2003 Colony Capital bought from Caesars Entertainment
Hilton Hotels Corp.
1969 Built and opened by Kirk Kerkorian (the International)
Contractors: Taylor International Corp.
Description: 30 Floors
3174 Units
Extra Note: Benston, Liz. “Extreme makeover: Aging Las Vegas Hilton gets face-lift.” Las Vegas Sun. November 7, 2005.
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.

Hevener, Phil. “New Ownership, New Look.” Las Vegas Review-Journal. 6 July 2004. [Online]. Available: Accessed July 6, 2004.
Hotel International (later the Hilton)

International Hotel 1969* Opened 3000 Paradise

International Hotel 1972 Sold & Renamed Las Vegas Hilton

"Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas." [Online]. Available:
wm/bu/?l=3&yr=2005&mt=2&dy=7&id=122181 Accessed Feburary 7, 2005.

"Las Vegas: The game is illusion." TIME. July 11, 1969. 22.

McKee, David. “Paradise Lost.” Las Vegas Life, May 2004, 39-40, 42, 44.

Nicoletta, Julie and Morgan, Bret. "Buildings of Nevada." New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 219, 220.

Simpson, Jeff. "Evolution of the Las vegas Strip." Urban Land. September 2007: 105-107.

Smith, Rod. “Park Place, Developer Settle Casino Dispute: Legal Settlement Allows Gaming Company to Sell, Renovate Landmark Las Vegas Hilton.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4 March 2003, 1D, 3D.

UNLV Special Collections holds: pavilion, architectural drawings; pavilion, structural, plumbing, mechanical drawings; pavilion, renting and seating plans, sound equipment info, tennis courts; pavilion, preliminary drawings; 2nd tower addition. Architectural drawings 1-9; 2nd tower addition, architectural drawings 10-37; 2nd tower addition, structural and plumbing drawings; 2nd tower addition, mechanical and electrical E8 & E8A drawings; 2nd tower addition, surveys, site plan, floor plan, preliminaries; 2nd tower addition, void & paster sheets; architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical; coffee shop; laundry, architectural, structural; laundry, plumbing, mechanical, & preliminaries; food & beverage storage addition, architectural & structural; food & beverage storage addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, preliminaries; banquet storage addition, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, & theater preliminaries; executive offices; 3rd tower addition, architectural 1-15; 3rd tower addition, architectural 16-31, structural; 3rd tower addition, plumbing, mechanical, electrical; 3rd tower addition, miscellaneous sheets; sundry alterations, master exit; sundry alterations, mechanical, food & beverage mechanical, as-builts; 3rd tower Café Éclair; exterior rehab, phase I – 1991; preliminary tennis building, Benihana Restaurant preliminary; tennis pavilion & banquet room; working drawings, structural, mechanical, electrical on sepia; central plant architectural & electrical working drawings, R7R office annex, survey of property, claims office plan; pavilion west renting plan, full & half size negatives, new casino plan, pavilion west landscape plan, 29th floor suite remodel; 1 AX thru 3 CX and master exit plans, master fire & electrical; original sundry alterations 1-9, 9a, 9b and valet parking pool side keno, 2nd floor executive offices, casino pit alterations, miscellaneous working drawings; pavilion west architectural working drawings & preliminaries; entertainment lounge alterations, Benihana restaurant miscellaneous; international restaurants, employees cafeteria architectural & structural, north tower 29th floor suites – 1986; 1/16” and 1/40” drawings on mylar - 1987 and 1990; 29th floor east & center and 28th floor architectural working drawings; both pool decks & spa, architectural working drawings, landscape; coffee shop, crystal bar & keno, lounge & baccarat, liquor dispensing, Elvis windscreen, basement human resources, construction office – 1988; void office building, sales & catering; sign paint shop, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings; Crown Room kitchen, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings & preliminary storage room; 1st floor credit office, architectural, mechanical, electrical working drawings; laundry remodel. Structural, mechanical, electrical working drawings, miscellaneous suite plans, V.I.P. counter, V.I.P. pool; race & sports book; employee garage & office building preliminaries - 1987-8; exterior rehabilitation, master plot plans, easements on south property line – 1988; 2nd tower pavilion, front office, food & beverage, banquet storage, mechanical feasibility, area #9 sundry; 1989 Tracey Corp. offices, 1991 basement corporation offices, showroom, coffee shop, kitchen, sales/catering preliminaries, 1989-92 Crown Room, 1992 East Tower suites, master exit, 1993 casino slot area, 1992-3 ADA; 1988 interior rehabilitation, 1990 casino remodel sections A,B,C,F, 1991 sports book, 1988 temporary casino exit; garage – 1988; 1988 core kitchen, baccarat, 1989 casino executive offices, 28th floor remodel; 1993 30th floor, 1990 convention & casino toilets, 1998 Baronshire & Steakhouse lounge; 1991 planning commission submittal – exterior rehabilitation, exterior elevator enclosure, 1992 exterior glass replacement; 1992 Benihanna Restaurant exhaust system, 1993 June Avansino apartment, miscellaneous drawings; exterior rehabilitation, phase I – 1991; 1998 Kovacs octunda & preliminaries – 1989; 1991 exterior rehabilitation, phase II and 1990 master plans; 1991 sales/catering, high roller baccarat, 1992 V.I.P. & Elvis villas.
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