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Tropicana (1959, 1961, 1962, 1978, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998 & 1999 Additions and Renovations)

3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
Opened: 1957-04-04
Theme: Tropical
Owners: Tony Sherman 1957-1979
Ramada Hotels 1979-1989
Aztar Corp.1989-2006
Columbia Sussex 2006-Present
URL (bibliographic):
Description: 1,878 Rooms
Extra Note: 1957* Opened M. Tony Sherman (Architect), Yates-Silverman and Ben Jaffe (Interior Designers)
1959 Addition
1961 18-Hole Tropicana Golf Course Country Club
1962 Addition
1978 Tower Addition
1979 Sold to Ramada Hotels & Renovated. Architect/consultant Tony DeVrode.
1985 Addition
1989 Ramada Inc. "spins off" Gaming Operations to Create Aztar Corp.
1991 Outer Island Completed
1993 "Wildlife Walk" Opened
1996 Upgraded Entrance, Gaming Area & Lounge
1998 Renovation-Paradise Tower
1999 Renovation-Island Tower
2002 Aztar Corp. Acquires Sole Ownership & Control of Property from Tropicana Enterprises for $117.5 M

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.

"History of the Tropicana." Tropicana Resort & Casino - Las Vegas Press Release. 2003. [Online]. Available: Accessed January 30, 2004. ASL File #: LVA(F) UA 30

“The List: Casinos.” Las Vegas Business Press. October 3, 2005. 20-21. ASL File # GEN 148

Morris & Brown Architect Ltd.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Photos. ASL File #: LVA(F) MBA 14