Your ears may buzz when you hear the expensive face-lift done for the northern Strip by imploding Wild West-theme casino. Positioned in Las Vegas, the New Frontier casino-hotel was imploded lately in a fierce end to design the scene of Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas debut. This dramatic and pricey way of destruction has made this to the headlines.
Reporters and onlookers said that the 16-storey huge hotel became the target of around 1,000 pounds of explosives. It is being reckoned that $8 billion resort identified, as Plaza would reside at the same territory and would opening in 2011.
Owner of Elad Group and Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva, a partner of the would-be Plaza welcomed the explosion of casino. Erased in an elite manner, the ashes of the building were taken away by easterly breeze. To your and my much surprise, the New Frontier was enjoying the reputation of the being the Strip’s first themed casino.
Opened in 1942, it has been serving as a host to the various entertainers including Ronald Reagan, Wayne Newton, and Siegfried and Roy. In 1956, Presley performed for the first time here. It was branded for bikini bull riding, cheap rooms and $5 craps when later it scanned its image only for good.
New York based owners of the group IDB Group and Elad Group are hopeful that the property would be a luxurious estate accommodating 3,500 rooms, private residences, retail space and a casino tagged as the Plaza brand making it reach the top-end of the market.
Also, first of its kind, the Donald Trump’s gold-glass, billion-dollar-plus condominium towers are anticipated to open behind the New Frontier site in the first half of 2008. Steve Wynn also wishes to open the $2.2-billion Encore in early 2009, and $2.8-billion Fontainebleau is expected to hit the north at the end of next year. Another masterpiece called MGM Mirage would be installed on the north tip of the Strip for 2012