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Lady Luck Awakens From Her Slumber

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 26th May 2010 5:14am
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Lady Luck Closed

Is it true? Could the shuttered Lady Luck finally be waking from her four year long nap? According to filings with the Las Vegas City Planning Commission, Resort Gaming Group who are acting on behalf of owner CIM Group have begun to take the necessary steps to start reconstruction of the aging hotel.

Good morning sweetie. Did you have a good nap?

According to a posting on the CIM Group website, Lady Luck will be transformed into an "upscale boutique hotel with a destination pool, spa and other amenities not currently found in the downtown area." With ample footprint and a location slightly off the beaten path, it will surely take a major renovation to put the Lady Luck on par with the unspoken target of their desire: the Golden Nugget.

Before you start discounting the possibilities, remember the lessons learned from the Aladdin transformation in to Planet Hollywood and the current transformation of the Tropicana from bed bug night mare to sexy South Beach wonderland. With enough imagination and well placed resources (and a shit load of paint) anything can happen...

Perhaps one of the most astute parts of the plan is the "destination pool." Other than the Golden Nugget's petri dish with a water slide / shark tank, downtown's non-casino day time activities are frighteningly under served. To accomplish this, the Lady Luck is planning on building an 18,000 square foot pool deck on TOP of the roof of the current casino.

Lady Luck pool deck

To accomplish the second part of their plan... Lady Luck is planning on converting 50 tower rooms into a spa, fitness room, bathrooms and office space (business center?) The remaining 634 rooms, casino and brand new retail shops will also be completely renovated and re-fitted to "a much higher standard than previously existed." Little in there is salvageable after spending the last four years in mothballs.

Lady Luck pool deck

The also mention plans to changing the walking bridge over the porte cochere into a modern glass and steel design, probably a hint as to how the entire resort will be redesigned.

As is, the City Planning Commission has recommended to "decline" the Resort Gaming Group requests for allowing variance on some of the nitty gritty details. I sincerely hope that someone out there sees the bigger picture here though... the Lady Luck - dormant and virtually abandoned - is more of a blight on downtown than a requirement that their new parking lot has the required number of trees to parking spaces (9) instead of the number the developers propose (7).

Lady Luck could use a little Lady Luck right now.

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Comments & Discussion:

Oh, I hope this happens. You are right, a casino sitting empty on Fremont Street for the past 4 years is a blight. If I were on the City Council, I'd move heaven and earth to make sure it was renovated and reopened asap. And thank God they're including a pool in their plans. Pools are seriously lacking in Downtown. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one...

Excellent news. I hope they can make it happen. Anything that can help DT is good in my book. A decent pool and fresh rooms is just what the doctor ordered.

Loved staying there. Easy room comps. Old school joint. They'll get plenty of business at the begining, just from being the "new" kid on the block.

The old Lady Luck was a wacky, fun place that featured downtown's only afternoon show, imaginative promotions and casino floor cocktail waitresses who pushed airline style beverage carts that eliminated the wait for drinks. I wish 'em well but it is hard to imagine that they can make it without reversing the slow but steady decline downtown. Baccarat is not going to be thier bread & butter. The old Lady Luck was as middle American as it gets. Maybe the new Mob Museum will help.

I don't see it happening. It would take hundreds of millions. That means getting investors and promising them a fat return. The only way to get a return like that involves $200 average room rates, $500 bottles of poolside Grey Goose, and a hi limit room full of baccarat players. I don't believe a renovated Lady Luck could possibly deliver that.

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