Hooters Casino Hotel is a Hooters branded and casino located in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Canyon Capital Advisors and operated by the Navegante Group. It is located off the Las Vegas
Strip next to the Tropicana and across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The hotel has 696 rooms with a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) casino.
The hotel was built in 1973 opening as a Howard Johnson Hotel. It went through several ownership changes and renamings. Ultimately, a group of nine partners in Hooters of America acquired a two-thirds interest in the property, which was put under control of a joint venture, 155 East Tropicana, LLC. Plans were announced to redevelop the San Remo as a Hooters brand casino and hotel. Hooters of America, owner of the Hooters trademark, would receive 2% of revenue as royalties.
On April 18, 2005, Hooters announced a $190 million upgrade of the property, including increasing the casino to 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2). All of the hotel rooms would be remodeled, the pool would be tripled in size, and the number of restaurants would be increased from 4 to 8 and include the second largest Hooters restaurant in the world. The renovations would reduce the number of rooms to 696 by converting rooms into larger suites.
On February 2, 2006, the weekend of Super Bowl XL, Hooters Casino Hotel officially opened its doors with a large orange carpet welcoming not only the public but many stars including KISS bass player Gene Simmons. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino opened Dan Marino's Fine Food and Spirits restaurant on the same day the casino/hotel opened.
Facilities and entertainment Edit
Shows at Hooters have included Prince tribute show Purple Reign, male revue Men of X, topless revue Raack N Roll, and the Dirty Joke Show.
Comedian Bobby Slayton performed in the Nite Owl Showroom from April 2007 to March 2009.
Other use of name Edit
There is another Hooters branded casino, which is unrelated to the Las Vegas property, called Hooters Owl Club Casino, located in Spokane Valley, Washington. It is owned and operated by HootWinc, Inc. a Hooters restaurant licensee based in Oceanside, California. While the Hooters restaurant there closed in early January 2014, the Owl Club Casino remains.