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MontBleu

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MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly the Park Tahoe and Caesars Tahoe) is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Eldorado Resorts. The property includes a 48,456 sq ft (4,501.7 m2) casino and a 438-room hotel on a 21-acre (8.5 ha) site.[1] It is the home to the Ciera Steak + Chophouse. The entire property underwent a $25-million remodel in 2015, with all guest rooms, the casino, 1,200-seat showroom, and exterior being upgraded.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
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Location Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
Address 55 U.S. Route 50
Opening date1978; 41 years ago (1978)
ThemeNature
No. of rooms438
Total gaming space48,456 sq ft (4,501.7 m2)
Notable restaurantsCafé Del Soul
Ciera
HQ
MontBleu Café
The Zone
OwnerEldorado Resorts
ArchitectDaniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall (1978), Worth Group (renovations)
Previous namesPark Tahoe (1978–1979)
Caesars Tahoe Palace (1979)
Caesars Tahoe (1979–2006)
Renovated in1979, 2006, 2015
Coordinates38°57′41″N 119°56′19″W / 38.961469°N 119.938742°W / 38.961469; -119.938742Coordinates: 38°57′41″N 119°56′19″W / 38.961469°N 119.938742°W / 38.961469; -119.938742
Websitemontbleuresort.com

HistoryEdit

Park Tahoe (1978–1979)Edit

The casino first opened in 1978 as the Park Tahoe, built by Park Cattle Co. The building was designed by Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall and constructed by Del E. Webb Corporation.[2] Caesars World took over the next year under a 25-year lease, with options to extend it another 50 years.

Caesars Tahoe (1979–2006)Edit

 
Caesars Tahoe logo (1979–2006)

Caesars agreed to spend $40 million to complete construction of the hotel portion of the property,[3] which was renamed as Caesars Tahoe Palace[4] and later simply Caesars Tahoe. In line with the Caesars name, the property was remodeled with a Roman theme.

The hotel was known for its entertainment offerings, over the years playing host to Dean Martin, Cher, Mac Davis and Tony Bennett. In its later years, its showroom was graced by Rosie O'Donnell and many other headlining comics and big names. Celebrities like Michael Jordan, Randy Quaid, Kenny Rogers would play in the casino. Caesars was also the host hotel and title sponsor of the American Century Championship golf games at nearby Edgewood Golf course every July, until 2004. After Caesars sold the hotel in 2005, the title sponsorship and host switched to Harrah's/Harveys Casinos. Also, in its earlier years, Caesars Tahoe was home to title fights from championship names.

Caesars Entertainment sold the resort in June 2005 for $45 million to Columbia Sussex, owner of the nearby Horizon Casino. It was one of a series of sales made by Caesars and Harrah's to avoid antitrust issues with their proposed merger.

MontBleu (2006–present)Edit

 
MontBleu Lake Tahoe

Columbia Sussex rebranded the property as MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in May 2006. After the bankruptcy of Columbia's gaming businesses, MontBleu became part of the reorganized Tropicana Entertainment in March 2010.

MontBleu and the Horizon appeared as the Nomad Hotel, during the Caesars-to-MontBleu transition, in the 2007 film Smokin' Aces.[5]

In 2018, Tropicana Entertainment, including the MontBleu, was acquired by Eldorado Resorts.[6][7]

In 2019, Eldorado Resorts permanently shut down The Buffet at MontBleu (formerly The Roman Feast Buffet), leaving The Buffet at Eldorado Reno as the last hotel and casino property left under the same ownership here in Nevada.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Webb Spinner 1975-1978" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Caesars World board backs buying lease of hotel in Nevada". Wall Street Journal. via ProQuest. October 23, 1979. ProQuest 134353780. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Young, Terry (December 4, 1979). "Reno – after the money's gone". Oakland Post. via ProQuest. ProQuest 371722794. (subscription required)
  5. ^ http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070112/NEWS/101120077 Tahoe Daily Tribune, Director puts Tahoe in spotlight, January 12, 2007.
  6. ^ "Parent company sells MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa in Stateline". Tahoe Daily Tribune. April 24, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. completes previously announced acquisition of the real estate assets of Tropicana Entertainment" (Press release). Gaming and Leisure Properties. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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