Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – Wikipedia

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas - Wikipedia

On line casino resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas (previously the Aladdin) is a on line casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It’s owned and operated by Caesars Leisure. The property was beforehand the location of an earlier resort referred to as the Aladdin, which operated from 1962[4] to 1997.[5] It was demolished in 1998, to make room for a brand new resort that may even be named Aladdin. The brand new Aladdin resort opened in August 2000, however suffered monetary difficulties and was ultimately bought in 2003 by a partnership of Planet Hollywood and Starwood, which renamed it as Planet Hollywood in 2007.

Hilton Grand Holidays operates the timeshare portion of the property, referred to as Elara.

Historical past[edit]

Unique resort (1962–1997)[edit]

The property was initially the location of the Tallyho resort, opened by Edwin S. Lowe in 1962.[6] It was offered later that yr and renamed as King’s Crown Tallyho.[7][8][9] In 1966, Milton Prell bought the resort and reopened it because the Aladdin.[10][11] In 1994, the Aladdin was bought by Las Vegas actual property developer Jack Sommer and the Sommer Household Belief.[12] The Aladdin closed on November 25, 1997.[13]

New Aladdin (2000–2007)[edit]

In February 1998, Aladdin Gaming introduced that it had financed plans for a brand new Aladdin resort, anticipated to value $826 million, whereas Planet Hollywood would develop a music-themed resort,[14] tentatively referred to as Aladdin Music Venture,[15] which might be constructed behind the Aladdin. The price of the brand new Aladdin advanced would complete $1.Three billion,[14] though the music undertaking was cancelled on the finish of the yr after Aladdin Gaming ended its partnership with Planet Hollywood, due to considerations that Planet Hollywood couldn’t produce a $41 million dedication to the undertaking.[15]

On April 27, 1998, the unique Aladdin resort tower was imploded to make means for development of the brand new Aladdin resort. The Aladdin Theatre was retained and integrated into the brand new resort.[16][17][18]

The brand new Aladdin in 2005 earlier than being rebranded as Planet Hollywood later in 2007

Sommer took on London Golf equipment Worldwide as a accomplice in growing the brand new on line casino resort. LCI initially paid $50 million for a 25% curiosity, however took on extra fairness after Sommer was unable to fund his share of value overruns on the development.[19]

The brand new Aladdin was scheduled to open on August 17, 2000, at 6:00 p.m., with fireworks at 10:00 p.m. The opening was delayed whereas the Clark County constructing inspector accomplished its hearth security testing. One other delay was brought on by last-minute repairs to the on line casino surveillance system. This left hundreds of Aladdin guests leaving in disappointment, in addition to opening evening resort friends questioning the place they’d spend the evening. Many high-rollers waited out on the sidewalks in entrance of the Aladdin for hours. Most have been unable to even get to their baggage, for the reason that resort had been locked down for testing. Aladdin workers tried to rearrange alternate lodging for the friends with Paris and Bellagio.

In the meantime, the Desert Passage mall was opened with I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opening the doorways to let the big crowd in.[20]

The Aladdin lastly opened the following day at 7:45 a.m. 100 members of Culinary Staff Union Native 226, in addition to greater than 1,000 different staff[citation needed] have been marching on Las Vegas Boulevard to protest the Aladdin opening and not using a union contract. Eden’s speech in addition to the opposite festivities have been drowned out by the bullhorns and the remainder of the protest.

In accordance with Josh Axelrad in his 2010 guide, Repeat till Wealthy, he and different skilled gamblers, primarily card counters, took benefit of the Aladdin’s inexperienced workers its opening weekend and fleeced the on line casino for an undetermined however massive amount of cash. The on line casino later launched extreme limits on mid-shoe bets in response.[21]

The Aladdin was in monetary hassle from the time it opened, and entered Chapter 11 chapter safety in September 2001. In February 2002, Aladdin Gaming was trying to find potential consumers.[22] The resort was offered in chapter on June 20, 2003 to a partnership of Planet Hollywood and Starwood.

Planet Hollywood (2007–current)[edit]

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas at evening in 2009

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas in 2012

Renovations have been carried out in levels, permitting the resort to stay open all through. Planet Hollywood Las Vegas contains an expanded on line casino, new eating places, new nightclub and retail house. A redesign of the facade and pedestrian plaza was meant to appropriate defects that made accessing the property from the sidewalks on The Strip tough.

The retail house previously referred to as “The Desert Passage” was transformed into the Hollywood-themed “Miracle Mile Retailers”.[23]

After the on line casino was renovated, it was renamed as “Planet Hollywood Las Vegas” on April 17, 2007. The official grand opening was the weekend of November 16, 2007. The Planet Hollywood restaurant, nevertheless, stays at The Discussion board Retailers at Caesars.

The on line casino defaulted on its mortgage and had didn’t make scheduled funds in September 2009. Harrah’s Leisure started its technique of taking on the property in December 2009 by buying a few of the resort’s debt.[24]

On January 16, 2010, Starwood dropped its affiliation so Harrah’s may take over resort operations. On February 18, 2010, the Nevada Gaming Fee gave Harrah’s the approval to take over the property. Harrah’s formally acquired the property on February 19, 2010. Harrah’s Complete Rewards program was phased into Planet Hollywood which was accomplished in April 2010.[25]

Marilyn Winn stepped in as President of the resort; she was President of Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas, each Harrah’s motels. Robert Earl, former president and founding father of the Planet Hollywood model, stayed on to advise Harrah’s on advertising and marketing methods for Planet Hollywood Resort and the opposite 9 Harrah’s properties within the Las Vegas space. Winn left Caesars Leisure (previously Harrah’s Leisure) later that yr.

Caesars doesn’t personal Prive Nightclub, nor some eating places within the resort. It doesn’t personal the newly branded Elara (previously PH Tower by Westgate that opened in December 2009), as Hilton Grand Holidays, a part of Hilton Worldwide now operates that tower’s resort operations. By a licensing settlement, Caesars now has the precise to make use of the Planet Hollywood trademark at different properties worldwide.

Mixed with its earlier acquisition of former Barbary Coast (through a three-way-swap), the acquisition of Planet Hollywood’s footprint on the Strip gave Caesars complete management of the 126 acres (0.51 km2) on the east aspect of the Las Vegas Strip from Flamingo to Harmon Roads.[26]


On line casino[edit]

On line casino close to The Pleasure Pit in 2009

Planet Hollywood’s structure can finest be described as having a ‘Hollywood hip’ theme. It eschews the favored Artwork-Deco glamour of equally imaged venues for a sleeker look that options loads of glass, neon and reflective surfaces.

The resort encompasses a three-acre on line casino ground stuffed with conventional playing machines like slots, desk video games and The Taking part in Area Race and Sports activities E-book. This options 33 plasma screens, two jumbo screens and a piece for VIP. Planet Hollywood is the primary Las Vegas resort to supply desk video games dealt by younger girls in “stylish lingerie”. The Pleasure Pit is a piece of the desk video games the place this occurs with go-go dancers entertaining the gamblers on the aspect.[27]

Talent-based gaming machines from Gamblit Gaming have been launched in March 2017, the primary of their type in Las Vegas. Gamblit Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure are at present out there, with extra titles to come back sooner or later.[28]

“The Mezzanine”[edit]

View from the Mezzanine in 2009

The Mezzanine might be accessed by taking an escalator within the on line casino or the elevator. Right here, friends can calm down on cozy chairs overlooking the on line casino. The house was designed to be quieter than the primary areas of the on line casino, the place friends come to lounge and smoke. The world is moderately spaced out with room to stroll and features a place for taking pictures basketball hoops. It features a “Residing Room” with sofas to be accessed by the friends.

The Planet Hollywood showroom is positioned on the Mezzanine. It options a number of totally different reside reveals; as of 2010, the most well-liked[citation needed] and longest-running is titled Peepshow which beforehand starred headliners akin to Holly Madison and Coco Austin within the main position. A reside model of the tv sequence America’s Bought Expertise hosted by Jerry Springer (who flew to Vegas weekly from his self-titled present’s taping in Stamford, Connecticut) and Tony n’ Tina’s Marriage ceremony performed on the Mezzanine in 2009.[clarification needed]

“The Spa by Mandara” is positioned on this ground. Two advantageous eating eating places, KOI and Strip Home, are current right here, throughout from the marriage chapel.

Swimming pool[edit]

North Strip view from snack bar space in 2009

The swimming pool on this resort might be accessed by the sixth ground. The world overlooks the Strip with a view of the north and south. It options two swimming pools and two sizzling spa one among every in each the South and North Strip. The one within the North Strip part options VIP cabanas for renting. In between is a bar/grill/snack-bar with a patch of grass lined with pool chairs for friends to sit down and eat.

Zappos Theater[edit]

Zappos Theater is an auditorium positioned contained in the Miracle Mile Retailers. In 2011, it was voted as one of many “Finest Live performance Halls & Theaters In Las Vegas”.[29] It’s the largest theatre of its type in the US[30] and the most important theatre on The Strip.

Britney: Piece of Me[edit]

Starting in December 2013, the venue is house for Britney Spears’s residency present, Britney: Piece Of Me. Spears carried out 50 reveals per yr in 2014 and 2015. She is reportedly incomes round $475,000 a present.[31] The primary present started on the 27th of December 2013 and was properly acquired by followers and critics. In 2015, the residency was prolonged for 2 extra years and the residency present concluded on December 31, 2017.[32] The final present of the residency on December 31, 2017, broke the file for the highest-grossing single live performance in a theater residency ever in Las Vegas. It grossed practically $1.2 million for 4,600 followers and $255 common ticket value.[33] Her choice to do that impressed her contemporaries like Jennifer Lopez and newer artists like Girl Gaga to do related residencies. She has additionally introduced a youthful cohort to the Strip.[34][35][36]


The Planet Hollywood Resort options rooms that meet its Hollywood theme. The resort, which stands 400 toes (122 meters) tall, has 37 flooring (with the ultimate two being VIP), and every room is devoted to a sure film akin to Backdraft. Rooms characteristic precise props and memorabilia from the movie. The rooms vary from normal to luxurious “Panorama” suites with a view of the entire Las Vegas Strip. In early 2017, the on line casino accomplished a $100 million undertaking to transform all 2,500 rooms.

Elara (previously PH Towers Westgate) because it was in 2010

In December 2009, PH Towers by Westgate opened at Planet Hollywood. The 52-story constructing, owned by Westgate Resorts and operated by Planet Hollywood, featured 1,200 suites for use as timeshares and resort rooms, together with 40 luxurious penthouse items.[37]

In November 2011, Resort Finance America, a subsidiary of Centerbridge Companions, acquired a controlling curiosity within the tower, took over operations, and started rebranding it as a Hilton Grand Holidays resort.[38][39] In March 2012, the property was renamed Elara, a Hilton Grand Holidays Membership.[40]

Movie historical past[edit]

The Aladdin/Planet Hollywood has been featured in numerous tv reveals and movies.

Seasons One and Two of the A&E Community present Criss Angel Mindfreak have been filmed on the resort.

The TLC present Buying and selling Areas befell on the Aladdin in a 2004 episode.

The Theatre for the Performing Arts was the location for the 2006 to 2012 Miss America pageants, the Miss USA pageants from 2008 to 2013, and hosted Miss Universe 1991, Miss Universe 1996, Miss Universe 2012 and the Miss Universe 2015.

The Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) world premiere befell at Planet Hollywood on September 25, 2007.

The Rambo (2008) world premiere befell at Planet Hollywood on January 24, 2008.

Scenes from the 2008 film 21 have been shot in Planet Hollywood.

The Planet Hollywood resort is prominently featured within the film What Occurs in Vegas because the resort the place the Fullers keep and get married.

The film Transporter 3 had its world premiere at PH on November 21, 2008. Jason Statham was current for the premiere.

The film Race to Witch Mountain was partly shot right here for the house conference

The film The Expendables premiered at PH in August 2010. This was introduced by a helicopter that was displayed on the on line casino ground.

Seasons One and Two of Holly’s World have been shot on the Planet Hollywood. Holly Madison starred in Peepshow on property till 2012.

A flashmob set to Midi Mafia’s “PHamous” was carried out by a number of YouTubers together with Shay Carl and KassemG in November 2009.

Scenes from Get Him to the Greek have been filmed and happen at PH.

Scenes from Knocked Up have been filmed at PH.

The practically accomplished construction might be seen within the 2009 movie, The Hangover.

The documentary The Queen of Versailles discusses former proprietor David A. Siegel’s wrestle and hardship to safe funding for PH Towers.

An episode of the Net sequence Jake and Amir was shot within the Hollywood Hip Queen Room of the resort.

The Planet Hollywood resort is briefly seen within the 2013 movie, The Hangover Half III

See additionally[edit]


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