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Tropicana Resort and Casino , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

The Tropicana Resort & Casino is located on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Columbia Sussex. The hotel has 1,871 rooms and is attached to a 61,000 square foot (5,667 m²) casino. The Tropicana also has 110,000 square feet of convention and exhibit space.

The main original building, with the Garden room wings, was built in 1957. The Paradise Tower, a hotel tower consisting of 21 floors of guest rooms and suites, was built in 1979 as the Tiffany Tower, adjoining the resort's Tiffany Theatre, home to the Folies Bergere production show. A 22-story Island Tower was later constructed in 1986.

This location, Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection, has the most hotel rooms of any intersection in the world and as a result is extremely busy. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level. Instead, the Tropicana is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos: to the north across Tropicana Avenue, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, and to the west across the Strip, the Excalibur.

In March 2006, Aztar announced that it would be acquired by Pinnacle Entertainment, Corporation of Las Vegas. However, a bidding war for Aztar ensued with several different companies battling for control of assets. In May of 2006, Kentucky based hotel-casino operator Columbia Sussex won the bidding war, agreeing to pay $2.75 billion for the company. The acquisition was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission on November 17, 2006 and was completed in December of that year.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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