Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by topcard, Nov 20, 2018.
Stage Door North
The 'Vital Vegas' tweet also confirmed that Grandissimo wouldn't be the name.
The picture of the new hoardings around the site say 'A new Las Vegas Landmark', which is an interesting use of a famous old name....
I could live with "The Landmark"
18 Fremont - Bland and uninspired. A total cop-out of a name.
Grandissimo - NO!! Nothing that sounds even vaguely European or Asian. The Strip has enough of that crap already. Fremont Street has always been more traditional American, and I like that. So do many others.
Stardust - I miss the joint, but an original name would be better.
Las Vegas Club - A great classic name, but there's too much negative stigma attached to it from the more recent years of its decline. Using the same name could attach the same negative vibes.
The name should harken back to old Las Vegas. Something that makes you think "in the desert, but classy". Some of the most iconic joints (old and new) have been named The Sands, The Dunes, The Palms, The Aladdin. Those names scream "Las Vegas".
I think that a perfect, attractive name would be:
It can feel old school and modern at the same time. Design the interior to be modern (but not ultraloungey or pretentious) with a nod to 50's - 60's - 70's Las Vegas. Play classics like Deano and Sinatra in the casino plus more modern classics like Lady Gaga - Poker Face and instrumentals from movies like The Cooler and Leaving Las Vegas. If they wanted to include an homage to any of the old properties, they could open a cool nightclub and call it Glitter Gulch and name their sports book The Las Vegas Club.
Vital Vegas also said that it will not be called The Landmark
...that, in itself, is a call-back to the Dunes...
LOL I never knew "Oasis" was attached to the Dunes. The Dunes was before my time (almost). I had the privilege of seeing it in person a couple of times before it closed it but I never went inside. If I knew they were going to blow it up back in my early 20's I would paid more attention to it. But back then I was a Las Vegas newbie and my head spun like a top whenever I got into town.
Still, it'd be a good name.
How about calling it LV ? That way it would have the initials of Las Vegas, it would follow the trend of using letters for names of resorts (as in TI, D, etc.), and a little Latin flavor. How so? The name would mean, in my delusional fantasy, Loco for Vegas.
The Silver Mint Stardust Desert Hacienda Club
...actually stayed there one night when Sugar Ray Leonard was fighting Marvin Hagler... there were no rooms to be found anywhere, and I foolishly booked my trip figuring that I'd score a room at the Stardust once I arrived...nope...I tried most every place along the strip of those days...when I got to the Dunes, they were sold out as well, but the girl at the front desk was a life-saver - she asked me if I'd mind staying in the unused living room portion of a suite. She warned me that there was no shower or tub, and they would bring a roll-a-way up for me... I JUMPED on it! I asked her "how much?", and she waved me off, saying that they'd comp it (I did have some play there)...I gave her a $20 & thanked her profusely...
At the end of Ocean's 13, when the guys are reminiscing about "old" Vegas, Danny brings up the Dunes, & it always triggers my memory of that night.
I like "The Landmark," even though I realize that name was already used. It's so old and not well-known, I think they could "get away with it."
I always thought Glitter Gulch was a great name... I found $10 on the floor there once!!
Derek's Westward Ho
"The Old Gold Spike". Stale musty cigarette smell, skid row gamblers, body odor and vomit included for ambience.
Maybe since they kept the neon sign of what is it Sassy Sal it will be called that.
Somehow in a moment of history humor I can't see Derek honoring Lincoln Fitzgerald with that name lol Lincoln might be from Detroit and connected with the Purple gang but I picture him being a more Italian based guy wanting to be a royal if he were a mobster. He just doesn't fit with Lincoln's personality. Sorry had to write it. Dude with his cowboy hat seems more the type to ride with Wild Bill and to quote someone here with his Clydesdale. Heck if it was going to be named that why not name it after Moe Dalitz and call it the Sundance. There you go the Sundance West was once even part of the property.
Whatever the name, I'm hoping for a lobby bar called Westward Ho. Maybe someone will finally be honest about it for a change.
Just read in David McKee that Derek is now the sole owner of both GG and 18 Fremont so whatever he picks it will be his choice now.
"...... Desert Rock Enterprises, holding company of the Golden Gate, is solely owned by Derek, as is 18 Fremont Street Acquisition, which holds the new project"
How about "Glitter Gulch?" That's what downtown used to be called. The now-closed gentleman's club will soon be forgotten (or even if it isn't). This name harkens back to the Old Vegas history vibe, which is a big draw still for most of us.
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