New Frontier (Hotel)

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The New Frontier Hotel and Casino
New Frontier Hotel and Casino
Location United StatesUnited States Las Vegas
opening October 30, 1942
closure July 16, 2007
theme Western film
room 986
Casino area 9,300 m²
Previous names Last Frontier
The Frontier

The New Frontier was a hotel - and casino complex on the Strip of Las Vegas . The New Frontier existed from October 30, 1942 and was the second hotel to open on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel had 986 rooms and a casino area of 9,300 m². On July 16, 2007 the hotel was closed. In November 2007 it was demolished to make way for a new resort.


A nightclub called Pair O'Dice (alluding to the similar-sounding English paradise ) was built on the property in 1930 , which was remodeled in the immediate aftermath and renamed Hotel Last Frontier in 1942 . After modernizing the facility, the hotel was named New Frontier in 1955 .

The hotel boasts of hosting Elvis Presley when he first visited Las Vegas in 1956. Previously, Liberace made its first appearance in Las Vegas in this hotel in 1944. In 1970 Diana Ross and The Supremes gave their farewell performance at the New Frontier. From 1981 to 1988 Siegfried and Roy performed their Beyond Belief Show in the hotel and gave 3,538 performances.

In September 1967, the billionaire Howard Hughes bought the hotel complex for around US $ 14 million from the previous owners, including the speculator Steve Wynn . Hughes shortened the hotel name to The Frontier . In 1998, the interim owners Margaret Elardi and her two sons finally sold the system to Phil Ruffin , who re-used the old name New Frontier .

As early as 2000, Ruffin announced that the hotel would be demolished and completely rebuilt. High interest rates and the events of September 11, 2001 prevented the plans from being implemented.

At midnight on July 15, 2007, the New Frontier ceased hotel and casino operations and was blown up on November 16, 2007. The almost 60 meter high hotel sign stood until December 10, 2008 and was then torn down.

In 2005, Ruffin presented new renovation plans, according to which the New Frontier should give way to a new building with 2,700 rooms in 2007. The new facility was to be named Montreux , named after the Montreux Jazz Festival . A 122 meter high Ferris wheel , similar to the London Eye , was planned as an eye-catcher next to the hotel. However, this project has been canceled.

Phil Ruffin sold 1.4 hectares of the 17 hectare site to his partner Donald Trump , who wanted to build a hotel complex there called Trump International Hotel & Tower . Completion of this facility was planned for 2010, but Donald Trump did not receive a building permit for the area. Then by 2011 the investment company “Elad”, which acquired the Ruffin site in 2007 for 1.2 billion dollars, opened the “New York Plaza Hotel and Casino” for around 5 billion dollars with 3,500 rooms.

However, the project was stopped in 2011 due to negative developments in the real estate market.

In August 2014, it was announced that Australian billionaire James Packer had acquired rights to the property and plans to build a new hotel and casino by 2018.

Web links

Commons : New Frontier Hotel and Casino  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. ^ New Frontier Hotel Implosion .; Retrieved January 4, 2012
  3. New Frontier hotel marquee was taken down .
  4. ^ Howard Stutz: Vacant Strip land on Frontier site to remain empty ., Nov. 28, 2011; Retrieved January 4, 2012

Coordinates: 36 ° 7 ′ 46 ″  N , 115 ° 10 ′ 6 ″  W.