The LINQ Resort and Casino

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The LINQ Resort and Casino
Linq hotel.jpg
Location United StatesUnited States Las Vegas
opening 1959 (Flamingo Capri), 1979 (Imperial Palace), 2012 (Quad) 2014 (LINQ)
room 2,640
Casino area 11,000 m²
Shows Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas, Jeff Civillico: Comedy in Action
Restaurants Chayo Mexican Kitchen, Ginseng 3, Hash House A Go Go
Attractions The LINQ Promenade , The High Roller , The Auto Collections
Previous names Flamingo Capri, Imperial Palace, The Quad
owner Caesars Entertainment

The LINQ Resort and Casino (formerly Flamingo Capri, Imperial Palace and The Quad ) is a hotel and casino on the Strip in Las Vegas in the US state of Nevada .


1930 Cord, part of the motor show

From 1959 to 1979 the hotel was called Flamingo Capri. In November 1979 the resort was renamed and redesigned as the Asian-style Imperial Palace. At that time, the new owner of the property was the entrepreneur Ralph Engelstad. In 1981 the first of the 19-storey room towers was opened. That year the auto show The Auto Collections was presented to the public for the first time. It has been in the hotel's parking garage since the beginning. The second room tower followed in 1982 and the third room tower in 1986. A major renovation of the facility took place between 1987 and 1989. In the course of the work, a fourth hotel tower, as well as a pool area with bar and a spa and fitness area were built.

In 1984 a couple was attacked, tied up and raped in their hotel room by a man disguised as an employee. The perpetrator was not caught. The guests then sued the hotel on the charge of inadequate security precautions. The proceedings continued until 1989 and the case was ultimately settled for reasons that were not published. The allegation was in the room that employees of the hotel had destroyed evidence.

After the trial was complete, the hotel continued to make headlines and criticism from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The reason for this were events held by Engelstad with a Nazi theme. As the Gaming Control Board feared a loss of image, Engelstad suggested giving up its gaming license . In the end, he was able to keep it, but was fined $ 1.5 million. Engelstad died in 2002, at the end of 2005 the hotel was bought by Harrah's Entertainment (today: Caesars Entertainment ). In the 1997 film Austin Powers: The Sharpest Thing Her Majesty has to offer, the character Alota Fagina lived in the Imperial Palace.

In August 2011, Caesars announced the construction of an entertainment district. The development area is directly connected to the existing hotel and also takes up the area of ​​the O'Shea's Casino, which was demolished for it. In the course of the revitalization of the area, the plans arose to incorporate the Imperial Palace into the project under a new name. In September 2012, the name change to The Quad was officially announced, and the lobby and casino areas were fundamentally remodeled. The towers and guest rooms, which remained in their original state at the time, were an exception.

The LINQ open-air promenade was completed in 2014. In the same year Caesars announced the renaming of the hotel on October 30th of the same year, further construction work, especially on the guest rooms and the pool area, followed. The total cost of the renovation was around $ 230 million. Since then the hotel has been called The LINQ Resort and Casino and today houses 2,640 rooms and a casino on 11,000 m².

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Caesars Entertainment reveals the Quad Resort and Casino ( Memento of the original from October 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English), accessed March 26, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. The Quad may start the new year with a room remodel (English) from December 10, 2013
  3. Imperial Palace gets $ 230 million makeover to become the Quad - no, the Linq Hotel on October 28, 2014

Coordinates: 36 ° 7 '3 "  N , 115 ° 10' 22"  W.