Las Vegas Bids Farewell to the Riviera Hotel and Casino
Implosion of Monaco Tower Scheduled for June 14
LAS VEGAS –The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today the official date for the implosion of the Monaco Tower on the LVCVA-owned Riviera Hotel and Casino site. The historic moment will take place at approximately 2 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, June 14. A separate implosion of the Monte Carlo Tower will take place later this summer.
The Monaco Tower implosion is one of a series of ongoing demolition efforts of at the Riviera Hotel and Casino property to move forward with the Las Vegas Convention Center District. The project includes the expansion and renovation of the existing Las Vegas Convention Center. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate 7,000 high-paying construction jobs and 6,000 full-time permanent jobs.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and almost 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.
Jeremy HandelLVCVAUnited Statesjhandel@lvcva.com702-892-0711