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UPDATE: Sign changed at former Hooters hotel-casino

Posted: 8:16 AM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 10:45:34-04
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UPDATE SEPT. 17: The sign outside of the former Hooters hotel-casino has been changed. The hotel-casino is now named the Oyo Hotel & Casino.

ORIGINAL STORY
The Hooters hotel-casino on Tropicana Boulevard has been sold.

It was sold to Oyo Hotels & Homes, India's biggest lodging company, and its partner Highgate, a New York-based hotel investment and management company, for $70 million, according to San Diego Union-Tribune .

Oyo says that it will rebrand Hooters as Oyo Hotel and Casino. They plan to spend about $20 million to renovate the hotel, which will remain open during the renovation.