Ahern Hotel opens at former site of Lucky Dragon near Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 1:17 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 16:17:13-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Lucky Dragon near the Las Vegas Strip has reopened as the Ahern Hotel.

The hotel and casino was sold to Don Ahern at an auction in 2019. He bought it for $36 million. At the time, he said that he planned to open it as a non-gaming property.

The Lucky Dragon opened in November 2016 and it was the first new build in many years on or near the Las Vegas Strip. However, it had a problem attracting customers and the owners filed for bankruptcy in February 2018.

The Ahern family is most widely known for its rental company Ahern Rentals. They also own Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel Manufacturing.

A representative for the Ahern Hotel says that the property will have 4 different sections, one of which will be a convention area. The plans for the other 3 areas are a "surprise."

The finished hotel will have a soft opening in July with a grand opening planned for December.