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Hotel rooms at iconic Downtown Las Vegas hotel getting new look

Rooms at El Cortez getting a makeover
Posted: 11:31 AM, Feb 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-20 20:44:11Z

The guest rooms at the El Cortez are getting a new look but you don't have to worry about the hotel's character being lost. The new interior decor and artwork will represent the hotel's iconic location in Downtown Las Vegas and its history. 

The refreshed rooms plan to offer a warm, modern design blended with a bit of whimsy while incorporating a splash of Spanish Colonial style. Highlights of the redesigned rooms include black and white floor tiles, traditional style rugs, carved wood details and modern accent furniture. The rich tones in the fabric and the vintage Las Vegas inspired artwork give the room a timeless and comfortable feel.

Stepping into the hallway, guests will be greeted with a full size monochromatic mural of the vintage Downtown Las Vegas skyline with a vivacious pop art graphic layered atop. Accenting the mural is a bold pop of color, changing per floor, giving each level a distinctive personality of its own. El Cortez’ rich history can be found along the corridor graphic featuring an abstract interpretation of its vintage sign spanning the length of the hallway.

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 “Since we first opened on Fremont Street over 75 years ago, we continue to find ways to grow, evolve and invigorate our property,” said Alexandra Epstein-Gudai, Partner and Executive Manager of El Cortez Hotel & Casino. 

There are 73 rooms in the tower at the El Cortez. The renovations are expected to be completed by late summer of this year. 

The El Cortez on East Fremont Street opened in 1941. It is the longest continuosly running hotel and casino in the city. The hotel has undergone several renovations, but still features the same façade it had in 1952, keeping the spirit of classic Vegas alive. In February of 2013, the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places making it the only casino on the list.