Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Frontier Hotel in Vegas is now history

The New Frontier casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday morning after a booming fireworks display, putting an end to the second property to open on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 16-story hotel tower was felled with over 1,000 pounds of explosives before a group of reporters and bystanders to make way for a multibillion-dollar resort bearing The Plaza brand, which is set to open in 2011.

The New Frontier earned historical notations by becoming the Strip's first theme casino and hosting Elvis Presley's debut in the city. The low-key gambling hall, which opened as the Last Frontier in 1942 with a cowboy village theme and later embraced the space age before returning to its Wild West roots, had become known for bikini bull riding, cheap hotel rooms and $5 craps before it closed its doors for good in July.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's true that Elvis had a show at the Frontier. I believe that his first time in Vegas was in 1956. He bombed big time. It took him 13 years to come back to Vegas at which time he literally owned the town with his improved act/show.