Celebrities like Robert Goulet, Dick Smothers, model Paris Hilton, record producer Quincy Jones, Donald Trump and Mayor Oscar Goodman and many more were on hand for the grand opening of the brand new Paris Las Vegas Hotel, to the public March 1, 2001. Crowds filled the North bound lane of Las Vegas Blvd just before 10pm as fireworks enveloping the Eiffel tower flashed overhead to signal the opening.
It was the first in recent Las Vegas history to be opened on time and within budget,
the new $800 million venue, owned by Park Place Entertainment (the gaming
subsidiary of Hilton Hotels) and physically attached to the south side of Bally's
and adjacent to the forthcoming Aladdin has 2916 rooms on
34 floors with rates starting around $129 a night. Among the more noticeable features
are a 1/2 scale version of the Eiffel Tower which will offer rides
to the one of the eight Paris Hotel Las Vegas restaurants at the top of the tower.
Expect to hear French spoken intermittently by employees giving one
the impression of being right in France itself as you stroll by
reproductions of the Arc de Triumphe, the Louvre and other famous landmarks.
Current Hotel and Reservations info available on the Las Vegas Hotels Page.