The Plaza Hotel will be receiving a slew of renovations as well as a name change to Union Plaza. This will coincide with renovations to two other downtown casinos – the Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino and the Western Hotel and Casino.
(Anthony F.) Santo, who is a consultant for Tamares, the landlord of the three properties, said negotiations are under way for a $20 million loan to refurbish the rooms at the Plaza and to rename it the Union Plaza.
There also will be theme changes in the Las Vegas Club, he said. He added that the Western will see fewer changes, with some possible slot machine upgrades for its mostly locals market.
During the remodeling at the Plaza, some customers will be moved to the Las Vegas Club, Santo told the board.
Any updates downtown should be a good thing. The name change brings the Plaza hotel back to its original name. It would be nice to see the property cleaned up – even if it’s just on the surface.