Plaza Re-Grand-Soft-Opening August 24

The Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas has scheduled their grand soft re-opening for August 24, which is just under a year from when they closed.  Their grand-grand opening is a week later.

The Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas will reopen to guests Sept. 1 after an extensive overhaul of the 40-year-old property.

The Plaza’s rooms have been refurbished with new wall coverings, furnishings, floors and fixtures, all purchased at a discounted price from the halted Fontainebleau project on the Strip.

The Plaza website is taking reservations for the reopening, with rates starting at $44 for a standard room, but as high as $119 for some weekends in September.

Prior to its grand reopening, the Plaza will host a soft opening on Aug. 24 for its casino.

I understand needed to maximize public relations, but I’m so tired of two tiered openings I didn’t even want to pass this info on.  OK, I’m done venting.

The rooms will be with new furniture and the hotel will be with a new restaurant as the kinda famous Firefly won’t be re-opening for a very sensible reason.

Firefly owner John Simmons said last week the restaurant wasn’t “making any money.”

Bottom line for a business is to make money.  I’ll just have to visit the Firefly around the block from me next time I have a hankering for Sangria.