Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2020

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B M & T ••• March/April 2020 ••• 8 H OT E L H A P P E N I N G S DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO REACHES MILESTONE TOPPING OUT OF EXP ANSIVE, THIRD TOWER New Tower on Track to Open September 2020 Thirteen months after breaking ground, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has topped out on its expansive, third hotel tower. The announcement comes in conjunction with newly-released room renderings highlighting the stylish design of the studio king and one-bedroom suite offerings. Boasting over 250,000 sq. ft. of additional hospitality space the new tower is on track to begin booking this spring for stays starting in September 2020. Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property's existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand's third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lines, contempo- rary architecture and modern suites. The sleek, detailed exte- rior coupled with a strengthened pedestrian view will give the property an increased street-level presence and a dynamic new entrance to the hotel's casino floor. With an emphasis on providing a boutique hotel experi- ence for the modern traveler in Las Vegas, guests will also experience a significant increase in the suite life with a pre- mier room list that includes 67 studio units, 20 one-bedroom suites, and three Presidential Suites each complete with nearly 1,500 sq. ft. of living space. To accommodate the additional room inventory, the property has also begun work on expanding the footprint of its current fitness center. Located in the existing casino tower, the upgraded gym will offer over 1,500 sq. ft. of work- out space and provide guests with a state-of-the-art setting featuring a healthy combination of machines and free weights. "The topping out of our newest tower is an energizing milestone for all of us at the property," said John Culetsu, VP and Managing Director of the Downtown Grand. "We are in the final phases of develop- ment and closer to the ultimate goal of extending our revered guest expe- rience to many more travelers. We look forward to delivering the city's newest room prod- uct this fall." The Downtown Grand reimagined the downtown traveler when it opened in 2013. Defined by its industrial chic aura and highlighted by open ceilings, ornate fixtures, and heavy structural elements the hotel was at the forefront of the Downtown Las Vegas resurgence along with the relocation of Zappos headquarters, the development of the Fremont East District, and Life is Beautiful Music Festival. Six years later, the property continues to serve as a central hub to both tourists and locals alike for all of Downtown Las Vegas' events and happenings. Downtown Grand features 25,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 sq. ft. of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. For more information visit /2020vision. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Rendering

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