Riviera

sights / Architecture

Riviera information

The Strip , USA
Address
Street 2901 Las Vegas Blvd S
Telephone
+1 702 734 5110
Getting there
bus Deuce
More information
www.rivierahotel.com
Opening hours
24hr
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Lonely Planet review

When it opened in 1955, the Riviera was the first high-rise on the Strip. Liberace did the ribbon-cutting honors; film auteur Orson Welles appeared on stage the next year performing – of all things – magic acts. A host of big-name entertainers have starred at the Riviera ever since, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Tony Bennett. But that Hollywood glamour is almost entirely gone now. Inside the dimly lit, confusingly laid-out casino, Penny and Nickel Town are faves with the old-as-the-hills clientele, but times are changing – the Riviera is to undergo a substantial renovation as the resort attempts to court the convention crowd.