Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Celebrates First Major Renovation in 50 Years

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, downtown Las VegasThe Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, downtown Las Vegas' oldest hotel, is celebrating its first major renovation in fifty years.

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“The expansion and renovation of the Golden Gate preserves and enhances a Las Vegas legacy – not only this classic 106-year-old building, but the Las Vegas spirit and the mystique it embodies,” said president and co-owner Mark Brandenburg. “Throughout the renovations, our goal was clear: remain true to our vintage Vegas character and deliver an experience that is original, people-centric and bursting with energy.”

The Golden Gate first opened as the Hotel Nevada in 1906. The hotel hosted a major block party along the Fremont Street Experience, to mark the end of a $15 million expansion.

The new 35,000-square-foot, five-story property drew inspiration from its past to give the lobby and suites a new look. There's also an expanded casino and a special area for high-rollers.

Two vintage-showgirl-inspire penthouses encompasses the entire fifth floor. An expanded casino floor features a new 1920s flapper-inspired high-limit gaming room, complemented by Golden Gate's playful dancing dealers.

The building’s old structure has been restored with the addition of a modern digital marquee and contemporary LED lighting accents representing pinstripes from the 1920s. Golden Gate’s new porte-cochere offers the most convenient parking in downtown Las Vegas.

Guests can choose from three dining areas including OneBar, Flair Bar and Du-par's Restaurant and Bakery, which is open 24 hours a day. It is famous for serving up a giant shrimp cocktail for just under $3.