Saturday, 13 July 2013

Paris Hotel Las Vegas,France
Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The property is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. As its name suggests, its theme is the city of Paris in France; it includes a half scale, 541-foot (165 m) tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and a 1,200-seat theatre called Le Théâtre des Arts. The front of the hotel suggests the Paris Opera House and the Louvre.
The Paris is linked via a promenade to its sister property, Bally's Las Vegas, through which it is linked to the Las Vegas Monorail.
In May 1995, the project was announced by Bally Entertainment, owner of the adjacent Bally's Las Vegas, at a shareholders meeting. Paris was designed by architectural companies Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Assoc.(LHA a division of gkkworks), Bergman, Walls & Assoc. and MBH Architects. The architect of the project was Bergman Walls Associates.
The ground was broken for the Paris Las Vegas on April 18, 1997. The cost of the Paris was estimated at $760 million. Construction on the project began in May 1997 and was completed in April 1999. When the scale model of the Eiffel Tower was designed, it was planned to be full scale, but the airport was too close and the tower had to be shrunk. The scale is approximately 1:2. The property that the Paris Las Vegas is built covers 24 acres (9.7 ha). A unique architectural aspect of Paris is that the back legs of its Eiffel Tower actually come down through the ceiling into the casino floor.
Paris Las Vegas opened on September 1, 1999, with fireworks being shot from the Eiffel Tower. French actress Catherine Deneuve flipped a switch, turning on all of Paris' lights, including the various crystal chandeliers in the main lobby.


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