Downtown Grand Continues to Evolve with Strong Performance


Downtown Grand Continues to Evolve with Strong Performance

LAS VEGAS – February 3, 2016 – Downtown Grand Las Vegas, the sophisticated destination resort encompassing an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities, demonstrated a strong operating performance in 2015 by posting an average 90 percent room occupancy along with a steady growth in casino operations, as well as the continued popularity of its signature dining experience Triple George Grill, corner favorite Pizza Rock and resident bar Hogs & Heifers.

Early in 2015, the 30,000 square-foot rooftop infinity pool area was rebranded as the Grand Pool Deck, featuring a fresh food and beverage menu, new cabanas and furniture, and has become a prominent attraction for both the public and hotel guests.

The Downtown Grand casino, operated by Fifth Street Gaming, introduced a program of enhancements last fall.  Gaming promotions and events were introduced, the gaming floor was updated to create a more intimate environment with electronic table games, and the casino launched an esports gaming lounge that will be expanded later this month.  New signage was installed on 3rd Street to create a stronger visual presence, particularly for pedestrians walking on nearby Fremont Street Experience.

Seth Schorr, Chairman of Downtown Grand and owner of Fifth Street Gaming, introduced Jim Simms as the CEO of Downtown Grand in June 2015 to oversee the resort destination and expand its gaming promotions and casino operations. Simms’ goal was to advance the full casino resort experience, while capitalizing on the recognized success of the hotel and dining offerings including Triple George Grill and Pizza Rock. Working with Schorr, Simms completed his one-year plan ahead of schedule, and is now leaving Fifth Street Gaming and Downtown Grand.

“Downtown Grand is poised for another successful year catering to its guests with the opening of new culinary and entertainment amenities, elevating the casual sophisticated resort experience in Downtown Las Vegas,” said Schorr.  “In March, the Grand Pool Deck will reopen for the 2016 season introducing a new culinary twist and enhanced outdoor entertainment amenities.  Later this spring, stay tuned for more announcements on additional unveilings.”

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.

Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”.

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