The company obtains approval to build a new hotel-casino in southwest Vegas


LAS VEGAS (AP) – A casino company with six properties currently open in and around Las Vegas got the go-ahead from county lawmakers on Wednesday to build a new casino hotel in an area southwest of the Strip.

Clark County Commission approval means construction could begin early next year for the 200-room tower dubbed “Durango, a Station Casinos Resort” near 215 Beltway, officials said. company.

Bob Finch, COO of Station’s parent company, Red Rock Resorts, called the project a next-generation attraction for local residents. He said he could open at the end of next year.

A cost estimate is expected in the coming weeks.

Plans call for a 216-foot-tall hotel, casino, swimming pool with an event lawn, four restaurants and bars, a shopping and sports betting area, meeting and convention space, a parking structure and kiosks. charging for electric vehicles.

A second phase would add a second tower, more hotel rooms, a theater-entertainment area and a larger casino.

Station Casinos has owned the 71-acre (29-hectare) undeveloped property since 2000.

The company has nine large casinos and 10 bars, restaurants and sports betting establishments. Its Fiesta Henderson, Texas Station in Las Vegas, and Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas closed during the coronavirus pandemic and have not reopened.

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