Tropicana in Las Vegas became part of Hilton’s DoubleTree brand (read more here) back in 2012 and IHG already has two InterContinental Alliance Resorts (Palazzo and Venetian) in the city .
Now, the city’s news paper Las Vegas Sun is reporting that the Hooters Casino has been sold and that it would likely become affiliated with IHG, although not under the Hooters name.
You can access the Las Vegas Sun article here of which below is an excerpt:
Trinity, which is expected to change the Hooters name, has entered into partnerships with hotels operated by such resort companies as Crown Plaza, DoubleTree By Hilton and Holiday Inn. It is expected, though not yet verified, that the last company will take over the property — but not under the Holiday Inn brand.
Holiday Inn has a history of hotel-casino operations on the Strip in the form of the Boardwalk, the Coney Island-fashioned property that once stood on the grounds now occupied by CityCenter. That hotel closed Jan. 6, 2006, and was imploded the following May.
Hooters has had a spotty financial history over the past five years. In August 2011, the resort’s then-owners filed bankruptcy just a week before the property was scheduled to be auctioned off at a foreclosure sale. In court filings, the owners reported having $63 million in assets and roughly $178 million in liabilities.
Although many visit Hooters restaurants for breasts, I actually like the steamed shrimp and crab legs that they serve.
I believe that I may have stayed at this property sometime in the early 2000’s or at least visited the restaurant or casino. Looking at the photo of this property, seems that it would be a perfect fit for a Holiday Inn brand.