By noon today, the Riviera Hotel and Casino will close its doors after operating for 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip. The casino and hotel will close today after being sold in February to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The 26 acres and 2,075 room building were all part of the purchase.
The tourism agency has plans to demolish the casino and hotel, which was once the venue where legends such as Frank Sinatra and Liberace performed. The property is going to be used as an expansion for the Las Vegas Convention Center along the Strip.
The Riviera was the longest surviving Strip Hotel. Later this month fixtures and furniture of the casino and hotel will be liquidated.