Downtown Las Vegas' El Cortez Hotel and Casino has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The register recognizes properties with cultural relevance worthy of preservation.
One of the oldest establishments on Fremont Street, the hotel and casino first opened in 1941, undergoing a remodel in 1952.
"We are thrilled to become one of the beloved properties across the nation recognized on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places," said Alex Epstein, executive vice president of El Cortez. "Our hotel represents not only the treasured memories of our city's history, but also embraces the future of downtown."
Though the popularity of the El Cortez waned when the Las Vegas Strip began to overshadow downtown, the hotel and casino has enjoyed renewed success over the past few years with downtown's resurgence.
For more information about the El Cortez, visit www.elcortezhotelcasino.com.
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