Downtown Hotel Celebrates Makeover

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Downtown Las Vegas’ oldest hotel is celebrating is first major renovation in five decades.

The Golden Gate Hotel hosted a major block party along the Fremont Street Experience last night, to mark the end of a $15 million makeover.

The five-story property drew inspiration from its past to give the lobby and suites a new look.  There’s also an expanded casino and a special area for high-rollers.

The Golden Gate first opened as the Hotel Nevada in 1906.  It’s claim to fame is serving up a giant shrimp cocktail for just under three dollars.

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