A grand letter day for downtown Vegas: D Hotel officially opens

Oct 9, 2012 6:42 AM

It’s officially D-Day this Wednesday when the D Las Vegas completes its transformation from what was the former Fitzgerald Casino & Hotel.

The downtown locale features a new lobby and valet, 624 remodeled rooms, 14 luxury suites and two high energy bars – LONGBAR inside the casino and D Bar on Fremont Street.

The first floor of D offers the latest in slots and tables, while Vintage Vegas on the second floor is designed for an “old school” look at the gaming experience with coin operated slots and the Sigma Derby simulated horse racing game.

Wednesday’s grand opening will also debut Detroit’s iconic American Coney Island restaurant, the first-ever location outside of Michigan.

Also the D’s Fremont Street façade will be home to an exclusive video display known as Face to Face, which features colorful and dynamic content broadcast across hundreds of feet of LED signage and 40 giant flat screen televisions.

There will be a news conference on Third Street Stage on Wednesday with a toast by D owners Derek and Greg Stevens, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Mark Mayer has over 35 years covering sports events and is the sports editor at GT. Reach him at [email protected].

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