Plaza Hotel kicks off free Thursday night pool parties

May 15, 2001 9:17 AM

The Plaza Hotel, downtown Las Vegas, has kicked off a free weekly pool party the first Thursday in May and will continue to hold the event every Thursday night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. throughout the summer. The promotion, a big hit in its first week, takes place in the pool area overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.

Plaza General Manager Mike Nolan said, "We had a large crowd our first week, despite unusually high winds and the fact that we were up against the final episode of the TV show "Survivor." I think this will be a big hit with both locals and tourists."

The event gives guests an opportunity to enjoy $1 margaritas, daiquiris, 16-oz. draft beer and hot dogs. Plus, the Plaza has a live DJ playing popular music. The Girls of Glitter Gulch host the event.

"The pool party concept has been a big hit for us in the past, and this year we have added some exciting attractions including a weekly drawing for $500 in cash. We have also decided to offer all this for free admission, which makes this an excellent attraction for our guests," Nolan said.