Edge Steakhouse Opens At  Westgate

Edge Steakhouse Opens At Westgate

The revamp of the restaurant offerings at the Westgate continues as TJ’s Steakhouse has closed and has been replaced with another steakhouse called Edge Steakhouse which is a brand from Utah. The Edge Steakhouse at the Westgate LV had an announced opening date of July 28th although a call to the property confirms that the change has already occurred and its open for business. This isn’t the first Edge Steakhouse to open at a Westgate resort as one opened at the Park City Utah property in 2012 and has won many awards so it will be interesting to see how it fairs in a very competitive Las Vegas market. Edge Steakhouse features Wagyu Beef from Snake River Farm as well as tableside preparations such a fresh seafood tower, micro deserts and tableside caesar salads made to order. Its nice to see Westgate update the former LVH which was longtime know to many as the Las Vegas Hilton a property that although in good condition hasn’t been updated a lot over the years.

New Bar At Westgate

New Bar At Westgate

IMAG0210The changes continue at Westgate Las Vegas as the new owners revamp the former LVH with work currently going on include an installation of a marble path across the casino. One recent addition to the property is a new bar added just inside the main entrance with the name of International which is a nice choice for a name; The reason why the name is cool is because its a nod to the original name of the property ‘The International’ which was the home of Elvis for many years. Next on the list is a update to the famous sportsbook which hopefully they don’t change too much but it does need an update as for example many of the large televisions on the board are dated. It a time when we have often seen resorts cutting services or deferring maintenance and improvements its nice to see a operator put money in to refresh their property.

 

Another Show Closes At Westgate

Another Show Closes At Westgate

New Westgate Las Vegas momument sign

New Westgate Las Vegas momument sign

The changes at the former LVH continue as another show has closed at the property as the property becomes the Westgate Las Vegas a timeshare property with a casino; The latest show to close is the Las Vegas Tenors which follows past shows that have closed recently Comedy After Dark and MO5AIC. As of right now that leaves the property with two shows The King which is an Elvis tribute act with Trent Carlini and Raiding The Rock Vault. It will be interesting to see how far the new owners will go in cutting costs and if the two remaining shows remain open, apart from being a timeshare resort the property also does a large convention business because of its location next to the Convention Center. The convention goers might want to see a show when staying at the property so having some kind of show option might be a good idea but running five or six shows might not be worth the cost. As the transition from full hotel resort to timeshare resort we will have to see what other changes the Westgate Las Vegas makes in future months.

Early Impression Of Former LVH

Early Impression Of Former LVH

Smaller of the two main signs the letters of the LVH have been replaced with Westgate.

Smaller of the two main signs the letters of the LVH have been replaced with Westgate.

New Westgate Las Vegas momument sign

New Westgate Las Vegas momument sign

So with the recent purchase of the LVH (the former Las Vegas Hilton) by Westgate Resorts a timeshare company I decided to take a quick monorail ride to the resort to see what changes had been made so far. Because the purchase was so recent I didn’t expect huge changes but as you can see from the pictures a lot of the former LVH sign age had been replaced with new Westgate signs. Inside the property the lobby, huge open casino floor and large sports book were pretty much the same as before as was most of the public areas and, for midweek pretty busy including a large group of Asian female flight attendants waiting to check in (no I didn’t take pictures of them sorry). The only real changes inside where the Westgate timeshare salespeople down the corridors off the main public areas in several spots. The corridor down to the Pizza Hut restaurants retail space has been transformed in to a room showcasing Westgate Resort properties and many small offices where I presume they can take you if you are interested in a timeshare. The former Las Vegas Hilton which more recently was known as the LVH is a great property but the drawback has always been its location its great for conventioneers because of its location next to the Convention Center but outside of conventions traffic is slower. The hotel is on the monorail route which does bring some tourist traffic and with the opening of the SLS soon should help a little in non convention times; While we are no fans of being bugged by timeshare people maybe the purchase of the property by Westgate Resorts will help fill up the rooms in off peak times which will be good for the property.

LVH Becomes The Westgate

LVH Becomes The Westgate

LVH Sign

The new owners of the LVH, which was formally the Las Vegas Hilton, have wasted no time in changing the signage of their new property to the new name of Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The new owners Westgate Resorts have announced that they will convert some of the rooms to timeshare villas but still have hotel rooms available for nearby convention goers and Las Vegas tourists. The new owners also announced they would like to change the bar space from the former Star Trek Experience bar in to a nightclub. This hotel has a lot of history being the former home of Elvis when it was called the International and it would be nice to see this property flourish I don’t know if the new owners could make this happen but we wish them luck.