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When planning your fun filled trip to Las Vegas. Keep in mind that there are many Las Vegas hotels rich in history.
Probably one of the most famous of the Las Vegas hotels, is the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel located on the famed Las Vegas strip. In 1945 one of the most notorious gangsters of all times, Bugsy Siegel and his associates came to Vegas. The group was attracted to Las Vegas because in part of the legalized gambling that was symbolic with Vegas then and until the present day. Siegel and his associates bought out the previos owners of the hotel. At a cost of over 6 million dollars, the Flamingo Hotel was officially opened in December of 1946.
The hotel was named after Bugsy Siegel's girlfriend, actress Virgina Hill. Siegel gave Hill that name because of her reported long legs. Bugsy Siegel was murdered in 1947, supposedly over financial issues dealing with the Flamingo. The hotel has gone through some ownership changes through the years. The Hilton corporation owned it for a time in the 1970's. The hotel has standard the test of time and it's fabulous hotel to stay at, and it has top entertainers from all over the world performing there.
Another famed hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Ceasars Palace. It's a palatial hotel with over 3300 rooms and 14 stories. Construction on the hotel began in 1962. The hotel was named after the Roman General Julius Ceasar. The designer Jay Sarno thought the name was a strong name that would invoke thoughts of royalty with a name like that. On December 31, 1967 famed daredevil Evil Kneivel famously tried to jump over 141 motorcycles in the front waterfalls of the hotel. It's a hotel that is so synonymous with Las Vegas that many movies and TV shows have been filmed at the hotel.
Like the Brad Pitt film Oceans 11, and Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman famously strolled in and outside of the famed hotel in Rainman. Sylvester Stallone has his fighter there in Rocky III. Nothing says Vegas better then Elvis Presley. The king of rock and roll was one of the biggest draws in Vegas, he regularly peforemed all over the strop until shortly before his death in 1977. He famously married his wife, Priscilla in a private ceramony at the Aladdin Hotel on May 1, 1967. The footage seen all over the world.
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