By Nancy Trejos
The new Downtown Grand hotel and casino in Vegas has 12 restaurants.
That’s not so rare for Vegas. What is rare is that many of the restaurants have access to the street.
Vegas hoteliers have almost always positioned their restaurants to lead patrons onto the casino floor. Not so with the Downtown Grand, which had its soft opening on Oct. 27.
Casinos on the opulent Strip just a few miles away are “designed to keep guests in the building,” says Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand. “We do the opposite. We encourage our guests to leave the casino.”
The 634-room Downtown Grand is already becoming a game-changer for the neighborhood.
Picnic, a rooftop pool with private cabanas, looks like it could belong in New York, Miami or Los Angeles.