Luxury timeshare company Westgate Resorts has acquired the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, it announced last week. The resort, which has been rebranded as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, previously was the Las Vegas Hilton.
"Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will set the standard for service in Las Vegas," Westgate Resorts Founder and CEO David Siegel said in a statement. "We are very excited to be taking this important part of Vegas history and reinventing it for the next generation of Las Vegas visitors."
Located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino originally opened in 1969 as the International. Among its early guests were Elvis Presley and Liberace. Today, the resort has nearly 3,000 guest rooms - some of which Westgate will convert to luxury timeshare villas - as well as a 95,000-square-foot casino and 200,000 square feet of meeting space.
"Although a selection of our rooms will be converted into timeshare villas, it is important to know that our resort hotel and legendary luxury suites will remain open to Las Vegas visitors and tourists for vacations and conventions," Siegel said. "We will be providing the best of both worlds on our resort property ... Las Vegas is the center of the universe for luxury destination resorts and the new Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is at the center of the Las Vegas renaissance."