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This Iconic Las Vegas Hotel Will Be Demolished in the Spring — After Nearly 70 Years on the Strip

The Tropicana Hotel will close its doors in the spring, but you can stay there for as low as $59 until then.

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It’s the end of an era for an iconic Las Vegas hotel. 

The Tropicana Las Vegas, which originally opened in 1957, will close its doors for good on April 2. The 9-acre property will be demolished and turned into a 30,000 seat MLB stadium for the Athletics baseball team, according to the Tropicana’s website

For guests who have booked a reservation after the closing date, the hotel advises that all future reservations will be canceled and will return all deposits. The hotel has set up a website with contact information for guests who encounter difficulties with the process. 

<p>Ethan Miller/Getty Images</p> The exterior of the Tropicana Las Vegas is seen on April 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The exterior of the Tropicana Las Vegas is seen on April 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The hotel, which was featured in the 1957 James Bond franchise film “Diamonds are Forever,” is one of the last remaining original hotels in the Las Vegas strip from the 1950s. In recognition of its history, travelers have been sharing memories and planning trips in advance of the closure. 

For those looking to visit the Tropicana during its final weeks, room rates range from $59 to $399 during the month of March 2024, according to the hotel’s reservation website. 

“Glad I’m going to get to finally stay there before its gone. One of my favorite casinos on the strip,” one traveler wrote on a Instagram post

The Tropicana currently operates in partnership with Hilton's DoubleTree brand, and is described as a 'South Beach' inspired hotel. The property currently offers entertainment such as the Laugh Factory Comedy Club, as well as Purple Reign, with music from the artist Prince. 

The Tropicana, which cost $15 million to build, or $111 million when adjusted for inflation, had over 1,400 rooms and 100,000 sq. feet of meeting space, according to Vegas Means Business

“Unlike many other Strip layouts, the Tropicana was designed and built as a resort hotel, not as a casino and night club with incidental guest rooms," an opening day review from the Las Vegas Sun stated at the time.

The Las Vegas strip has undergone change over the last year, with the opening of the new Fontainebleau casino, and Caesar's Palace demolishing a rotunda sculpture in advance of the Formula 1 races.

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