Vintage Postcard – The Hotel Dunes
The Hotel Dunes
Las Vegas, Nevada
This new high-rise multi-million dollar hotel on the world famous Las Vegas Strip is one of the showplaces of the Western Hemisphere. The many exclusive shops and facilities make it not only a city within a city – but a city within a hotel.
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When my folks visited Las Vegas in 1980, they stayed at the Dunes.
This site has a nice little write-up on the Dunes. They note that the casino and north tower were where the Bellagio fountain is today. This website has additional history about the Dunes, which opened with only 200 rooms…can you imagine that in Las Vegas today? The addition of the tower brought the room total to 450 in 1961.
The Dunes seemed to have financial difficulties from the very beginning. The Dunes is long gone, replaced by the Bellagio. The doors closed for good in January 1993, with demolition starting in October of that year.
Want to see the implosion of the Dunes? Thank you, YouTube.
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