Thursday, January 24, 2008
Aladdin....errr Planet Hollywood
In general I am not a fan of the dethemeing or rethemeing of Hotels. I have stated this in previous posts. For example Treasure Island into TI. I personally liked it better when it was Treasure Island. However I must say that Planet Hollywood Hotels has done a wonderful job with putting some life into Aladdin hotel and casino.
The Aladdin has always had a history of financial problems. It is the only LV hotel and casino to be imploded and then rebuilt. However after 9/11 its history of financial woes did it in and it was recently bought out by the Planet Hollywood Hotel group. They have totally revamped the front of the hotel, changing it from a drab Arabian theme to that of the glitz and glimmer of Hollywood. On this trip it was finally finished and I thought it looked great...lots of lights, movement, and video screens. The Desert Passage Shops are now called the Miracle Mile Shops. Brent and I did not get a chance to check out the revamp of the inside, but based on the outside I think it will be a nice change. So I wish PH good luck and hopefully they can change this property into a success story.