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Riviera Hotel Towers

2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas NV United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1954
  Finished1972
Floor Count17
Building Uses
 - hotel
 - casino
 - restaurant
 - retail
 - fitness center
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof210 ftFederal Communications Commision

Description
- Architect (original): R.F. France & Company

- Contractor (original): Taylor Construction Company/Maxwell Company

- Architect (renovations): Martin Stern, Jr.

- This hodgepodge hotel tower was constructed in five very distinct phases from 1954 to 1977.

- The first phase was a 9-story, 291-room tower constructed from 1954 to 1955 at a cost of $10 million. It is called the Mediterranean North Tower.

- The second and third phases named the Mediterranean South Tower, is a 12-story, 420-room tower, built at a cost of $8 million, and constructed from 1965 to 1968.

- The fourth phase is named Monte Carlo Tower. This 17-floor, 361-room expansion was completed at a cost of $20 million in 1975, and designed by famous Las Vegas architect Martin Stern, Jr.

- The fifth phase, completed in 1977, is the San Remo Tower, a $4.3 million. 6-story, 200-room expansion low-rise. This expansion also included the 100-seat Ristorante Italiano, and upscale Italian restaurant.

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