Sunday, April 10, 2011

Las Vegas Monorail Video


We came across the official Las Vegas Monorail (from 2008) video.  The interesting part is around 2:23 showcasing the McCarren Airport expansion (rendering included in the video.)

Also if you havent heard the Sahara Hotel and Casino (the end of the monorail line) will close on May 16.

(Las Vegas, NV) – March 11, 2011 – Sahara Hotel & Casino announced today that it plans to close on May 16, 2011.  We are work ing with our part ners to assess a vari ety of options for the prop erty, including a complete renova tion and repositioning,” said Sam Nazarian, CEO of sbe Entertainment Group, which owns and operates the Sahara. “While no final decisions have been made at this point,” Nazarian said, “the con­tinued operation of the aging Sahara was no longer economically viable.”
We see the northern end of the Strip as the future of Las Vegas,” Nazar ian said. “With Las Vegas showing early signs of recovery, we are confident that we ultimately will find a cre ative and com pre­hen sive new solu tion for this historic property.”
Mean while, the hotel and casino will remain fully oper a tional until May 16th. The Sahara will be honor­ing all room reservations and players’ club events until that time.
The Sahara has been working with MGM Resorts International on possible solutions for both customers and employees.[...]

No mention yet as to how this affects the day to day monorail operation.  However, the Las Vegas Monorail is asking to file for reorganization plans by Aug 17.  The current deadline is May 19.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas Monorail is asking a federal bankruptcy judge for three more months to file a Chapter 11reorganization plan.
The monorail wants to file its bankruptcy reorganization plan by Aug. 17.
Its current deadline is May 19, the same day U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Markell in Las Vegas is due to consider the request toset an Oct. 18 deadline to approve the plan.


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