Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 5, 1997 · Page 187
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 187

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, January 5, 1997
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Sunday, January 5, 1997 The Arizona Republic T13 lb advertise ' or f rtfer information about this bannered page j please call 440-4751 -l rI fiO ftay at t Impsrial for. To advertise on these pages or within other RepublicGazette gaming sections, contact your account executive or call the newspapers at ' (602) 271-8443. Spectacular rate offered during selected dates -a The best deal In Las Vegas is at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino, in the heart of the action-packed Las . Grand Opening 19-story hotel with 850 rooms. Also in that year, on Dec. 1, the world-famous Imperial Palace Auto Collection opened on the fifth floor of the hotel's parking facility. More than 200 antique, classic and special-interest vehicles began the reign in " the plush, gallery-like setting. . In 1981, another innovation took place under Engelstad's direction. He Instituted the Senior Citizen Christmas Party, an annual event, which provides low-income senior citizens and non-ambulatory convalescent center residents with a complimentary holiday dinner and show. A A year later, in August, 1982, the . number of hotel rooms Increased to : 1,500. ... ; . : The covered parking garage was expanded early in 1985 to accommodate over 1,000 vehicles. . During the 1 986 expansion program, meeting and convention facility space ; was increased, hotel rooms increased to 2,100 with the completion of Tower IV, and an additional 15,000 square feet of space was added to the casino. A three-phase expansion project began in August of 1987, and was completed in . lull 1QPQ Special January 2 thru February 13 uai iuoi y c r '.it Single or Double Occupancy Sunday thru Thursday Subject to availability Extraordinary Extra-Large Guest Rooms Home to the multi-million dollar stage extravaganza, "Legends ' -In Concert," and the world-famous Antique and ' Classic Auto Collection, the.. Imperial Palace 0ers the best in entertainment, dining and hospitality in Lis Vegas. Engelstad built some low-rise buildings on the site and employed a staff of 250. Gaming began at the Flamingo Capri a year later in 1972. In 1974, the East and North buildings opened, along with the addition of the Shangri-la pool. On November 1, 1979, the beautiful casino of the Imperial Palace opened and the number of employees grew to 1,000. Engelstad selected an Oriental theme for its originality and personal appeal. Influenced by Japanese temple architecture, Merlin Barth, architect, specified traditional blue tile imported from Japan for the roof. The Oriental theme was carried out in-side as well, influencing everything from , decor to food service and employee uniforms. In the casino, carved dragons and 1 giant wind-chime chandeliers complete with gaming tables for the visitors' attention. ; Entertainment began in the Imperial ; Theatre showroom in June, 1980. The showroom seats 850 and since its opening has featured top stars as well as exciting revue shows. Its use was also expanded as a site for taping sports and entertainment television specials for network and cable TV broadcast By 1981, the Imperial Palace was a "Gone Country"Extravaganza starring Rex Allen Jr. Vegas Strip. The resort otters rooms for ! just $10 per person, based on double oc- cupancy, for the "January Spectacular," Jarr. 12-16 and 26-29. These fabulous deals automatically in: . ! elude a free buffet; a $1 0-off dinner cou-J pon for the delicious Fifth Floor Dining ' J Plaza restaurants (except Pizza Palace); ' free Scratch Slotto Card, with a chance to win up to $5,000 instantly; free Ippy's 24-J hour Fun Book,' which includes dozens of J free and discounted specials; plus a free $200 value toward earning redemptions : in the Imperial Players Club (initial enroll- .Imentsonly). , J Home to the multi-million dollar stage extravaganza, "Legends In Concert," and the world-famous Antique and Classic ! Auto Collection, the Imperial Palace offers J the best in entertainment, dining and hos- pitality in Las Vegas. The "January Spec-! tacular" specials automatically include free admission to the Auto Collection and ; $6ff a "Legends In Concert" show. Jrall (800) 634-6441 or your travel agent and make your Las Vegas "Spec- tacular" reservation for $1 0 - center-E'SMp" at the Imperial Palace Hotel and ' Casjno, where location, variety and value I make fun in Las Vegas automatic. imperial Palace history , II At the center of the Las Vegas Strip stands the Imperial Palace Hotel and Ca- f $ino, the 10th largest hotel in the world. It Ms a monument to the man who made a dream come true - Ralph Engelstad, the J'Dnly sole owner of a major Las Vegas ho-de-casino resort The Imperial Palace is the largest privately owned hotel-casino .ln the world. Engelstad began as a general contractor in 1954 and in 1971 decided to purchase the grounds and buildings of the "old Flamingo Capri Motel, a long-time landmark, once located where the Imperi- al Palace now stands. Acting as his own general contractor, i i . The Orleans Tropicana Avenue just west of the Strip and 1-15 702-365-7111 1-800-ORLEANS (675-3267) OTHER COAST RESORTPROPERTIES '0 The first phase included a new ' Olympic-size swimming pool, a two-story waterfall, heated spa and poolside bar. The second phase included a 547-room, , 19-story tower, which brought the Imperial Palace's total guest room count to 2,637. The final phase of the expansion , project extended the front of the hotel to the sidewalk of the famous Las Vegas Strip and included a satellite casino, race and sports book, health and fitness center, and office complex. The Race and Sports Book opened in September 1989, as the most unique fa Everything under one roof one-stop fun spot ' 1-888-G0 COAST (402-6278) Victorian elegance at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip 1-888-BARBARY (227-2279) cility of its kind, featunng a color TV at each individual seat. imfiJLi O ULUMl V V Is - f V tmsm TRAVEL AUTHORITY V V 0 fpPLAYAINN Room Reservations City Tours Wedding Packages I Am Iimi A Dm IMi TEiff'M Guaranteed Lowest Rates All Hotels All Conventions ' Free Funbooks, Show Guides & Maps SWIMMING POOL JACUZZI SWIM UP BAR vc imowm.cuuiv, mm too mma atuuu. 829 ea-864 . $54-f74 raromTioHi reservations! 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK CAU, TODAT (602) 899-3722 It f iffil" If i . lnT" . i f if i itTzjm 3 H c - :: 3 i : : : r rrfj ? 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