Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on March 17, 1963 · 65
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii · 65

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Sunday, March 17, 1963
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Ill Las Vegas THE SUNDAY STAR-BULLETIN & ADVERTISER March 17, 1963 E5 Sahara Tower Alters Skyline The Las Vegas Strip skyline now has been altered! Towering high above the 200,000 residents of the Vegas Valley area, the $6 million, 24-story Hotel Sahara Tower has reached its ascension. To add 400 more luxurious rooms and suites to the Sahara's current 604, the massive addition to the West's largest first class resort is scheduled for May 24 increasing the Sahara's capacity by nearly 70 per cent. Official groundbreaking ceremonies, presided over by Sahara-Nevada Corp. President Milton Prell, Del E. Webb, chairman of the board of the Del E. Webb Corp., and L. C. Jacobson, president of the Del E. Webb i Corp., were held on Feb. 9, 1962. Since that time work has progressed at a fan-tast i pace to make the availability of the mammoth structure by June, 1963, a distinct possibility. Now available as part of the Sahara's overall $12 million enlargement are the Caravan Room coffee shop and intimate House of Lords steak house, a 1,000-seat convention hall and exhibition area, executive offices and a Don the Beachcomber restaurant all included in a new three-story section. ONE OF the most successful operations on the Las Vegas Strip, the hotel opened on the site of the old Club Bingo in October, 1952, with 200 rooms and doubled its capacity the following year. Under the direction of Prell, a veteran of 15 years on the Las Vegas scene and top executive of the Sahara's downtown affiliate, The Mint, the Sahara assumed and retained a position of leadership since opening its doors as the sixth resort hotel in Las Vegas. Promotional undertakings by the Sahara in its operation set a highly successful growth pattern and in June, 1960, the 14-story, 200-room Sahara Tower was opened to resort guests. Now well into its tenth year of Las Vegas Strip operation, the Sahara is a component of the Sahara-Nevada Corp. and has functioned as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Del E. Webb Corp. since Sept. 1, 1961. PRELL continues to direct activities for the Sahara-Nevada Corp. from his post as corporation president and is surrounded by key personnel who aided him in maintaining a powerful business machine through the past several years. Chief among these men are: Al Winter, former Portland, Ore., attorney who now assumes the post of Sahara -Nevada Corp. chairman of the board; Alex J. Shoofey, a graduate of St. John's University, Brooklyn, who joined the organization in the Club Bingo days and has risen to the post of Sahara-Nevada Corp. executive vice president; Barney Morris, former Portland, Ore., businessman, a ten-year veteran of Las Vegas and a corporation vice president; Ed Mapel, former Denver, Colo., member of the City Council and a Sahara owner since its inception and now a corporation vice president. THE NEW Skyscraper will tower 260 feet from its ground level and will incorporate 46 three-room dignitary and executive suites among its many rooms. Each will feature a 35x27 feet living room and a bar along with deluxe and roomy sleeping quarters. Additionally, each suite will include a lanai sun deck area that automatically provides guests with a commanding and sweeping view of the colorful Las Vegas Valley. Carrying passengers to the 400 new rooms and suites will be three 27-pas-senger elevators while a pair of smaller elevators will supply resort guests with room service requests. One unique fetaure of all rooms is the availability of deluxe sleeping comfort-all rooms will include ei- AT SEMINAR At a recent seminar for travel agents which was held at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel are from left, George M. Turner, vice president in charge of sales for P & O Orient Lines, North America; Miss Sally Edwards, general passenger agent, and Capt. David Hassall of Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd., steamship department. a oil arc Cordially Invited To stop in and look ever our panoramic teleclion of more than 300 all new Spring 1963 fabrics Mad to Mur Clethas Provides you with your favorite fabrics and the fashion de tails you want precisely ta ored for you to your exact measurement.":. Popular Nationally Advertised Prices Suits $56.50 to $91.50 featured by 48 Hour Alteration Strvic ALA MOANA CENTER PHONI 957-895 (3 - ""Sr.- rtS&:Sl vifP An artist's rendering shows Hotel Sahara's new 24-story Skyscraper as it will look on May 24 of this year when officially opened to the public. The giant building will contain 400 exclusive rooms and suites. Next to the new structure is the 14-story Sahara Tower containing 200 rooms. ther double beds, king or queen-size beds. Additionally, each room will be equipped with a remote control 19-inch TV and radio set while 23-inch, remote control color TV consoles will be placed in each of the 46 suites. A large portion of the construction cost is centered around the lower level that will incorporate a second main hotel lobby and an expansive shopping arcade. "PLAETTEN RIDING Exciting jaunts downstream by barge called "plaetten riding" h a v e been resumed on the Sal-zach River on the 10-mile stretch from Tittmoning on the Austrian border to Burg-hausen in Upper Bavaria. Sightseers shoot down the Salzach on flat barges of the kind formerly used to transport salt. The barge trips, popular with both German and foreign tourists, take the traveler through romantic mountain countryside and picturesque old towns. Enjoy 2 Exciting Nights 3 Delightful Days. in Japan Anthem Written By A German The Japanese national anthem was written in western-style music by a German bandmaster, Franz Eckert, director of the Marine Band of Japan with an ancient Japanese melody for its theme. It was played for the first time on the 28th birthday of Emperor Meiji, Nov. 3, 1880. Daintily carved mother-of-pearl jewelry Is a specialty of the island of Eno-shima, a favorite excursion point from Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura, according to Japan Air Lines. SUMMER VACATION TRAVEL Compare these travel bargains before committing yourself w -. .- v SEIBU SUMMER ORIENT TOUR (June 15 -July 12) 28-day all inclusive tour packag visiting Japan (Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura Yokohama, Kyoto, Nora, Osaka), Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila Hakono, s.483 Wal Soma Ge Your Tour Escort DESTINATION "MAINLAND" FAMILY FUN Summer Tour USA Canada (June 22 -July 12) 21-Clorious days of carofroo timo especially signed for you and your family with IX tour included in cost . . . visiting Las Angeles, Die- 632so neyland, las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver Clarence Wonfl Your Tour Escort HAWAII SEIBU D0DWELL TRAVEL 641 Keeaumoku St. Ph.: 960-207 ACT I" All I S'ibu Spring Orient Festival Tour LA) I LALLe Deoorture: March 28 $9? .$W7 THIS 1ST. IE YEA AT SPECTACULAR HOTEL mm Av-Wfdnesday. Other Wesk-end up. Rates Available at Your Travel Agen or Write Hotel Sahara. 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