Opened on April 24, 1950. Closed on August 28, 2000. Implosions begin in 2001.
Architect: Hugh Taylor, Jac Lessman.
Desert Inn associated with: Wilbur Clark, Moe Dalitz, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra (1997), Burton Cohen (1995), Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (1999), Debbie Reynolds (2005), Kirk Kerkorian (1991), Frank Modica (1994), Steve Wynn (2006), Elaine Wynn (1999).
Fifth resort on The Las Vegas Strip.
On September 13, 1951, Frank Sinatra makes his Las Vegas debut at the Desert Inn.
On July 31, 1955, while playing craps at the Desert Inn, Stardust founder Tony Cornero falls to the floor and dies. His body is taken off the casino floor and his glass is washed before the authorities can investigate. No autopsy was performed. His death was ruled as a heart attack.
Was located on an All-American Road (2000) and a Nevada Scenic Byway (1995).
Was located at 3145 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Paradise, Nevada.
Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.