Hotel Dedicates Suite to Sinatra

LAS VEGAS -- Frank Sinatra may have sung about "New York, New York," but he often did it here, entertaining thousands of fans through the years in showrooms up and down the Strip.

To pay tribute to Sinatra, who died May 14, hotels, casinos and other establishments on the Strip extinguished their lights for one minute the next evening.

One of the hotel-casino properties that participated in this rare occurrence has taken the tribute one step further.

The Riviera Hotel & Casino, home of Sinatra's last permanent engagement in Las Vegas, has dedicated suite 2902 in the Monte Carlo Tower -- the room where the entertainer stayed when he performed at the property -- to "The Chairman of the Board."

An engraved plaque on the door now identifies the two-bedroom penthouse suite as the Frank Sinatra Suite, and a framed photograph of Sinatra hangs on one of the walls inside.

The suite -- usually reserved for high rollers, according to a hotel spokesman -- was redesigned for the singer in 1990, when he performed twice at the Riviera.

The next year, he performed two engagements there.

The hotel also will honor Sinatra in its Mardi Gras Entertainment Plaza with a photo that joins those of other entertainers who have performed at the Riviera during its 41-year history.

Riviera Hotel & Casino

Phone: (800) 634-6753 or (702) 734-5110

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