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
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