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Golden Nugget Voted Las Vegas’ Best Downtown Hotel


LAS VEGAS –The Golden Nugget Las Vegas was recognized for the eighth consecutive year as the Best Downtown Hotel at the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 27th Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards, March 22.

          The hotel was chosen by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal through print and online readers’ polls for 2008, with nearly 8,000 people worldwide participating in the survey.

          “Sharks on Fremont Street?” The Review-Journal’s editorial read in its award issue. “At least some of them have a good home at the Golden Nugget. Usually the blowout favorite for this category — second-place Four Queens wasn't even near to close — the Golden Nugget backs up its reputation as the crown jewel of Downtown with reinvestment, including a new buffet, Lillie's Noodle House and, yes, that shark tank, rising out of the pool.”

          “On behalf of the Golden Nugget and Landry’s Restaurants,” said Justin McVay, Public Relations Manager for the property, while accepting the hotel's award, “I would like to thank Las Vegas and the readers of the Review-Journal for selecting the Golden Nugget as your Best Downtown Hotel.”

          Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, longtime advocate for revitalizing Downtown, recognized the Golden Nugget as the Best Downtown Hotel during the awards show held inside the New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s Zumanity Theatre, along with co-announcers Darren Peck, Ted Pretty and Heidi Hayes from Las Vegas’ Fox 5 Television.

          “The Golden Nugget has made some great renovations since 2005,” McVay concluded. “And if you haven’t been downtown in a while, we’d like to invite you to come back and check us out.”

          For more information on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards and a full list of the recipients, visit their website at

          For more information on the Golden Nugget Las Vegas visit us at

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Winner of the AAA Four-Diamond Award since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget offers more than 1,900 deluxe guest rooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants; luxury spa and salon and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a live shark aquarium. In September 2005, Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. purchased the Golden Nugget hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., and embarked on a 14-month, $100 million renovation project, which was completed November 2006. In December 2007, the Golden Nugget completed its $60 million Phase II project, which expanded the resort west onto First Street and introduced additional entertainment, event and dining venues. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454, or by booking online at


Justin McVay
Golden Nugget Public Relations Manager
129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 386-8107
(702) 387-4413