The recession has slowed much of the recent growth in downtown Las Vegas, but Mayor Oscar Goodman’s dream of a downtown renaissance is still alive. Goodman cut the ribbon at last Thursday’s opening of the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a boutique hotel adjacent to the longtime downtown property.
The Cabana Suites, developed on the site of the 100-room Ogden House, is located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and 6th Street. Billed as the “sassy younger sister” to the El Cortez, owners hope the aqua-blue exterior and posh lobby make the property stand out in a neighborhood that has seen stunted growth in recent years.
Word also came last Friday that another Las Vegas downtown business, the Galaxy Theaters at Neonopolis, closed its doors. The move leaves the once promising entertainment complex without an anchor tenant.