The El Cortez Hotel & Casino was originally constructed in 1941. An iconic Downtown Las Vegas cornerstone, it is the only existing casino to be placed on the National Register of Historical Places. The historic hotel is the longest continuously running hotel and casino in the city of Las Vegas, and has undergone numerous restorations throughout the years.
To facilitate its most recent renovation, The El Cortez partnered with The Korte Company and Design Cell Architecture. The 33,800 square foot renovation project included the remodel of 68 guest rooms and suites, corridors on three separate floors, and the executive hallway.
During the aggressive 12-week renovation, a detailed plan was initiated to ensure the El Cortez remained fully operational with minimal disruptions for its guests and staff. Selective demolition throughout the rooms and corridors included the removal of plumbing fixtures, doors, carpet, crown molding and interior non-structural walls as well as limited areas of ceiling.
Improvements included the installation of new casings, entry doors, fixtures, showers and ceiling tiles. Flooring updates included new carpet, ceramic tile and wood planking. Updated bathroom vanities were installed in addition to new restroom and shower walls.
The scope of work also included the relocation and integration of the fire alarm/sprinkler system and quick response sprinkler heads in both the private rooms and public areas of the corridors. Plumbing and HVAC components were also modified and relocated to incorporate the new architectural specifications.