The Hacienda, resting on the outskirts of Boulder City, is destined to face some big changes due new management that has recently been given the green light. Nevada Restaurant Services Incorporated was just given preliminary approvals by the Gaming Control Board to proceed with operations. At this point in time, Nevada Restaurant Services Inc. is responsible for the operation of more than 80 Dotty’s taverns across the state already. The sale is soon to be finalized, and the property is slated to be closed for at least one week while renovations take place. Once reopened, the establishment will be going by the name “Hoover Dam Lodge.” This newly renovated space will be home to a 289-room hotel and casino. The final recommendations from the board regarding this business will be released before the end of the year.
One of the major advantages of the location is its proximity to Boulder City, a township that prohibits gaming within city limits. According to representatives, the former owners of the Hacienda actually contacted Nevada Restaurant Services in order to offer them the property at an undisclosed price. In addition to the proximity to the Hoover Dam, the property also offers extraordinary views of Lake Mead. The new owners plan to take full advantage of this view by adding a second tower to the property. Once the long-term project has been complete, management plans to be working with over 19,000 square feet of gaming space, movie theaters, and many other different types of amenities.
A New Beginning
When the Hacienda’s doors open for the first time, patrons will be welcomed by over 150 slot machines. Unfortunately, many of the former employees will be let go under this business agreement. While Nevada Restaurant Services Inc. did obtain the property, they were not sold the corporate entity itself, prompting the necessary changes. However, spokespersons have publicly stated that former employees are free to reapply for their jobs once the business is open once again. In fact, over 150 of the former employees have already been offered positions under the establishment’s new banner.