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Last Call for Wings and Hot Pants: Hooters Casino Hotel in Vegas Is Closing

Aug. 23, 2019
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Last Call for Wings and Hot Pants: Hooters Casino Hotel in Vegas Is Closing
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Las Vegas is nothing if not a city that constantly reinvents itself, so in a move that probably surprises almost no one, the sun is setting on the world’s only Hooters Casino Hotel.

The property — with features such as do not disturb signs that say "No Knockers," room service Hooters wings and World Famous Hooters Girls manning some gaming tables -- is one of the cheapest resorts in Las Vegas. But, change is coming. This property was just purchased by Oyo Hotels & Homes in partnership with Highgate, a hospitality company that will oversee management when it’s reborn under a new name, the Oyo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Paragon Gaming will continue to oversee the small, 35,000-square-foot casino.

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If you haven’t heard of Oyo, you’re definitely not alone. But that’s likely to change fast, now that the India-based hotel and vacation rental company's rapid expansion (there are already 112 US properties since the first stateside hotel opened in Dallas in June) has brought it to a key tourist destination like Sin City.

“With our newest hotel in Las Vegas, we are excited to cater to a completely different audience segment,” Oyo Hotels & Homes founder and CEO, Ritesh Agarwal, said in a statement.

The hotel, which is on Tropicana Avenue around the corner from the Strip, will undergo a rebranding beginning in mid-September, a spokesperson confirmed to The Points Guy. The transformation is expected to be complete before 2020.

Photo by JT Genter / The Points Guy.

Details are scant, but we do know the rebranding will likely peel away the unmistakable Hooters Girls from the hotel elevators. And we can only hope they update the not-always-functional in-room safes and improve the onsite Wi-Fi. No word yet on whether or not they’ll keep the two signature restaurants (a Steak ‘n Shake and — you guessed it — a Hooters).

If you’re kicking yourself for not staying at the Hooters Casino Hotel while you had the chance, it’s not too late. The property will remain open during the rebranding, and rooms can be booked for as little as $24 — though there's also a pesky $37 daily resort fee. Reserve your stay through Hotels.com using your Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card through Jan. 31, 2020 for 10x miles, and take advantage of the Hotels.com Rewards program to earn one free night for every 10 paid nights, effectively boosting your return to 20% when you pay with the Venture card.

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(Photo by JT Genter / The Points Guy)

TPG's senior points and miles writer JT Genter recently stayed at this property, so you can prepare yourself for the trip by reading his comprehensive review first. His two pro tips? Bring your own batteries and, yeah, order the wings from Hooters.

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Hooters Casino Hotel isn't the only iconic Sin City property shutting its doors (or, at least, getting a serious makeover). The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is also scheduled to close and reopen under Virgin Hotels in 2020.

Feature photo by JT Genter / The Points Guy.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

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  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023