In other big changeover news, timeshare operator Westgate bought LVH, the former Las Vegas Hilton and before that the International, for a reported $150 million to $170 million. About 300 rooms there will be converted into timeshares.
But in food and beverage news, that means the former 80,000-square-foot Star Trek Experience space will be converted into a dayclub and nightclub project, and the Shimmer Caberet will close to become an open lounge bar with live entertainment.
David Siegel, the president and CEO of Westgate Resorts, says he plans to add Edge Steakhouse to the mix. That restaurant is already located next to Westgate's timeshare in Park City, Utah. The world's largest Benihana should remain.
· Westgate CEO Plans Sweeping Changes at Newly Acquired LVH [LVRJ]
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