Imperial Palace Togel Singapore Will Not Currently Lay Off Employees
Imperial Palace Hotel and Togel Singapore Casino, one of Nevada’s largest private employers, will not currently lay off any employees, according to General Manager Ed Crispell. “We are, as an alternative, temporarily reducing our hourly work force department-wide to four days per week. When Las Vegas’ travel and leisure market improves, Imperial Palace will restore the 40-hour work week,” Crispell said.
Because of the national crisis and accompanying low occupancy levels, Imperial Palace will, instead of employee lay-offs, concentrate on special offerings to increase occupancy levels. “We will take a positive, pro-active approach both with individual travelers and our partners in the tour and travel trade,” he stated. “We will work closely with the LVCVA and other strategic alliances to continue to present Las Vegas as the number-one tourist destination in the world.”
Desert Inn Hotel Is Demolished
LAS VEGAS – /AP/ – The Desert Inn’s 15-story Augusta tower, a symbol of old Las Vegas on the city’s famous Strip, was demolished on October 23 with staccato-controlled explosions and a cloud of dust.
The implosion of the 50-year-old building, which once featured Frank Sinatra and was home to Howard Hughes, clears the way for developer Steve Wynn to build a new hotel on the same site.
“This is Vegas. There’s a lot of hotels around here, but they say this one’s got to go,” said Amy Lowers, 26, of Olympia, Wash.
Lowers sipped lemonade-liquor drinks with others in town for the National Association of Convenience Stores convention, waiting for the 2 a.m. blast.
It was muted compared to previous Las Vegas hotel implosions. Eight or 10 booms, a crackle of firecracker-like pops and the building – having already been stripped to a honeycomb shell of cement – shuddered and collapsed.
“People think you’re trying to blow something up,” Doug Loizeaux, vice president of Baltimore-based Controlled Demolition, said as dust began to billow. “Actually, it has its own energy. You let gravity bring it down.”
Loizeaux’s company also imploded the Dunes in 1993, the Landmark in 1995, the Sands in 1996, the Hacienda on New Year’s Eve 1996, and the El Rancho last year.
Loizeaux said 248 pounds of explosives were used Tuesday. No mishaps were reported.
“What we blasted was essentially a concrete framework,” Loizeaux said. “Everything combustible was taken out. All that’s left is recyclable.”
With no wind on a 68-degree early morning, the dust wafted like fog east over the Desert Inn Golf Course and the Las Vegas Convention Center.