by Michael J. Shapiro | November 13, 2013
The 634-room Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, part of Choice Hotels' Ascend Hotel Collection, celebrated its grand opening Tuesday in downtown Las Vegas, near the Fremont Street Experience and across the street from the Mob Museum. The new hotel offers three on-site restaurants, four bars and 2,500 square feet of indoor meeting space. The hotel's 35,000-square-foot rooftop pool area, Picnic, also is available for events. The casino is housed in a reclaimed factory space with an industrial chic atmosphere; unique gaming options include "Street Dice," which gamblers can play outside the casino on 3rd Street.