In January 2008, the top floor of the Monte Carlo Hotel went up in flames as a result of a welding incident. Although there were no injuries, the fire caused severe damage to the hotel’s 32nd floor. The flames and successful fire-fighting efforts were a spectacle to behold for tourists and locals alike (See some of our free, non life-threatening Vegas attractions here).
Almost two years later, the hotel is preparing to reopen the charred floor with a boutique-style twist: 50 studios and suites offering fine amenities and exclusive service. Look for the opening of Hotel 32 toward the end of summer 2009.