112113 GTR_Downtown Las Vegas Grand Interior_300Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel companies, formerly opened Downtown Grand Las Vegas, the latest addition to its list of upscale hotels, earlier this month.

On November 12, the hotel's two towers and casino hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Las Vegas and other local dignitaries, and on November 16, local residents and visitors continued the celebration with a street party that included five diverse musical acts on 3rd street and inside the hotel.

According to company literature, this 634‐room hotel is the largest member in the Ascend Hotel Collection, a network of one‐of‐a‐kind upscale properties. Each Ascend hotel is a unique reflection of the distinct character of its host city, yet all offer the same high standards of hospitality and comfort. Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino does all that and more.

“What makes Downtown Grand Las Vegas so extraordinary is that it offers a world class experience—through its casino, restaurants, high style and exceptional service—while remaining firmly committed to the local downtown Las Vegas vibe. That upscale, local experience is the essence of the Ascend Hotel Collection,” said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels International. “We had been eagerly awaiting the doors to open and are extremely pleased to have it as a highlight within the portfolio. This hotel and the rapidly growing Ascend Hotel Collection truly embody the future of Choice Hotels International.”

Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this hotel is part of a revitalization breathing new life and contributing to the new cultural, fun and authentic downtown community. The hotel is located in Downtown3(rd), the new metropolitan center of downtown Las Vegas, where guests can enjoy traditional activities like gambling or walk just a few steps to the Fremont Street Experience, charming eateries and bars, the edgy and quirky Arts District, live music venues and museums, including the popular Mob Museum right across the street.

The guest rooms at Downtown Grand Las Vegas set an entirely new standard. All five room types—Deluxe, Premium, One‐ Bedroom Suite, City Suite and Grand Suite—offer spacious accommodations, high‐definition flat screen televisions, presidential pillow top mattresses, luxurious bed linens, plush lounge chairs and stylish custom furnishings.

The Downtown Grand Casino, a reclaimed factory space, gives patrons an open and unique gaming environment unlike anything that Vegas has ever seen. The casino offers traditional games like slot machines, tables, Baccarat and sports bets, as well as unprecedented games like "Street Dice" where gamblers place bets and play outside the casino on 3rd Street. The casino also features a groundbreaking rewards program, MY POINTS, which allows for individual tournament play and other special bonuses.