The Whyte House (Las Vegas Hilton)

The Whyte House (Las Vegas Hilton)

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The LVH, 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States of America

Featured in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Profile

Whilst on the trail of the diamonds, Bond decides to pay a visit to The Whyte House, which was actually the Las Vegas Hilton (now The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino). Only the exterior shots of the hotel are the Hilton, with the additional taller tower seen in the film edited in afterwards. The actual interior of the hotel, where Bond plays Craps with Plenty O'Toole, is actually from the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

About

When the hotel was built in 1969, it not only was the biggest hotel in the world with over 3,000 rooms, but also featured the worlds largest casino. Originally called The Las Vegas International Hotel, the hotel was sold to the Hilton chain in 1971, and renamed the Las Vegas Hilton. Later in 2011, after a number of company mergers and various parts of the Hilton group were sold off, the Hilton contract with the hotel ended. This consequently lead to the hotel being renamed to it's current name, The LVH (Las Vegas Hotel and Casino), allowing it cleverly to use the same initials as before.

Trivia

The LVH is a stop on the Las Vegas Monorail. §