Rio Hotel And Casino
Brazilian Themed Rio
Just a short distance west of the Strip, the Rio Las Vegas offers a Brazilian theme and a high-flying zip line in a colorful resort packed with restaurants, bars and theaters.
Offering affordable all-suite accommodations, near (but not too near) the action.
What shows and concerts are playing at the Rio? : Shows playing at the Rio include: Penn & Teller, Chippendales.
The Rio has a spa and salon, wine cellar and tasting room and Sapphire Pool Club. What makes the Rio unique? Attention thrill seekers: Allow us to introduce you to the Rio Zipline. This daunting ride begins on top of the Rio’s 51-story Masquerade Tower. You’ll be strapped in a chair (with only a lap belt) and slide for about 800 feet to the 20-story Ipanema Tower. Then you’ll return again… backwards.
The Rio hosts the prestigious World Series of Poker each year. Imagine the Super Bowl, but instead of the Vince Lombardi Trophy the winner goes home with a diamond-encrusted bracelet and at millions in cash.
Called Voodoo Beach, the Rio’s pool deck features palm trees, waterfalls, hot tubs and swimming pools that each have different vibes. There are fish- and clam-shaped pools. Kids flock to the sand-bottomed pool near the entrance while adults make tracks for the lagoon-style pool at the back.
For an elevated drinking experience, step down into the Wine Cellar & Tasting Room. It’s crammed with more than 10,000 bottles – including one that came from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar. Choose from more than 100 wines sold by the glass. Cheese plates and freshly baked breads will enhance your enjoyment too.
Rio Hotel & Casino Location
The Rio Hotel & Casino address is
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Map Of The Rio Hotel & Casino Location
The Las Vegas Spectacular. What is there to do at the Rio? : Rio has a rooftop restaurant and VooDoo Steakhouse and lounge with some of the best views in the city. Rios VooDoo Restaurant and Lounge is a three-story venue with unique indoor and outdoor space for views of the Las Vegas Strip, city lights and beyond.
Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas History
The Rio opened on January 15, 1990 and brought the first two piano act to Las Vegas with many co-performers. In 1993 a 20 story expansion tower was constructed and added to the current Ipanema Tower. In 1997, a hotel tower and casino expansion including the Masquerade Show in the Sky cost of over $200 million to build. The Rio was purchased by Harrahs Entertainment (later named Caesars Entertainment) in 1999 for $888 million.
In 1998, Danny Gans was the headliner for the Rio until Penn & Teller took over the headliner spot in 2001 thru today. The Penn & Teller theater has been used for many special television projects. The hotel started hosting the World Series of Poker in 2005.
In December 2019, Caesars sold the Rio for $516 million with the deal beig Caesars would continue to operate the Rio under lease for at least two years, paying $45 million a year in rent.
In March 2021, the property had entered into a franchise agreement with Hyatt. After a renovation, the Rio Hotel & Casino will be re-branded to various Hyatt brands.
Rio Hotel & Casino Good To Know
This hotel is not located on the Strip. Although you can see the Strip and it appears to be close, we don’t recommend walking to it because you’ll have to pass over a major interstate while crossing busy on- and off-ramps.