A city Landmark
The Riviera is one of the most popular hotels of the Vegas Strip to this day. it opened its doors to the public in 1955 and operated until 2015. At the time of its opening, the Riviera revolutionized the hotels industry in Vegas, thanks to its groundbreaking design.
This photo shows the Riviera Casino around 1955, the year the hotel opened. The Riviera was considered a city landmark, and so it operated as the shooting location for different Hollywood productions, including the hit films 21 and The Hangover.