The Strat Hotel, Casino, and SkyPod is a hotel, casino and tower located on Las Vegas Boulevard simply north of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The Strat is owned and run by Golden Entertainment, which acquired the resort and 3 other properties from American Casino & Entertainment Properties for $850 million in 2017.

The property’s signature attraction is the 1,149 ft (350.2 m) Stratosphere Tower, the highest freestanding observation tower in the United States, and the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed just by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario. It is the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River and also the highest structure in Las Vegas and in the state of Nevada.

The hotel is a different building with 24 stories, 2,427 rooms and an 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) casino. The Strat lies within the city limitations of Las Vegas, and is sometimes thought about to be the northern most resort on the Las Vegas Strip, which is not situated within the city.

The Stratosphere, a job by Bob Stupak, began construction in 1991. The task incorporated parts of the previous Vegas World hotel-casino, which Stupak opened on the site in 1979. The Stratosphere opened on April 30, 1996. In March 2018, Golden Entertainment announced plans for $140 million renovation of the Stratosphere that will be revealed in three stages. Golden Entertainment revealed in February 2019 that the resort would be rebranded to The Strat Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. The name change ended up being main in January 2020.

In 1974, Bob Stupak opened a little casino in Las Vegas referred to as Bob Stupak’s World Famous Million-Dollar Historic Gambling Museum and Casino, situated north of the Las Vegas Strip on land formerly inhabited by the Todkill/Bill Hayden Lincoln Mercury Dealership. The casino burned down 2 months later on, and Stupak consequently opened his Vegas World hotel and casino on the exact same property in 1979.

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