The Riviera Las Vegas liquidation sale is halfway finished. Most of the suites have been picked apart. The casino floor is almost completely empty. Most of the restaurant furnishings are sold. There are still plenty of items available for purchase. Some of the one-of-a-kind items are still for sale and more seem to be discovered every day.
The hotel is in a depressing state. A woman added to that vibe on Sunday by jumping to her death from a balcony. The liquidator closed off several areas and sealed all sliding glass doors to the balconies in response to this action. These were previously left open to help air out the stuffy hotel rooms. There are also other extra security precautions, including a required check-in before entering the property.
Most beds in the open floors have been removed. Some furniture still remains. Many items are in good condition. The tables and dressers in suites might be perfect for furnishing a first apartment.
The top five floors of the Monte Carlo Tower are now closed, apparently in response to the jumper, based on the timing. Some unsold items from those floors were moved to the former hotel lobby.
The Penthouse Ballroom is on top of the Monaco Tower. It was picked nearly completely clean. This was where Sam Rothstein (Robert De Niro) married Ginger (Sharon Stone) in the 1995 movie “Casino”. The view from the top is exceptional and will never be seen from that angle again when the Monaco Tower is imploded.
Many of the hotel rooms are completely torn apart. Some hallways are littered with broken and rejected items.
The Starlite Theater was home to magic shows and comedy headliners over the years. The dressing rooms appear to have been rifled through. Goodbye messages were left on the walls.
Some floors of the Mediterranean Tower are now open. More open every couple of days. It was not part of the opening sale.
This includes the Frank Sinatra suite, among others. Most of the items in the Frank Sinatra suite are not for sale. The exercise room equipment on the 12th floor is open for the sale, as well as some offices on the second floor. The pictures below are of suites on the 9th floor, as well as views of the pool that never opened from various points in the tower.
The Riviera Las Vegas liquidation sale ends on June 8. The liquidator has already started to slash some prices. For example, the table games still left are now $375. The original price was $750. Games available include blackjack, baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, and Three Card Poker. There is also a “Crazy Girls” Wheel of Fortune table without the wheel.
Many of these tables include chip trays and other hardware. Many of the bulk items that were not moving have also dropped in price.
There are still many unique and logo items still available. This includes the brass R door handles, which are available for $350. It may be worth a visit just to see Riviera one last time before it meets it doomed fate. Who knows, you may even find something to take home as a souvenir.
Pictures taken earlier of other portions of Riviera during the liquidation sale may be found here.