Flamingo Las Vegas (formerly The Fabulous Flamingo and Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas) is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
The property includes a 72,300 square-foot casino along with 3,626 hotel rooms.
The architectural theme is reminiscent of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style of Miami and South Beach.
Staying true to its theme, the hotel includes a garden courtyard which serves as a wildlife habitat for flamingos.
The hotel was the third resort to open on the Strip and remains the oldest resort on the Strip in operation today.
The Flamingo has a Las Vegas Monorail station called the Flamingo & Caesars Palace station at the rear of the property.
After opening in 1946, it has undergone a number of ownership changes.
The Flamingo site occupies 40 acres originally owned by one of Las Vegas' first settlers, Charles "Pops" Squires. In 1944, Margaret Folsom bought the tract for $7,500 from Squires, and she then later sold it to Billy Wilkerson.
Wilkerson was the owner of The Hollywood Reporter as well as some very popular nightclubs in the Sunset Strip: Cafe Trocadero, Ciro's and La Rue's (Hollywood).
In 1945, Wilkerson purchased 33 acres on the east side of U. Route 91, or about a mile south of the Hotel Last Frontier, in preparation for his vision.
Wilkerson then hired George Vernon Russell to design a hotel influenced by European style.