Riviera colloquially, " the Riv " was a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada ,  which operated from April to May The hotel had more than 2, rooms, fewer than half of which were located in a story tower. The casino was first proposed by Detroit mobster William Bischoff as the Casa Blanca , and received a gaming license in Bischoff later withdrew from the project, which was taken over by Miami businessman Samuel Cohen. The Riviera opened on April 20, as the first high-rise at 9 stories, and the ninth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — The butts stop here. NoMad is a boutique hotel on the upper floors of the resort building. The resort, which has a total of 2, rooms and numerous restaurants including Sin City's only Eataly, is slated to reopen September It has been shuttered since March when it closed because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.