While our great city is certainly recognized as a global destination for entertainment and hospitality, Las Vegas also is known for its owls. It’s a close second. Who among us hasn’t encountered a burrowing owl while picnicking at Floyd Lamb Park, or perhaps a great horned owl relaxing in a tree overlooking the Valley’s desert perimeter?
This is surely the reason that Hooters, the world’s pre-eminent owl-themed restaurant franchise, maintains such a strong presence here. We already have three locations in addition to the Hooters casino-hotel on Tropicana Avenue, which was converted from the San Remo in 2006.
Just last week, the Palms announced a new 15,200-square-foot Hooters will be opening before spring is over, including a massive poolside space. Owls love swimming pools.
“There’s a ‘go big or go home’ mentality when you’re in Vegas, and Hooters is ready to ‘go big’ with our largest location in the world inside Palms casino resort,” said Mark Whittle, senior vice president of global development for Hooters of America, failing to mention there are 222 known species of owls. But that’s okay. Las Vegas will always welcome any project that celebrates these most regal of creatures.