Article By: Carole Terwilliger Meyers
Originally designed to mirror the namesake resort in Las Vegas, it attracted Hollywood stars–most famously Jayne Mansfield, whose photographs by the pool and in front of the roof-top name tower hang in the lobby. The resort was declared an historic city landmark in 1996. Five lodging buildings surround a central courtyard like a wagon wheel. The lobby is a sixth spoke and holds meeting rooms, a restaurant, and the Flamingo Room lounge featuring live music and dancing on weekends.