LAS VEGAS -- The Stratosphere hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip says it has hired Paul Hobson as its general manager as the property begins marketing a $20 million renovation.
Officials say the renovations include upgrades to more than 900 hotel rooms, new carpeting on the casino floor and a revamped entrance from Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Stratosphere is owned by American Casino & Entertainment and is well known for its 1,149-foot tower. Officials say the property's upgrades began in April last year with a SkyJump attraction -- which takes thrill-seekers on an 855-foot controlled descent from the tower along cables.
Hobson was previously senior vice president and general manager of Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin.
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