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Downtown Las Vegas motel, the Downtowner, gets $2.5M renovation

Updated May 22, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Zappos chief executive Tony Hsieh’s side company has wrapped up a $2.5 million renovation of a downtown Las Vegas motel.

DTP Companies announced Tuesday that it renovated 88 rooms at the Downtowner and spruced up its courtyard and exterior. The courtyard features a six-hole putting course, and inside, the front desk doubles as a bar.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 30.

The Downtowner, 129 N. Eighth St., at Ogden Avenue, was built in 1963.

Hsieh launched Downtown Project — as DTP Companies was formerly known — in 2012 to put $350 million into real estate, restaurants, tech startups and other ventures in the Fremont Street area, pumping money into a neglected area of the city, albeit with mixed results.

The business changed its name last year.

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