Boulder City attorney Ralph Denton today said a client, whom he declined to identify, is prepared to make a $260,000 donation to keep the Boulder Dam Hotel open through the slow summer season.
The historic hotel, built in 1933, closed at midnight Saturday after the city’s Redevelopment Agency board deadlocked 2-2 in a vote over a $150,000 loan or grant that could keep the property open.
“This hotel is the last historical building in Clark County,” because Las Vegas has demolished so many of its historic properties, Denton said. “The people of this community love it.”
The donor, who loves the hotel and Boulder City, wants to preserve it for the community, he said.
Denton said he met with directors of the Boulder City Museum and Historic Association, the nonprofit group that owns the hotel but needs some additional information.
Denton expects to hand over the check to the nonprofit group “soon.”
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