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We discovered this while strolling along the paths at the Wildlife Habitat and pool areas at the Flamingo. It was kind of eerie since there is so many paths that wind along among some beautiful foliage, plus it was at night and they had this lighted and it was at the end of a lovely latticed walkway. Located by the Garden Chapel. I would NOT recommend doing this at night, not a safe place for anyone alone.
The plaque reads:
“The Bugsy Building”
On this site Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel original Flamingo hotel stood from December 26, 1944 until December 14, 1993.
The hotel, which housed 77 rooms, including the notorious Mr. Siegel “Bugsy suite” or “Presidential suite” as it was sometimes referred to. Was unique in more way than one, the window panes for instance were bullet proof, although there was only one entrance to the top floor suite, there were five possible exits. The included a hidden ladder from the hallway closet to a basement tunnel, which lead to an underground garage which Bugsy allegedly had a chauffeured getaway car awaiting at all times.
But Mr. Siegel’s reoccupation with safety and escape routes proved to be geographically misplaced June 20, 1947 300 miles from Las Vegas at the Beverly Hills Mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, Bugsy was killed in a hail of gunfire from unknown assailants.
Since that day, The Flamingo has change ownership 3 times, including final sale from Kirk Kerkorian to the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1970.
Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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