Lake Tahoe Casino to Be Remodeled

The Horizon, with more than 530 hotel rooms, has seen better days. The resort has operated under several names since the mid-1960s. It has recently been acquired by Warner Hospitality.

The dilapidated Horizon hotel-casino in Lake Stateline, Nevada, will be gutted after the lease with LV Casino LLC expires March 31. Warner Hospitality Group of Las Vegas will remodel the casino, and reopen the first phase slated to open in June.

According to the Lake Tahoe News, a source said Warner is “looking to do some Hard Rock-related stuff with the Horizon, but some licensing stuff has to be worked out, including what to do with the corporate-owned Hard Rock in Harveys.”

Jeff Cowen of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency told the News, “They are looking to do improvements at the property that are consistent with the South Shore Vision Plan.” He said no application for a permit has been submitted. The property opened in 1965 as Del Webb’s Sahara-Tahoe. Elvis Presley, Phyllis Diller and the Osmond Brothers played there in the early days.

In 1983, it was renamed Del Webb’s High Sierra. Columbia Sussex took over and renamed it the Horizon in 1990. LV Casino, a subsidiary of Columbia Sussex, assumed control in 2009.