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Montecito Hotel & Casino
Fictional Hotel Featured on
"Las Vegas" TV Show
(now featured on Cable TV reruns)
The Montecito Hotel & Casino was featured on the
popular TV show "Las Vegas" — now featured on Cable TV reruns.
The Montecito Hotel doesn't
really exist — at least not on the Las Vegas Strip in this universe! The hotel is purely fictional, although we wish it wasn't — it
looks like a FUN place to stay...and visit :)
Since the "Las Vegas" TV show
aired in the Fall of 2003, viewers have enjoyed the "fictional"
exterior shots of the Montecito
Hotel & Casino and its fabulous waterfall,
overlooking the famed
Las Vegas Strip.
Mystique, the famous club and restaurant at The
Montecito — and Wolfgang Restaurant and Opus Bar — are
also fictional. However, that IS the real Wolfgang
periodically makes cameo appearances on the show.
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world. In the U.S., the show aired on Friday nights, at 10pm (9pm
Central) on NBC. The TV show is no longer on prime time, but it is featured on cable TV reruns.
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Montecito Trivia Facts
Different theme songs have been used, depending on where, how
the show is viewed. In Australia, Portugal, UK,
Netherlands and other countries, the theme song is "Let
It Ride" by Charlie Clouser and Jon Ingoldsby while
in other countries, such as the USA and Canada, the theme song
"A Little Less
Conversation" (the Junkie XL mix) by Elvis Presley. For the
American DVD as well as the episodes available for viewing
on NBC's website, the Clouser song is used.
* This was James Caan's first TV series as a regular cast
* Don Johnson was considered for Ed Deline.
* Critics claimed that the show wouldn't last a season. It
was the only show that year to be renewed for a second season
* A novel, "High Stakes Game" by Jeff
tells what occurred between the Season Two Finale and the
Season Three Premiere when the casino was destroyed and
the characters briefly went their separate ways.
* In one of the Third Season episodes, a commercial director
asks Ed Deline about the character Sonny Corleone from
"The Godfather," to which Ed replies "Never
seen it". This was of particular humor because James
Caan who plays Ed
Deline also played the Sonny Corleone character.
* In one of the episodes of Season Four, Ed travels
to Morocco under the name of "Alan Trahern."
is a reference to the movie
"El Dorado" in which James Caan played a character
called "Mississippi" whose real name was Alan Trahern.
* Las Vegas may also exist in the same fictional universe
as other NBC shows in addition to Crossing Jordan.
In the Heroes episodes "Collision" and "Hiros",
Hiro, Ando, Nathan, and Niki all stay at the Montecito. In
the episode "Distractions," Ando
and Hiro wear badges that match the logos seen on Las
Vegas. In the Las Vegas episode "The Story of Owe" (which
first aired on Friday, November 10, 2006), Mary mentions
Mike that Dunder-Mifflin (from The Office)
had booked rooms at the Montecito for a convention,
and that security would have to be beefed up.
* Four of the cast members appeared on the December 1, 2006
episode of 1 vs. 100: Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox, James Lesure,
and Molly Sims. All were eliminated without winning any money
The location of the fictional Montecito has changed from
season to season.
Some of the
first episodes were taped at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino,
located at the intersection of Tropicana and the Vegas Strip (next
to NY-NY and across from MGM).
Because of its similarity
to Mandalay Bay, many of the show visuals place the Montecito at
the far southern
end of The Strip,
albeit usually across the street
from Mandalay Bay on the
airport side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Many of Mandalay Bay's interiors and
exteriors (including its wave pool) have been used as Montecito exteriors, although (according
to the Internet Movie Database) the actual set of Montecito is
located at Culver Studios, in Culver City, California, so the interiors
are a replica of the Mandalay Bay. The Season 3 set of "Las
Vegas" has been said to be the biggest set for a TV show ever.
During the first season of the show, many of
the Montecito's suites overlooked various parts of the middle part
of the Strip,
placing the hotel near where the Venetian, Flamingo, or Mirage are currently, before the more consistent location at the southern
end of the Strip was finalized.
In Season 3, Ed Deline's office
appears to be in the middle of the strip, overlooking Harrah's,
Palace, the Mirage,
and the Venetian, which puts the Montecito near where Treasure
Island is located. This is inconsistent with the flyover shots
of the Montecito, which would place Ed's office over 2 miles away.
Closer examination of the window scene shows that the Mirage's marquee over their driveway has been edited to read "Montecito".
In Season 4, Episode 2 (around min 34) there
is a scene in Ed Deline's office where again we can see
an overview of The Mirage
and Caesar's Palace. Again it's a confirmation that Ed
Deline's office would be where Treasure Island is
According to an episode that originally
aired in December 2005, the Montecito is located about 1.5 miles
from the Wynn Las Vegas.
It's possible that this distance is in a straight line ("as
the crow flies",
if you will) as opposed to a reference to
actual driving distance. This distance is inconsistent with long
shots that place the Montecito near the airport and Mandalay
but is in line with Season 3 visual references noted above.
Other episodes show aerial shots
Montecito that make it appear to be situated at the corner of
Giles St. and Reno Ave.,
about half a mile from Mandalay Bay.
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