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Montecito Hotel & Casino

Close-up of famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" Sign at night. The world-famous sign is  located just south of the Las Vegas Strip

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
first 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 Club/Restaurant
Mystique, the famous club and restaurant at The Montecito — and Wolfgang Restaurant and Opus Bar — are also fictional. However, that IS the real Wolfgang Puck who periodically makes cameo appearances on the show.

"Las Vegas" TV Series (2003-2008)
"Las Vegas" TV Show aired in over 70 countries around the 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.

More Info on Las Vegas IMDb

Wikipedia - American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008

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Montecito Trivia Facts

* Different theme songs have been used, depending on where, how or when 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 is
"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 member.

* 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 by NBC.

* A novel, "High Stakes Game" by Jeff Mariotte, tells what occurred between the Season Two Finale and the Season Three Premiere when the casino was destroyed and rebuilt 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."
This 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 to 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 for charity.

Source: Wikipedia


Montecito Hotel
Location Facts

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,
Caesar'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 located.

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 Bay, but is in line with Season 3 visual references noted above.

Other episodes show aerial shots of the Montecito that make it appear to be situated at the corner of Giles St. and Reno Ave., about half a mile from Mandalay Bay.

Source: Wikipedia

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