Las Vegas Firefighters Climb 1,455 Steps at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod to Honor Those Lost on 9/11
September 10, 2022
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 10, 2022 – Over 200 active firefighters, police, EMT, and military personnel came together this morning to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with a climb up 1,455 steps to the top of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod’s 1,149-foot tower.
Climbing in full gear, each participant wore a lanyard with a photo of a fallen firefighter to represent the heroes whose lives were lost. First responders from across the Las Vegas Valley participated in the climb, including Chad Paddock, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue peer fitness trainer and firefighter engineer; Jake Levesque, North Las Vegas Fire Department public information officer; and Mario Rueda, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue peer fitness trainer and firefighter engineer, among others.
Following the climb, participants, plus family and friends, were invited to raise a glass at PT’s Wings & Sports in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice 21 years ago.
Complimentary parking and valet are always available at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity, and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge, and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; ROUGE, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive, sensual experience; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates over 16,700 slots, 120 table games, and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns 10 casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns over 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is also licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania to operate video gaming terminals. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
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Tim Evans of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod