Trump plans high rise luxury hotel-condo tower in Las Vegas |

Trump plans high rise luxury hotel-condo tower in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Donald Trump said he has filed plans to build what would be the tallest hotel on the Strip.

The 64-story tower would be built on a portion of the Frontier Hotel property, across from the Wynn Las Vegas resort project and next to the Fashion Show Mall, Trump said.

Scheduled to begin construction early next year, the $300 million project would feature 1,000 hotel rooms, 50 luxury residential units of up to 10,000 square feet, a spa and restaurants. It would not have a casino, Trump said from New York.

“It’s a super high-end, luxury residential hotel condominium tower” Trump said.

County building officials said they had not yet seen the plans.

Trump is building the 1.6-million-square foot hotel in partnership with Phil Ruffin, who owns the Frontier. The project would not have any immediate effect on the Frontier, Trump said.

The 645-foot tall tower would overshadow two neighboring hotel-casino projects.

Sheldon Adelson has plans to build a 53-story, 718-foot-tall resort next to his The Venetian hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The $1.6 billion called The Palazzo is scheduled to open in early 2007.

The $2.6 billion Wynn Las Vegas hotel now under construction will be 50 stories and rise 613 feet above Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s scheduled to open April 2005.

Trump International Hotel and Tower would top those projects, but not all others. The Stratosphere hotel-casino is the tallest structure in Las Vegas and west of the Mississippi River at more than 1,100 feet – but doesn’t house hotel rooms above 24 stories.