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Boulder City History
by Laura Hutton, Museum Coordinator
Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum

Hotel in Boulder is Opened Today
Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal
December 15, 1933, 5:3
Reporter Elinor Newhall



Boulder City’s new and beautiful hotel was opened today to the public for the first time. Howard Doud, manager of the Boulder Dam Hotel, and his staff were busy greeting the interested visitors as they came to inspect the perfection of the building and its interior.

The hotel is of Dutch colonial architecture with a rough, stucco-like exterior. It has an entirely central location, being near the shopping district, bus terminals, post office and amusement centers. There are 38 rooms, all beautifully and individually decorated in combinations of pastel colors. There is colonial furniture throughout in honey maples, each room being furnished for comfort, as well as beauty. Each room has its own bath, either tub or shower, or a combination of both. The rooms are done in a cream colored rough wall, with harmonizing lighting fixtures in golds and browns and rusts.

Blankets, rugs, tapestries, curtains, draperies, and everything else that it takes to make a room attractive has been chosen with delicate care.

All the furnishings have been provided by Barker Brothers of Los Angeles who are very well known furnishers and interior decorators.

Upon entering the hotel, one steps into the main lounge and is welcome by its extreme coziness and homeliness. At one end, a large fireplace gives out a welcome and cheerful blaze. Deep armchairs, cozy occasional chairs, davenports, soft lights, beautiful draperies and other decorations of the room lend an inviting reception to the entrance. The room is heavily paneled in early colonial style and, at one end of the huge room, an old fashioned oak staircase leads to the upper floors, and the small but cozy mezzanine floor where one may write in peace and quiet.

Going up to the second floor one is amazed by the loveliness of the interior. Heavy carpets deaden the sound of footsteps as you walk along, and glimpses of the various rooms delight the eye. Each room is very light and cheery and warm. A special heating and cooling plant was one of the first things installed, and will keep the hotel properly heated during the winter and delightfully cool during the summer, which is a welcome thought to most Boulderites. The hotel compares in beauty with any famous hotels along the coast and has the advantage of smallness.

[P]. S. Webb, who has been the chief moving figure in this new venture, and the manager of the Boulder Dam Hotel, announced this morning that they wanted to cordially invite all the people of Boulder City and Las Vegas, as well as any visitors who are in Boulder City, to come in and inspect the hotel during the next two days. Although some parts of the hotel are not as yet fully completed, it is ready for occupancy and in fact, already has several parties of house guests for the weekend and other registrations for next week.




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