September 1, 2014
Clark County officials are reviewing remodeling work at casino giant Harrah's Entertainment's Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today (Wednesday) that some
rooms in the Ipanema (Ee-pah-NEE-mah) tower will be closed to allow
The Ipanema tower is separate from the Rio's main Masquerade tower.
Harrah's executive Jan Jones says the company is cooperating with the county while conducting its own investigation and working to ensure it's in compliance with codes.
The newspaper says it spent two months researching the construction history on remodeling 17 floors of the 21-floor tower -- and interviewed people who worked on the project.
That was after questions were raised about whether Harrah's got proper permits.
It says supervisors maintained that the work was cosmetic and didn't need permits and inspections required for more substantial work affecting public safety.