LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Riviera Hotel and Casino was awarded with the 2008 AAA Three Diamond Award, making the classic Las Vegas resort one of twenty-one Strip property hotels to be recognized with the distinct hospitality industry award. "In a city that tends to implode its history, the Riviera has maintained its commitment to excellence for the past five decades; we continue to earn accolades from the hospitality industry," said Robert Vannucci, president of the Riviera. "With our ongoing multi-million dollar renovations and the continued hard work of our employees, we strive to provide the utmost quality in the hospitality industry." A classic Las Vegas resort, the Riviera Hotel and Casino has made an indelible mark on the landscape of Las Vegas with a history spanning more than 50 years. Celebrating their golden anniversary in 2005, the property continues to reinvent itself with an on-going multi-million dollar makeover. The remodel includes more than 2,000 remodeled rooms, 150,000 square feet of refurbished casino space with a VIP slot area and updated convention facilities, demonstrating the Riviera's commitment to provide high quality amenities, along with first-class service for decades to come. AAA's Diamond Rating is one of North America's most coveted symbols of excellence in hospitality. The rating system employs a fulltime team of inspectors who conduct annual on-site evaluations using published criteria. As one of the world's largest travel-information publishers, AAA distributes nearly 160 million copies of travel-related materials to members and consumers annually, including nearly 23 million copies of AAA travel books. About The Riviera Hotel and Casino The Riviera Hotel and Casino enjoys a legendary past as one of the first top-notch Las Vegas hotels in the State of Nevada, known for its big name entertainment and friendly hospitality, as well as its worldwide name recognition. Having celebrated its golden anniversary in 2005, the historic Riviera is one of the State's premier destination spots offering the passion and excitement of nostalgic Las Vegas and the Rat Pack Era, combined with a modern day, multi-million dollar remodeling of rooms and convention facilities, bringing the property up to par with today's mega-resort competition. Over 2000 refurbished oversized rooms offer maximum comfort and breathtaking views of the glittering Las Vegas Strip with its western scenic panoramas. Each accommodation has been attractively decorated, including all the important amenities Las Vegas has to offer for both leisure and business travelers. Our guests can also enjoy the Riviera's Convention Center, a self-contained full-service experience, all under one roof, serving tradeshows, conferences and major corporate and industry shows alike. Forward-Looking Statements The forward-looking statements in this news release, which reflect our best judgment based on factors currently known to us, involve significant risks and uncertainties including the implementation and future results of the capital expenditure plan, the future results of our ongoing strategic process for maximizing shareholder value, pending litigation involving takeover efforts that we have opposed, hotel and casino market conditions, the effect on Riviera Black Hawk of the Colorado smoking ban that becomes effective on January 1, 2008, increases in energy costs, general economic and political conditions, regulatory requirements and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our actual results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. We do not plan to update our forward-looking statements even though our situation or plans may change in the future, unless applicable law requires us to do so. "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Riviera Holdings Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
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