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Enjoy ‘80s luxury in the Jackie Gaughan Suite and sample moonshine and cocktails such as The Marlow, below, at the Mob Museum.

When gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in 1963, he inherited a tenant: Irish Green, an aging mobster who was granted lifetime residency by former owner Bugsy Siegel. There’s no historical record of what Green’s room looked like, but Gaughan’s penthouse suite has been preserved in all of its ’80s glory. Now, a collaboration between the El Cortez and the Mob Museum allows guests to stay in Gaughan’s former digs while enjoying VIP treatment at the museum. The Vintage Vegas Experience starts with a two-night stay in the 2,700- square-foot suite, featuring furnishings selected by Gaughan’s wife, Bertie, pink upholstered walls, pink floors, hand-carved doors and a pink marble tub with gold swans. Guests receive a $150 food-and-beverage credit at Siegel’s 1941, the hotel’s restaurant named after Bugsy Siegel. At the Mob Museum, guests can take a private tour, view exhibits, try out the Firearm Training Simulator and Crime Lab. Afterward they can learn about Prohibition in The Underground — a basement exhibit space that includes a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room — receive a $100 food-and-beverage credit, and have a private distillery tour and moonshine tasting. Irish Green, wherever he may be, can only dream about having it so good. $2,550 and up, through Dec. 31. themobmuseum.org

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