One of our favorite Las Vegas discoveries in recent months involves a hotel bar and a bird. The bird’s name is Franklin.
See, for the last three years, Franklin has taken up residence at the lobby bar inside the Elara Resort, formerly called Planet Hollywood Towers. Yes, inside.
His nest is in one of the faux palm trees that looks out over the Elara’s pool, and he’s also got a bird’s eye view (ahem) of shoppers inside the adjoining Miracle Mile Shops.
Patrons and bartenders at the lobby bar feed Franklin, and when bartenders they leave a faucet running, he’ll sometimes swoop in for a sip.
Franklin’s become the unofficial mascot of the bar, and he doesn’t appear to be interested in leaving the bar anytime soon. Why would he? Free food. Free beverages. Views of bikini-clad babes. Franklin might be a bird, but in Vegas terms, he’s a whale.