Its an implosion of The Desert Inn in Las Vegas. The Desert Inn Hotel IMPLOSION. SoundRoss. Loading. The Desert Inn was the idea of Wilbur Clark. With the $ million proceeds from the sale of his part of the El Rancho, and Monte Carlo Club, Clark bought out. LAS VEGAS, NV - On October 15, , a legend was born--the Desert Inn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip. And in December of , the. InLawrence Wienowner of New York City's Plaza Hotel purchased the hotel, but signed a management deal for Clark to remain as manager. Elvis PresleyPaul Anka und Frank Sinatra im Casino auf. Today, the Wynn and Encore stands where the hotel once stood. I still have the tag they gave me. How's that for history in the making?