Casino powerhouse Caesars Entertainment, Inc. has launched a multimillion-dollar renovation of the main entrance of its iconic property Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Construction work is underway and the majority of the planned facelift is expected to be complete by New Year’s Eve.
The project includes renovation of the resort’s original main entrance, main casino, and porte-cochère and aims to create “an extravagant entryway, redesigned gaming areas, and a new lobby bar.”
In a press release announcing the ongoing revamp, Caesars said Tuesday that Caesars Palace’s main entrance will be entirely rebuilt from the ground up to provide guests with an arrival experience “fit for a Caesar” that matches the glamour of the property’s iconic hotel lobby.
When ongoing construction work wraps, guests of the luxury resort will be welcomed by a “dramatic and soaring dome and barreled ceiling over a stunning 15-foot tall statue of Augustus Caesar.”
The renovation project further includes two “state-of-the-art” gaming pits to flank the revamped and enhanced entrance, a new lobby bar and a remodel of the casino complex’s legendary domed table games floor.
Launched in 1966, Caesars Palace is one of the most iconic casino and hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort features nearly 4,000 hotel rooms and suites, including the all-new Palace Tower offering 10 luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, and The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace.
No Small Task
Commenting on the recently announced renovation project, Caesars Regional President Sean McBurney said that “Caesars Palace brought a sense of grandeur to the Las Vegas Strip” and that they are proud to continue the property’s legacy by completely reimagining its front entrance.
Mr. McBurney went on to say that completely rebuilding the main entrance of one of the world’s most iconic destination resorts is no small task and that they are “excited to get started and create a stunning new visual welcome for our guests.”
Caesars also announced that during construction from July through December, the main valet off Las Vegas Boulevard would only accommodate Caesars Rewards Diamond and Seven Star members, while the Colosseum valet will accommodate all valet guests.
In addition, rideshare pick-up and drop-off will be relocated to the exit doors right next to Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. Express hotel check-in and check-out kiosks will be available at all resort entrances, it also became known.
This is the latest in a string of big announcements made by Caesars in recent days. Last week, the company unveiled a partnership with Columbus Exposition and Racing, a non-profit entity “dedicated to the future of horse racing”, to build a Harrah’s-branded casino and racetrack in Columbus, Nebraska.
The new property will feature a one-mile horse racing surface, a 40,000-square-foot casino with more than 400 slot machines, 20 table games, and a sportsbook. The new complex is expected to cost $75 million to develop and to be complete by the end of 2022.
Source: CAESARS PALACE UNVEILS PLANS FOR MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR MAIN ENTRANCE RENOVATION, Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Newsroom, July 6, 2021