In conjunction with the Downtown Grand’s five-year anniversary, the company recently announced an expansion. The hotel-casino will be adding a new hotel tower. The expansion will increase the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet. Construction on the new tower should be open by mid-2020.
It’s the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it’s the most anticipated. If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide.
It’s been more than three years since Derek and Greg Stevens purchased the Las Vegas Club casino in downtown Las Vegas. In that time, the owners of The D and Golden Gate casino have made some more deals.
The casino had different music and attempted to offer an upscale experience for a budget price. The design was a strange combination of old and modern. The various cuts of vintage looking carpet were sweet. Even though some furniture was like it was from Ikea. The overall environment was fun and almost obnoxious.
The Stratosphere is currently in the middle of a three-year renovation. Much of the $140 million improvement includes updating 1,100 hotel rooms, new bars and restaurants, and upgrading the casino floor. However, there’s at least one major addition happening outside of the Stratosphere hotel and tower.
The new rooms at Flamingo are a massive upgrade from the entry-level FAB rooms. They might even be a bit nicer than the GO rooms. The latter has been one of my favorite affordable room options from Caesars Entertainment.
It feels like just yesterday that The Cosmopolitan opened in Las Vegas. Nope, the luxury casino-resort opened in December of 2010. There’s a long history for this relatively young casino on the Vegas Strip. At first, The Cosmopolitan marketed themselves as a unique property.
There were plenty of Las Vegas hotel room renovations last year. There will be more hotel room renovations this year but not as many. The two largest casino operators that account for the vast majority of hotels on the Vegas Strip are just about done upgrading their hotels.