The Linq Hotel Is Open
The Linq Hotel officially opens today even though it’s never been closed. You may remember it as The Quad which it’s been for the past 2 years. Before that you may remember it as Imperial Palace. This name change should stick for a while until Caesars sells naming rights to The Linq mall and ferris wheel some day.
I dig the casino at The Linq Hotel if only for Tag Bar (see thoughts on Vegas Chatter). It’s a fairly middle of the road casino but I always have fun there. That doesn’t offer anything special besides the fun you bring.
Vegas Chatter has pictures of the renovated rooms, which look nice for a mid-level hotel. Here’s the press release for more information.
The LINQ Hotel & Casino Welcomes First Hotel Guests
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2014) – Yesterday, The LINQ Hotel & Casino – the latest addition to Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio of iconic Las Vegas resorts – opened its doors to the first hotel guests and celebrated the milestone with a celebratory ribbon-cutting.
“Our billion dollar transformation of the east side of the Las Vegas Strip is the result of the major transition in our industry from one built around gaming to a more a multi-dimensional hospitality and entertainment business,” said Gary Loveman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. “The LINQ complex showcases how hospitality is the new driving force attracting a wide array of unique customers and providing an enhanced experience for repeat travelers.”
Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Tariq Shaukat, President of Hospitality Bob Morse, Regional President Eileen Moore and Director of Hotel Operations Stephanie Richter joined employees in cutting the ribbon in front of the newly renovated Las Vegas resort.
“With The LINQ, we pioneered the creation of a new type of experience for the Las Vegas visitor,” said Tariq Shaukat, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “The LINQ Hotel & Casino continues this ground-breaking approach by offering a ‘Vegas Original,’ socially-minded resort at the heart of the Strip. The resort is designed for the changing Las Vegas customer, who is seeking authentic and social entertainment experiences that cannot be found elsewhere, and provides guests with direct access to all the great restaurants, shops and entertainment available at The LINQ Promenade, including the High Roller.”
All hotel rooms and suites contain an interactive system on the television which gives guests access to hotel amenities. With the click on the TV remote, guests can order room service, housekeeping items, set up an alarm clock, as well as order one of the many popular board games available to be delivered to the room. Room service from multiple dining outlets at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Promenade such as Brooklyn Bowl and Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar will also be available. Guests can also access the interactive system from their personal smart phones and personalize their music experience with customized LINQ Hotel playlists on Spotify.
The nucleus of the space is a visually stunning mini vortex, featuring mood-changing LED lights, in which a colorful array of the house-made infusions will be displayed against.
The Deluxe King room stretches at 350-square feet and features a fresh, modern design with floor to ceiling windows, boasting views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip or the High Roller. The centerpiece of the room design are three distinct accent wall backdrops featuring stylized renderings of vintage Las Vegas signage, providing guests with a unique experience each time they visit the hotel. Rooms also include:
· Beds with lush pillow top mattress, and oversized pillow
· 47” LCD flat screen TV
· Central charging and docking station located at the convenient in-room compact commuter workspace
· Bathrooms with marbled sink and overhead rain shower
· High speed Wi-Fi available throughout the resort in all common areas, hotel rooms and gaming floor
3535 at The LINQ Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ newest infusion bar, with 35 custom made infusions used to make the most authentic and unique cocktails on the Strip. 3535 is all about experimentation and discovery, empowering guests with the opportunity to sample never-before-tasted flavors, select different sizes, order cocktail flights, and even customize their bottle service experience.
The LINQ Hotel & Casino offers all guests the ease and convenience of self-check-in for a quick and speedy registration or advanced online check-in for those who want to proceed immediately to their rooms. A VIP lounge and concierge desk is available with touchscreen capabilities for immediate bookings of favorite dining and entertainment offerings. Combined with The LINQ Promenade and the High Roller, recently named by Travel & Leisure as the “World’s Coolest New Tourist Attraction,” The LINQ Hotel & Casino is set to become the new social center of Las Vegas.
Photo: Vegas Chatter