LVH Is Out, Westgate Las Vegas Is In. Here’s What To Expect.
Last week LVH was sold to Westgate. In turn the hotel formerly known as LVH, Hilton and International will now be known as Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The purchase price was somewhere around $180 million and the owner says that they will put more than twice that much into rehabbing the old property.
A lot of changes are planned for the new Westgate Las Vegas, here’s what you need to know:
- SuperBook renovations will include new TV screens and more.
- 100-200 rooms will close to be made into timeshare units. There may be more in the future. There will still be over 3,000 hotel rooms when the takeover is complete.
- Elvis‘ old penthouse villa will not be turned into a timeshare.
- Long term they plan to build another small timeshare only building.
- Edge Steakhouse is coming. Here’s a link to the Utah outpost.
- Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina will be expanded.
- Benihana should remain.
- Coffee Shop will be named Sid’s.
- There will be an Italian restaurant which is currently TBD.
- The pool will be renovated with cabana’s with a goal to create (another) day club.
- The Star Trek Experience space will be turned into a huge 80,000 square foot nightclub.
- They will offer golf cart shuttles to Las Vegas Convention Center next door.
- Target hotel guest: 30-60 mid-level gamblers. I guess the nightclub and day club are meant for non-guests.
- Navegante will continue to operate the casino. They will buy a boatload of new slot machines. Fingers crossed for sexy blackjack.
- Tempo Lounge will become a high limit gaming area.
- Shimmer Cabaret will be lounge with free entertainment.
- Timeline: Most changes within a year but will continue after.
Photo: Las Vegas Sun
UPDATE: Since you’ve asked, SuperContest will not be affected by the sale of LVH to Westgate.