Why Book A Room At Caesars Palace Octavius Tower?

Last week Vegas Tripping noted that you could book a room at Caesars Palace Octavius Tower in Las Vegas. Yesterday Caesars sent out an official press release that rooms are, indeed, available beginning today. I questioned myself on why I would care? Renderings don’t show anything real, but the room descriptions and thoughts on Vegas Chatter actually seem pretty nice.

Octavius guest rooms will start at 550-sq.ft. and will feature “earthy” shades of browns, grays, taupes and beiges with “pops” of green and deep red. Judging from the photo above, the room still looks Vegassy in that mass-reproduced hotel room way although we like the high tufted headboard. And dare we say, a little “Palazzo-y”? But we are excited for prime Garden of the Gods views. Oh the fun our cameras will capture!

Technology will (finally!) be a big focus in the rooms too with 42″ flat screen HDTVs, media hubs with multiple outlets and bedside iPod docks. Rooms will also come with iPad and iPod Touch apps that will allow guests to order room service and make reservations all from their iPad or iPod (and we’re assuming iPhone.)

I’ve said it before that I really like The Palazzo and a big reason are those awesome, and giant, rooms. However, staying at the Octavius Tower seems akin to staying at Vdara and using the Aria for casino and eating. Maybe staying at Venetian, but gambling and eating only at Palazzo is more accurate since you don’t have to go outside.

I like to be  able to go downstairs in my PJ’s (t-shirt and basketball shorts) to gamble and eat and I don’t like walking 5-10 minutes to do so.  That said, I’d stay there for free just to see what it’s like, but would probably would never pay.

After a quick review of the Caesars website, I didn’t notice any room tours for the Octavius tower, but if you go to book a room you get all of the details and a price, which was over $200/night for me.


Harrah’s Goes Public To Finish What They Started

Harrah’s announce that they are making up to $575 million in shares available to the public.  This is about 10% of the company.  The money is being raised in an effort to finish a few projects.

Harrah’s will use the proceeds to finish its 660-room Octavius Tower at Caesars Las Vegas, develop the LINQ retail and entertainment area next to the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip, and invest in the potential joint-venture development of two Ohio casinos with Rock Gaming LLC, the company said today in a U.S. regulatory filing.

I don’t think LINQ will actually be finished with this batch of funding.  I don’t think there’s enough money to get everything done.

Another 660 rooms in a market with too much room availability isn’t really needed but it will nice to see the Octavious Tower at Caesars Palace finally completed.