lmost everyone notes that there is no ‘time’ in Las Ve-
gas,” Joan Didion once wrote about America’s favorite
desert destination. “No night and no day and no past
and no future...”
Of course, when you’re surrounded by entertainment,
restaurants and high-end hotels it’s easy to feel like time is a ;lat
circle. There is a future to Las Vegas, however. In fact, constantly
re-inventing itself is the city’s stock and trade. Let’s look at some
of its latest offerings.
By the end of 2017, Caesars Entertainment will have redesigned
6,400 guest rooms that will account for 40 percent of their accommodations in Las Vegas.
“We are re-investing in our room product to ensure that our
guests’ in-room experience perfectly aligns with the extraordinary entertainment offerings we have developed and upgraded
in recent years,” Mark P. Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars
Entertainment, said in a statement.
Upgrades include transforming the original 586-room tower at Caesars Palace into the Julius Tower and refurbishing the
property’s Augustus Tower’s 948 guest rooms.
Other upgrades include 1,320 guest rooms at Paris Las
Vegas, 1,294 guest rooms at Planet Hollywood and 672 guest
rooms in Harrah’s Las Vegas’ south tower.
The upgrades at all four properties include modern room
designs, enhanced in-room electronics, new furnishings and
soft goods. All rooms will feature large TVs ( 50 inches or more),
fully refurbished bathrooms and elevated in-room amenities
“Our Las Vegas properties are at the heart of the Las Vegas
Strip, anchored by the iconic Caesars Palace,” Frissora said. “On
the east side, our footprint is centered around the High Roller,
the world’s tallest observation wheel, and surrounded by The
LINQ Promenade. With so much activity at the center of the
Strip, we are excited to bring our guests these planned room
Caesars Entertainment contributed investments in Las Ve-
gas over the past ;ive years that helped spearhead the develop-
ment of The LINQ Promenade and the High Roller: The Crom-
well, Las Vegas’ only standalone boutique hotel on the Strip; the
world’s ;irst Nobu Hotel; the 642-room Octavius Tower, includ-
ing six luxury villas; the re-creation of the state-of the-art AXIS
theater, home to Britney Spears; and the opening of Giada, the
Constant reinvention is a hallmark of success in Las Vegas.
BY JASON HENSEL
WHAT’S NEW IN
THE CITY OF LIGHTS