12:35 PM PST, December 5, 2012
With 2013 just around the corner, several of Las Vegas’ most popular resorts are raising the bar with remodeled rooms, renovated casinos and new hotel towers. Some resorts are even completely rebranding themselves. Here’s a look at a few of the biggest changes.
One of the most anticipated additions to the Strip is the world’s first Nobu Hotel, scheduled for a soft opening at the end of 2012 inside Caesars Palace. Designed by David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, the boutique hotel will include 181 rooms and suites and feature unique amenities, like 24-hour access to Nobu’s first-ever in-room dining menu. It will also house the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, set to open in January 2013.
Just across the street, Imperial Palace will become the Quad Resort & Casino on Dec. 21. Although the renovation isn’t scheduled for completion until late 2013, guests will already notice some changes to the property, including a new front desk, bell desk and valet entrance/porte cochere.
MGM Grand’s renovation, meanwhile, is nearly complete. The property finished a $160-million room and suite remodel in its main tower in September, and introduced 42 rooms and suites that are part of the new Stay Well collection in October. A first for Las Vegas, the rooms feature more than a dozen amenities designed to improve guests’ physical health and emotional well-being, like wake-up light therapy that reportedly reverses jet lag.
The Palms Casino Resort also recently remodeled all 428 rooms in its Palms Tower. The new rooms feature warm wood tones, luxurious velvets and custom artwork. It’s all part of a $50 million renovation that continues into 2013.
The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will complete a $26 million room renovation on Dec. 17. All 424 of its rooms and suites will feature an Art Deco theme, with intricate design details that recall the high fashion of the 1920s. The stunning entryways in each of the one-bedroom suites is reminiscent of a classic Chanel handbag. The renovation also includes five new Presidential Strip View Suites, which offer panoramic views of the Strip through wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows.
Downtown is getting in on the renovation trend, too, as evidenced by the D Las Vegas. Formerly Fitzgeralds, the recently rebranded resort unveiled 638 remodeled rooms and suites in October, complete with pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs. Even the city’s most historic hotel is getting in on the action, with the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino opening a five-story luxury tower in September.
With more changes on the horizon, including the transformation of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay to Delano Las Vegas in late 2013, even the most frequent Vegas visitors will soon have new spaces to explore.
Custom Publishing Writer