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By now, we've all likely seen renderings of the front of the coming Gansevoort Las Vegas. A multi-million-dollar, top-to-bottom renovation will transform Bill's into the hip, new boutique before year's end.
Plans will add several floors to the top of the hotel to accommodate a roof-top pool and dayclub. And, while we've known that plans would also bump out the east side of the property, we didn't know just what that would look like until now.
Last night, we stumbled upon a rendering that reveals what Gansevoort will look like from the rear. As we've previously reported, the remodel would extend the property some 5,400 square feet in order to accommodate a new porte cochere and more parking. Behold, the new arrival experience to come:
Back in October, we shared rumors that the Rio was in for a facelift. Now, the first rooms to get a remodel are being introduced to guests.
A few days ago, the Rio revealed its newly renovated Samba suites to its social media followers. At 600 square feet, Rio describes the room's new decor (renderings below and above) as incorporating "energizing hues of teal and orange," seen through brightly colored headboards, throws, bolster pillows and patterned carpeting. Dark furniture, 32-inch flat screen TVs and "upgraded" bathrooms complete the transformation.
Yeah. Stewie pretty much has our first reaction down pat.
As part of Caesars Entertainment's first quarter report, it dropped this line like it weren't no thang, "We also continued with room upgrades at The Quad Resort & Casino and Bally's Las Vegas." Um, ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?
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When MGM Resorts announced its promenade -- an expansive project set to bring sweeping changes to New York-New York and Monte Carlo, and most points in between, by early 2014 -- one of the top questions asked was, when does work begin? The answer is that its already been underway. The most high profile of those changes (for right now, anyway) being the ones taking place at Nine Fine Irishmen at NY-NY.
We told you back on March 6 about plans to make the Irish pub even finer. Most of the work will focus on improving and expanding its outdoor Strip-side patio, including the addition of a new NFI bar, and the build-out of a faux patio on the casino floor. On Monday, a walk both inside and outside New York-New York found a huge construction wall blocking NFI's main casino entrance (shown above). When complete, the upgraded entrance will look like this:
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New York-New York and Monte Carlo are about to get a major upgrade. But, don't look for it in their rooms, this change will transform their exteriors, creating a large open-air retail and dining destination. Sound familiar?
The massive renovation will change the west side of the Strip from Las Vegas Boulevard down to CityCenter. In fact, from looking at the renderings, making that section more in line with the modern "city" feel of MGM Resorts most recent project.
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said, “All great cities offer vibrant pedestrian experiences, and Las Vegas is certainly no exception, as The Strip is one of the world’s greatest boulevards. Our vision is to extend the excitement we traditionally create within our world-class resorts outside onto The Strip, and ultimately in an entertainment district leading to our new arena. To bring that vision to fruition, we have assembled a team recognized around the world for creating special venues and places.”
So, what does that mean? Look for dramatic changes to the facades of both resorts as bars, eateries and "retail destinations" are addd. New venues will include a two-story Hershey's Chocolate World flagship (sorry, M&M World just across the street) and the improvements we've already reported on to Nine Fine Irishmen will come to New York-New York.
At Monte Carlo, the re-do will bring Double Barrel, a "casual roadhouse restaurant and bar" by sbe (the same folks behind Hyde Bellagio and the coming SLS Las Vegas) and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (self-explanatory).
But, the centerpiece will be a large promenade between the two properties where a CityCenter residential sales offer and parking lots sit now. That area will be "a park environment featuring pavilions and performance spaces complemented by areas of quiet relaxation."
At the gateway to the park will be Shake Shack, a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more by restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.
At the far end will be that 20,000-seat arena that's already been announced, too. To orient you, the rendering above shows Rue de Monte Carlo with the edges of Diablo's seen on screen right. That glimmering building in the background will be the arena.
And, that's not all, either. MGM Resorts says more partners and details will be released over the next few months.
The entire venture is expected to cost $100 million dollars. Yet, don't expect this project to be finished several years down the road. Work is already way on some elements and a completion of early 2014 is anticipated. Yep, right around the time Caesars Entertainment's Linq finishes its roll out, too.
(Renderings: MGM Resorts)
We probably wouldn't have chosen this for our initial improvement project at Las Vegas Club, but it appears first up on the 'to do' list is a... gift shop.
Yep, filings are already in place for the construction of a Viva Vegas gift store. Look for work on the $160,000 project (yes, that's the correct amount of zeros) towards the front of the casino.
For those interested in a stay at Gold Coast, the word on Vegas travel sites has been to ask for the updated accommodations. Now, guests of the off Strip property may be tempted seek out the newer, updated rooms.
Gold Coast is finishing the roll out for its Premium accommodations which, according to Vegas Inc., will feature "new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture" as well as new just about everything else including new beds and bedding, HD TVs, alarm clocks, and more.
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Things are a'changing fast at The Quad. Pulse of Vegas, the blog of Caesars Entertainment, recently chronicled the opening of a new bar (Catalyst), a new section of casino floor, a new wine and spirits shop, and two new entrances as well. While work continues on other sections of the hotel-casino, no mention has ever been made about improvements to its sportsbook. But, is that about to change?
VegasChatter Facebook fan Mike P. messaged us today with this news:
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Its iconic marquee was gone in less than a day, but the dismantling of Sahara's just as recognizable dome is still underway. VegasChatter friend Danial Mente took this snapshot earlier today of a dome that now looks more like a plucked flower, with just the center, stemlike support structure remaining.
SBE plans to spend $415 million dollars to renovate the run-down property into a shiny and new SLS by fall of 2014. When it debuts, it will feature 1,600 Philippe Starck-designed guest rooms; all Fred Segal, all the time retail shopping; four nightlife venues including a new version of SBE's original Shelter nightclub and a Sayers Club; and dining options that will include Hollywood hotspot The Griddle Cafe, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck and a Umami Burger, a chain of Cali burger joints.
The Mirage sportsbook was one of the first "mega sportsbooks" in Las Vegas. Over time, it began to show its age. You could see it from the TVs to the worn furniture. That changed this week as The Mirage finished renovations to its sportsbook just in time for March Madness. One thing will stand out to anyone that walks by and that's the giant 85 foot long, $1.5 million digital display.
The impressive display can be chopped up into 12 sections, as needed, allowing a variety of games in different sizes. The display is great and certainly impressive but, for the sake of comparison, the crispness of the picture isn't quite as sharp as the Cantor Gaming sportsbook at Venetian. It's still impressive, though. The theater-style lighting is another difference between the two sportsbooks. Regardless, this is a major step forward for The Mirage.
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For the general public, there's one part of the D's transformation that still screams WTF (standing for, in this case, what the Fitz). It's that
shabby vintage McD's off its main Fremont Street Experience entrance. (For guests, there's also those halls and that pool, at least for now.)
In downtown Vegas, (just about) everything old is new again at our choice for best new reopening of 2012. But, we've wondered -- will the D's McD's be a part of its expansive remodel? Perhaps, at least a revamp into a Metro McDonald's?