Things are looking up for the great city of Las Vegas. Tourism has steadily increased, the housing market is bouncing back and more and more jobs are starting to pop up. While gaming revenue is still the major contributor to the success of the city, visitors are coming to party at the Las Vegas clubs and pools, shop and eat at world-class establishments and take in shows and other entertainment. The increase in tourism has allowed for previously stalled projects to move forward in development as well as for new and future projects to feel comfortable moving forward. Let’s take a look at a few of the upcoming casino projects on the Las Vegas Strip:
SLS Hotel & Casino (Fall 2014)-
When the Sahara Hotel & Casino closed its doors in 2011, many wondered when or if it would ever re-open and continue to anchor the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip with its roller coaster and Arabian themes. It took a few years but this past February it was announced that the SLS Hotel & Casino would take over the space and plans to open its doors in the Fall of 2014. However, you can say goodbye to the roller coaster, the Arabian theme and the famed history of the Sahara, a hotel that had seen performances by some of the all-time greats including the Rat Pack, Liza Minnelli, George Carlin and many more. The SLS will bring its chic styling seen in its current locations in Beverly Hills and South Beach to the Vegas Strip. With plans for over 1,600 guest rooms and suites and a collection of restaurants, nightlife and retail, we can’t wait for the doors to open!
Resorts World Las Vegas (2016)-
If you take a look out the window of our offices you can see the unfinished project known as Echelon Place that suspended construction back in 2008. One of the several symbols of the economic downturn in Las Vegas, the site now has new life as the project was recently purchased by Malaysia-based gaming company, Genting Group which plans to develop the site as Resorts World Las Vegas. Construction is slated to begin in 2014 with the first phase of the project opening in 2016. Hard to believe that it will only be the first phase as it will contain a 3,500 room hotel and 175,000 square feet of casino floor. Bringing a taste of Macau to Las Vegas, the resort will include a “village” of low-rise pagodas just off the Strip that will be filled with restaurants, retail and more.
Gansevoort Las Vegas (2014)-
This often overlooked project will transform the former-space of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon into a luxury boutique hotel and casino. With plans to re-open the building in 2014, Caesars Entertainment will be renovating all guest rooms and the casino floor in addition to a new restaurant and a rooftop dayclub/nightclub complete with a pool. This boutique hotel will only have 188 rooms, but more importantly it will give a much needed face-lift to a building that stands in a prominent location on the Vegas Strip.