Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will open next week a plethora of new food and beverage facilities and entertainment venues to celebrate the completion of phase one of its ongoing $620-million renovation.
The casino complex originally opened doors in 2001. Station Casinos bought it in 2016 and announced that the property would under go multi-million reimagination the following year. Back in February, construction workers brought down Palms’ iconic marquee after a 17-year run as part of the property-wide renovation process to replace it with a modern, digital sign.
Station Casinos announced earlier this week that a number of facilities will be unveiled on May 18 to mark a completed first phase of the multi-phase project. Jon Gray, General Manager at the casino resort, has told media that they have partnered celebrity chefs, renowned artists and musicians, and nightlife providers, among others, to provide their guests with the best possible day and nighttime experience.
The renovated Palms will feature art installations with works by widely recognized artists, including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Dustin Yellin. Visitors will also be able to see newly commissioned works by Eric Haze, Adam Parker Smith, Timothy Curtis, and other popular contemporary artists.
Palms will also debut the Scotch 80 Prime premier steakhouse, the 143-seat Lucky Penny Café, as well as the APEX Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge as part of the May 18 celebrations.
Renovated Casino Floor
Palms’ gaming floor has also undergone renovation to match the standards required by the contemporary gambling customer. The casino has been added 40 new table games, with charging outlets at many of the seats across the tables. The venue already features over 1,100 slot and video poker machines. The newly added High Limit Gaming Lounge center bar will provide gaming experience for fans of high stakes action.
The iconic Palms marquee, which, as mentioned above, was brought down earlier this year, was replaced by a 126-foot-tall dual-sided LED screen marquee to welcome visitors and guests of the renovated property.
Station Casinos is yet to complete the planned transformation of its Fantasy Tower guest rooms, suites and six sky villas. Work on these is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. However, there will be rooms and suites available for booking for the summer. Guests planning to stay at those will be able to book them from May 14.
Palms will also be the home of restaurants managed by award-winning chefs Marc Vetri, Michael Symon, and Bobby Flay. The first two will debut their restaurants this fall, while the third will be launched in the spring of 2019. A new nightclub and a day-time pool club are, too, set to debut next spring. These will be operated by popular restaurant and nightlife company TAO Group.
Terry Davis holds a degree in Psychology, but it was after his graduation that he found his real passion – writing. Previously, he worked for a local news magazine.