It’s time to usher in a new era of casino gambling in the US, one that doesn’t hold onto the memories of how things were before or during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip set out to erase the past even before the pandemic set in and has, after several years of work, completed a major upgrade to its casino floor and hotel rooms. The project set parent company Caesars Entertainment back $200 million, but it’s confident it was money well spent.
Harrah’s Brings New Life to Vegas
Harrah’s announced the completion of the upgrade at the end of last week, adding that guests will be able to enjoy an updated casino floor, upgraded lighting, new carpeting and more. One of the biggest parts of the upgrade was revamping the 2,542 guest rooms, which now offer “bold purple and blue hues that complement the cream-colored décor, dark wood accents and contemporary fixtures,” according to the release. Rooms in the property’s Valley Tower were updated in two phases in 2016 and 2018, with the 1,622 rooms getting a significant makeover. Work on those rooms and the rest of the hotel rooms on the property was completed last year, but Harrah’s held off on announcing the changes until all of the upgrades were complete.
The venue’s Mountain Tower received a significant piece of the investment, with $70 million being spent to upgrade its rooms. In addition, the property now offers expanded amenities, including the “Spa at Harrah’s Las Vegas, PizzaCake by Buddy Valastro and Donny Osmond’s first-ever solo residency.” Harrah’s is now connected to the 550,000-square-foot CAESARS FORUM via the CAESARS FORUM Skybridge, and that venue will host its first major event when the Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress kicks off tomorrow. The conference will run through Thursday.
Caesars Goes All Out For Property Upgrades
Harrah’s Vegas isn’t the only Caesars property to be getting an update. The gaming operator, in spite of losses incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic, has been injecting millions of dollars into renovations of its assets across the US. It recently announced that it would spend $400 million to upgrade its Atlantic City properties as it looks to help the struggling New Jersey gambling city recover. New amenities and upgraded hotel rooms are coming to those venues, with the work scheduled to be complete sometime in 2023.
Caesars has already begun to see improvements in its operations, even though the renovations aren’t complete. The gaming operator is one of two, alongside MGM Resorts International, to be singled out as the leader of the post-COVID-19 recovery, with analysts becoming more optimistic regarding its performance possibilities. Even as it faces what could be a major legal issue, the company continues to rebound and already looking at what the future holds in store as the gaming environment across the globe continues to evolve.