Most Las Vegas mega resorts/casinos have a theme or visual look designed to make them stand out. Caesars Palace, Caesars Entertainment (CZR), the characteristic property evokes the grandeur of Rome with towering columns and statues dominating the landscape.
The company’s signature Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas is small (but still huge), while Caesars’ soon-to-be-sold flamingo uses the pink hue of its namesake bird to bring the theme together in those parts of the property, too. where the habitat of the flamingos is not visible.
MGM Resorts International (MGM) uses similarly bold design decisions for some of its features. Luxor’s shape resembles that of the Egyptian pyramids, forcing some of its elevators to move sideways during ascent and descent. The company’s Excalibur estate is built to look like a palace, complete with towers, ramparts and fountains, everything you would expect except a moat.
Now, MGM has big plans to renovate one of its high-themed casino/resorts, the New York-New York, to completely flip the hotel/casino to represent the “sleeping city.” was done.
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MGM brings New York to New York-New York
MGM plans to renovate its New York-New York casino with a massive remodel of its 1,830 rooms and 155 suites at the hotel. According to a press release, the $63 million project, overseen by HVS Design, will offer “vibrant new designs and advanced in-room amenities that travelers around the world will love.”
The aim of the conversion is to make New York-New York more New York. That doesn’t mean bringing in hot dog carts and honking their horns all night. Instead, the redesign will “attract Las Vegas and New York City. The redesign includes design details reminiscent of New York City, such as B. Rooms with exposed brick walls and accent colors like Big Apple Red and Taxicab Yellow.”
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It’s not meant to be over the top (like the huge Statue of Liberty in front of it). Instead, the design would subtly evolve towards New York, bringing with it modern conveniences such as moveable work surfaces, readily available USB/USB-C outlets, and additional shelving and storage.
“It’s an exciting time in New York-New York. Due to the overwhelming response from our guests, we recently launched Cirque du Soleil’s Mad Apple show,” said Michael Neubaker, the resort’s President and COO. “The next step is to redesign our rooms and suites to keep the resort fresh and give guests new reasons to come. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, our new rooms offer a stylish and contemporary respite while enjoying the excitement of Las Vegas.”
The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2023.
Caesars also has a major renovation underway
While MGM plans to expand what it already has in New York-New York, rival Caesars plans to completely revamp one of its properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Work has already begun to rebrand Bailey’s assets under the player-friendly Horseshoe brand.
The Horseshoe name has a long history in Las Vegas, associated with the famous gambler Jack Binion, whose name adorns Binyon’s downtown Las Vegas estate. This Fremont Street casino was once nicknamed the Horseshoe, which would soon be debuting on the Las Vegas Strip.
“Since 1951, the Horseshoe Casinos have been home to the best odds, maximum limits and biggest jackpots,” Kaiser said in a press release. “Horseshoe was started by a player for the player, at its core it is about creating a gaming experience that is right for the player. As the brand has expanded into markets across the country in recent years, Horseshoe remains true to its heritage while retaining the exciting spirit of no-limit betting.”
The new horseshoe should be ready by spring 2023.