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June 14, 2007

Planning Meeting Agendas: Hard Rock, Caesars

Posted by detroit1051

Expansions at Hard Rock and Caesars Palace are on the agendas for next week's Planning Meetings.
Hard Rock: The plans indicate that the proposed expansion involves the
construction of 6 new high-rise towers to accommodate the additional
2,671 hotel rooms, with 4 of the towers located on the northwest side
of the site.
Hard Rock Expansion

Caesars: This is a request to modify the height of a previously approved high-
rise tower in conjunction with a resort hotel (Caesars Palace). The
tower was originally approved at a height of 295 feet with 1,017
guestrooms with a Tuscan villa design. The new elevations depict a
350 foot high tower with a design that is similar to the existing
Augustus Tower located just east of the proposed towers site.
Caesars Palace Hotel Tower

Station requests time extension on plans for resort at Tropicana and Industrial (Dean Martin Drive):
Station Resort


Read archived comments (6 so far)
June 15, 2007 2:20 PM Posted by Dave

As far as Caesars goes, if the "new" tower has the same footprint and number of rooms as the "old" one, are they just making the suites bigger, or are they going to be including more shopping, spa, or restaurant space in the tower? Anyone care to speculate?

And the Hard Rock plans sound pretty grandiose--I'm sure it'll do wonders for the traffic around Harmon and Swenson.

June 15, 2007 2:29 PM Posted by Maxine

I don't understand what "east" means for Caesars. I thought they were building on the west side towards the freeway.

Maybe they decided they want the new Tower exactly on the corner, where the outdoor plaza is, with shops etc... underneath.

June 15, 2007 8:25 PM Posted by Mike T

"The new elevations depict a 350 foot high tower with a design that is similar to the existing Augustus Tower located just east of the proposed towers site."

This is a quote from the page describing the location of the tower, which will be immediately west of the Augustus Tower.

June 15, 2007 8:51 PM Posted by detroit1051

Caesars plaza at the corner of Flamingo and the Strip is a concrete jungle. The new tower will be an improvement. If it's like the Augustus Tower, the rooms will have a better view of Bellagio's fountains than from Bellagio itself.
This photo was taken from the 30th floor of Augustus Tower:

June 15, 2007 9:04 PM Posted by detroit1051

The photo I just linked, and the other 32 in the album, were taken exactly one year ago. In looking at them again, it's amazing to see the progress on Encore, and Palazzo. Wynn was just starting to push dirt around on the Encore site. I see the Aladdin/PH still had the ugly blue paint.

June 16, 2007 10:00 AM Posted by dstanley

They really need to do away with that "roman plaza" at the corner of ceasars. I think Caesars said it is supposed to be like the piazza di spangna in rome. That is just absurd. Some parts of caesars are nice but a lot of it is tacky and other areas seem old and worn out.