The Julius Tower
It’s no secret that Caesars Entertainment has finally been giving its flagship property quite a bit of love recently. Starting with the completion of the Octavius Tower, the opening of the first Nobu hotel, the conversion of Pure to Omnia in order to compete with Hakkasan and XS, and other small renovations throughout the property like the acclaimed Bacchanal Buffet, CET has been revamping it’s namesake with a younger, hipper vibe that’s drawing in a new crowd to the historic Sarno-created property.
The newest change comes in the form of another makeover of what had become an archaic tower into something much more in line with the new look of Caesars. Last month it was announced that the Roman Tower, one of the oldest on the property, would undergo a $75 million dollar transformation into the Julius Tower, named after the property’s namesake. Caesars gave everyone a sneak peak of these rooms, set to come online in early 2016, and they are interesting indeed.
Much like Octavius, the new rooms expand on the theme of neutrals with pops of bright color, although here there’s much more emphasis on the neutral and color accents that match those that are the signature of the property, gold and light blue (much like what is seen in the Augustus Tower). The room gets a layout similar to Nobu, only with the Roman touch in theme, maximizing the space at hand with upgraded technology and new beds. The result is a clean yet thematic variation that distinguishes this tower from the others on the property.
And the clean modern lines continue into a spa like bathroom, which features the same neutral tones, with a large shower and double vanity. It’s a bit too stark, unlike the warmer Octavius and Augustus bathrooms, but I’m sure it will be a vast improvement over the existing rooms. And the little nods to the Roman theme, like the column shape of the glass and light mirrors, is a nod in the right way to the past.
I for one look forward to trying one of these out for myself. I am loving what Caesars has done, and this shouldn’t be any different in terms of improvement on a product that had become stale. Now, if only Caesars could renovate their debt as well as they do their rooms.
(Images courtesy of Caesars Entertainment)