Vegas News October 25, 2022
More Info – New Vegas Strip Casino
Last week the low-key big news was about $1 billion in upgrades planned for The Venetian. For the most part, the property will look the same, with new places to eat and new hotel rooms.
This week the big news is that Tilman Fertitta received approval from Clark County to build a new casino hotel on the Vegas Strip.
As a reminder, the land across from The Cosmopolitan and Harmon Corner includes the Tex Mex restaurant, souvenir shops, and the Travelodge, which is closed. You can see maps of the land use here.
There was little to no doubt that he would receive the approval but ya never know. This approval is so fresh that there’s no timeline for construction or opening available yet.
Now that we can see the plans we have a little more information on the property we didn’t share a couple of weeks ago.
Plans and More Information – New Vegas Strip Casino
The plans are for construction, so there aren’t specifics about the venues inside. However, there’s more information that will help paint a more vivid picture of what to expect.
First, we’ll touch on some new things I see in the plans. You can read the approved plans here. Afterward, we’ll re-share the old information to create a more complete picture.
The property will only have 1,847 parking spaces. This is 23% fewer than required. This is a property for tourists and business travelers so they don’t expect many will drive to the property.
Parking and Rideshare – New Vegas Strip Casino
There will be a 14-level parking garage on the east side of the property Two levels of parking will be underground. Valet will use the underground spaces.
Yes, you should expect to pay for parking.
The porte-cochère will be “located on the north side of the hotel, adjacent to Harmon Avenue.” This will be a relatively small space with only four lanes designed for rideshare dropoffs and valet.
I’m guessing rideshare pickup will be elsewhere – probably at the parking garage, which will be built behind the casino if you’re looking at it from the Vegas Strip.
Elevations – New Vegas Strip Casino
The elevations shared by Clark County make the property look a lot like The Cosmopolitan. I’m not sure the actual renderings of the building will be this color so I’ll hold judgment.
The metal parapet wall system of the building reminds me of the ocean-view balcony suites at the Showboat in Atlantic City. That’s still the best casino comp I’ve ever received.
Hotel rooms will be between 525 and 2,000 square feet. The suites will be between 1,480 and 5,810 square feet. Lastly, the villas measure between 1,775 and 5,382 square feet.
Here are the items we knew about Fertitta’s new casino hotel from the previous reporting:
- A 43-story tall hotel tower
- 2,420 hotel rooms, suites and villas
- 2,500 capacity theater
- An unknown number of bars and restaurants
- 37,000-square-foot spa and fitness center
- Wedding chapel
- 91,000 square feet of convention space
- An auto dealership
I’m surprised there’s no information about the size of the casino floor in the plan. Hopefully, we’ll hear an official announcement about the future property sooner than later. Stay tuned!
Let’s get to the rest of the news in and around Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Quick Hits
Here’s a look at real pictures of the new rooms at New York-New York.
Folks are starting to be allocated renovated rooms at @NYNYVegas pic.twitter.com/8GrkFRqWdT— Steve (Las Vegas UK) (@LasVegasUK) October 20, 2022
- Vintage Las Vegas fans might like to check out these eight refurbished signs that will be installed on Las Vegas Blvd. Read more here.
- Next year Wynn Las Vegas will open a new restaurant with “Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences.” Read more here.
- Jerry Seinfeld will perform six shows at Caesars Palace Las Vegas next year. Read more here.
- Lotus of Siam is opening its new location at Red Rock Casino on Nov. 11. Read more here.
- The Aria food hall announced more tenants. There will be a pizza place owned by Steve Aoki, a burger joint, and an Israeli street food stand. Read more here.
- While we’re discussing the casino, Aria will be opening a Las Vegas location of Cathedrale. The New York location has French-Mediterranean cuisine. Read more here and see the NY location here.
- Caesars plans on pursuing a New York City casino in Times Square. Read more here.
- It will be interesting to see if any Manhattan casinos are actually approved. From what I’ve been hearing, none of the existing businesses want a casino in the area. Read more here.
- It looks like Magic Johnson is trying to buy a piece of the Raiders. Read more here.
- The Glittering Lights Christmas display will open at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 10. Read more here.
- Plaza construction is moving along. See pictures here.
- A caviar bar is opening at Paris Las Vegas. See more here.
- Legends at Tropicana has a special show from Nov. 5 through Dec. 30. Read more here.
- The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority has a new ad campaign telling parents to leave kids at home. Read and see more here.
- Coincidentally, the Arcade at Bally’s/Horseshoe is now open. Read more here.
- All Net Arena, the land between Fontainebleau and Sahara, is telling people it has money again and has new plans. I’ll believe it when I see it. If you feel like you’ve been reading about this for almost a decade, you’re not alone. Read more here if you’re curious.
- SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand are among the most expensive resorts in the country. Read more here.
- Barry Manilow’s residency is returning to the Westgate next year. He’ll be performing most of the year. Read more here.
- Nevada approved slap-fighting as a legitimate sport. I’m still waiting to hear from the sportsbooks if they’ll be taking bets. It’s not very likely. Read more here.
- The band Chicago is returning to The Venetian for another limited engagement next year. Read more here.
Last but not least, enjoy Rodney Dangerfield talking about Las Vegas and gambling for a few minutes.
Good morning https://t.co/xSiMeK67u6— Marc (@MeltzVegas) October 19, 2022
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