“We have been enhancing a allure of a resort experience in a coveted location, introducing an exciting new offering not only for guests occupying our own 24,000 Las Vegas hotel rooms, but also for all who live in as well as visit Las Vegas. The Linq is going to be a new address for fun at a center of a Las Vegas Strip.” said Gary Loveman, chairman, president as well as .C.E.O of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Comprised by an exclusive selection of retail, dining, beverage and entertainment experiences, the project will occupy a 200,000 square feet area directly facing Caesars Palace. The main attraction of the district will be a giant observation wheel named “The Las Vegas High Roller”. The wheel will be a tallest in a world, at 550 feet, and will feature 28 transparent cabins with capacity to accommodate up to 40 passengers each.
The Linq plan will also bring a series of changes to several Ceasars’ properties. A guest walk path will lead from a Carnaval Court outdoor plaza at Harrah’s Las Vegas resort through a Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino as well as to The Linq. A pedestrian connection also will be built from The Linq into Flamingo Las Vegas on a south, and will transform the facade, porte cochere, casino as well as hotel accepting areas of a Imperial Palace. Improvements to resort guest use areas will be introduced in phases.
To build the new promenade, the company requires a near or total demolition of O’Shea’s Casino and remodeling of Imperial Palace. The tennis and volleyball courts at Flamingo will also be demolished and repurposed as a loading dock. Rick Mazer, president of Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Imperial Place, Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon and O’Sheas, said the casino’s employees would be relocated into the Flamingo. Mazer also said that Imperial Palace’s new name has yet to be determined.
Caesars estimates which The Linq will employ about 3,000 construction workers as well as create 1,500 permanent jobs once it opens in 2013.