According to the $12 million proposal filed by the hotel owners, the expansion will add a five-story structure featuring 16 new hotel suites, including two 1,600-square-foot suites on the top floor. Other changes include the remodeling and relocation of the existing deli and hotel lobby, and an improved and expanded casino floor. In addition, the expansion will include 14 suites with 500 square feet of space, new conference rooms and larger, modern restrooms serving casino patrons.
The casino phase is expected to be completed by March, 2012, and the hotel rooms open by May, 2012. The existing deli will close temporary during the expansion works, however, customers can enjoy the casino’s famous shrimp cocktail at the property’s restaurant.
The $12 million proposal would be the fifth major hotel-casino renovation on the Fremont Street area since 2008. Other downtown Las Vegas casino hotels, including the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Plaza Las Vegas, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, and Gold Spike Casino have also improved and modernize their facilities in recent years.
The Planning Commission voted 7-0 late Tuesday in favor of the two items needed to approve the project. The proposal will now go to the City Council for its final approval scheduled on October19th.