Category archives for: Hotels

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon gets new name: The Cromwell

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon gets new name: The Cromwell

It’s official. The Cromwell is the new name of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, which sits on the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Owned by Caesars Entertainment and currently in the midst of a $185 million overhaul, the property described as a “lifestyle luxury boutique hotel” is slated to [...]

Life is ‘suite’ in the new Sky Villas at Tropicana Las Vegas

Life is ‘suite’ in the new Sky Villas at Tropicana Las Vegas

If you’re looking for a way to spoil someone in Vegas for Valentine’s Day weekend – or any weekend of the year – here’s an idea to consider. Tropicana Las Vegas just debuted some suites that are guaranteed to turn the extravagance factor up to an 11. The Sky Villas, apartment-style penthouses, are located on [...]

Open, closed and under construction in Las Vegas

Open, closed and under construction in Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas had a booming year in 2013, and 2014 looks to be no different. We recently visited downtown to check out the latest redevelopment in the tourist corridor and found plenty of construction underway. Slotzilla Construction update: Construction is nearing completion on Slotzilla, the $11.5 million zip line ride between Las Vegas Boulevard and [...]

Walk this way: The latest on NY-NY and Monte Carlo’s pedestrian-friendly developments

Walk this way: The latest on NY-NY and Monte Carlo’s pedestrian-friendly developments

The skies were blue and temperatures were peaking in the high 60s one recent afternoon at New York-New York, which is located near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Many visitors were strolling through the shops of the Big Apple-themed resort’s newly widened promenade, which runs alongside its replica of the famous Brooklyn [...]

Opened, closed and under construction on the Las Vegas Strip

Opened, closed and under construction on the Las Vegas Strip

Construction projects – major and minor – are covering the Las Vegas Strip, bringing a surge in activity to the tourist corridor not seen since the heyday of resort construction. From small projects to big, we take a look at what is happening in Las Vegas. New York-New York/Monte Carlo Strip project and arena Construction [...]

Photos: NY-NY & Monte Carlo tear up the old for the new

Photos: NY-NY & Monte Carlo tear up the old for the new

MGM Resorts International announced plans for a $100 million outdoor plaza project in April 2013. It involves remodeling the front facades of New York-New York and Monte Carlo to showcase new eateries, shops and Hershey’s Chocolate World, an interactive attraction that celebrates Hershey’s-branded products. This district will be anchored by a 20,000-seat arena developed in [...]

Photos: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino retail construction

Photos: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino retail construction

Construction continues on Treasure Islands Hotel & Casino’s new shopping complex resulting in a temporary closure of the sidewalk on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. To go north on the Strip, you will need to go inside Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and use the pedestrian overpass that connects with [...]

Photos: Construction on the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Photos: Construction on the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Construction continues at a steady pace on the Caesars Entertainment property on the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. The resort, formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, has not been given an official name yet, but rumored names floating around include The Cromwell and The Ilyse. The property, which ended an earlier [...]

Construction watch: All eyes are on SLS Las Vegas for 2014

Construction watch: All eyes are on SLS Las Vegas for 2014

One of the most highly anticipated new hotel developments in Las Vegas is taking shape on the north end of the Strip. Using the existing structure of the former Sahara Hotel & Casino, the SLS Las Vegas – which is blossoming thanks to $415 million in renovations – represents an evolution in the resort landscape. [...]

10 hotel developments in Vegas to look forward to in 2014

10 hotel developments in Vegas to look forward to in 2014

Hotel construction in Las Vegas is more spirited and dynamic than ever. Are you curious about some of the projects currently underway at resorts both on and off the Strip? In addition to the creation of two open-air districts, three newly converted hotels will debut in 2014. Plus, several existing resorts are expanding their offerings. [...]

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