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Mar. 21, 2013

Caesars Unveils $185M Makeover for Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

The city of Las Vegas might look back one day and identify the period following the Great Recession as a watershed era. Today’s trends—reinventing aging properties, a new focus on business, art and sport, a fresh take on the Strip’s megaresorts—are likely to shape the city’s success for years to come.

The latest vintage venue targeted for a makeover is Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Caesars Entertainment shuttered the property on Feb. 3 and will re-launch it in 2014 as the Gansevoort Las Vegas after a $185 million renovation, The Las Vegas Sun reported.

In Bill’s place will be a boutique resort co-owned by Caesars; New York City-based Gansevoort Hotel Group; and Victor Drai, a high-end nightclub owner who also owns a location at the site. Gansevoort Las Vegas will offer guests 188 guest rooms, a Parisian apartment-style design by local company Tandem, and 19 suites. Also planned are a 40,000-square-foot casino, a lobby bar, lounge and retail space.

Drai’s current venue will remain in its location after the renovation, joined by the 65,000-square-foot Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub near the hotel’s new rooftop pool.

Rendering: Caesars Entertainment