Plaza Las Vegas has undertaken extensive renovation project

Jun 21, 2011 10:03 AM

Good things are happening at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, which has stood at 1 Main St. and the head of Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas for 40 years.

In November last year Tamares U.S. Real Estate, owner of the property, closed the hotel’s 1,037 rooms and part of the casino, and laid off over 400 employees, saying major renovations were needed that would take up to a year to complete.

Since that time, the Plaza has undertaken an extensive renovation project, including brand new guestrooms and suites, an entirely remodeled casino floor and lobby, and all new restaurants and entertainment options.

Now, Play LV, which operates the Plaza and also Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino and Western Hotel and Casino, says the Plaza is expected to re-open the hotel and other parts of the property in time for the Labor Day weekend.

The new, updated look will feature rich marble, elegant tile accents and modern fixtures, furniture, carpet and wall coverings, all purchased from the Fontainebleau resort after it suspended construction, but will also capitalize on the Plaza’s history, modernizing it throughout yet allowing the property to retain its classic Las Vegas charm.

"The renovations will transform this iconic property into a more modern, comfortable and sophisticated hotel and casino in the heart of downtown Las Vegas," said Tony Santo, president and CEO of Play LV.

"It has taken a lot of work over many months, but I’m confident past guests will enjoy and appreciate the changes while new guests will view the updated Plaza as an exciting, new destination with more amenities and attractions than it ever had in its 40-year history," he added.

The Plaza’s brand new guestrooms and suites will also offer amenities such as in-room safes, 32-inch LCD flat-screen TVs, and private work areas with wireless high-speed Internet access.

In addition to the new guestrooms and suites, the Plaza will have a refurbished lobby with rich colors, wood accents, crystal chandeliers and black and white photography of Fremont Street and downtown creating an entry reminiscent of old Vegas glamour.

It will also offer an all new casino floor with an array of signature and classic gaming choices as well as tempting new, casual and fine dining options and entertainment venues.

The property is preparing to re-open at the end of this summer with a soft opening planned for Aug. 24 for the Plaza’s annual $150,000 Super Bingo event. Guests can make room reservations now to stay at the Plaza as soon as Sept. 1.