When Station Casinos purchased Palms Casino Resort in 2016, they promised to renovate and upgrade the property to current standards. Renovations at Palms started in 2017 and will continue into next year. However, we’ve reached the completion of the first phase of the $620 million renovation project.
There has been significant progress and they are ready to show off all of the new goodies. Palms is opening of a collection of new restaurants and entertainment venues while the resort’s casino floor has a new look and feel. Additionally, the resort will be unveiling a new property-wide contemporary art program on May 18.
Let’s take a look at some of the new features and venues you’ll find inside the Palms.
Updated Casino Floor
The casino floor at Palms has received a complete remodel. New features include lighting, wood ceiling fixtures, and bright carpet tones. There are more than 40 new table games, which feature charging outlets at many seats, and more than 1,100 video poker and slot machines. Palms has also revealed a new High Limit gaming lounge and dramatic new center bar.
Around The Casino
Upon entering the property guests are greeted by lush new landscaping. Of couse, it includes many palm trees that sit alongside a 126-foot-tall, 60-foot by 54-foot LED screen dual-sided marquee. Additionally, the resort recently unveiled an all-new VIP check-in lounge where guests are welcomed to the hotel with dark brown woods, vanilla onyx, and tufted leather seating while surrounded by a collection of fine art.
Visitors will now see a one-of-a-kind art program throughout the property. The new program includes a number of pieces from the personal art collections of Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. Artwork includes selections by globally renowned artists Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Dustin Yellin. Palms will also debut newly commissioned creations by contemporary artists such as Adam Parker Smith, Jason REVOK, Eric Haze, and many more. Some of the art is already popping up on the property.
New dining options have been opening at Palms since 2017. Here’s a look at the new restaurants featured at Palms now.
Send NOODLES: Features a robust menu with influences from Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisines as well as creative takes on American and Italian classics using Asian ingredients.
A.Y.C.E. Buffet: The buffet name is an acronym for “All You Can Eat.” The new version of the buffet offers a modern take on traditional dishes within an open food hall setting.
Lucky Penny Café: The traditional casino cafe has a menu featuring a wide selection of modern American cuisine with a twist of worldly flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Scotch 80 Prime: Chef Barry S. Dakake returns to Palms along with a new steakhouse concept that opens May 18. Scotch 80 Prime will feature the charm of a classic Las Vegas steakhouse with a dedicated whiskey program that will offer one of the largest retail collections in the country.
New Nightlife & Updated Entertainment
Apex Social Club: This club is located in the space formerly known as Ghostbar.
Camden Cocktail Lounge: The lounge is located adjacent to the resort’s main entrance.
The Pearl: The concert theater recently reopened to debut its full remodel.
Brenden Theatre: The theater now has an IMAX experience, luxury reclining leather seats and more.
A Few Words From The GM
“The culmination of our many new venue openings will give our guests the first look at the new Palms in the making and the extraordinary vision we are bringing to life,” said Jon Gray, General Manager of Palms Casino Resort. “We’ve teamed with the very best partners, from our celebrity chefs, nightlife providers, artists, musicians and more, to provide our guests with an unparalleled entertainment experience.”
Palms will redesign of all of the Fantasy Tower guest rooms, suites, and its six famous Sky Villas. New restaurants from award-winning celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Marc Vetri will open later this year. A new restaurant from Bobby Flay will debut in spring 2019. A new dayclub/nightclub and nightclub/restaurant will also open in the spring of 2019.