There were plenty of Las Vegas hotel room renovations last year. There will be more hotel room renovations this year but not as many. The two largest casino operators that account for the vast majority of hotels on the Vegas Strip are just about done upgrading their hotels.
The upgrade cycle for Caesars Entertainment is coming to an end in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts isn’t planning on upgrading their hotel rooms now that the massive transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM is complete.
The next Las Vegas hotel upgrade phase will be a little different. In addition to renovations, there will be a slew of new hotels and hotel rooms available for visitors in the next couple of year.
Downtown Grand Expansion
The Downtown Grand is expanding by a new tower on the east side of the property by Stewart and Ogden. The new tower will have seven floors of guest rooms. The Downtown Grand currently has two hotel towers with a total of 629 hotel rooms. The expansion will add another 495 new rooms.
This tower will offer more than traditional hotel rooms. Guests will have the option to choose larger premium hotel rooms. The new Downtown Grand hotel tower will include 67 studio units, 20 one-bedroom suites, and three Presidential Suites each boasting nearly 1,500 square feet of living space.
You can keep up to date on the Grand Expansion here.
More Downtown Vegas Casino Expansion
Downtown Grand is just the latest casino to announce an expansion in downtown Las Vegas. In fact, there will be a new hotel tower under construction across the street. Last year, Boyd Gaming filed paperwork to build a 320-foot hotel tower at the Fremont Hotel and Casino. The new tower will add more than 500 rooms.
This week, Derek Stevens will announce the name of the new casino being built on the land that was once home to the Las Vegas Club. The new casino-hotel will have 777 room and a Vegas Strip style pool. Similar to the Downtown Grand expansion, construction on the new hotel is expected to be complete by 2020.
While Las Vegas is known for casino-resorts, there are a number of non-gaming hotels opening over the next few years. While these hotels might not be the best for the $20 trick, these national hotel chains should be a good way to use rewards for personal use for anyone that travels a lot for business.
According to the most recent Las Vegas Construction Bulletin, the following national chains will open hotels in Las Vegas in the next few years:
- Fairfield Inn & Suites (two locations)
- TownePlace Suites (two locations)
- Residence Inn (two locations
- Hyatt Place
- Hampton Inn & Suites
- Home2 Suites
- SpringHill Suites Marriott
- Aloft Hotel
- Delta Hotels by Marriott
- The Element Hotel by Westin
But Wait…There’s More
While hotel room renovations might slow down this year, there will be ample hotel rooms coming to Las Vegas in the next few years.