August 27, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is planning a $50 million renovation that its top executive says aims to upgrade and reenergize its celebrity allure.
Palms President Joseph Magliarditi said that beginning in July, all 428 rooms and suites in the original Palms Tower will be remodeled to reflect a "sensual and edgy" design. The high-rise tower opened in November 2001.
Magliarditi says redesigned rooms should be available by September, with other projects done by the end of the year.
Plans also call for new restaurants, a reconfigured casino layout to add slot machines, a remodeled Center Bar, and "new, distinctive nightlife experiences."
The announcement comes days after the permanent closure of the Playboy Club at the Palms.
Officials haven't said yet what will replace it.
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