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    1/13/09  Caesars Stalls Completion of Octavius Tower

As reported by the LV Review Journal, Harrah's Entertainment is stalling the completion of the new tower due to the downturn in tourism resulting in a lower demand for additional rooms. 

The exterior of the tower will be completed and, to the passer-by, it will look like a functioning building.  When business picks up, they can have the interiors completed within a few months.





New Tower (2009) (stalled)
• 350-foot, 23-story tower
• 665 rooms / 71 suites
• Three new pool villas on second floor 

Forum Tower refurbishment (Jan 2008)

Convention Center expansion (early 2009)
• 2 levels attached to Palace Tower
• 110,000-square feet of flexible meeting space
• 263,000-square feet ballroom

New pools (spring 2009)
• Replace Apollo pool & outdoor spas with three new pools
     • One 1,600-square-foot invited-guest-only pool
     • Two 1,900-square-foot pools for hotel guests, private parties, catered functions

Other upgrades
• Caesars Palace front entrance expanded in breadth and height
• Expanded valet parking
• Remodel original casino and expanded ceiling heights to 20'
• Expand sports book
• New restaurants and retail venues and a Buffet

                                          Click images to enlarge



Octavius Tower Construction Photos


Done on the outside, unfinished on the inside; the new  tower is still on hold.
Photos 1/3/10 by Mark Adams


Topped-out, Caesars new tower is
coming along nicely.
Photo 12/7 and 12/4/08 by Greg Clarke
and Dave Rodriguez


Nice shot from the freeway.
Photo 10/19/08 by Daniel Harris


The cladding is approaching the top floors.
Photo 9/22/08 by
Jean Paul Olivelli


The new tower is making Caesars look rather crowded.
Photo 8/28/08 by Charles Hildebrant

    The EIFS facade is being installed on the lower floors.
Two floors 'till topped.
Photo 7/19/08 by
Miguel Villegas

Three shots from the Palace Tower show the new tower and conference space.
Photos 7/3/08 by Jay Warner


Shot from the Eiffel Tower and Panorama Tower III, these photos show the progress
Photos, 6/11/08 by Aaron Auxier


Working on the 13th floor
Photo 5/26/08


Movin' up quickly, the new tower is up to the 10th  floor.
Photo 4/26/08 by
Jeremy Smiech  



Shot from the Eiffel Tower (far left),
Caesars new tower is up to the 7th floor.
Photos 4/7/08 by
Miguel Villegas


The new tower up to the third floor
Photo 3/9/08 by Jsnod


Construction is well underway
Up to the second floor
Photo 2/4/08 by Mark Diederichsen


1/26/08  Construction of NewTower Begins Without Fanfare

It appears that construction of Caesars new tower has started.  A tower crane has been erected on the site with no formal announcement from Harrah's. The photo (right), by Mark Diederichsen, shows the crane.


6/28/07  Details Updated for Caesars Next Expansion

Harrah's went before the Clark County Planning Commission on 11/21/06 with details of their planned $1-billion expansion of Caesars Palace. The plans were approved on 12/20/06 and include:

  • A new 29-story, 350-ft, 663-room tower next to the Augustus Tower, which will frame the pool area.

  • An extension of the existing Convention Center.  

  • A “pedestrian promenade" with several decorative fountains surrounded by landscaping which will guide strip-walkers into Caesars domain. Underneath the promenade, Caesars will excavate a parking garage, with 389 valet-parking spaces.  The timeline for construction was not disclosed.


Highlighted, are areas of the next  $1-billion expansion.
This sketch by Mark Adams is approximate and based

on the description and renderings

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Augustus Tower Opens

8/12/05 The Augustus Tower is finally open and the new grand lobby (below-left) is quite stunning.  This ends 10 years of continuous construction which started with the groundbreaking of the Palace Tower and Forum Shops in 1995.

It will seem odd to have a Caesars Palace without jack-hammers and dust.  Almost everything throughout the resort has been renovated except the cottage cheese ceilings of the original casino (they really need to fix that).

Augustus Tower has some of Vegas' best views. The photo (below) is the south view with a front row vista of the Bellagio's fountains.



Caesars Palace

In August of 2005 the Augusta Tower, a 35-story 949-suite building opened on the south side of the property.

An additional pool, more meeting space, and a new Grand Lobby (twice the size of the original), are all part of the latest expansion.  Augustus Café is a new casual restaurant, while Michelin three-star chef Guy Savoy’s intimate dining room is one of the world’s finest gourmet rooms.  In addition to three all-new wedding chapels, the Augustus Tower houses a new 50,000 square-foot spa. Designed by Allard & Conversano Design.

The new Roman Plaza on the corner of The Strip and Flamingo Blvd. includes an outdoor restaurant and bar.  The Plaza is designed to guide guests to the entrance.

For more info and history of the Caesars Palace transformation click here

Hundreds of clubbers on the outside terrace at the new Pure nightclub on 3/01/06.   Click image to enlarge  

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