Harrah’s Rebranding As Caesars New Orleans & Getting A Massive Facelift
The saying, the rich just keep getting richer, may apply to this news. One of the best hotels and casinos in the Caesars umbrella, at least in my humble opinion, is about to get even better. Over the next several years Caesars will be putting $325 million into the property, which includes building a new hotel tower. This is on top of Harrah’s rebranding as Caesars New Orleans during that time frame.
Details Of Caesars New Orleans
The renovation was a part of the agreement with the Louisiana Legislature to extend Caesar’s license for operating the casino through 2054. This proposal still needs to be approved by the city’s New Orleans Building Corporation though.
Included in the $325 million facelift will be a new hotel tower that will add an additional 340 rooms to the property. This should be completed by 2024. Along with the hotel tower will be a new valet entrance for hotel guests added at the intersection of Canal Street and Convention Center Boulevard.
Caesars has also proposed adding new food offerings in the casino building. They have also discussed developing the unused second floor of the casino, although nothing has been specified.
This is the second major project at the end of Canal Street. There is also a $530 million Four Seasons hotel and condo complex being completed across the street.
The Harrah’s New Orleans (soon to be Caesars New Orleans) is one of my favorite properties under the Caesars Entertainment umbrella. It is for sure my favorite property in North America outside of Las Vegas. It is probably top 2 or 3 for me overall. The hotel has always been very nice and the casino is well laid out with plenty of dining options. The hotel was somewhat limited and would often sell out on busier nights of the week though. Hopefully the additional 340 rooms should help alleviate some of that stress. I look forward to checking it out once everything is completed.
If you would like to see my review of the hotel you can read it here.
Hat Tip: Nola.com