Palms Casino Resort has announced the opening of a collection of new restaurants and entertainment venues, the renovation of the resort’s iconic casino, and the unveiling of a property-wide contemporary art program on May 18.
Part of the ongoing $620 million reimagination of the property, the opening of these exciting new amenities signals the completion of the previously announced first phase of upgrades, which will yet again transform Palms into Las Vegas’ most elevated destination.
“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.”
ART INSTALLATIONS FROM RENOWNED ARTISTS
Guests will encounter a one-of-a-kind art program interwoven throughout the property, including a number of pieces from the personal art collections of Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, with works by globally renowned artists Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Dustin Yellin. The resort will also debut newly commissioned creations by leading contemporary artists such as Adam Parker Smith, Jason REVOK, Eric Haze, Felipe Pantone, James Jean, Timothy Curtis and many more that have already begun popping up on property. Palms is infusing this wide range of street, modern and blue-chip art into every detail of the hotel – from the newly debuted dramatic “Wish You Were Here” front desk collaboration by Olivia Steele and Keegan Gibbs, down to clever in-room amenities designed by Dabs Myla.
CASINO FLOOR REMODEL AND RESORT UPGRADES
Palms is now home to one of the most inviting and advanced gaming floors in Las Vegas, having undergone a complete remodel of the entire casino including chic lighting, wood ceiling fixtures and bright carpet tones. Over 40 new table games, which feature charging outlets at many seats, will join more than 1,100 video poker and slot machines with the latest games and popular themes centered around a dramatic new center bar. The luxurious new High Limit Gaming Lounge provides an intimate experience for discerning gamers while surrounded by stunning artwork. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by lush new landscaping including, of course, many Palm trees, alongside a 126-foot-tall, 60-foot by 54-foot LED screen dual-sided marquee. Additionally, the resort recently unveiled an all-new luxurious VIP check-in lounge where guests are welcomed into an opulent retreat with dark brown woods, vanilla onyx and tufted leather seating while surrounded by a collection of fine art.
PREMIER CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Scotch 80 Prime
On May 18, Palms will introduce Scotch 80 Prime, Las Vegas’ newest premier steakhouse. Led by Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake, Scotch 80 Prime will combine classic Las Vegas charm with an unparalleled dining experience featuring a contemporary and seasonally-inspired menu devoted to thoughtful presentations of carefully sourced USDA Prime Beef, certified Japanese KOBE beef, chicken, chops and seafood.
Alongside such offerings, guests can sip expertly sourced spirits from the restaurant’s world-class scotch collection. The dedicated Whisky Program, led by Scotch Master Cody Fredrickson, will have a high-level focus on rare and vintage marks from top producers in Scotland, including the Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage collection, with Scotch 80 Prime boasting one of the largest retail collections in the country. The restaurant will house an extensive collection of world-class artwork including pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, KAWS, Damien Hirst, and Scott Hove.
Send NOODLES (Opened February 2018)
Playing on the colloquialism “send it” or “just saying yes” to something, 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. Led by Executive Chef Francis Mo, the restaurant serves vibrant dishes such as Ramen Mac & Cheese and Udon Carbonara in a lively setting.
A.Y.C.E. Buffet (Opened December 2017)
A celebration of “All You Can Eat,” A.Y.C.E. Buffet is the reimagined buffet concept with a distinct approach to worldly cuisine presented in an innovative, technique-focused fashion within an open food hall setting.
Lucky Penny Café (Opened July 2017)
The 143-seat Lucky Penny Café serves up a playful menu featuring an array of modern American cuisine with a twist of worldly flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether guests are looking for a full meal or just a late-night snack, Lucky Penny Café meets that need with its extensive menu, including highlights such as fluffy buttermilk Nutella pancakes, zin-braised meatballs, a selection of Neapolitan style pizzas and hearth oven brick chicken.
WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT VENUES AND MUSIC RESIDENCY
The Pearl, Las Vegas’ premier concert theater, recently debuted its full remodel complete with an impressive “PEARL” mural at the entrance by Argentinian-Spanish artist, Felipe Pantone and deluxe VIP box accommodations. Notably, the Pearl, in partnership with Live Nation, will host Blink-182’s first-ever Las Vegas rock residency, “Kings of the Weekend.” The 16-show run, begins May 26 with dates through November. Other leading acts performing this year at the Pearl include Zac Brown Band, Halsey, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and Alanis Morissette.
Additionally, Palms’ Brenden Theatres boasts a recently renovated 14-screen movieplex, IMAX experience, tiered stadium seating, luxury reclining leather seats, digital sound and giant wall-to-wall curved screens.
Two unique concepts from Clique Hospitality’s Andy Masi and nightlife partners Ryan Labbe and Jason “JRoc” Craig, Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge, are scheduled to open to the public on May 18.
APEX Social Club, located in the space formerly known as Ghostbar with the unofficial title of the best view in Las Vegas, capitalizes on the unrivaled 180-degree view while reinterpreting the 8,000-square-foot space into an open-air boutique nightclub. Four of Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies, his famous 3,000 lb. humanoid sculptures, will live in APEX Social Club.
Camden Cocktail Lounge, located adjacent to the resort’s main entrance, is a dynamic lounge focusing on mind-blowing cocktails presented in a distinctive over-the-top manner and with flair unlike anything seen before.
STILL TO COME
Palms, known for its iconic rooms and suites, is transforming its look with a sophisticated redesign of all of the Fantasy Tower guest rooms, suites and its six famous Sky Villas. Guest rooms and suites were redesigned by Avenue Interior Design to create a memorable and inviting experience. In addition, each of the resort’s Sky Villas is transforming by way of a complete renovation by Bentel & Bentel to provide guests with some of the most luxurious accommodations in the world. The guest rooms will also showcase artwork curated by ArtStar, including works from acclaimed artists Thrush Holmes, Gary Stranger, Cody Hudson, Sandra Chevrier and Carlos Rolon. This transformation will be fully completed by fall of this year, although certain luxury rooms and suites will be available for booking beginning May 14 for stays starting this summer.
Palms will also soon be home to world-class restaurants from award-winning celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Marc Vetri, whose restaurants will debut in the fall of this year, and Bobby Flay, whose restaurant will debut in spring 2019. In addition, TAO Group, one of the most successful nightlife and restaurant companies in the world will be bringing their highly-acclaimed “Vandal” restaurant from New York City to the property in spring 2019.
These exciting new venues will be joined by a spectacular 29,000 square foot nightclub and world-class 73,000 square foot pool club, both developed in partnership with TAO Group, which will redefine the nightclub and dayclub experience in Las Vegas. The nightclub and dayclub venues will also open in spring 2019.
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