The iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas continues to reinvent itself with a $75 million renovation of its original Roman Tower to soon be unveiled as the new Julius Tower. The high-rise wing is the latest piece of a $1 billion investment, cementing Caesars Palace as the premier resort at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The new 587-room Julius Tower features refreshed design-savvy, modern rooms and suites, and will welcome its first guests on January 1, 2016.
As Caesars Palace Las Vegas prepares to enter its 50th anniversary year, the new tower renovation is the latest chapter of an ongoing brand transformation of the Las Vegas resort that has welcomed millions of visitors since its opening day on August 5, 1966. Its next grand opening will be the December launch of Mr. Chow Las Vegas.
Drawing from Roman history, the name of the new Julius Tower pays homage to Julius Caesar, the first and best-known of all the Caesars. He was a pivotal figure in ancient Rome, credited with laying the foundation for the Roman Empire. Fittingly, the new Julius Tower represents a rebirth of the original tower at Caesars Palace, around which the legendary casino resort has expanded into its own Las Vegas Empire. Today, Julius Tower is located at the heart of Caesars Palace, with easy access to the casino floor and all of the resort’s world-class amenities.
“As we enter into our milestone golden anniversary year, we continue to reinvent Rome…and Las Vegas,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president. “We set the standard of luxury when we first opened our doors almost 50 years ago and are proud to continue to raise the bar for excellence in every way. We’re proud to continue this tradition and can’t wait for guests to experience the all-new Julius Tower.”
Designed by Michael Medeiros of KNA Design, the classically-inspired yet modern interiors of the Julius Tower rooms are created with a neutral palette with a pop of freesia yellow and a touch of Aegean blue. The decor combines textured and lightly reflective fabrics, creating a calm respite from the excitement of the casino below. The focal point of the room is a custom-upholstered headboard incorporating bronzed framed mirror panels adding sparkle and reflection to the space. Highlights of Julius Tower guest room amenities will include 55” TVs equipped with SONIFI system, luxurious Beauty Rest Bouvet Island Mattresses, a specially-curated mini bar and English-themed Gilchrist & Soames in-room toiletries and amenities.
The entry and bathroom walls feature a two-toned stone pattern creating an expanded feel to the bathroom and features a double sink floating vanity. A stone shower with glass enclosure features two sides of glass for an open feeling with both handheld shower and shower head. The custom vanity mirrors are inspired by an iconic column of Caesars Palace with some guest rooms featuring a custom-designed chaise lounge designed with a nod to the classic Greek Klismos chair. Julius Tower rooms also feature custom artwork that combines photographs of roman statues with artistic hand-drawn costumes meant to inspire the notion of a Caesars Palace themed Vegas “show girl.”
Caesars Palace is preparing festivities for a year-long celebration of its golden 50th anniversary in 2016. Combined with the exclusive and world’s first Nobu Hotel, the Forbes 4-star Laurel Collection, and the brand new Julius Tower, Caesars Palace remains a Sin City leader and the ultimate luxury destination to stay and play.
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