Plywood around the Hakkasan Group's forthcoming Omnia Nightclub is finally coming down and reveals an enormous floor-to-ceiling front entrance. And steps away, a Caesars Palace fixture has come down for good.
The impressively foreboding, dark wood and gold accented frontage undulates its way from the resort's sports book to the under construction Searsucker restaurant from chef Brian Malarkey.
A huge digital screen has already been placed into Omnia's wood facade, readying for its official opening night of March 12, hosted by resident deejay Calvin Harris.
Facing the club entrance, more construction is hard at work removing a former Caesars Palace asset. The Pussycat Dolls Casino, named after the once in vogue and once performing burlesque dance troupe, has shuttered their gaming pit and go-go dancing attraction. For six years, the Pussycats hosted their own lounge inside Omnia's predecessor Pure, before downsizing in 2010 to this open plan gaming area in the public walkway.
The pit was a showcase for dealers in cleavage-enhanced uniforms to help distract the table gamblers. The adjacent open-air Pussycat retail store was still in operation over the Valentine's Day weekend.
While the removal has yet to be officially announced, it is expected gaming tables will eventually return to this section of the casino floor.
Around the corner from these changes, the former 4,585-square-foot Shadow Bar has now been completely demolished to make way for a new lounge. The $1.9 million construction project is still rumored to be themed and run by the Hakkasan Group.