Long rumored, even before the enormous upgrades to this Strip side section of Caesars Palace, the mermaids and aquarium at the Seahorse Lounge are finally ready for their own mega-budget makeover.
New paperwork has been filed for a $2.8 million remodel of the 6,200-square-foot lounge, three steps up from the casino floor and famed for its 1,700-gallon aquarium featuring Australian Pot Belly Seahorses. The permit application has been submitted under the name "Seahorse Bar," without giving a hint if the live attraction will be retained.
Once speculated to join the Vista Cocktail Lounge, Omnia nightclub and chef Brian Malarkey's Searsucker restaurant in the Hakkasan Group's other neighboring ventures at the resort, current rumors suggest the seahorse will not become part of the hospitality brand's portfolio.
Decorated with mermaid statues and an underwater theme, in recent years the 13-year-old Seahorse Lounge provided a prime viewing spot of the Pussycat Dolls Casino pit, which shuttered in February 2015 to make way for an Omnia nightclub themed gaming area.
Open Sunday to Thursday from noon to 4 a.m and 24 hours on Friday and Saturdays, the lounge still specializes in martinis and champagnes.
No announcement or timetable for the remodel has been offered by Caesars.