Introduced to the Las Vegas City Council as a "a significant upgrade," the multi-phase, Summerlin-infused remodel of the 32-year-old Palace Station is ready to begin as soon as October.
Adding restaurants, a 27-story hotel tower, a boutique movie theater, bowling alley, new pool and resort-wide improvements, the current railroad theme will vanish and a "more contemporary" design will rival Station Casinos’ own Red Rock Resort and Strip properties a short drive away.
First revealed by Eater Vegas in July, all the original proposals have been reconfirmed and a timeline for completion is already in place for the first two stages.
Beginning in October, demolition will make way for a new porte-cochère and a 9,099-square-foot bingo hall added to the outside of the casino floor, close to the Sahara Avenue entrance. The casino was first known as the Bingo Palace when it debuted in 1976.
Once that six-month project is finished, phase two will demolish part of the existing courtyard hotel rooms, and inside a two-story addition, add a 14,446-square-foot buffet and two new restaurants totaling 11,005 square feet to the ground floor.
Upstairs will include a small "boutique" cinema, featuring four or five screens, a small bowling alley and a rooftop and terrace with bar and possibly dining, facing 1-15 and The Strip in the distance.
This section will also introduce the necessary sewer, power and water infrastructure to supply the future hotel.
The third phase can only follow after the utilities are in place, but will include the 606-room hotel tower, the relocation of on-site favorites Oyster Bar and The Charcoal Room steakhouse, plus another dining newcomer, currently written into plans under the working name of "Noodle Bar."
Adjacent to this section will rise approximately 40,000 square feet of new convention space and an upgraded pool with cabanas, a lounge and pool bar.
And 335-feet up above it all, a bar, a 5,279-square-foot restaurant and lounge and a 1,885-square-foot outdoor terrace with very impressive views of Las Vegas in all directions. A completion timetable for this major construction project was not announced.