The major, three phase upgrade to the Palace Station Hotel & Casino is well into its early stages and new paperwork gives a hint of what else to expect in the future. When finished, the property will have added new restaurants, a 27-story hotel tower, a movie theater, bowling alley, an upgraded convention center and a new pool.
Right now phase one is is underway, creating a new porte-cochère and a 9,099-square-foot bingo hall. Construction is well advanced on both projects.
Originally proposed plans called for phase two to demolish part of the existing courtyard hotel rooms, build a two-story addition and add a 14,446-square-foot buffet and two new restaurants.
Upstairs will feature a small, "boutique," five screen cinema, a small bowling alley and a rooftop and terrace with bar and possibly dining, facing 1-15 and The Strip in the distance.
The third phase will include the 606-room hotel tower, the planned relocation of existing restaurant tenants Oyster Bar and The Charcoal Room steakhouse into the new space, plus another dining newcomer.
In advance of the multi-year project, new paperwork has been filed asking for permission to mount an eventual 11,161-square-foot of new signage. The current exterior train theme featuring nods to the Union Pacific and Virginia Truckee railroads will be removed.
Very early renderings of the potential future signs make reference to the convention center and the "Cinema5." They also refer to the bowling alley, "Splits," and two unannounced ventures, the "Urban Bistro" and the "Fine Bar."
The new bingo hall is expected to debut this summer.