It will be a busy second half of the year for parent company Station Casinos as they continue to remodel the Palms resort. Still under construction is the multi-million dollar overhaul of the 24 Seven Cafe, once promised to debut this spring and Hooters shuttered last month, leaving a 15,200-square-foot void that has yet to receive an official replacement.
Confirmed for now will be a new focus on the pool area and the exterior of the former Rain nightclub. Newly filed paperwork shows the resort seeking permission to “reinvigorate” the area and also create a visual element to catch the eye of potential customers traveling along Flamingo Road.
Among the upgrades proposed, a Strip-style, separate exterior entrance and drop off plaza that no longer requires guests to enter through the casino, extending the pool deck out toward the street, a reworking of the spa areas to enhance both levels and moving the bungalows into a position that can be seen by both pedestrians and motorists. The parking garage will be painted in matching colors to help blend in with the new look.
“Simulated” wood, stone and metal will provide new accents and the exterior facade of Rain will be also be redecorated, with "small portions of the night club" extended towards Flamingo.
No timetable for the upgrades or how the work competes with the busy summer season have yet to be revealed.
Also inside the resort, Brenden Theaters will be renovating all of its stadium seating and reclining chairs. An estimated construction budget of $1,017,784 has been allocated for the work, a solid indication the attraction is investing in the future.