The Venetian and Palazzo resorts will be facing some new high-end competition next year from the under-construction Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas, so it makes sense a major multi-million dollar investment is being devoted to 60,000-square-feet of the Palazzo’s gaming floor.
Very early plans for the remodel reveal an estimated construction budget of $11,857,000 to change the carpet, paint all the walls and ceiling, replace the lighting and create new stone walkways. All the current "gaming devices" will be refurbished and relocated.
To be completed in a series of phases, some of the finished “zones” will also feature upgraded “fabric wrapped wall panels.” The proposed changes follow the swift removal of escalators on the northern section of the casino floor, that dropped guests at The Grand Canal Shoppes and directly at the front door of chef Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 restaurant.
While the escalators are now gone, behind them, the seven-year vacant Restaurant Charlie space still remains behind plywood, once planned to host a Pan-Asian, Shi Fang Market fast-casual concept.
Other changes for the casino include a reworking of its collection of bars. The Corner Bar, a new addition with enough seats for 84 guests, will take over 1,100 square feet. An estimated construction budget of $1,383,000 has been allocated for the yet to be announced project.
Another new casino floor bar is described as a “remodel,” overhauling 1,450-square-foot with its own estimated construction budget of $1,485,000. Yet to be confirmed, it is currently believed one of these concepts will slot very close to the former home of Zebra, Salute and The Label and located close to the Palazzo Theatre.