In a major coup for Town Square, two new hotels are proposed for the Las Vegas Boulevard shopping center, creating 253 rooms and introducing a non-gaming environment for its guests to shop, dine and be entertained, all a short trip from the Strip.
Located just under two miles south of Mandalay Bay, the upgrades follow last year's purchase of the 1,147,202-square-foot center by TH Real Estate and Fairbourne Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Located on a northwest plot, The Element Hotel by Westin will be the second for the brand in the region. The first debuted in Summerlin in 2008. Describing itself as “stimulating the senses and soothing the spirit,” the hotel will feature 121 rooms within its four floors. Amenities include a lounge, kitchen, an outdoor pool and spa, and a “game court.” The hotel will face west, not toward Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Aloft Hotel will be the first Las Vegas expansion for the “stylish, boutique” international chain. Also planned to be built on the northwest corner, Aloft will look toward Sunset Road and the lights of the Strip in the distance. Its four floors, low enough to accommodate the airport’s flight path, will host 132 rooms, with its own spin on a guest lounge, kitchen, fitness room, outdoor pol and spa, and game court. The Aloft will pitch itself to a more youthful market than the extended stay travelers anticipated at the Element.
Already under construction at Town Square, a dining annex is also on its way. Known as The Landing, the expansion has already launched Total Wine & More and Fry’s Electronics at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Town Square Parkway. Later this year it will debut Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar, Cafe Rio, San Diego’s The Broken Yolk Café and the fifth local outpost for Sweet Poké’s sushi burritos. Space is currently available for future restaurant tenants.
About to begin the journey through the local permit stage, both hotels have yet to announce the expansions or reveal a timetable for completion.
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