The Boyd Gaming Corp. filed paperwork for a major investment in a six decade old downtown property, effectively doubling its size and possibly kick-starting a spate of new remodels among its Fremont Street rivals.
Plans call for the Fremont Hotel & Casino to build a 320-foot tall, 509-room hotel tower on the corner of Third Street and Ogden Avenue, the opposite side of the resort’s illuminated Fremont Street Experience main entrance.
The value-priced venue currently hosts 447 rooms, all planned to be overhauled to become 227 larger and upgraded spaces.
The ground floor will expand by 22,200 square feet, including 20,700 square feet of new gaming areas, plus a new 700-square-foot bar and a race and sports book. Outside, improvements will be made to guest drop-off and ride-hailing areas, along with substantial additions to the existing parking garage.
Phased over 30 months of construction, additional upgrades should eventually be expected for the existing casino floor, but the current roster of dining options is not affected by the newly filed plans.