After closing in March 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is now set to reopen under the ownership of a Native American tribe.
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Located in Paradise, Nevada, the resort is set to reopen on 27 April after undergoing extensive renovation to the tune of $600 million in 2019. The renovation was launched by the then owner of Palms Casino, Red Rock. The new facilities include two new towers with 766 hotel rooms and suites, instead of the previous 703, restaurants and nightclubs.
It’s an honor and a privilege for us to welcome everyone back to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas. We look forward to introducing our guests to our rich history, culture, and signature hospitality. We can’t wait to make history together.Latisha Casas, San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Chairwoman, said in a statement.
The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is an instrumentality of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognised Indian tribe of the San Manuel Reservation who effectively owns the Palms Casino Resort, according to the statement.
The move into the Palms is the first major gaming investment for the San Manuel Band which opened its first bingo hall in 1986 on its reservation in San Bernardino County, Los Angeles. That bingo operation began a journey out of the poverty the nation endured since it was relocated to a reservation in 1891. The single-room bingo establishment mushroomed into what is now the 432-room Yaamava’ Resort and Casino in Highland, California.
The revamped Las Vegas hotel will feature several bars and restaurants — like Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by Chef Michael Symon — as well as a 2,500-seat theater, a wedding chapel, and a 14-screen cinema. To ensure that travelers enjoy a full experience, the resort offers a multi-level pool area complete with oversized daybeds as well as 39 cabanas with private pools.
For sleeping arrangements, the new resort offers over-the-top suites like the Hardwood Suite and the Kingpin Suite, where guests are invited to go bowling right in the living room.