Jake Banks | 23 Feb 2018

southpointimageIt is only two months into the new year, but already, multiple Las Vegas casinos have undertaken renovation projects to breathe new life into their establishments. Most recently, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa has become the latest of these casinos to renovate its facilities, at a crucial point when the gambling city is trying to curry favor with its players after its crash during the Great Recession.

Vegas media outlets have reported that South Point is planning a massive $40 million remodeling project that will kick off later in 2018. As many as 84 suites and 2,049 hotel rooms at the resort’s expansive hotel portion will be revamped over the next two years, according to reports from the casino’s officials themselves.

Three-Phase Renovations Planned

The renovation project will reportedly entail the replacement of older furniture, the upgrading of bathrooms, new casino games area and more. Once finished, South Point’s rooms will boast exclusive Bernhardt furniture pieces – including lounge chairs, tables, night stands, beds, and functional desks for those who are staying at the hotel on business.

The revamp will take place in three phases, with the first phase scheduled to begin in April 2018 and conclude a few months later in September. The first phase will also see one of South Point’s three hotel towers being completely overhauled, while the second tower will be upgraded in 2019 and the third a year later. The entire project is set to be complete by September 2020.

The Great Recession has hit every corner of the US economy hard, but Las Vegas was effected particularly because of its reliance on leisure and entertainment. Ten years after the recession hit, Sin City is still rebuilding its reputation as America’s casino Mecca, and considering the streams of guests visiting the city its attempts seem to be working well.

New Casinos Coming To Las Vegas

This influx of visitors has also encouraged casinos to pump their profits into renovations in a bid to attract even more guests in the future. In mid-2017, The Cosmopolitan revealed plans for a $100 million renovation of its almost 3,000 hotel rooms, closely followed by a similar announcement by the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown Vegas.

Vegas Strip giant The Palazzo was another major casino-hotel that began a $15 million renovation of its casino facilities last year, and now, many new resorts are also slated to be constructed over the course of the year.

So far, Marriott International has plans to open the unfinished Fontainebleau Casino Resort as The Drew Las Vegas in 2020, and the oriental-themed Resorts World Las Vegas will reportedly be opening its doors in two years’ time as well.