It's Sorta Official: Bill's To Become Drai's (Renderings)
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Two years and three months since we first ferreted out and published renderings, Caesars Entertainment has finally made their plans to transform Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon into a boutique hotel with partner Victor Drai.
Caesars CEO Gary Loveman discussed the new project in a talk given as part of G2E convention this week. He discussed the renovation of Drai's as middle part of a capital re-investment in their Las Vegas properties starting with the Linq and continuing through renovations at The Quad (Imperial Palace), Harrah's, Bally's and Paris.
So what do they have planned for Drai's? Pretty much the same as we told you way back when, but with better renderings.
The exterior of the property will be thoroughly renovated and given a light, fresh, modern European design. The second floor - home of the neon canopies which are the home of tens of thousands of random bumper stickers and Bill's Doody - will be knocked through and opened up to the strip via large windows and balconies. Perhaps this will be second floor gaming, or restaurants with a view of the unwashed masses going up and down the escalators.
The casino is to hosed down, renovated and fumigated of the ever present barf smell. We expect the beer pong tables will move back to the new O'Shea's portion of The Quad.
The night club.
A new rooftop pool/dayclub, in the same rendering as previous.
The rooms... four poster bed draped in teal curtains, headboard and a matching button pleated chair. Four luxurious pillows, four throws. Leather bounddresser, armoire and night stand with hammer button bindings. Interesting. The desk feels remote... why not a love seat by the window? After seeing the Fab rooms at Flamingo, I'm skeptical about the herringbone parquet floor.
Generally, it looks good. I'm not so sure the decor choices excites a level of mystery or curiosity in me put this on the "must stay" list, but I'll certainly visit.
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