Iconic Las Vegas Strip resort pub gets $1 billion upgrade

It will be one of the biggest upgrades the Las Vegas Strip has seen in years.

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Built-in 1999, the Las Vegas Sin City in Venice is by no means one of the city’s oldest resorts—though it is certainly the largest, as it has 36 floors and more than 475 feet. It is also home to the second-largest hotel in the world, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites, and a 120,000-square-foot casino.

So yes, it’s huge. But now that Apollo Global Management (APO) has bought the hotel, as well as its sister hotel The Palazzo (the largest building in Nevada) and the Sands Expo Center, from its former owner, the late casino magnate Sheldon Adelson And it will grow and grow UP.

Apollo has big plans for an even bigger casino

As part of the purchase, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands sold the rights to VC Properties under the facilities for $4 billion, and Apollo Global Management bought operations for $2.25 billion and renamed the Sands Expo Convention Center to Venice Expo.

But according to a report in Travel & Leisure, Apollo has major changes planned for its properties. The resort’s new CEO, Patrick Nichols, said Apollo plans to invest north of $1 billion “touching every area of ​​the guest experience.” It is one of the largest investments in existing property in the history of Vegas.

Developments already planned include a new Venetian pool deck, 47,000 square feet, the $50 million TAO Beach Dayclub in partnership with TAO Group, and the first U.K. event for Michelin-starred chefs and “Junior MasterChef Australia” judges. s. The venue includes Tetsuya. Wakuda.

In addition, renowned Israeli chef Eyal Shani, former judge of “MasterChef Israel”, will be bringing his beloved Miznon restaurant chain to The Palazzo. This will be the first Israeli dining concept in Las Vegas. Next year, Shani will also launch Hanson, which currently has locations in Tel Aviv, New York, and Ibiza, and is known for combining classic Mediterranean fare with theatrical productions that include pyrotechnics.

Los Angeles-based design collective RIOS will oversee the renovation. The Venetian opened with a theme based in Venice, Italy, including architectural replicas of landmarks such as the Palazzo Ducal, Piazza San Marco, and the Rialto Bridge, and Nicolas says this vibe won’t be lost in the upgrade.

“We are a themed hotel and we will always be a themed hotel,” says Nichols. If we can lean on that through Italian attitude and discovery, we won’t look like just another hotel refreshing their rooms.”

more entertainment going on

The idea to bring Saturn’s restaurant comes from Michael Gruber, the property’s chief content officer, who wants to expand Venice’s entertainment options from about 70–110 shows per year to 700 to 1,000 shows per year.

To kick-start the expansion, writer-director and “Hamilton” producer Lin-Manuel Miranda will bring his ongoing, improv-heavy show “Freestyle Love Supreme” to a Venetian showroom on November 16 and 17.

The company has also tied up with Madison Square Garden Entertainment to build the $1.85 billion MSG arena, which should open in time for the FIA ​​Formula One World Championship in Las Vegas in November 2023, and is 160,000 to accommodate 20,000 guests. would be able. Inside Square Feet of Immersive Display.

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