In 2021, Las Vegas had some major openings such as the luxury property Resorts World Las Vegas and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, the latter a new resort property built on the former site of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Last year, there were also significant acquisitions on the Strip and beyond, including the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ acquisition of The Palms. The results of these agreements plus more construction and large entertainment homes are what awaits in 2022.
Purchase to see
San Manuel Tribe acquires The Palms
In the first half of 2021, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced plans to buy The Palms in Las Vegas for $ 650 million. The Palms, which is not located on the Las Vegas Strip, is temporarily closed, but in mid-December, the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority announced in a press release that they plan to open the Vegas property this spring.
The Palms complex includes a casino, a hotel with more than 700 rooms, Palms Place condominiums, conference rooms, several dining options, a 2,500-seat theater, pool and spa.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians also operates Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino in Highland, California. The property was formerly known as San Manuel Casino, before changing its name to Yaamava ‘Resort & Casino in September. The casino began its expansion into a luxury resort in 2018 and unveiled its new hotel tower in December.
MGM Resorts acquires The Cosmopolitan
In September 2021, MGM Resorts International acquired The Cosmopolitan from investment firm Blackstone as part of a $ 5.65 million deal. The deal is expected to be finalized in the first half of 2022, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Cosmopolitan has recently renovated 3,000 rooms.
If approved, Cosmopolitan will be added to MGM’s properties on Las Vegas Boulevard, which currently includes Bellagio, Aria Resort & Casino, Park MGM, New York-New York, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay and the non-gaming Vdara.
Hard Rock buys The Mirage
Hard Rock International bought The Mirage from MGM Resorts International for $ 1.075 million in December. Hard Rock International also acquired the license and naming rights to Hard Rock Hotel in May 2020, enabling the Hard Rock Hotel brand to have a presence in Las Vegas.
Hard Rock plans to build a giant purple guitar-shaped hotel and will remodel other parts of The Mirage in the process, according to a press release from the company.
Great entertainment ordered
While Las Vegas is known for its gambling appeal, its entertainment options also attract people from all over the world. Here are some new and notable homes coming to Sin City in 2022.
Katy Perry: The pop star’s “Play” stay started in late December and runs until March 19 at the Resorts World Theater.
Adele: You can expect to see some of the pop and soul star’s latest songs from her new album “30” on “Weekends with Adele” at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. Her stay opens January 21 and runs through April 15.
Luke Bryan: The country star and “American Idol” judge is bringing his stay, “Luke Bryan: Vegas,” to the Resorts World Theater Feb. 11-2. May.
Carrie Underwood: The former “American Idol” winner opened his show, “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency,” in December, but it’s dark at the moment. It resumes March 23-2. April at the Resorts World Theater.
John Legend: The R&B soul singer will bring his “Love in Las Vegas” show to the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino April 22-Oct. 29.
Caesars Palace: The renovation of the resort entrance is nearing completion. The new entrance will include two newly designed play areas and a new lobby bar, according to a press release from the hotel.
Fontainebleau: Plans for this property have changed several times since construction began in 2007, ultimately delaying the opening of the 67-story hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. In March 2020, construction stopped due to the pandemic.
In November 2021, the original developer, Fontainebleau Development, returned to the project, saying the hotel would be completed by the end of 2023, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Majestic Las Vegas: The non-gaming and non-smoking hotel across from the Las Vegas Convention Center will begin construction this month, according to its website. The hotel with 720 rooms will have a total of 10 floors. Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
Miracle Mile stores: Planet Hollywood is rebuilding its Miracle Mile stores. The interior and exterior renovations will begin in the winter of 2022 and are expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, according to a press release.
The interior renovations will include floors, lighting, ceilings, seating and a new sound system. The popular rain shower feature will also be upgraded.
The Miracle Mile stores will remain open during construction from Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. 10.00-21.00 and Friday to Saturday at 10.00-22.00
MSG sphere: Construction of the MSG Sphere venue continues. The project is expected to be completed in 2023, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. When the 17,500-seat venue is completed, it will be east of The Venetian and Palazzo, measuring 366 feet high and 516 feet wide at its widest point.
The venue will include 580,000 square meters of programmable LED lighting and will eventually have screens the size of three football pitches.
Project 63: Construction of the 228,278-square-foot 228,278-square-foot retail complex in the CityCenter complex is underway. Fourth floor with an outdoor terrace will be used for outdoor dining and drinking areas.
The project is expected to be completed in the autumn.