Caesars Entertainment might be prepared to hand over its portfolio to Eldorado Resorts; however, this doesn’t imply that it wants some properties to be neglected. The company runs the casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino for Vici Properties, and the 76-year-old casino is ready to be submitted to a major renovation. Vici has stated that it is willing to spend $41 million to remodel the property and make it even more famous than it is now.
Over the years, Harvey’s has changed hands a number of times, ultimately being sold to Harrah’s Entertainment in 2001, for $625 million.
Later on, Harrah’s became Caesars, which in 2017, sold the property to Vici in a sale/leaseback pact. The new renovations will emphasize on the hotel rooms in the Lake Tower, and this summer, the new designs will be exposed. However, also, there will be a new dining facility added, Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe, according to Top Hotel. The hotel-focused media outlet highlights that already 12,000 seats have been reserved in the new restaurant, which will be situated close to the casino floor.
As reported by calvinayre.com, Brad Belhouse, the regional president for Caesars in Northern Nevada, described the renovations: “Harveys Lake Tahoe is an iconic resort on the South Shore and continues to offer enhanced amenities for guests to enjoy. With the newly redesigned guest rooms, the completion of the balcony suites and the upcoming opening of Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe in the [center] of the casino, Caesars Entertainment is committed to elevating guest experiences at our resorts and advancing the Lake Tahoe tourism economy.”
Harvey’s is a famous regional destination with 742 rooms and six restaurants, and a casino which spans 87,500 square feet. The designs of the new rooms are being done by DEZMOTIF Studios out of Las Vegas, who was “inspired by the natural surroundings and seasonality of Lake Tahoe and wanted to reflect this in the design by creating a comfortable, relaxing and serene environment.”
Harvey’s launched in 1944 and has had a fascinating past. A bomb exploded at the resort in August 1980, which supposedly left a crater “three stories deep,” according to news reports. The bomb had been planted by a gambler who had lost millions placing bets at several casinos and who was keen to exact revenge. However, the bomb didn’t go off by itself – the FBI detonated it, resulting in the damage.
Fortunately, no one got injured.