There are few things worse than getting put up in a grungy, beat-up, or dated hotel room in Las Vegas.
Many resorts have been around for years and in some cases decades. Style and decor preferences obviously change over time and many Las Vegas hotels attempt to stay ahead of the curve with renovations intended to keep things fresh.
In addition to simple styling preferences, years of wear and tear can take a toll on a hotel room.
With that in mind, I wanted to highlight which Las Vegas hotels have recently invested in room renovations to bring their inventory up to date.
There are also situations where hotels have refurbished only a portion of their rooms. I’ll be sure to point out what room type, or tower, has received recent renovation work.
Of course, I’ll be sure to link directly to each property so that you can check rates and view options for your dates of travel.
See Also: Cheap suites in Las Vegas – On the Strip and Downtown!
Recent Strip Renovation Projects
Paris: In May of 2023, Caesars Entertainment announced that Paris will absorb Bally’s former Jubilee Tower.
The reimagined Versailles Tower will cost $100 million to renovate, feature some of the largest standard rooms on the Strip at 436 square feet, and be connected to the resort with a new pedestrian bridge.
Notably, a number of Strip-facing rooms will offer balconies.
These new rooms at Paris are now available to be reserved for dates in December 2023 and beyond.
Aside from the new tower, all of Paris’ remaining 2,900 guestrooms were also renovated in two batches that culminated in 2016 and 2019.
I recently stayed in one of Paris’ Burgundy rooms and was very pleased with the condition of the room.
Wynn: Wrapping up in June of 2022, Wynn has maintained its status as the most luxurious hotel in Las Vegas with a $200 million renovation project that touched all 2,674 rooms in the tower.
Designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, the redesigned guestrooms are intended to have a more residential feel and offer upgraded furniture, lighting, and artwork.
New York New York: A $63 million renovation project kicked off in August of 2022 which will touch 1,830 rooms and 155 suites.
Design elements inspired by New York City like exposed brick walls and pops of “taxicab yellow” and “big apple red” modernize the room product while staying true to the resort’s theme.
I personally stayed at NYNY a few years back and was underwhelmed. The rooms were dated and felt like 1992. This upgrade is sure to draw me back in.
The first round of renovated rooms will be available to guests in October of 2022 and the full project will be wrapped up in 2023.
Bellagio: Bellagio completed a renovation project in 2021 that touched all 2,568 rooms in the resort’s main tower.
I recently stayed in a Premier King room at Bellagio – Check it out!
Bellagio also announced plans in March of 2023 to spend $110 million as part of a renovation project that will touch 819 guest rooms and 104 suites in their Spa Tower. The new rooms will start to become available in July, with work wrapping up in October of 2023.
The baseline room product will be nearly identical to the recently renovated Premier King room pictured above, and the bathroom’s a real stunner (below).
MGM Grand: 700 rooms in MGM Grand’s Studio Tower (formerly the West Wing) are being renovated as part of a project that was completed in December 2022.
The new Studio Rooms boast a “Desert palette of fresh pinks and chartreuse greens” to create a Palm Springs vibe.
Unfortunately, the remaining 4,000+ rooms that aren’t part of the Studio Tower at MGM Grand haven’t been renovated since 2012.
I’m hopeful additional wings will be touched after they wrap up the current project, although no additional information is available at this point.
Caesars Palace: Almost every tower at Caesars has been the beneficiary of recent renovation activity within the past decade as detailed below:
- Caesars Palace’s 182-room Nobu “hotel within a hotel” was updated as part of a renovation project that concluded in early 2022.
- Their Palace Tower, which is the largest by room count at 1,181 rooms, was refreshed in 2017.
- Caesars’ Augustus Tower, centrally located near the Garden of the Gods pool and hotel lobby, was refurbished in 2016.
- Caesars’ Julius Tower, formerly known as the Roman Tower, was renovated in 2015.
Rooms in Caesars Palace’s Forum Tower are their most dated (although still a solid value option for many), last receiving updates in 2009.
Horseshoe: All rooms in Horseshoe’s last remaining tower, the Resort Tower, were last renovated as part of a project that wrapped up in 2018. Guestrooms pop with red accent walls and modern furnishings, and the exterior of the building has been re-painted recently to match the Horseshoe brand.
Notably, Horseshoe’s former Jubilee Tower is in the process of being integrated into neighboring Paris, as their new Versailles Tower.
Flamingo: Over 2/3 (or 2,246 out of 3,460 rooms) of the rooms at Flamingo were renovated in 2018 at a cost of $156 million.
Flamingo’s Fab rooms are the most dated option at this point while their Go and Flamingo rooms have a more modern feel.
Renovated room options offer minimalist design elements, sophisticated bathroom fixtures, and modern furnishings.
Harrah’s: A renovation of Harrah’s Valley Tower transformed 1,622 rooms and suites and was completed in 2017. The refurbished rooms feature lighter tones, stylish lighting fixtures/furnishings, and an overall modern feel.
The most recently renovated room options at Harrah’s are the Mountain Deluxe rooms which were completed in 2020.
Linq Hotel + Experience: All of Linq’s 2,253 guest rooms were renovated as of 2015 when Caesars spent $223 million to transform the Quad (formerly Imperial Palace) into the Linq.
Although the hotel’s odd green/blue exterior paint scheme is a bit funky, the renovated guestrooms feel fresh, with new furnishings and design elements.
While I’ve personally had solid experiences in Linq’s standard rooms, a recent stay in one of their unique Poolside Cabana rooms was somewhat underwhelming.
Planet Hollywood: A room renovation project was completed in 2017 which touched all 2,496 rooms at Planet Hollywood. Renovated rooms feature modern wall art, pops of vibrant color, and even mini-fridges. A rare find in a Las Vegas Strip hotel!
Park MGM: 2,700 guest rooms at Park MGM were remodeled as part of the resort’s 2018 transformation from its previous identity as Monte Carlo. 293 rooms at Nomad at Park MGM were also remodeled as part of that metamorphosis.
I recently stayed in a baseline king room at Park MGM – Check it out!
Luxor: A 2018 project saw Luxor renovate hotel rooms in their east and west hotel towers.
Cosmopolitan: The ritzy, luxurious, mid-Strip resort completed renovations of the 3,033 rooms that comprise both the Chelsea and Boulevard Towers in 2018.
Did rooms need renovations? Probably not. But constant improvement is what makes elite properties elite.
Venetian & Palazzo: The new owner of Venetian and Palazzo, Apollo Global Management, has announced a $1 billion+ renovation project that will touch all aspects of the resort experience, including every suite.
Details like timelines, renderings, etc. are currently sparse. I’ll be sure to update this post as more details become available.
Venetian’s last hotel room renovation project took place in 2015, and Palazzo’s suites were last refreshed in 2018.
Encore: All 2,034 suites at Encore were refurbished in 2015 with new flooring and technology. Like Wynn, Encore offers a premier hotel experience you won’t regret.
I recently stayed in one of Encore’s Resort King rooms and was impressed with the quality of the product.
Although it has been nearly a decade since the room was last renovated, it felt as though it could’ve happened yesterday.
TI: The north Strip resort took advantage of the 2020 shutdown to complete a renovation project that touched all 2,884 rooms.
Strat: Although many of Strat’s 2,427 hotel rooms have not been renovated, their “Elevate” rooms have as part of a project that concluded in 2020. Strat’s refurbished Elevate rooms feature amenities such as USB ports, a halo-lit headboard, and modern decor. They’re sharp.
An additional 537 rooms were renovated in the first half of 2023.
Following those two projects, approximately 1/2 of STRAT’s rooms will have been recently renovated.
Sahara: A property that has seen a significant amount of change over the past few years transitioning from Sahara to SLS, then back to Sahara, all guest rooms have been recently renovated.
Hotels with Renovated Rooms in Downtown Las Vegas
El Cortez: El Cortez recently wrapped up a renovation project that touched their Original 47 rooms.
The new room product features a unique minty green color, floral accent wall, fresh flooring, and new furnishings.
Plaza: A 2019 project saw Plaza renovate 100+ rooms. The all-new “Luxe” rooms and suites were stripped down to the studs before being rebuilt with a modernized feel that has received rave reviews from guests.
Golden Nugget: Rooms in Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower were renovated in 2015 and is centrally located offering easy access to the gaming floor. Additionally, the resort’s Carson Tower was renovated in 2018.
Binion’s: In 2019, Binion’s re-opened 81 rooms that were originally part of the former Hotel Apache which hide behind the resort’s neon facade. Prior to the re-opening, rooms were refurbished in a vintage theme which is intended to celebrate the historic nature of the property.
Downtown Grand: Although rooms in Downtown Grand’s original two hotel towers haven’t been touched since 2013 (see DTG’s older Premium Rooms here), their 495-room Gallery Tower opened in 2020 and is built to impress.
I recently stayed in a brand new Superior Room, and the review can be viewed here.
Fremont: Boyd Gaming has wrapped up a renovation project that touched every room in the resort and greatly increased the quality of the property’s hotel product.
California: Rooms at Cal, popular with Hawaiian visitors, were refreshed as part of a project that wrapped up in 2017.
Additional Las Vegas Hotels With Remodeled Rooms
Rio Las Vegas: Rio’s new owner Dreamscape announced plans to renovate all 1,427 rooms & suites in the Ipanema Tower as part of a property-wide overhaul.
The new room designs are intended to give the feel of “Fun and whimsy with an unmistakable touch of luxury”.
Anyone who follows Vegas knows that Rio has fallen out of favor over the years. I’m hopeful that some much-needed attention will bring the resort back to life.
Virgin Las Vegas: The former Hard Rock is receiving a complete overhaul. Virgin Hotels purchased the property and has completely renovated the resort’s 1,504 guestrooms in addition to all common areas prior to opening in 2021.
Palms: All hotel guest rooms were overhauled as part of Palms’ $690 million renovation project that wrapped up in 2019.
Palace Station: As part of a renovation project that was completed in 2018, all 575 hotel rooms at Palace Station have been renovated. The older, “courtyard rooms”, including the infamous OJ Simpson room, have been demolished.
Ellis Island: Located just off the Strip behind Horseshoe, Ellis renovated 301 guest rooms/suites in their hotel as part of a 2017 project which swapped out flooring, tile, and furnishings. All rooms come standard with USB ports and a mini-fridge.
South Point: As part of a 3 year, $40 million project, South Point is renovating all 2,163 of their hotel rooms. Remodeled rooms started coming online in 2018 and the final rooms were completed in 2020. Refurbished rooms will have all new furniture, USB charging ports, and a more modern feel.
Fortunately for visitors, most hotels in Las Vegas make significant investments to keep their room inventory up to date. Hopefully, I was able to help you find a renovated room and avoid the dreaded dated accommodation.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.