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Las Vegas Hotels With Recently Renovated Rooms

Few things are 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.

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.

A standard room in the Versaille suite with a king bed, blue couch, and window with a view of the mock Eiffel Tower.
Standard Versailles Tower Room – Credit: Klai Juba Wald/Caesars Entertainment
A suite rendering that showcases a king bed with a large mirrored backboard.
Versailles Tower Suite – Credit: Klai Juba Wald/Caesars Entertainment
An exterior rendering of Paris Las Vegas with the new Versailles tower made to look like Paris.
Versailles Tower Rendering Courtesy of Bergman Walls & Associates/Caesars Entertainment

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.

Bed in Paris' Burgundy Room
Paris Burgundy 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.

A renovated panoramic king hotel room at Wynn Las Vegas
Courtesy of Wynn Resorts

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.

A renovated room at NYNY that features a king bed and white brick accent wall behind it.
Renovated room at NYNY – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Bellagio: Bellagio completed a renovation project in 2021 that touched all 2,568 rooms in the resort’s main tower.

Baseline renovated room options include Bellagio’s Resort King, Premier King (pictured below), and Premier 2 Queen rooms.

I recently stayed in a Premier King room at Bellagio – Check it out!

Premier King Room at Bellagio
Bellagio Premier King Room – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Bellagio also spent $110 million as part of a renovation project that touched 819 guest rooms and 104 suites in their Spa Tower which wrapped up in the fall of 2023.

The baseline room product is nearly identical to the recently renovated Premier King room pictured above, and the bathroom is a real stunner (below).

A dual bathroom vanity that features a mirror above made of two illuminated circles, joined in the middle.
Spa Tower Renovation – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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.

MGM's renovated hotel room with a pink floral accent wall, pink couch below the window, and king bed
Studio Tower Room – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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.

You can check out their somewhat dated baseline Grand King, and Grand Two Queen Rooms here.

King Room at MGM Grand
MGM Grand King Room (2012 Renovation) – Photo Courtesy MGM Resorts

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.
Bed on left and TV on right
Nobu Renovations – Credit: Barbara Craft/Caesars Entertainment
  • 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.
Julius Tower standard room at Caesars Palace
Recently Renovated Julius Tower Standard King Room – Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Rooms in Caesars Palace’s Forum Tower are their most dated (although still a solid value option for many), last receiving updates in 2009.

I’ve now stayed in Caesars’ Palace Premium Room, Julius Tower Suite, and an Octavius Premium Room and enjoyed the experiences, although there were a few dings here and there in each.

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.

Resort Room at Bally's
Resort Room with 2 Queens at Horseshoe – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

King Room at Flamingo
Renovated Flamingo King Room – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

Valley Tower Room at Harrah's
Valley Tower King at Harrah’s – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

Deluxe Room at Linq
Double Full Room at Linq – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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!

I recently stayed in one of Planet Hollywood’s Ultra Hip rooms and found it to be a solid budget-friendly option.

Ultra Hip King Room at Planet Hollywood
Ultra Hip King Room at Planet Hollywood – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

Base renovated room options include the Park MGM King and their Park MGM 2-Queen.

I recently stayed in a baseline king room at Park MGM – Check it out!

Park MGM King Room at Park MGM
Park MGM King – Photo Courtesy of Benoit Lenero and MGM Resorts

Mandalay Bay: All 3,209 guestrooms and suites were renovated as part of a $100 million, 2015 project. Among their cheapest renovated options are their Resort King and Resort 2-Queen hotel rooms.

I recently stayed in a Sky View Suite at Mandalay and found the room product to be impressive. The room still felt fresh.

Resort King Room at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort King Room – Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Excalibur: 1,995 rooms in Excalibur’s Royal Tower were renovated as part of a 2016 project. Rooms in Excalibur’s Resort Tower have not been renovated.

Royal Tower Room at Excalibur
Royal Tower Queen Room at Excalibur – Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Luxor: A 2018 project saw Luxor renovate hotel rooms in their east and west hotel towers.

Among the cheapest room options include the baseline Tower Premium King Room and Tower Premium 2 Queen option.

Renovated Tower Room at Luxor
Tower King Room at Luxor – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

In 2021, Luxor touched up their Pyramid King, and Pyramid 2 Queen rooms, adding pops of color that provide a brighter, more modern feel.

A step above baseline tower accommodations, Luxor’s Pyramid Premier rooms, and Premium Elite Suites have also been renovated.

Renovated Premium Room at Luxor
Renovated Premium King Pyramid Room at Luxor – Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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.

A king bed sits in front of an accent wall with a gold artistic design.
City King Room at Cosmopolitan

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 to me that the work was done yesterday.

King bed flanked by lamps. Behind the bed is a maroon wall with faux drapes in the open position.
Encore Resort King
Living area with a black couch, ottoman, workdesk, and TV
Encore Resort King

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.

I recently stayed in a Blanca King Room at Sahara, and found it to be a solid budget-friendly option.

Blanca Room at Sahara
Blanca King Room at Sahara – Photo Courtesy of Sahara

Fremont Street Hotels

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.

A room at El cortez with mint green walls, a floral accent wall, one king bed, and dark brown flooring.
Courtesy of El Cortez
A room with one king bed, mint green walls and accent floral wall.
Courtesy of El Cortez
Renovated bathroom at El Cortez with a toilet in the foreground and shower and one sink vanity.
Courtesy of El Cortez

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.

Check out my recent stay in one of Binion’s renovated Hotel Apache rooms here.

Standard Room at Binion's Hotel Apache
If you are curious about Binion’s Hotel Apache, here she is. Solid

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.

Shower in a Downtown Grand Superior Hotel Room
The Superior Room’s modern bathroom at Downtown Grand

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.

Beds and TV in a Renovated Fremont Hotel Room
Courtesy of Boyd Gaming
Bathroom in the Renovated Fremont Hotel Room
Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

California: Rooms at Cal, popular with Hawaiian visitors, were refreshed as part of a project that wrapped up in 2017.

Double Room at California
Renovated Double Room at Cal – Image Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

Off Strip Hotels

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.

Living area in one of Rio's renovated guestrooms with a couch pointed at a TV which is hanging on the  wall.
Photo Credit: Jeff Green Photography / Dreamscape
Looking past a 3 seat couch is a king bed with white linens.
Photo Credit: Jeff Green Photography / Dreamscape
Bathroom vanity in one of Rio's renovated room with a small mirror flanked on either side by strip lighting.
Photo Credit: Jeff Green Photography / Dreamscape
A reimagined glass enclosed shower in one of Rio's renovated rooms with brown tiles that are varying shades of brown, tan, and creme.
Photo Credit: Jeff Green Photography / Dreamscape

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.

A standard room at Palms with 2 queen beds and floor to ceiling windows
2 Queen Room – Courtesy of Palms

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.

Standard guestroom at Palace Station with 2 Queen beds
Standard 2 Queen – Courtesy of Station Casinos

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.

Premium Room at South Point
Premium Room at South Point – Photo Courtesy of South Point

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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AMBURRGURR

Thursday 7th of July 2022

I know this is an odd question.. but do you have any idea what happens to the furniture that is removed to make way for the new?!! I would probably have better luck pretending I was designer for some reality show to get them to send me furniture for a modest 3 bed 2 bath in oklastinkinghoma.

Jake Hoffman

Friday 8th of July 2022

They are usually sold via a liquidation sale. There are some occasions where resorts receive "hand-me-downs" though. For example, Luxor just received a bunch of Bellagio's old furniture for their renovated rooms. Unfortunately, these types of things aren't typically sold piece by piece to the general public, although there have been exceptions in the past. I know Binion's once sold some old hotel furniture to the public, but that's pretty rare.

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