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Palazzo Casino Resort

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3265 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Alternate Name(s):
  • The Palazzo Resort - Hotel - Casino
Constructed: 2004
Opened: 2008-01-17
Completed: 2007
Theme: a Rodeo Drive East combined with a Beverly Wilshire quality hotel to create a new leisure destination that complements the allure of The Venetian and demand for the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Style: Postmodern
Cost: $1.9 billion
Size (sq. ft.): 105000
Other Size Measure: 14 acres
50 story hotel tower
3066 rooms
52,00 beams
450,000 Sq.Ft. convention space
450,000 Sq.Ft. Mall
Owners: Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Contractors: Dick Corporation (General Contractor)
Architectural Elements: the lobby will feature a 60-foot glass dome that contains multiple two-story fountains and marble everything.
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Description: 3,066 suites in a 50-floor hotel tower. The complex will feature a 105,000 square foot casino, similar in size to Bellagio, The Venetian and Wynn Las Vegas.
Underground 4-Story, 4400-space parking garage.
70,00 tons of structural steel was used for the project -- 95% of it recycled.
Will include over 60 international boutiques, Barneys New York, the 40/40 Club, 15 Fine Dining Restaurants, Canyon Ranch Spa Club, two Theatres, a pool deck with four pools and multiple spas.

2008 Opened successfully after launching a $1.9 fireworks display on January 18th
Extra Note: About the Palazzo. Palazzo information brochure.

"A Full House: Sin City stacks the deck in designers' favor." By Craig Kellogg. Interior Design v.76 n.3 (2005).

Illia, Tony. "Sizing Up Las Vegas: Palazzo takes shape on the strip." Southwest Contractor. July 2006. 52-54.

Simpson, Jeff. "Evolution of the Las vegas Strip." Urban Land. September 2007: 105-107.

Smith, Rod. “The Strip: A Peek at the Palazzo.” Las Vegas Review-Journal. 14 September 2004. [Online]. Available: Accessed September 14, 2004.

Smith, Rod. “Strip booms again.” Las Vegas Review Journal. 15 June 2006. [Online]. Available:
June 15, 2006.

"Southwest Contractor: 2006 Top Projects Nevada." Southwest Contractor. June 2007: 54.

Spillman, Benjamin. "Shiny new Shoppes at Palazzo." Las Vegas Review Journal. 18 January 2008. [Online]. Available: <>. Accessed June 11, 2008.

Stutz, Howard. "Palazzo praised in early returns: Opening thrills Sands executives." Las Vegas Review Journal. 19 January 2008. [Online]. Available:<>. Accessed May 30, 2008.

Stutz, Howard. "Sands starts own big dig for Palazzo: More than 1 million cubic yards of sub-Strip dirt moved for garage." Las Vegas Review Journal. 21 Sept. 2005 [Online] Accessed September 21, 2005.

Stutz, Howard. "The Strip: Presenting Palazzo." Las Vegas Review Journal. 13 January 2008. [Online]. Avaiable: <>. Accessed June 11, 2008.

Stutz, Howard. “Touch of Asia in palatial Palazzo: lv sands project borrows from Macau.” Las Vegas Review Journal. February 3, 2007.

"The Palazzo, Las Vegas." [Online]. Available:
wm/bu/?l=3&yr=2005&mt=2&dy=7&id=212149 Accessed Feburary 7, 2005.

Las Vegas Sands Releases Details of Proposed Project Schedule to Open 2007
Corner of Las Vegas Blvd. S. & Sands

Stutz, Howard. "PALAZZO PRAISED IN EARLY RETURNS" Las Vegas Review Journal. [Online]. Available: Accessed June 2, 2009.

Simpson, Jeff. "The Palazzo." Southwest Contractor. December 2008: 99.

The new resort will include an all-suites 50-floor luxury hotel tower with 3,025 rooms, including 375 concierge-level suites and six villas with up to 11,000 square feet each; a 105,000-square-foot casino with 1,900 slot machines and 80 table games. There will also be a 375,000-square-foot enclosed shopping, dining and entertainment complex, which is expected to include 80 high- and mid-end retailers, and 450,000 square feet of added meeting and conference space.

The Palazzo is designed to attract walk-in players from Wynn Las Vegas and The Venetian and will emphasize Asian games such as pai gow and pai gow poker, and other tables games such as Caribbean Stud and Let It Ride.