New rooms are just the beginning of the Gold Coast’s renovations.
BY: Ed Komenda/www.vegasinc.com
Contractors are putting the finishing touches on 400 refurbished hotel rooms at the Gold Coast.
The rooms, which are expected to reopen in the next two weeks, feature new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture, including armoires, dressers and desks.
"We felt it was time to reinvest in our product, providing our guests with a modern, boutique-like hotel experience,” said Kerrie Burke, vice president and general manager of the Gold Coast, which is owned by Boyd Gaming.
Beds have new mattresses, comforters and pillows. In the bathrooms, there are new quartz countertops and fixtures, with porcelain tile on the shower walls and floors. Living areas now include digital temperature controls, high-definition televisions and new alarm clocks.
The next phase of the renovation, scheduled to begin this summer, will include installing new carpeting in Gold Coast's 87,000-square-foot casino and replacing all of its slot stands and chairs.
Gold Coast Debuts New Premium Rooms.
For those interested in a stay at Gold Coast, the word on Vegas travel sites has been to ask for the updated accommodations. Now, guests of the off Strip property may be tempted seek out the newer, updated rooms.
Gold Coast is finishing the roll out for its Premium accommodations which, according to Vegas Inc., will feature "new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture" as well as new just about everything else including new beds and bedding, HD TVs, alarm clocks, and more.
The photo above is of the new accommodation. Below is a photo of the now, older updated rooms, known as Deluxe. A check of rates found Deluxe rooms can be had for a little as $28 and as much as $149. A Premium accommodation will increase those rates, on average, an extra $10 to $20 a night.
Of course, when staying at the Gold Coast, you'll also need to factor in the $3 daily resort fee (includes calls, in-room coffee, gym access, shuttle service to Strip and parking) and, if you need it, the $4.99/$9.99 charge for Internet connectivity (pricing for basic or 'elite' service, respectively).
Britney Spears’ busy Las Vegas visit ahead of her new contract celebration.
BY:Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun.
In advance of signing her new two-year residency deal with Caesars Entertainment, singer Britney Spears had a jam-packed and whirlwind Las Vegas visit as the company’s guest, and the pop princess was chased up and down the Strip by persistent paparazzi.
Reliable sources indicated that the official contracts will be signed over the next two weeks. “She wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t a done deal,” I was told.
Britney flew in Friday with her new boyfriend