Downtown Las Vegas continues to be a reinvestment hotspot with Boyd Gaming reportedly filing paperwork for a major reworking of the Fremont Hotel & Casino.
Local media reports indicate plans call for a new 320-foot tall, 509-room hotel tower on the corner of Third Street and Ogden Avenue, the opposite side of the resort’s frontage on the soon-to-be revamped Fremont Street Experience main entrance. D Las Vegas and Golden Gate owner Derek Stevens has already begun the first totally new casino/resort in the downtown corridor in decades. It’s an, as yet, officially unnamed but being called the 18 Fremont Street project.
The Fremont currently has 447 guest rooms. Plans call for all of them to be overhauled to become 227 larger and remodeled spaces.
The casino floor will expand by 22,200 square feet, including 20,700 square feet of new gaming areas, plus a new 700-square-foot bar and a race and sports book. Other enhancements include new guest drop-off and ride-hailing pick-up areas, along with significant spaces being added to the existing parking garage.
The project is to be completed in phases over about 30 months. The price tag for the project has been announced. N
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