Vegas, in case you haven’t heard, things are happening at Palms Casino Resort. The iconic hotel has been now undergoing a $620 million renovation, transforming Palms into a true gaming and entertainment destination.
With everything going on at Palms, it’s hard to keep track. So we did it for you. Here are nine major changes that have happened at Palms so far, along with a preview of what’s in store for Palms in the coming months.
1. Lucky Penny Cafe
Lucky Penny Café is your go-to spot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The menu of modern American cuisine features a twist of worldly flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We like to grab our buddy or coworker and grab a seat at this throwback café experience off the casino floor. This was the first taste of what was to come at Palms and what a start it was.
2. Upgraded Movie Theatres
Brenden Theatres has become a Vegas movie destination. The Palms took things to the max (IMAX, even?) with the recently renovated 14-screen movie-plex. Other features include tiered stadium seating, luxury reclining leather seats, digital sound and giant wall-to-wall curved screens. One word: WOW.
3. Renovated Meeting and Convention Space
Vegas is a destination for both work and play. Palms recently unveiled the redesign of their 19,000-square-foot meeting and event spaces, which include five meeting rooms and a 10,300-square-foot grand ballroom. They cater to groups of 20 or 1,000 or anywhere in between.
4. AYCE Buffet
Sound it out. An abbreviation of “All You Can Eat,” A.Y.C.E. buffet is a remarkable, new concept at Palms. The new buffet features seven different food stations, each with a signature flavor and technique focus, giving guests a unique look at how their cuisine is prepared and allowing the culinary team the creative freedom to create new dishes on a regular basis.
Our favorites? Try The Greenery, offering fresh greens, fruits, salads and other chilled items; or The Hearth, focusing on baked items such as casseroles, whole fish, pastas, breads and more. Vegans and vegetarians welcome!
5. Palms Marquee Memories
It was a sign of things to come. Palms’ most visible asset, the iconic marquee sign on Flamingo Road was deconstructed February 13, 2017. But not to worry: it will be replaced with an all-digital version later this year, and we can’t wait to see it.
Fun Fact: The letter M was taken down first to commemorate the founder of Palms Casino Resort, George Maloof.
6. Jawdropping Front Desk Artwork
Get ready to snap photos and Instagrams to your friends who couldn’t make it to Vegas! Palms unveiled its dramatic new front desk completed with onyx stone counter tops and new “Wish You Were Here” artwork that is hung behind the front desk.
The story behind the art? Artists Olivia Steele and Keegan Gibbs worked collectively to produce the masterpiece. The artists already had a natural affinity for collaboration given their mediums of choice. Steele had been yearning to work with clouds for a long time, and the opportunity to collaborate with Gibbs became an obvious fit based on his cloud photos inspired by internet memes.
7. Send NOODLES
Palms recently opened its newest culinary venue Send NOODLES – an Asian-inspired concept. Led by Executive Chef Francis Mo, the restaurant serves vibrant dishes in a lively setting.
According to Palms the name Send NOODLES, a play on the colloquialism “send it” or “just saying yes” to something, reflects the service in the restaurant in which dishes will be sent out in the order they are ready. Just send it!
8. Pearl Concert Theater: New Renovations, Still Iconic
Who doesn’t have memories catching a show at The Pearl? Now we’re ready to create new memories. The Pearl, Las Vegas’ premier concert theater, has recently completely renovations, just in time for Blink 182’s Kings of the Weekend Vegas Residency.
Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120-foot crane from the stage, The Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts.The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top-quality sound and video equipment throughout.
9. Looking Forward: Major Partnerships In Store
What’s the most exciting thing about the new Palms renovations? Simple: what’s yet to come.
Scotch 80 Prime
This May, Palms will introduce Scotch 80 Prime, Las Vegas’ premier steakhouse. Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake, an original Palms team member and part of the opening team at N9NE Steakhouse, returns to the kitchen. He will be alongside Executive Sous Chef Mark Purdy. Dakake and his team will offer a lively yet refined steakhouse experience.
The dedicated Whisky Program is led by Scotch Master Cody Fredrickson. The program will have a high-level focus on rare and vintage marks from top producers in Scotland.
APEX Social Club: #TheViewHasChanged.
APEX Social Club, located in the space formerly known as Ghostbar, has long held the unofficial title as the best view in Las Vegas. The club will capitalize on the unrivaled 180-degree view while reinterpreting the 8,000-square-foot space. Think of it as an open-air boutique nightclub.
Camden Cocktail Lounge: This is the sign you’ve been looking for.
Fifty-four floors below is Camden Cocktail Lounge. This thriving social club will have its home amid a completely renovated Palms casino floor.
The dynamic cocktail lounge, located just inside the main entrance to the property, will focus on mind-blowing cocktails. Additionally, presentation will in a distinctive over-the-top manner and with flair unlike anything seen before. Most noteworthy, masters of mixology will put a whimsical spin on beloved classics or create new favorites for guest’s right before their eyes.
By creating a mix of classic Vegas hospitality and extraordinary new experiences through world-class partnerships, Palms is positioning itself to become the premier Vegas destination. And we can’t wait to see what’s next.