Located between Bellagio and The Mirage, on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace is one of the largest landmarks within the city. It was established in 1966 by Jay Samo who decided to create a luxurious hotel that gave guests the impression that they were on the Roman Empire. Columns and statues like the one of Augustus Caesars near the entrance are part of this palace. Owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment, the hotel has six towers with about 3,960 rooms and suites available for the public.
The Palace Tower opened in 1998 and mirrors the Greco-Roman theme of the hotel with Corinthian columns and pediments on its facade and fountains and statues scattered around its interior space. Plans for the Augustus Tower began in 2003. The expansion at a cost of $289 million US included a 26-story tower, as well as an addition of new convention and meeting facilities at the resort. The Augustus opened in 2005 with 949 rooms, which were designed for more upscale luxury and service than the other parts of the resort. The Octavius Tower opened in January 2012. The 668-room tower was added. The tower shares a lobby with the Augustus Tower. The pools at Caesars Palace are modeled after the Roman baths.
The hotel has a wide variety of restaurants with different cuisines, as well as a casino with modern facilities that attract more and more tourists every year. Caesars is also a spot for live music and sports entertainment. It hosted the Grand Prix from 1981 to 1982. Important entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Elton John, Mariah Carey performed here, in the Colosseum (a theatre with 4,296 seats ). Also, it is important to mention that there are high-end boutiques including Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany and Co, Versage and some more.
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