2020 has been a year. Despite the hardships, it has also brought a number of exciting offerings and developments to downtown Las Vegas.
Circa Resort and Casino opened in October and is the very first new construction hotel to open downtown since 1980. With 777 rooms, the world’s largest sports book, a stunning pool deck, state-of-the-art casino and more, it has redefined the downtown skyline.
The Downtown Grand also opened the new Gallery Tower adding 495 rooms. From new suites to a focus on artist-centric designs, the new hotel tower is bringing a new cultural offering to downtown Las Vegas.
A longtime leader for the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino announced plans to continue to transform its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal into a new destination that enhances the offerings and ambiance of Main Street in 2021.
The Expo At World Market Center is now complete. Part of the World Market Center campus, The Expo offers well-located proximity to more than 7,000 hotel rooms in downtown Las Vegas, along with nearby access to an additional 140,000+ rooms on the Las Vegas Strip. Ideal for future tradeshows, corporate events, banquets and more, The Expo showcases more than 200,000 square feet of exquisite exhibit, meeting and pre-function space along with amenities that facilitate efficient event planning.
New Business in the Arts District
The Arts District has seen explosive growth in 2020 with a number of new restaurants and shops. Named for 18 blocks of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas, the area is a vibrant hub of breweries, restaurants, art galleries, murals and more. It provides the perfect place to experience a locals’ paradise of unique #OnlyVegas experiences.
Illuminated arches that are 80-feet-tall now form a gateway to downtown Las Vegas. They are located on Las Vegas Boulevard between St. Louis and Bob Stupak avenues at the base of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Now, visitors have another #OnlyVegas experience to enjoy while visiting.
Fremont East has a whole new look after the completion of Project Enchilada.
Project Enchilada set out to bring green, open space, illumination and overall stabilization toEast Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street.
This “new life” will be achieved by the refurbishing and restoration of some of the nostalgic neonsigns in the area, the opening up of the much needed and anticipated green space and restorationof some of the business facades bringing life, energy and vibrancy to the area.
Additionally, trees have been replanted to return the street to its original look from a hundred years ago. They also provide needed shade for the new, wider sidewalks.