One of downtown Vegas’s popular gaming destinations is scheduled for a multi-million-dollar face lift, according to an announcement on Thursday by Boyd Gaming Corp.
According to Bill Boyd, executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, the California Hotel and Casino’s redesign and renovation will give it an entirely new feel. In the news release Boyd said, “As Boyd Gaming’s 40th year comes to a close, we are proud to continue reinvesting in the place where our company was born: downtown Las Vegas,” and ,“The luxurious new look and feel of the California Hotel and Casino will offer our longtime guests an elevated new experience at the property they love. It will also provide first-time guests a new incentive to visit the Cal and experience our legendary Spirit of Aloha.”
The update to the hotel and casino’s public areas follows the opening of California Noodle House in January. The new restaurant is modern with an eclectic Asian menu.
Upon completion of the Cal’s revamp in early 2016, almost every public area, including porte-cochere and valet, casino floor and guest registration, will have been transformed into a modern Hawaiian colonial design. Finishing touches such as the accent molding throughout having a dark, rich wood finish, luxe textures like alpine white granite and bright, brilliant metallic finishes, will adorn the Cal. Once the public area project is completed in 2016, in addition to food and beverage projects, approximately 500 hotel rooms and suites will be redesigned and upgraded.
Along with the California Hotel and Casino, Boyd Gaming also owns the Main Street Station Casino Hotel Brewery and Fremont Hotel and Casino. The Filament was opened at the Freemont by Boyd Gaming in July.
Las Vegas, Nevada City Councilman Ricki Barlow said in the news release, “I’m grateful to Boyd Gaming for its continued reinvestment in Las Vegas Ward 5 and for its ongoing commitment to downtown Las Vegas,” and, “This represents another step toward supporting the continued vitality of our downtown community.” Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin echoed Barlow’s sentiment.
The 40 year-old property’s renovations are part of Boyd Gaming’s continuing effort to enhance its properties across the country. The Las Vegas headquartered Boyd Gaming run by Sam Boyd is the largest multi-property operator downtown.