Opening day might not be until Jan. 2, 2012, but you can book your room in the new Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace now. The 668-room hotel tower, the property’s sixth, includes 60 suites and six luxury villas. The tower has a private entrance, separate hotel lobby and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool oasis and gardens.
According to Caesars Palace, the Octavius Tower marks a major milestone in the two-year renaissance of Caesars Palace, which began in March 2011 with the return of Celine Dion and encompasses the recent launch of Rod Stewart at the Colosseum and opening of Central Michel Richard by its namesake award-winning chef. Newly announced projects also include the return of Elton John, who opens Sept. 28, Old Homestead Steakhouse, which opens this winter, Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge, opening next summer, and Shania Twain’s Colosseum headlining residency, which premieres in December 2012.
The guest rooms start at 550 square feet and feature earthy shades of browns, grays, taupes and beiges, offset with pops of green and splashes of deep red. Designed by Michael Medeiros of KNA Design, the rooms feature marble floors and stylish patterned carpets that complement dark wood furnishings and brushed chrome fixtures. King-sized beds with sleek headboards, plush pillow top mattresses and luxurious Anichini linens set off the bedrooms, while living areas create an inviting ambiance with plush velvet sofas, contemporary chairs and chic stone tables. Dark wood desks with granite overlays offer an ample workspace with custom cabinetry containing a premium mini bar. Accommodations also include framed 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television screens, convenient media hubs with multiple outlets for easy connectivity, and bedside docking stations with iPod capabilities.
An innovative application for iPad/iPod Touch devices offer guests direct accessibility to communicate with room service, housekeeping, reservations and front desk services. Additional Octavius Tower’s amenities include nightly turn-down service, upon request, and in-room coffee service.
Marble-tiled bathrooms feature contemporary striped wall coverings, oversized whirlpool bathtubs and enclosed glass showers with multiple shower heads. Flat screen televisions above granite double vanities stocked with luxurious Gilchrest & Soames bath amenities round out the bathrooms.
The opening of the Octavius Tower marks the completion of the $860 million Caesars Palace expansion. Construction for the Octavius Tower began in 2008 with the erection of the tower’s exterior along with three luxury villas that opened in September 2009. The build-out also included the Garden of the Gods pool and garden expansion, completed in March 2010, the addition of 263,000-square-feet of convention and meeting space, completed in July 2009, and the renovation of the Forum Tower, completed in October 2008.
To book, visit the Caesars Palace website.