Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas.
While Station Casinos has not released a construction timeline or description of the new facilities, and says it’s deciding whether the expansion is feasible, documents submitted to the city indicate the structure will be 27 stories with 606 rooms.
The city has approved the plans, which could also include a pool deck, convention center, central utility plant and rooftop restaurant-lounge with outdoor seating.
The expansion could add 42,252 square feet of nonrestricted gaming space to the casino, for a total of 126,757 square feet, according to documents.
About 447 rooms in the motel portion of the property, south of the current hotel tower along Rancho Boulevard, have been demolished to prepare for the new construction.
The first phase of the remodel added a new porte cochère and valet entrance, a remodeled facade, parking improvements and a casino floor upgrade. As part of the changes, which finished in April, the faux locomotive signage on the front of the building was removed and donated to the Neon Museum.
The second phase, which includes a renovation of the casino and a new buffet, is still in construction. In an investor’s conference call earlier this year, Stations officials said they planned to spend $70 million in 2017 to upgrade and expand the locals resort.
Palace Station, the company’s first casino, opened in 1976.