Crown Las Vegas – a 1,888 foot tall hotel coming to the North of the Strip

Crown Las Vegas – a 1,888 foot tall hotel coming to the North of the Strip

Crown Las Vegas, formerly the Las Vegas Tower hotel
Following on from the succession of new multi-billion dollar mega-hotels currently being built at the north end of the Las Vegas strip comes news of, well, another new multi-billion dollar mega hotel.

Called the Crown Las Vegas, the new hotel resort will be built next to the $3.4 billion Fontainebleau that’s currently being built opposite Circus Circus.

Crown Las Vegas will be slightly different from other hotels in Las Vegas though.

At 1,888 feet tall, and with 142 stories, it’ll be the tallest building in Las Vegas by a mile, dwarfing even The Stratosphere.

Actually, it’ll be the tallest building in the Western hemisphere!

More details and pictures of the Crown Las Vegas after the jump.

Crown Las Vegas hotel, formerly the Las Vegas Tower, next to The Stratosphere
Formerly called The Las Vegas Tower, the project has been on the drawing board for some time, but financing was proving tricky.

Now though, Australia’s richest man James Packer has invested $22.5 million in The Tower’s holding company, LVTI, and will invest further funds to help finance the project.

The newly renamed Crown Las Vegas will feature 5,000 hotel rooms, 250,000 square feet of casino space, and 625,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, convention area and other amenities.

Although the new project is a gamble, particularly with so many other big construction projects currently under way in the immediate area, the Packers are used to the life of the high roller. Packer’s late father, Kerry Packer, is rumoured to have won between $20 million and $40 million over several days at the MGM Grand in 1997 and tipped as much as $1 million at Bellagio.

The Crown Las Vegas could cost his son a lot more than that!

[Source: SkyscraperPage, ReviewJournal]

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