Caesars Palace Celebrates its Golden Anniversary Year with Transformed Tower

Las Vegas resort also welcomes the city's first MR CHOW ahead of milestone

By Heather Turk,

The Las Vegas Strip may be home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, but only one property can say it’s the Las Vegas home of Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Caesars Palace.

A rendering of a guest room in the new Julius Tower — Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Celebrating its 50th anniversary on Aug. 5, 2016, Caesars Palace only continues to get better with age. A property that never rests on its laurels, the iconic Las Vegas hotel recently invested $75 million to transform its original hotel tower, the Roman Tower, into the sleek new Julius Tower. Named after Julius Caesar, the 587-room tower is located at the heart of the resort and welcomes its first guests with rates starting at just $149 a night.

Designed by Michael Medeiros of KNA Design, the classically inspired, yet modern interiors of the Julius Tower rooms boast a soothing neutral palette with a pop of freesia yellow and a touch of Aegean blue. Additionally, textured and lightly reflective fabrics create a calm respite from the hustle and bustle of the Strip.

A custom-upholstered headboard incorporating bronzed framed mirror panels serves as the focal point of each room and adds sparkle and reflection to the space. Custom artwork combining photographs of Roman statues with artistic hand-drawn costumes are meant to inspire the notion of a Caesars Palace-themed Vegas showgirl.

A rendering of the bathrooms in the new Julius Tower — Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The entry and bathroom walls feature a two-toned stone pattern, giving an expanded feel to the bathroom which features a double sink floating vanity. A stone shower with glass enclosure features two sides of glass to create an open feeling.

Amenities include 55-inch TVs, luxurious Beautyrest Bouvet Island mattresses, English-themed Gilchrist & Soames in-room toiletries, a specially-curated mini bar and custom lighted vanity mirrors inspired by a modern interpretation of an iconic column of Caesars Palace. Some rooms also feature a custom-designed chaise lounge inspired by a Greek Klismos chair.

The completion of the Julius Tower is just another chapter in Caesars Palace’s ever-evolving story. The resort also recently welcomed Las Vegas’ first MR CHOW in December.

The seventh location of the luxurious Beijing cuisine eatery, the Las Vegas MR CHOW features the same family-style dishes that the restaurant has become famous for over the past 48 years. Menu must-tries include the chicken satay, hand-pulled MR CHOW noodles and Beijing duck, the latter of which is roasted to order and carved tableside.

Inside MR CHOW at Caesars Palace — Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

“As we enter into our milestone 50th anniversary year, we continue to strive to delight our guests while reimagining the world-renowned Las Vegas,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace's regional president.

"We set the standard of luxury when we first opened our doors in 1966 and are proud to continue to raise the bar for excellence in every way during our golden anniversary celebration. Caesars Palace has a well-earned reputation for providing guests with impressive accommodations, unmatched culinary offerings and the best in gaming and entertainment.”

The 85-acre resort is also home to one of Las Vegas’ most lauded buffets, Bacchanal Buffet, as well as several celebrity chef restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Mesa Grill by Bobby Flay and Restaurant Guy Savoy.

Other can’t-miss attractions onsite include OMNIA Nightclub, QUA Baths & Spa, Color Salon by Michael Boychuck, The Forum Shops at Caesars, the 5-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and Billboard magazine’s Venue of the Decade, The Colosseum.

Combined with the world’s first Nobu Hotel and the 4-star Laurel Collection, it’s no wonder Caesars Palace remains one of Las Vegas’ most popular places to stay and play nearly half a century after it opened. It truly is a resort fit for royalty.