Today, Caesars Palace announced plans to open the Octavius Tower, a 668-room hotel tower including 60 suites and six luxury villas. The resort’s sixth tower will offer a unique luxurious resort experience with a private entrance, separate hotel lobby and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool oasis and gardens. Rooms will go on sale Thursday, September 15, for guest arrivals beginning January 2, 2012.
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 (to open September 28), Old Homestead Steakhouse (to open winter 2011), Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge (to open summer 2012) and Shania Twain’s Colosseum headlining residency (to premiere December 2012).
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the timing for the opening of Octavius Tower,” said Gary Selesner, regional president of Caesars Palace. “With very high hotel occupancy over the last six months and the unqualified success of the Augustus Tower - Octavius’ sister tower - we look forward to offering our guests the new luxury rooms along with an elevated service experience in both towers.”
Spacious guest rooms, starting at 550 square-feet, will offer a modern, luxurious décor incorporating 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 will 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 will provide ultimate comfort, 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 will 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 will offer guests direct accessibility to communicate with room service, housekeeping, reservations and front desk services. Additional Octavius Tower’s amenities will include nightly turn-down service, upon request, and in-room coffee service.
Marble-tiled bathrooms will feature contemporary striped wall coverings, oversized whirlpool bathtubs and enclosed glass showers with multiple shower heads. Flat screen televisions will be set above granite double vanities stocked with luxurious Gilchrest & Soames bath amenities.
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 which 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).