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It's Sorta Official: Bill's To Become Drai's (Renderings)

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 4th October 2012 2:09pm
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Two years and three months since we first ferreted out and published renderings, Caesars Entertainment has finally made their plans to transform Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon into a boutique hotel with partner Victor Drai.

Caesars CEO Gary Loveman discussed the new project in a talk given as part of G2E convention this week. He discussed the renovation of Drai's as middle part of a capital re-investment in their Las Vegas properties starting with the Linq and continuing through renovations at The Quad (Imperial Palace), Harrah's, Bally's and Paris.

So what do they have planned for Drai's? Pretty much the same as we told you way back when, but with better renderings.

Drai's Hotel Las Vegas

The exterior of the property will be thoroughly renovated and given a light, fresh, modern European design. The second floor - home of the neon canopies which are the home of tens of thousands of random bumper stickers and Bill's Doody - will be knocked through and opened up to the strip via large windows and balconies. Perhaps this will be second floor gaming, or restaurants with a view of the unwashed masses going up and down the escalators.

Drai's Hotel Las Vegas

The casino is to hosed down, renovated and fumigated of the ever present barf smell. We expect the beer pong tables will move back to the new O'Shea's portion of The Quad.

Drai's Hotel Las Vegas

The night club.

Drai's Hotel Las Vegas

A new rooftop pool/dayclub, in the same rendering as previous.

Drai's Hotel Las Vegas

The rooms... four poster bed draped in teal curtains, headboard and a matching button pleated chair. Four luxurious pillows, four throws. Leather bounddresser, armoire and night stand with hammer button bindings. Interesting. The desk feels remote... why not a love seat by the window? After seeing the Fab rooms at Flamingo, I'm skeptical about the herringbone parquet floor.

Generally, it looks good. I'm not so sure the decor choices excites a level of mystery or curiosity in me put this on the "must stay" list, but I'll certainly visit.

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Comments & Discussion:

Looks more promising than The Quad!

good point.

How are they spending 180 million dollars on a hotel with less than 200 rooms? MGM remodeled 5000 for about the same.

let's play "count the cumstains" on those bed drapes...

The exterior renderings are a major improvement to what is there now..never been a big fan of the place, but its a decent location..

I really like, especially the pool area. The only thing that turns me off is the inevitable douche ratio this place is bound to have.

I'm actually more interested in what CET has in store for the Bally's renovation.

The renderings look amazing... then I remembered what the renderings looked like of LINQ two years ago, and what they look like now, it takes the sizzle out of my excitement. BUT, I'd say these sketches are promising, I hope they hold to it.

"Those curtains on the bed have to go. I'd wipe my dick on them if I was drunk."

Also, this entire place is being redone for only one demographic: those who love european bottle service. I love every single rendering, but this is obviously gonna be a Dbag mecca. Gonna be GREAT people watching at 4am.

If you look at the back side of bill's there is a little bay window on the top floor, anyone know what that is? I assume some sort of suite?

the pool deck?

Those renderings certainly look top drawer...but I keep picturing hundreds of dbags swarming the place. Plans for Ballys???...

Y'know... I like everything about that except losing the neon at the front...

Wow a whole 7 people in the club, they better be upcharging a premium for those bottles!!!

Where's Cook E Jarr gonna go now ??? Bills is my place. Loved having a cheap room and short access to The Strip, and being mid-strip. I really like the roof top pool... rooms like alright. I will miss those 2 dollar margarita's. I actually got a reservation in Nov I guess this will be my last stay.

Never stayed there but friends who did were not fans of the place. The revamp may work but considering the size of the place does it matter?

So apparently it will only host weirdly shaped white folks?

Can't say the design impresses me much. Couldn't they at least paint the outside in some kind of array of colors so it looks like something other than a block of dull sand?

Wow, is that second floor gaming area already packed with hookers or what? I count four -- or am I just projecting?


I'll miss the hot dog stand, the $2 Coronas, and the drunken karaoke.

Think they'll keep all those things?


Why do the exterior renderings remind me so much of Encore Beach Club? The color, the moldings, even the signage on the front, I can't help but notice all the similarities.
The whole concept of nightclub/dayclub (Surrender/Beach Club) or say nightclub with a pool (XS) seem to be directly borrowed ideas from Wynn properties. Which doesn't come to a surprise, since Victor Drai (one of the creators of XS night club) is behind all of this.


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