Caesar's Palace Plans Billion Dollar Expansion
The Las Vegas Strip is in a perpetual state of makeover madness. Buildings are torn down and rebuilt in newer and more lavish incarnations at a dizzying rate. Up next for the big overhaul is Caesar's Palace. The hotel has announced an expansion that will cost approximately $1 billion. The plans include the 665-room Octavius Tower, named in honor of Julius Caesar's heir, the emperor Augustus (the resort already has an Augustus Tower, Octavian was the name he had before he ascended to power). This tower will have three pool villa suites built along the second floor of the new tower which will overlook three new swimming pools. Outdoor areas will also include a whirlpool spa retreat, poolside café and nearby garden wedding venue. The existing 512-room Forum Tower will also get an overhaul. The expansion also includes new meeting and ballroom space. The entire expansion will be completed in early 2009.