In a town better known for demolishing resorts rather than converting them, Las Vegas’s Aladdin gets a Planet Hollywood conversion.
The former Aladdin hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been renovated and converted into the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, with 2,600 movie-themed rooms and suites like the “Pulp Fiction Suite” and a retro-chic decor.
The Los Angeles-themed resort, which was officially rebranded on April 17, features Panasonic high definition plasma televisions in the public areas, guest rooms, and main casino floor; an expansive gaming area; an array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and lounges; pools, hot tubs, a spa, and fitness center; and a variety of shops.
The lobby boasts floor-to-ceiling Swarovski crystal chandeliers, while a 7,000 seat theater as well as a 1,500-seat showroom will host headline concerts and shows. Guests looking to tie the knot can do so at The Chapel and a grand ballroom provides space for larger affairs. The resort also has a full-service business center with areas to accommodate meetings.
The Southeast corner of the property will contain the 50-stories-tall glass tower Planet Hollywood Towers by Westgate, which will open in 2009. The tower will house 1,200 luxury vacation villas and 28 exclusive penthouse suites with an exotic tropical pool, a sandy beach with private cabanas, an exclusive penthouse-guest pool, a fitness facility, restaurants, and meeting space.
The Planet Hollywood brand is better known for its movie-themed restaurants. The first restaurant opened in 1991 with Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore touted as part owners. The franchise has since branched out throughout the world. The Las Vegas resort is the first casino/hotel for the company.
For more info, visit www.planethollywoodresort.com.