Locals, tourists optimistic about Circa Hotel & Casino’s slated opening

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Circa Hotel & Casino, the project under construction on the Fremont Street Experience, will open no later than December 28, 2020. Circa CEO Derek Stevens made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday morning.

The 1.25 million-square-foot integrated casino-resort was slated to open in December 2020, but will open with its first five floors of amenities and state-of-the-art parking hub on October 28.

The amenities opening ahead of schedule include the resort’s restaurants, bars, two levels of casino, three-story sports book, multi-tiered pool & outdoor amphitheater and the Garage Mahal.

The new resort brings a very positive outlook for Las Vegas, as people are excited to see something new. Not only will it bring jobs, it will potentially bring more business to the city.

“Very excited, very optimistic about the future of Las Vegas,” said resident Joe Neumayer.

“I am excited to see it,” said Judy Thurston, visiting from Florida. “It is just showing progress. Maybe bigger, taller, better.”

The 777-guest room hotel began construction in early 2019 in downtown Las Vegas. It will be the tallest hotel building north of the Las Vegas Strip.

Carolyn Wheeler from the Downtown Vegas Alliance said Circa will give Fremont something you can’t find anywhere else.

“Adding Circa to the mix really is a whole other level of new amenities and new excitement downtown,” said Wheeler.

The resort will employee up to 1,000 people once completed.

“We know so many people were laid off at the beginning of this pandemic, and this provides an opportunity for employment and a whole new start,” Wheeler noted.

Future visitors will be able to make reservations on June 24. Guests looking to visit prior to the hotel tower opening can reserve rooms at the D Las Vegas or Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, also owned by Stevens.

Circa is slated to be downtown Vegas’ first “ground-up” casino resort since 1980.

But the resort isn’t the only project happening downtown. New residential buildings in Symphony Park and a new courthouse are under construction. More development will attract more business.

“This really is an example of what investment and creativity can do for downtown Las Vegas.”

For more details on Circa and its offerings, head over to its website.

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