New Hotel, Possible New (small) Casino for Golden Palm Site
The site of the now demolished Golden Palm Casino has been a buzz, drill, and hammers of activity lately. Las Vegas has seen a surge in travel lodging construction lately, of which we reported on the Homes2 Suites project, Marriot Residence Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn amongst others. Our tipster paperposter popped by the old Golden Palm site to check on things and was surprised at what he found out. A new hotel/casino is going on the site. Whaaaaat? Well…–per the construction workers– a new hotel and a casino will be built on the site. There was no elaboration as to if the casino would be a stand-alone type like the Wild Wild West across the street or if it would be built into the property.
The interesting part is the project name on the construction sign:
The original Golden Palm closed in 2007 and sat dormant until last year when it was finally demolished. Is it possibly a comeback Golden Palms Casino? Speculation abounds.
What we know for certain is they are building a hotel, TownePlace Suites which is a Marriot brand. These Marriott, Residence Inns, etc are of great benefit to tourists due to the low room rates as compared to a stay on the strip. Not to mention with close proximity to T-Mobile arena, it benefits folks coming in to see a concert, without the worry of parking fees. Of course, brand new rooms go a long way, even if there isn’t a casino downstairs (though we prefer when there is). Based on other properties under construction, I would assume it to cap off at a four to five-story height. Paperposter will be keeping us up to date.
Seriously, though, what’s the deal with Golden Palms being on the sign? The place they demolished was “Golden Palm” with no “S”. The demolition is over, they are in build-up mode…that sign (if it is left over from the demo phase) probably shouldn’t be there….or should it?
“Curiouser and curiouser!” as Sheldon Cooper would say.