LAS VEGAS, NV – Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas has made its triumphant return and has officially reopened the doors to one of Las Vegas’ most iconic casino resort destinations. This week’s opening celebration began with a traditional tribal ceremony led by the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (SMGHA) Board and Cynthia Kiser Murphey, Palms General Manager. The celebration continued throughout the day and into the evening with cocktails poolside and a fireworks show. Palms officially ushered in a new era at 9:00pm PST, after the first dice were rolled. The property is now taking reservations for stays.
“Our team has worked incredibly hard to get to this day, and it’s a great accomplishment to introduce Palms once again to Las Vegas,” said Murphey. “The excitement and outpouring of support to see Palms reopen has been incredible. This is truly a special property, and we all consider it a privilege to be trusted with its return to the city. Our goal is to deliver a distinctive experience that makes everyone feel at home while they are in Las Vegas.”
The opening day included a tribal ceremony with members of the San Manuel and Southern Paiute tribes performing traditional bird singing, and the SMGHA board presenting charitable contributions to three local non-profit organizations; a “Taste of Palms” experience offering a flavor of many of the resorts restaurant offerings; a ribbon cutting at the Palms Sportsbook and Lounge by William Hill; a poolside reception featuring Local DJ’s and entertainers; and a fireworks show.
“We could not be happier than we are today,” said Latisha Casas, San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Chairperson. “So many people came together to make today possible. We are grateful for the expertise of our shared services teams and the hard work by Palms team members to make this day a reality. And the Las Vegas community and our brothers and sisters from the local Southern Paiute tribes have been so generous and warm with their hospitality. This is a day our tribe will never forget.”
Having undergone more than a $600 million renovation in 2019, Palms Casino Resort boasts a diverse mix of bars and restaurants, featuring the return of popular outlets such as the highly acclaimed Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by Chef Michael Symon. Palms has also brought back its A.Y.C.E. Buffet. Casual dining options include Send Noodles and the debut of Serrano Vista Cafe.
The resort also offers guests an expansive resort pool area featuring a multi-level, sprawling 73,000 sq. ft. space with two luxurious main pools and 39 unique cabanas, most with their own private pool. The space also features oversized daybeds and poolside lounge chairs throughout. Also returning is the upgraded and enhanced 14-screen Brenden Theatres. Additional information regarding spa, entertainment, pool and nightlife offerings will be announced soon.
“Not many hotels get an opportunity to make a grand reintroduction in Las Vegas, but Palms is a unique property,” said Murphey. “We are proud that more than 50 percent of Palms team members are returning employees and we are confident that this new era in Palms history will be one filled with making new, and lasting memories.”