(Caesars New Orleans after a $325 million makeover | Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment)
Harrah’s Casino will be transformed into Caesars New Orleans as part of a four-year, $325 million construction project that will include a new hotel tower and several redesigned portions of the property.
The announcement was made last week, with plans presented to the New Orleans Building Corporation on Dec. 8, according to Caesars Entertainment, the casino’s operator.
The construction project is expected to be completed by 2024 and will essentially create a new resort and will include a 340-room tower, development of the casino’s unoccupied second story and additional exterior and interior changes.
Harrah’s is the only land-based casino in Louisiana. All others sit on bodies of water.
The Harrah’s property is owned by New York-based real estate investment company Vici Properties, which leases it to Eldorado Resorts Inc., the parent company of Ceasars Entertainment. Eldorado purchased Ceasars in July 2020 for $173 million.
In June 2019, Caesars won an extension of its contract to operate the casino until 2054.
To read more information about the project and what local public officials said about it, visit here.