Harrah's Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Major Las Vegas Renovation

It's been 80 years since Harrah's founder William F. Harrah opened his first bingo parlor in Reno, NV, in 1937, followed shortly thereafter by his first hotel. Decades later, Harrah's has 16 gaming resorts worldwide -- including Harrah's Las Vegas, which opened in 1992 and has just completed a $140 million renovation with which to mark the Harrah's brand's birthday.

The renovation at Harrah's Las Vegas took place in the resort's Valley Tower, where all 1,622 guest rooms and suites have been reimagined with a new design by Marnell Architecture, whose interiors feature a Harrah's-inspired color palette of grays and purples, along with dark wood accents, contemporary fixtures, and backlit mirrors and bars.

Highlights include the 1,700-square-foot Valley Presidential Suite and the 2,000-square-foot Valley Penthouse; the former features a an open living space and high-end bathroom features like a walk-in rain shower while the latter includes amenities like a full-sized bar and a game table.

The renovation also encompassed a complete remodel of the casino floor and added two new food-and-beverage outlets: a new Starbucks and a new lobby bar where guests can charge their devices and sit at one of 12 gaming stations.

"Harrah's is one of the most recognized gaming brands in the country and Harrah's Las Vegas offers a great value in the heart of the Strip," said General Manager Dan Walsh. "The renovated Valley Tower combined with non-stop entertainment and distinct dining options further elevate the dynamic guest experience that can only be found at Harrah's."