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Expanding The Empire: Caesars Entertainment To Open New Global Properties

Caesars Entertainment is expanding its global footprint with new hospitality- focused resorts in Dubai and Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. The resorts will focus on entertainment and dining. In addition, the company has agreed to purchase two Centaur gaming properties in Indiana. Here’s a closer look.

Caesars will operate its first hospitality-focused luxury resort, a two-hotel property off the coast of Dubai. Caesars Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai are expected to open later this year. The two beachfront hotels will have a total of 479 rooms and offer a uniquely “Caesars experience” that will include a Caesars Beach Club Bluewaters Dubai, indoor and outdoor pools,  a spa and wellness center, and 12 restaurants and bars including some of the company’s top celebrity chef concepts.

Caesars Palace Luxury Resort in Puerto Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico.

Caesars Palace Luxury Resort in Puerto Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico. Renderings courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The 500-room beachfront resort in Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico, will feature poolside cabanas, a 25,000-square-foot spa, three fine dining restaurants and a 40,000-square-foot convention center. Guests will also have access to two nearby golf courses. The property is expected to break ground early next year, with a grand opening in 2020.

Two Centaur properties — Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana, and the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana — will be added to the Total Rewards network. The properties have more than 2,000 of the latest slot machines and electronic table games, multiple dining outlets, and both live and simulcast horse racing.

BLUE MOON RISING: BEER BAR OPENS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

The Blue Moon Brewing Company has a home on the Las Vegas Strip. Beer lovers seeking a pre-show pint can now grab the company’s flagship brew, a Blue Moon Belgian White, or order one of the company’s exclusive offerings usually only available at Blue Moon’s River North brewery in Denver, Colorado. In addition to a variety of beers, the bar also features a line-up of select seasonal beer-based cocktails. Blue Moon Bar is located in front of Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Influence, THE POOL at The LINQ.

Influence, THE POOL at The LINQ. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

COOL POOLS: SIP, SURF, AND BE SEEN

Pool season means pool parties. And this year, there are three new playgrounds getting in on the action. GO Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas kicked off the summer with live performances by Nick Cannon, Tone Loc, Coolio, Austin Mahone and Naughty by Nature. More acts are scheduled throughout the summer. The Flamingo also hosts two weekly events— Electric Safari, an LGBT night swim every Thursday, and Cálido Beach, a Latin party every Saturday night.

Influence, The POOL at The LINQ offers entertainment seven days a week, with DJs spinning from noon to 5 p.m. daily and headliners, like Shwayze, performing select Saturdays. Champagne Sundays bring all-day mimosa specials; anyone who purchases a bottle of liquor receives a free bottle of champagne.

The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features two pools, a Reggae Sundays party and FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double, where riders catch waves on bodyboards or hang ten on stand-up flowboards.

Giada De Laurentiis at GDL Italian by Giada at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

Giada De Laurentiis at GDL Italian by Giada at Horseshoe Casino
Baltimore. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

BITES IN BALTIMORE: GIADA DE LAURENTIIS OPENS FIRST EAST COAST EATERY

Giada De Laurentiis has her first restaurant outside Las Vegas. The 180-seat restaurant, GDL Italian by Giada at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, offers indoor and outdoor seating and a menu of California- influenced Italian dishes, including a large selection of antipasti, housemade pastas (such as her lemon spaghetti and vegetable Bolognese) and fresh local seafood. GDL also offers brunch on weekends and wine on tap. De Laurentiis joins Gordon Ramsay Steak and Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar at the resort. “It’s the three G’s at Horseshoe,” De Laurentiis says. “You can’t find the three G’s under one roof anywhere else.”

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

BOARDWALK BOUND: GORDON RAMSAY STEAK OPENS IN ATLANTIC CITY

Building on its success, Gordon Ramsay Steak has opened inside Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. It’s Ramsay’s third upscale steakhouse by that name (after locations in Las Vegas and Baltimore) and eighth restaurant at a Caesars Entertainment-owned property. The menu consists of prime beef, dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days with cuts that include a 32-ounce royal long-bone chop. The restaurant will also serve seafood along with his signature beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding. Ramsay also operates Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City.

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