4 projects to open by the end of 2022

Plaza Las Vegas to open downtown's first smoke-free, "social media friendly" gaming space with slot influencer area

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Jonathan Jossel (left), CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino at Tuesday's presentation.
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The Plaza Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas on Tuesday unveiled the details of four large-scale projects that it says "will transform and reimagine its historic Main Street façade", including downtown’s first smoke-free and "social media friendly" gaming area featuring an agreement with YouTube slot influencer Brian Christopher. The announcement event was attended by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

“Main Street is where Las Vegas got its start, and over the last decade, the Plaza has continued to improve and create new experiences at this historic site,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. "Like our neighbors and city leaders, we have been committed to revitalizing downtown Las Vegas into a destination known for great art, dining,  culture, hospitality, and entertainment. Today, we unveil plans to further these efforts and transform Main Street into an unforgettable and must-visit place in Las Vegas for food, drinks, and gaming.”

Noting that the Sand Dollar Downtown opened last month at the Plaza with its own entrance on Main Street, Jossel detailed the four new projects: the new gaming area, an animated Carousel Bar under the Plaza’s iconic dome, a rooftop patio at Oscar’s steakhouse, and the addition of the Vegas-based Pinkbox Doughnuts. Construction on the four projects will begin later this month, and they are expected to be complete by the end of the year. The Plaza and Oscar’s will remain open during construction.

The CEO thanked Goodman and her husband, former Las Vegas Mayor and steakhouse namesake Oscar Goodman, for their continued support of the Plaza and downtown. Jossel added that the Plaza’s evolution and improvements, including these four projects, wouldn’t be possible without the vision of the property’s owner, Poju Zabludowicz, chairman and CEO of Tamares Group. 

The upcoming 2,500 sq. ft. gaming space will include the Brian Christopher Slots area that debuted last year at the Plaza. "A first-of-its-kind collaboration, Brian Christopher Slots at the Plaza became an instant success, establishing the Plaza as the ultimate destination for slot machine enthusiasts looking to play the games that they have watched on the social media influencer’s channels," the company said. The gaming space will be for guests 21 and older and styled like the Plaza’s prior Studio 71 photo space with "fun backdrops for selfies, group shots and Instagrammable moments." The Plaza will be able to control the music in the space by lowering the volume, turning it off completely, or playing only copyright-friendly songs that can be posted on social platforms.  

The centerpiece of the Plaza’s Main Street project will transform its porte cochère under the iconic dome into the Carousel Bar for a revamped outdoor bar experience. It will offer handmade cocktails, beer, and wine among life-sized Vegas-themed elements, including carousel horses moving up and down, spinning martini glasses, an oversized deck of cards, and a rotating ribbon of lights above the bar. The Carousel Bar’s design also preserves the dome’s iconic vintage Vegas lights. The 2,500 sq. ft. outdoor venue will include an outdoor cooling system and seating for nearly 100 guests in booths, at the bar, and along its outer rail that will overlook Main Street at the western entrance to the Fremont Street Experience.  

Oscar’s patio will be created on the rooftop deck above the new gaming space and be accessible via the restaurant’s existing lounge. It will be able to accommodate approximately 225 people. Pinkbox Doughnuts will feature an oversized, 3D doughnut with sprinkles entrance on Main Street.

SR Construction is the general contractor for the four projects.   


Plaza Hotel & Casino Renovation Presentation 2022

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