NEW ORLEANS, La. – Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (Caesars) has announced plans to transform the award-winning Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans, as part of a $325 million renovation and construction project.
The plans include a large-scale renovation of Harrah’s, the only land-based casino in the city. Embracing the Caesars brand, the project will create a new flagship resort, Caesars New Orleans.
Preliminary plans include:
– An all-new 340-room hotel tower;
– New culinary and hospitality offerings within the casino;
– Additional development of the unoccupied area on the second floor of the casino; and
– Full exterior and interior architectural and design enhancements.
“We are excited to introduce Caesars New Orleans to the city,” said Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “As the only land-based gaming operator in the city, we take great pride in our 20-year history in New Orleans, and this reinvestment is a testament to our continued commitment.”
“We will continue to move this city forward and fuel our economic recovery, moving important projects that put people to work and entertain residents and visitors alike,” said LaToya Cantrell, mayor of New Orleans. “We are excited that this expansion will mean hundreds of construction jobs during the project and hundreds more in sustainable and new jobs post-construction. The addition of Caesars New Orleans will strengthen our city’s position as the top cultural and entertainment destination city in the nation.”
In June of 2019, Caesars Entertainment was awarded an extension to its operating contract, allowing operation until 2054. It is expected the project will create 600 construction jobs during development and 500 more following the construction phase.