Bally’s Entertainment broke ground on the Paris Hotel & Casino in April 1997. Costing $785 million and set on 24 acres of land, Paris took 2 and half years to build and opened on September 1st 1999.
The property was designed by Bergman Walls Associates and the façade is based on a mix of the Paris Opera House and the Louvre. The hotel features a near half scale, (541ft) replica of the Eiffel Tower, a two thirds replica of the Arc de Triomphe and the infamous faded marquee is based on the Montgolfier balloon. Paris did feature a beautiful replica of the Fountaine des Mers, but has recently been removed to make way for the recent additions.
After a severe downturn in patronage, due to the Global Finacial Crisis, Caesars Entertainment began a series of renovations to the property, beginning with a scaling down of the overall Parisian theme. In early 2011 the Chateau nightclub and Sugar Factory restaurant opened on the Strip front side and the target market is being re aimed at a younger demographic.
Vegas Mate Rating: 4/5
Mark & Keren Rate: 3/5