Caesars Entertainment, Inc., parent company of Harrah's New Orleans, has shared plans to transform the property into Caesars New Orleans as part of a $325 million renovation and construction project that will significantly enhance the property, set to be completed by 2024.
The plans, presented before the New Orleans Building Corporation, detail a large-scale renovation of Harrah's, the only land-based casino in New Orleans, which is only steps from the famed French Quarter.
Preliminary plans include:
- An all-new 340 room hotel tower above the existing casino valet porte cochère
- New culinary and hospitality offerings within the casino
- Additional development of the unoccupied area on the second floor of the casino
- 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, in a press announcement. "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."
In June of 2019, Caesars Entertainment was awarded an extension to its operating contract, allowing operation until 2054. As part of the extension agreement, Caesars Entertainment will provide millions in tax revenue to New Orleans and Louisiana while creating 600 construction jobs during development and 500 sustainable and new jobs following the construction phase.
Samir Mowad, a native of New Orleans, serves as general manager of Harrah's New Orleans.
For more information, visit www.caesars.com.