Downtown Las Vegas will soon have a stunning new addition.

By Andrea Romano
June 26, 2020
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Credit: Circa

A new resort and casino is coming to Las Vegas, but you might need to leave the kids at home.

Circa Resort & Casino plans to be the first ever adults-only, 21+ casino-resort in Las Vegas history. Not only will it provide incredible luxury amenities, it also pays homage to Las Vegas’ history with its vintage glamour style and “old-school hospitality,” according to a statement from the resort. As a special tribute, the resort will be home to Vegas Vickie, one of the most iconic neon signs from the Strip, in their own lobby.

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The resort itself will house 777 rooms in a uniquely tapered, 71-degree tower designed by Steelman Partners and Circa’s Director of Design and Architecture, Alice O’Keefe. Each room is decked out in minimal, but still vintage Vegas aesthetic with plenty of room options, including standard rooms, bunk-bed rooms, and gigantic suites — some with their own dining tables and in-room wet bars.

While guests are certainly comfortable in their rooms, the real perks can be found throughout the resort. Not only will guests be able to play to their heart’s desire in the resort’s two-story casino, Circa will be home to the world’s largest sportsbook (a place where people can wager on sports competitions), a three-story stadium with a 78-million-pixel high-definition screen that can be seen on multiple floors of the casino.

Plus, Circa Resort & Casino will house a truly unique pool amphitheater, called Stadium Swim. All year long, guests will be able to catch the biggest games and major televised events broadcast on the 14-million-pixel screen while relaxing in Circa’s six temperature-controlled pools and two spas. Poolside, guests can relax in their choice of cabanas and super cabanas hosting up to 25 guests, chaise lounges, day beds, or poolside boxes (available for rent).

Local artists will helm the pool’s DJ booth, and there will be two swim-up bars on the lower level. Poolside food menus, crafted by Michigan restaurateurs Paul Saginaw (Zingerman’s Deli), Chris Sotiropoulos, and Grace Keros (American Coney Island), will also be available and include items like lobster corn dogs, fruit nachos, and more. (Reservations for Stadium Swim are now live on the Circa Resort & Casino website and can be booked using an interactive 3D map.)

“We’re building Stadium Swim to be unlike any pool in existence today and to reinvent the Vegas pool party, 365 days a year,” said Circa’s CEO Derek Stevens, in a statement. “I can promise there will be no better location in the world to watch a big game than at Stadium Swim – even better than at the game itself. Beyond sports, it will be a great place to catch sun and listen to music, and I believe it will be a destination experience that inspires trips to Las Vegas.”

In addition to Stadium Swim, Circa will offer some unique dining experiences, such as Saginaw’s Delicatessen (a family-style deli), Victory Burger & Wings Co., Barry’s Downtown Prime (a high-end steakhouse), and Project BBQ (a local Carolina-style barbecue food truck).

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Originally, the resort was planned to open in December 2020, but the company has recently announced it will be opening its first five floors and parking garage to guests as soon as Oct. 28, 2020.

“Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and 2020 has been an unpredictable year for the entire world,” said CEO and developer Derek Stevens in a statement. “However, thanks to the creativity and ingenuity from our partners at McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Tré Builders, we can move forward on this accelerated path and have an opening unlike Las Vegas has experienced. We are excited to see what the future holds and to give visitors and locals something to celebrate.”

Bookings are now open, though it is important to note that all guests must be over 21 to stay at this exclusive resort. For more information, visit the Circa Resort & Casino website.