by Leo Jakobson | May 18, 2017

The Flamingo Las Vegas has announced plans for a $90 million room renovation project to begin in late August.

The work will affect 1,270 of the property's 3,545 rooms, with the renovated rooms starting to come back online in November. The project will wrap in the second quarter of 2018. The property has more than 75,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 20,880-square-foot Sunset Ballroom, which has grand Strip views. 

"Flamingo Las Vegas is an iconic resort filled with 70 years of rich history and unforgettable experiences," said Bob Morse, president of hospitality for Caesars Entertainment, in a statement. "The renovated rooms pay homage to the property's past, while also giving it a fresh and modern new look."

The company described the new room design as "unique, contemporary, and retro-chic," while celebrating the history of the Strip's oldest casino resort. "The rooms were inspired to sparkle like glitter and shine like champagne, with vibrant hues of gold and bright pops of flamingo pink, keeping true to the property's character and charisma."

Expect the work to be finished on time and under budget. After all, part of the Flamingo's rich history is its original developer, gangster Bugsy Siegel, being machine-gunned by his investors due to cost overruns and delays.