Caesars Palace Hits The Big 5-0

Caesars 50th Anniversary

Caesars Palace is inviting you to celebrate their 50th birthday this year.  The actual date is in early August, and there will be some big shindigs then, but they are starting now in June, and not stopping until after we usher in 2017.

While other hotels of a similar vintage are fading away or imploding (RIP Riviera’s Monaco Tower on June 14th, to make way for the convention center expansion), typical of Caesars this is truly a golden anniversary and will not be treated as small potatoes.

Caesars 50th Anniversary

To start with, you can enter the” IAmCaesar Sweepstakes” at caesars.com/CP50.   Other ways you can get lucky include spontaneous room upgrades, free show tickets, complimentary meals and drinks, gift baskets, spa and salon services, and Forum Shops gift cards which are good at over  150 shops and restaurants.

Better even than loot bags, there will be a huge number of sure things:  giveaways, four special 50th Anniversary Room Packages—Emperor, Culinary Empire, Nightlife, or Indulgence – as well as marquee events.  There will be an interactive photo exhibit, a  free self-guided historical walking tour highlighting milestone moments in entertainment (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. et al) and sports (Mohammed Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evel Knievel and his son Robbie, among others) plus popular movie locations (Rain Man, Oceans Eleven, The Hangover, etc.), fireworks, commemorative merchandise, and more.

We’re not kidding about Caesars wanting everyone to join in the celebration with them.  They are especially tuned in to people turning 50 this year, and staying with them to memorialize the occasion.  Caesars will be giving a $50 food and beverage credit as a birthday present to all those lucky folks (Note: must be a Total Rewards member).  They have also shared the celebration internally, lauding a number of Year One employees.

Never content just to rest on their laurels, or their 85 acres of resort space, Caesars has more than kept up with the times.  As part of a $1 billion investment in the 85-acre resort, they recently opened the luxurious new Julius Tower.  You can read about those and other rooms at Caesars, plus restaurants, bars, shops, pools, etc. in our Caesars Palace review.

Last year, Caesar’s  launched a fabulous new 75,000 square foot OMNIA Nightclub, and this March they  opened the stunning 4,000 square foot Montecristo Cigar Bar.  Their 4,300 seat Colosseum welcomed Celine Dion back to center stage, added new resident artists Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, and features regular appearances by Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Besides a history of outstanding entertainment, Caesars has made culinary inroads possible in Las Vegas.  They inaugurated the tradition of bringing celebrity chefs to town, beginning with Wolfgang Puck of Spago fame in 1992.  Today, their restaurants feature names such as Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsey, Guy Savoy, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Brian Malarkey.   In December 2015 they opened the only Vegas venue of the delightful Mr. Chow restaurant.  Somehow Caesar’s has managed to combine being Las Vegas most iconic hotel with also being one of the most innovative.

The actual date of Caesar’s opening was August 5, 1966, and that will feature a number of special events, including a gala.  And yes, there will be cake and champagne too.