What's New In Vegas This Summer

A destination on the rebound, Las Vegas has numerous new offerings this summer for visitors to take advantage of. North America's largest electronic music festival will hit Sin City later this week. A new international terminal at McCarran International Airport will open in July to better accomodate increased travel demand in the region. And free concerts will take place all summer long at a revitalized Fremont Street Experience.

Of all the properties in Las Vegas, the Palms is undergoing the most fundamental transition this summer. The resort's vaunted Playboy Club has closed, with management firm N9NE Group unsure of what will replace the space. The club originally opened in 2006. The rest of the Palms will also undergo a shift to appeal to a new clientele— a $50 million guestroom renovation is underway that will tweak the hotel's Palms Tower product to attract bigger spenders.

“Palms is changing in a major way and will push the boundaries of the ultimate Las Vegas experience,” said Joseph A. Magliarditi, president of the Palms. “From our rooms to our restaurants to our casino floor, guests can look forward to a new and exciting atmosphere combined with the same commitment to customer service they have come to expect.”

The property's casino floor will be totally reworked for the first time in 11 years and a new sports-themed restaurant, Heraea, will open in late 2012 to double-down on attracting leisure business. Stay tuned for more details on the Palms' transformation as the summer goes on.