LAS VEGAS – The 777-room hotel tower of Circa Resort & Casino is officially open.
More than a month after downtown casino mogul Derek Stevens opened the resort’s casino to the public, the hotel tower is now putting guests in rooms.
“They say to save the best for last,” Stevens said in a statement.
Here’s a look inside the first new resort built downtown in decades:
The Founders Suites are located on Circa’s top three floors, offering a clear view of the Las Vegas Valley and Strip.
These two-bedroom suites average 1,831 square feet. Each includes a bar, refrigerator and flat-screen TV adjacent to floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bedrooms include oversized bathrooms, separate vanity table, flat-screen HDTVs and seating near cityscape views.
Circa’s standard rooms range from 403 to 752 square feet, accented with shades of navy and sapphire, geometric-patterned carpets and walnut woods.
The rooms offer either single or double king-size beds, nearly ceiling-height headboards, refrigerators and 55-inch flat-screen TVs.
In Circa’s 360-degree rooms, a king-size bed is placed in the center and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities.
Circa’s suites range from 822 to 1,612 square feet. They include large living rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, lounge furniture, black quartz dining table, full wet bar and refrigerator. In each room hangs a 65-inch HDTV.
Bathrooms have oversized showers, water closets and double vanities.
Some suites include modern Inova beds hidden in the walls that unfold to make room for more guests.
The color scheme leans on “velvety midnight blues.”
Bunk Bed Suites and Pads
These suites are designed for large groups. Sizes range from 713 to 1,362 square feet.
Suites and “pads” feature two plush bunk beds that sleep four people, as well as living rooms, dining rooms, a wet bar, refrigerator and a charger port for each bed.
A long time coming
Circa owner Derek Stevens previously planned to launch the whole Circa package in December, but social distancing requirements on the construction site in the wake of COVID-19 forced him to change the timeline.
Restrictions on the number of people allowed in lifts limited the number of workers allowed on the hotel tower’s upper floors. Stevens worked with construction contractors to focus on the first five floors and push for an early opening.
“We took the hand that was dealt us and tried to work as efficient as possible,” Stevens told the USA TODAY Network.
The casino of the 44-story resort opened to the public on Oct. 28.
Here’s what else you’ll find at Circa Resort & Casino:
The multi-tiered pool amphitheater is temperature-controlled and includes a 134-by-41-foot video screen.
Stevens is pitching the aquatic center as a “destination pool” – a spot that will be at the top of tourists lists when they roll through Sin City.
Guests will have access to several new restaurants, including: Saginaw’s Delicatessen, Victory Burger and Wings, Project BBQ and Barry’s Downtown Prime.
Two-story casino and sportsbook
Circa’s two-story casino will feature 1,350 slot machines, 49 table games and what Stevens is touting as the world’s largest sportsbook.
With a seating capacity of 1,000 guests, the stadium-style sportsbook includes a 78-million-pixel high-definition screen viewable throughout Circa’s two-story casino.