We May Have to Start Calling It Gansevoort Las Vegas

It’s been rough letting go of our beloved Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Especially the saloon part. But it might just be time to start calling it Gansevoort Las Vegas.

Change, we're not always a fan.

Change, we’re not always a fan.

Bill’s has been undergoing dramatic changes, daily, and we’re thinking this is the point where we bid farewell to a dear friend, and introduce ourselves to the hot new thang.

Nary a beer pong ball remains.

Nary a beer pong ball remains.

A lot of the renovations transforming Bill’s into Gansevoort Las Vegas, a new boutique hotel, aren’t easily seen as you’re driving by on Las Vegas Boulevard. The photo below, for example, was captured recently from the roof of the Flamingo parking lot.

This is the Bill's garage on Aug. 26, 2013.

This is the Bill’s garage on Aug. 26, 2013. Curly.

Below, see how Gansevoort’s rear end looks now, from a nearly identical angle, in a photo taken Sep. 4, 2013. Note the complete removal of the distinctive spiral ramp into the former self-park garage.

We loved that crazy, dangerous spiral loop of doom.

We loved that crazy, dangerous spiral loop of doom.

Beyond what we’ve seen before, it appears Gansevoort and Caesars Entertainment (the new hotel is a partnership between the two companies) have more surprises in store. There’s a massive construction area adjacent to the Flamingo’s parking garage. Only from above can you see the extent of the construction.

They're just getting started!

They’re just getting started!

There’s a lot of digging, cement-pouring and hard-hatting going on, but you’d never know it from Flamingo Boulevard.

Seriously, where did all this come from?

Seriously, where did all this come from, and which Bond villain is building it?

It came as a surprise that the new Gansevoort is getting both a coat of primer and paint, apparently at the same time, even while the hotel’s guts are still being removed.

The dark color is what's left of Bill's, and we assume the light color is the primer and the gold is the color of Gansevoort.

The dark color is what’s left of Bill’s, and we assume the light color is the primer and the gold is the color of Gansevoort.

Looks like the hand rails are staying! Hey, it’s something.

Progress is swift in Las Vegas! In fact, things are moving so quickly, these two construction workers appear to be the first customers to get a table at Giada De Laurentiis’ new Las Vegas restaurant.

Actually, this is the space where the celebrity chef's restaurant will be.

Actually, this is the space where the celebrity chef’s restaurant will be.

The smart money is on the new restaurant being called Giada’s, by the way.

Now, enjoy, or suffer through, more renovation photos from Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Or Gansevoort Las Vegas.

Apparently, we still have a way to go on this one.

Bill's Gamblin' Hall is Now Gansevoort

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7 thoughts on “We May Have to Start Calling It Gansevoort Las Vegas

  1. Susan Stapleton

    How am I supposed to run my photo of two homeless guys sleeping in front of Giada’s photo now? You already have the first two people inside her restaurant.

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  2. BC

    Getting near-real-time updates of the construction is almost as good as being there. In fact it may be better since I didn’t have to leave my air-conditioned office. Nice job on the coverage. One more reason that your site really is Vital!

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