Brothers Derek and Greg Stevens, developers of the D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, are singing a new tune these days when it comes to their investment in Downtown Las Vegas. They recently unveiled their plans to deliver Circa Resort & Casino, a resort designed for guests to have “the time of their lives.”

Derek Stevens, CEO of Circa Resort & Casino – photo courtesy of Denise Truscello/Getty Images

Circa will feature a variety of immersive culinary, entertainment and gaming experiences and game-changing amenities. Seeking to deliver a new experience built upon the original principles of old-school Vegas hospitality, it will honor the golden age of the city by melding the glamour of vintage Vegas with modern luxuries and cutting-edge technology.

The 1.25-million-square-foot, 777-room resort, casino and spa, being built at the historic 18 Fremont site, is the first ground-up resort development in the area since 1980. Construction is underway, and Circa is slated to open in December 2020,

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Derek Stevens at the Circa Resort & Casino reveal – photo courtesy of Denise Truscello/Getty Images

“There is a lot of unmet demand for fun in Las Vegas,” Derek Stevens said. “At Circa, our goal is to create a destination resort in a historic part of the city while showing guests the time of their lives. We plan to double down on the world-class service Las Vegas has always been known for while bringing personalized experiences to a new level.”

Las Vegas’ colorful history will be at the forefront as Circa pays homage to the city’s legends of decades past, from the visionaries behind the first gambling halls on Fremont Street to the preeminent destination resorts on the Strip. The hotel lobby will herald the return of Las Vegas icon Vegas Vickie, the kicking cowgirl once found sitting high atop Fremont Street. This key design feature will provide a must-see photo opportunity for visitors.

Circa’s amenities will include a number of eclectic restaurants, the longest outdoor bar on the Fremont Street Experience, a rejuvenating spa, a two-level casino with state-of-the-art slot and table gaming options, and a signature multilevel stadium-style sportsbook equipped with the largest screen in sportsbook history and an in-house broadcast studio.

Circa pool and amphitheater – photo courtesy of Steelman Partners

The property, to have the tallest tower north of the Strip, will encompass a bold design with a backlit roofline. An expansive multitiered pool amphitheater will have space for both sunbathers and sports fans to have the ultimate watch party.

Another mark of Circa will be a state-of-the-art parking structure dubbed “Garage Mahal.” The nine-story 1,201-space structure, the first of its kind in Downtown Las Vegas, will be specifically designed with ride-sharing in mind.



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