Caesars has held a topping-off ceremony to celebrate reaching the addition of the 12th and final floor of the hotel at its permanent Caesars Virginia casino in Danville.
To bring good luck to the casino, Caesars lifted a tree to the top of the hotel to sit right beside a Caesar statue. The property plans include a 320-room hotel with 28 suites and floor-to-ceiling windows. Its casino will house over 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP poker room and a Caesars Sportsbook. In addition, the resort will feature a full-service spa, pool, high-quality bars and restaurants, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment theater and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Chris Albrecht, Caesars Virginia Project Manager, said: “This is a pretty exciting moment for myself and our team here. This is truly a big milestone for us in terms of the project. This has truly changed the skyline of Danville. When you come from miles around, you now see this great addition to the three sisters here. It also shows that we’re building more than just a casino. This is going to be a resort destination.”
“In some cultures, they say that keeping the tree above the building also demonstrates respect for the earth that we disrupted here. It also shows that we have done a lot of great construction and gives us a chance to thank our team that has been able to build this safely,” said Albrecht.
The Caesars team also created a time capsule that will be buried into the concrete.
Once complete, the hotel will feature 320 rooms
“It also shows we’re going to be bringing amazing customers to stay in these rooms. We’re already seeing a tremendous amount of response in our temporary, so imagine what we’re able to show when we build out this beautiful hotel and full resort casino,” said Mr. Albrecht.
Caesars is aiming to complete the casino by the end of this year.