Caesars, ForrestPerkins breathing new life into Flamingo Las Vegas

A renovated guestroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Caesars is embarking on a $90-million renovation of the hotel's 1,270 rooms.

Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel is getting its feathers fluffed. 

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced a $90-million complete renovation of 1,270 rooms at the famed Strip hotel. The renovation, being led by design firm ForrestPerkins, will begin in late August. Some rooms will open to guests in November and final completion is expected for the second quarter of 2018. Fans of the hotel need not worry: rooms will maintain the property's signature pink theme.

"Flamingo Las Vegas is an iconic resort filled with 70 years of rich history and unforgettable experiences," Bob Morse, president of hospitality for Caesars Entertainment, said in a statement. "The renovated rooms pay homage to the property's past, while also giving it a fresh and modern new look."

The renovated rooms will have contemporary and retro-chic designs with accents, inspired to “sparkle like glitter and shine like champagne,” as the company put it, with "vibrant hues of gold and bright pops of flamingo pink."

A renovated bathroom. 

The hotel's last major room refurbishment was in late 2011.

The Flamingo Las Vegas helped define the Las Vegas Strip and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. The hotel has more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites as well as 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, island vegetation and tropical wildlife.

In 2016, Caesars Entertainment upgraded more than 4,800 rooms at four of its Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Harrah's Las Vegas. By the end of this year, more than half of Las Vegas rooms at Caesars properties will have been upgraded since 2014.