Circa Resort & Casino to debut in downtown Las Vegas in 2020

Developers (and brothers) Derek and Greg Stevens unveiled plans for Circa Resort & Casino, a brand-new integrated gaming resort in Downtown Las Vegas, slated to open in December 2020. Circa will be the first ground-up resort development in the area since 1980.

The developers collaborated with Steelman Partners to oversee architecture and design, Tré Builders as construction manager, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. as contractor.

Circa will have 777 rooms and suites, and a collection of amenities, including a range of restaurants, the longest outdoor bar on Fremont Street Experience, a spa and a two-level casino with slot and table gaming options.

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Circa will also be home to a state-of-the art parking structure dubbed "Garage Mahal," specifically designed with ride-sharing in mind. Catering to the use of Uber and Lyft, and housing 1,201 parking spaces, the nine-story garage will be the first of its kind in Downtown Las Vegas, allowing guests to travel to and from the property.

Another signature element will be a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook, equipped with the biggest screen in sportsbook history. The Stevens brothers announced a partnership with sports gaming media organization Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) to bring an in-house broadcast studio to Circa. This will allow bettors to have in-depth analysis from experts, including broadcasters, industry professionals and athletes.

Construction is currently underway on the 1.25-million-square-foot property, which will be the tallest tower north of the Strip. The resort will be defined by a bold design, accented by a backlit roofline and a multi-tiered pool amphitheater. Its amphitheater will have several pools and a screen with the latest high-resolution technology.

Circa's interior will also welcome the return of a Las Vegas icon: Vegas Vickie, the kicking cowgirl who was once perched high above the Fremont Street Experience. It will become a key design feature within the hotel's lobby.

Additional details about Circa's amenities and opening will be announced in the coming months.

Photo credit: Circa Resort & Casino

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