Caesars Doing Bill’s Over as Gansevoort

Expect new renderings from Caesars soon, as this new casino hotel will no longer carry the Gansevoort name.

Expect new renderings from Caesars soon, as this new casino hotel will no longer carry the Gansevoort name.

Once renovations are done on the hotel formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon early in 2014, Caesars Entertainment confirms it will begin its new life as Gansevoort Las Vegas. Which is Dutch for “Why the hell are there so many vowels in that word?”

It will be the fourth hotel for the boutique brand, with its most famous installment in New York City’s Meatpacking District. All told, the renovations will only cost $185 million for 188 rooms and a 40,000-square-foot casino, which is smaller than many Las Vegas nightclubs. Renderings appear to show a second-floor space, possibly for a restaurant, overlooking the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Victor Drai’s rooftop Beach Club itself will be 65,000 square feet all by itself, while Drai’s After Hours will eventually return to its original location following its sojourn in a temporary space at Bally’s.

T-Pain Likes to Be Comfortable

Never let it be said that T-Pain will let a little thing like the opening night of his new residency at Haze stand in the way of his comfort. When T-Pain walked the red carpet for the start of his House of Pain shindig, he and the four people in his entourage all rocked Aria bathrobes on the way in the club. Which is an odd commitment to keeping it ultra-casual from a man who once walked around almost exclusively in top hats.

Once inside, T-Pain personally greeted people at VIP tables, which included the Dolphins’ Kevin Burnett, the Cowboys’ Anthony Spencer, Daisy de la Hoya and Darryl Strawberry, who, given his history, probably shouldn’t be allowed in clubs for his own good. That goes double if he’s trying to get in with Doc Gooden. Although, we do hope this means that with the 51s changing affiliates. Way more ’80s Mets will be hanging around town. Who doesn’t want to see what Keith Hernandez, Mookie Wilson and an urn full of Gary Carter’s ashes can get up to
after a long night at XS?

Another One for the Road

Hakkasan nightclub rounded out its list of DJs first by confirming that Deadmau5 will play dates both there and at Wet Republic beginning in April, then adding to the list Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie (a.k.a. Rob Guson), Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3hab and Tommy Trash. … Wynn resident Afrojack has signed to a major label, inking a deal with Island Records just in time for his new single with Chris Brown, “As Your Friend,” to hit airwaves. You know, because Brown is so into friendship. … Jeremih was at Chateau on March 16 to drop “Birthday Sex” at about 2 a.m. By 3:30 a.m., he was joined by Cee Lo Green who set up shop at an adjacent table and where they hung out till 5, when the DJ gave the cue to leave by firing up Lionel Richie’s “Easy.”

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