Now and Then: Caesars Palace Las Vegas Celebrates 50 Years

Just days after celebrating their 50th anniversary underneath the dazzling lights of the Strip complete with a stunning fireworks show for 3,000 lucky guests, Caesars Palace continues to reflect upon their storied history while keeping an eye towards their future as one of Las Vegas’ eternally cool hotspots.

The years have been good to Caesars Palace and the property has constantly evolved to stay relevant. Boasting renovated hotel rooms, five massive towers, the Montecristo Cigar Bar, world-class restaurants like Guy Savoy and Mesa Grill, Omnia Nightclub, the Forum Shops, and some of the most beautiful grounds in Vegas, Caesars Palace has truly created an oasis where guests don’t even need to leave the property.

Opening its doors in 1966 with just 700 rooms, the Roman-themed hotel has expanded to more than 4,000 today. Below, we take a look at how Caesars Palace went from new kid on the block to hotel empire.

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The iconic fountains in front of Caesars Palace

The iconic fountains in front of Caesars Palace

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The fountains were still the focal point way back in 1966 (Photo: LV News Bureau)

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Caesars Palace is home to world-renowned performers like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion

Caesars Palace is home to world-renowned performers like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion

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The marquee welcomes Frank Sinatra in 1966 (Photo: LV News Bureau)

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After a recent $75 million renovation, Julius Tower is one of the newest upgrades on the property

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Caesars Palace exterior with the new 14-story Centurion Tower – circa 1970s (Photo: LV News Bureau)

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Celebrity chefs of Caesars Palace’s culinary empire (Photo: Erik Kabik)

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Enjoying dinner at the original Bacchanal Restaurant in 1967 (Photo: LV News Bureau)

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The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

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The ground breaking ceremony for the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in 1990 (Photo: LV News Bureau)

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No stranger to elaborate celebrations, Caesars Palace rings in their 50th anniversary in style

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Caesars Palace cocktail waitresses by the fountain prior to the grand opening of the Hotel in 1966 (Photo: LV News Bureau)

Here’s to 50 more years at the top of their game.

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