by Michael J. Shapiro | January 14, 2019
Developers Derek and Greg Stevens are planning to open the 777-room Circa Resort & Casino next year in downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience property promises to be the largest tower north of the Strip and will be the first new-build resort to debut downtown since 1980.
The Stevens brothers have been behind a number of high-profile downtown Vegas developments in recent years, among them the D Las Vegas, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The new venture, slated to debut in December 2020, promises a mix of vintage Vegas with modern luxury and technology.
 
Among the amenities will be a wide range of on-site restaurants, the longest outdoor bar on the Fremont Street Experience, a spa, two-level casino and a multi-tiered pool amphitheater. The most whimsically titled element of the resort will actually be the parking structure, a nine-story building dubbed Garage Mahal. The 1,201-space facility will be a centrally located element of the resort, designed with ride-sharing in mind so that Uber and Lyft drivers can conveniently drop off and pick up resort guests.
 
The developers are also promising the biggest screen in sportsbook history, the featured element of a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook. They recently inked a deal with sports gaming media organization Vegas Stats and Information Network to bring an in-house broadcast studio on property as well.
 
Construction of the 1.25 million-square-foot resort is already underway. The iconic Vegas Vickie -- the kicking cowgirl sign that once graced Fremont Street -- will be prominently displayed in the hotel's lobby.
 
More details about amenities and meeting space will be unveiled over the coming months.