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by Michael J. Shapiro | September 19, 2012

 The 2,545-room Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas Strip will be renovated and renamed the Quad Resort & Casino, Caesars Entertainment announced Monday. The brand transformation will become evident in November and officially complete by Dec. 21; the renovations, already under way, should wrap up by late 2013. "As we renovate and modernize the property, it was only appropriate that we also update the name," said Rick Mazer, the resort's president, in a statement. Renovations to the front desk and bell desk are complete; a new valet and main entrance and porte cochere will debut on the north side of the building this fall, with access via Koval Road or the Harrah's tunnel, rather than the Strip. The casino will expand by an additional 15,000 square feet, to 35,000 square feet by next spring. In phase two of the construction, an additional 30,000 square feet of gaming space with a central bar will be added, to debut by late 2013. The resort will remain open throughout the renovations, with "maximum precaution taken to minimize guest disruption," according to Caesars. More information on the rebranded property is available at QuadLV.com.