Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has opened its newest addition, the Octavius Tower, for reservations. The new tower has 668 rooms, including 60 suites and six luxury “villas.” The Octavius Tower offers a private entrance, a separate hotel lobby, and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool and gardens. The tower's guest rooms start at 550 square feet, and amenities include king-sized beds, spacious wooden desks, a minibar, a framed 42-inch high-definition flat-panel television, media hubs with multiple outlets, and bedside iPod docking stations. Guests with iPads, iPods, or iPhones can download an app to communicate directly with room service, housekeeping, reservations, and front desk services. Bathrooms contain whirlpool tubs and flat-screen televisions set above double vanities. The tower opened for reservations in September for guest arrivals beginning January 2, 2012.

The opening of the Octavius Tower marks the completion of the $860 million Caesars Palace expansion, which also included the Garden of the Gods pool and garden expansion, the addition of 263,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, and the renovation of the Forum Tower. On 85 acres, Caesars Palace features a total of 3,300 hotel guest rooms and suites, 23 restaurants and cafes, and the 50,000-square-foot Qua Baths & Spa.

The hotel has 300,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, including three boardrooms; 21 breakout rooms; the Colosseum, seating up to 4,149; Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, accommodating meetings of up to 4,000; the Roman Plaza, an open-air amphitheater seating up to 4,000; and 10 ballrooms, seating anywhere from 600 to 5,555 people.

Caesars Palace has executed definitive agreements with Nobu Hospitality to create the first Nobu hotel, restaurant, and lounge in Las Vegas. The boutique-style 180-room hotel and its 11,200-square-foot restaurant and lounge are set to open in summer 2012.