Buoyed by the growing success of his $55 million restaurant business; with properties in Las Vegas, Manhattan, Washington, D.C. and a small California hotel, as well as by the pace of growth in Las Vegas, award-winning chef Charlie Palmer is assertively inching forward with plans to build a boutique condo-hotel in Las Vegas. Celebrity Chef, Charlie Palmer who owns Aureole at Mandalay Bay and Charlie Palmer Steak at Four Seasons is planning to build Charlie Palmer Hotel. The hotel will be a 35-story boutique condo-hotel, on a small three-acre site at Tropicana Avenue and I-15, the current site of the Golden Palm hotel. The most unique thing about this hotel is that is will be a true boutique hotel which is not connected with a larger project.
The condo-hotel will have 400 to 500 rooms, mostly studio and one-bedroom units ranging from 550 square feet to 800 square feet and priced from $400,000. The $400 million development is scheduled to commence work later this year and open by mid-2008. The Palmer condo-hotel will comprise of a sky lounge, three restaurants, including Palmer’s first sushi bar, Las Vegas night club, event space on the top floor and a cigar bar. A full-service express check-in, hair salon, health spa, 24-hour concierge service and sommelier service are some of the regular amenities included.