Elvis Resort Coming To Las Vegas
Elvis is coming back to Las Vegas.
First hint was the site TradeMork, which follows trademark news and rumors, recently reported that Elvis Presley Enterprises has filed paperwork to protect the trademark names: “The Elvis Las Vegas” and “The E Las Vegas.”
Is this enough evidence to conclude that an Elvis themed resort will be coming soon to Las Vegas? Possibly. But maybe this is.
FX Real Estate and Entertainment has announced plans to build an Elvis Presley themed hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The building will be located on an 18-acre lot beside the MGM grand and across from the Monte Carlo. The site is currently home to several retail spaces owned by FX.
The complex will feature a 2,269 room hotel, a 93,000 square foot casino and a convention center with accompanying retail space.
The project is expected to cost roughly $3.1 billion dollars and could open as early as 2013.
Initial rumors also circulated about Graceland hosting the resort hotel. There are goals for “Graceland” in Memphis to double its annual visitors from today’s number of about 600,000. Adding an Elvis resort hotel near Graceland was another possibility and would help achieve that goal.
It still may happen, but Elvis is first coming to Vegas. Viva Las Vegas!