Say “Aloha” to an all-new California Hotel and Casino
The historic California Hotel and Casino, beloved by Hawaiian visitors for more than 40 years, has completed an elaborate multi-million dollar redesign. Retaining its authentic Hawaiian-style hospitality and “Aloha Spirit” charm, the “Ninth Island” introduces a fresh and elevated experience aimed to appeal to its longstanding loyal guests while also attracting new visitors looking for a modern hospitality destination.
“For decades, the California has offered a Hawaiian home away from home with our Spirit of Aloha, island-themed décor, authentic dishes and unparalleled customer service,” said Andre Filosi, Vice President and General Manager of the California. “With this spectacular redesign, we have created an elevated and contemporary experience that takes the Spirit of Aloha to a new level, all just steps away from all the best Downtown Las Vegas has to offer.”
The redesign completes a full remodel of the property’s 779 hotel rooms, including 83 suites. Guestrooms feature walk-in showers, furniture, carpet, lighting and more, echoing the color palette and subtle island influence of the property’s overall design. Amenities introduced include an all-new fitness center with views of the newly remodeled pool deck. The pool area showcases fresh furniture, covered patio seating and open-air views of Downtown Las Vegas. The popular Lapperts Ice Cream Shop also received a refreshed crisp and contemporary design showcasing newly tiled walls, floors, counters and lighting.
A total of 7,675 square feet of meeting and event space has also been modernized, offering guests the perfect spot to host birthdays, wedding receptions, reunions and meetings. Additionally, the second floor of the casino has been transformed to match the first floor casino renovations continuing through the retail shops and skybridge to Main Street Station.
These unveilings build on the robust upgrades revealed at the end of 2016. Redesign work that touched nearly every corner of the property meets guests with familiar Hawaiian flair, yet a new culturally-inspired modern look and feel. The initial redesign completed renovations to guestrooms within the West hotel tower, modernized the 36,000 square-foot casino floor and enhanced public spaces including the hotel lobby and valet area accented by a newly-installed back-lit sign reading “Mahalo.”
A mix of modern and authentic food and beverage options were also introduced in 2016, furthering the California’s reputation as a hot spot to enjoy traditional Hawaiian cuisine. New venues include the Cal Sports Lounge, a unique hybrid lounge and sports betting experience; the luau-inspired Holo Holo – The Happy Bar; Redwood Steakhouse, a modernization of the property’s classic steakhouse; and Aloha Specialties, featuring Hawaiian traditional favorites like oxtail stew and saimin.