The Plaza Hotel & Casino announces Greyhound station redevelopment and Symphony Park connectivity projects
A longtime leader for the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino announces plans to continue to transform its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal into a new destination that enhances the offerings and ambiance of Main Street.
According to Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel, the Plaza will also partner with the city of Las Vegas to build a pedestrian friendly pathway that leads to a new elevated bridge connecting the hotel-casino on Main Street to Symphony Park.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jonathan and our friends at the Plaza Hotel to link together two vibrant areas of our downtown,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, city of Las Vegas. “This connection will further enhance the vibrancy of downtown, including the Plaza and Symphony Park, by making the area more walkable. It’s exciting and gratifying to see downtown’s revitalization continue thanks to public-private partnerships like those with the Plaza.”
The Greyhound bus terminal will be vacated by mid-2021, and the Plaza has already begun discussions with developers on possible projects for the space. With 48,500 sq. ft. and adjacent parking, the building is a prime location for new dining, entertainment or retail that will transform the area, encouraging visitors to walk up and down Main Street and experience all it has to offer.
“We are very excited to usher in this new era on Main Street,” said Jossel. “Main Street is where downtown started, and today, it remains the heart of downtown, connecting a thriving Arts District, a state-of-the-art city hall, popular destinations like the Plaza, Fremont Street Experience, our newest neighbor Circa, and much more. The Plaza is proud to have held the 1 Main Street address for nearly 50 years. With Greyhound relocating, we look forward to transforming the bus station into a new, dynamic downtown destination that will improve the ambiance and sense of community on Main Street. And with Symphony Park achieving its vision as a hub of residential, commercial, and cultural offerings, enhanced connectivity to it will bolster Main Street and downtown overall.”
In partnership with the city of Las Vegas, the Plaza will also build a four block pedestrian pathway that will connect the Plaza with a new elevated bridge to be built by the city over the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the new residential and commercial development in Symphony Park. The pathway will feature desert landscaping, lighting, and a decorative safety wall to create a relaxing and enjoyable pedestrian experience.
Both projects exemplify the longstanding commitment of Tamares, the owner of the Plaza and the city of Las Vegas, to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. For more than a decade, Tamares chairman and CEO Poju Zabludowicz has pursued a long-term vision for the development of the company’s holdings in downtown Las Vegas, including selling the Las Vegas Club in 2015, which made way for Circa, the first new resort to be constructed on Fremont Street since 1980. Over the last decade, Tamares has also supported numerous improvement projects and expansions at the Plaza, most recently including the addition of 100-plus premium Luxe guest rooms and suites and the Core Arena, an outdoor equestrian and multipurpose facility on Main Street. Continued development and improvements are expected in 2021, during which the Plaza will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations.
Developers wanting more information on the Greyhound bus terminal space can email Greyhound@PlazaHotelCasino.com.
About the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has nearly 1,000 modern rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, and 30,000 sq. ft. of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Larger outdoor events are hosted at the Plaza’s Core Arena, downtown’s only equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A new race & sports book along with hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit www.plazahotelcasino.com. Get updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Symphony Park
Located on 61 acres in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Valley’s second largest employment center, Symphony Park is the city of Las Vegas’ premier development that is home to arts, culture, science and medicine. It oﬀers one of the city’s most exciting and prime opportunities for retail, restaurant, or mixed-use development. Situated adjacent to World Market Center Las Vegas and its ongoing expansion; Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, a highly-traﬃcked outlet shopping mall; and Molasky Corporate Center, a Class-A LEED certiﬁed oﬃce tower, Symphony Park is centrally located with easy access to U.S. 95 and Interstate 15. Primary anchors include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the future AC by Marriott Hotel and two luxury multifamily residential communities that will encompass a total of 600 units once complete in 2021: Auric by Southern Land Company and Aspen Heights by Aspen Heights Partners. Symphony Park is within the Las Vegas Redevelopment Area and is adjacent a major hospitality district comprised of nearly a dozen hotel/casinos with landmark museums and attractions such as Fremont Street Experience. Combined, these entities employ thousands and draw more than 24 million annual tourists to the area.