Famed Caesars Palace Celebrates 55th Anniversary in Las Vegas

On August 5th, Caesars Palace celebrated its 55th anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip.

The founders of Caesars Palace were Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin. Its Roman theme has been maintained since it first opened in 1966. When you visit the famed Las Vegas Resort, you will see Roman statues both inside and outside of it.

There are many things that could be noted about the history of Caesars Palace. Here are a few:

In sports, boxing matches including those with Muhammad Ali and past CYInterview guests George Foreman [see here] and Evander Holyfield [see here] were hosted at the hotel. Legendary daredevil Evil Knievel jumped the fountains at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle on December 31st, 1967.

In entertainment, Caesars Palace has had many superstar concerts including those with Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Elton John, Gloria Estefan [see here], Diana Ross [see here], Ricky Martin [see here], Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton and the list goes on and on.

Aside from one-night-only performances and artists doing a set of shows at Caesars Palace, in 2003, Celine Dion’s New Day Las Vegas residency kicked off. It ushered in a new era of entertainment for the city. During Celine’s time at the resort, she performed over 1000 concerts there.

In shopping, Caesars Palace is home to one of the highest-grossing shopping malls in the United States. According to a CNBC article from 2018, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is one of the top 10 most valuable malls in all America. Its average sale per square foot is $1616.

In cuisine, famous restaurants originating in other areas of the country including The Palm, a renowned steakhouse in New York City and Joe’s Seafood, operated by the group who own the well-loved Joe’s Stone Crabs in Miami Beach, have operations at Caesars Palace.

Speaking of the world of cuisine, last week, we reported that reality TV couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic are bringing an Italian restaurant to Caesars Palace in 2022 [see here].

Caesars Palace is a resort/casino with an extraordinary history. There are many reasons why you should visit it when you are in Las Vegas. It has something for everyone.

With Gloria Estefan at the 2013 Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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With Ricky Martin at the Park Theater back in 2018 in Las Vegas
With former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Boxer Leon Spinks at Caesars Palace