WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts said it will
return to Las Vegas this fall when it opens the 825-room Westin
Casuarina Hotel & Spa, the company's first ever Westin hotel in
Starwood sold Caesars Palace and the Desert Inn Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas in 1999 and 2000, respectively.
The Westin Casuarina will be located at the site of the former
Maxim Hotel across from Bally's.
It will feature a 20,000-square-foot casino, spa, restaurant and
meetings space for up to 850 people.
The 17-story hotel, which is owned by Columbia Sussex Corp., is
in the midst of a $75 million refurbishment. Starwood will
franchise the hotel under its Westin brand.