The Houston area has a new gem, a brand new precious something that has lit up the scene for gamblers in the area. The newest casino in the Houston area, The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Lake Charles, cut the ribbon and flung open its doors this past Monday and the gambling enthusiasts flooded in after Tilman J. Fertitta, CEO and sole shareholder of Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. announced the grand opening. This brand new 1.3 million-square-foot luxury casino is located only two hours outside of Houston and is the fifth Golden Nugget and the closest one to Texas.
The Golden Nugget is truly a luxury in every sense. The $700 million hotel and casino contains 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites, an 18-hole championship golf course, a world-class spa, wide-ranging retail options, an 18,000 square-foot ballroom, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, a matchless and unique pool, a private beach front and marina, and many of Landry’s signature restaurants.
Fertitta commented on the world-class casino. “Golden Nugget Lake Charles is like no other gaming resort offering a first-class, Las Vegas-style atmosphere right here in the South,” said Fertitta. “We know our strong Texas and Louisiana customer base will enjoy having these unbeatable, luxury amenities closer to home. This marks our fifth Golden Nugget opening. Our Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City and Biloxi properties, each required a dramatic renovation and rebranding; whereas Lake Charles is our first ground-up development and articulates our style through and through.”
Lake Charles has always been a very popular spot for Texans, but now even more so. It is located hours away from the three Top markets in Texas, which are Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. These three metropolitan centers combined generate 65% of the gaming revenue in Lake Charles.
A comfortable and entertaining stay
The 25-storey Golden Nugget offers 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites that afford guests with a comfortable and spacious array of accommodations. The ground-breaking casino floor give a whole new meaning to the casino experience today with 70 gaming tables, a state-of-the art poker room, and 1,600 of the newest and best slot machines in the world. There is no end to the games that guests at The Golden Nugget Lake Charles can enjoy.
Raising the bar
Covering 290 acres, The Golden Nugget Lake Charles raises the bar in terms of the casino experience; it is nothing shy of first-class. Officially opening in April 2015, the 18-hole championship golf course will provide a space strewn with awesome views and top-class golfing for the enthusiasts of this sport. After playing, golfers can relax in the first-class clubhouse and dine in style from the full-service restaurant and lounge. Guests can also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center at the Spa and Salon along with lavish men’s and women’s facilities complete with relaxation lounges. Visitors can receive the VIP treatment during their getaway with such services such as their signature 24-Karat Gold massage.
The 18,000 square-foot ballroom dubbed The Grand hosts a variety of live entertainment of all kinds bringing guests face-to-face with some of the biggest names in the business due to the ballrooms intimate setting. The Golden Nugget also offers a total of 30,000 square feet of meeting space good for any kind of meetings from business conventions to wedding receptions to conferences to banquets. Guests also have the choice between the unique pool and the gorgeous marina. Options are endless in terms of waterfront entertainment.
The Golden Nugget Lake Charles offers seven of the best restaurants by Landry’s, Inc. These restaurants provide the picture-perfect settings for family dinners or gatherings, business lunches, or sports-viewing parties. They offer a wide variety of dining from casual to upscale in such establishments such as Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Claim Jumper Restaurant, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Landry’s Seafood House.
The Golden Nugget Lake Charles is home to five bar and lounge spaces that provide guests with 24-hour entertainment seven days a week such as Ice Bar, Bar 46, Blue Martini, Rush Lounge, and H2O Pool & Ultra Lounge. There are also countless luxury retail shops and gift shops throughout the hotel and along the Shopping Promenade. Some of the designer stores featured are Tommy Bahama, Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, and Nanette Lepore. There is no possible way to be bored at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles.
Get in on the action at the newest Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. You will not be disappointed.