This week Caesars Entertainment announced that they've decided to rebrand Harrah's New Orleans to become Caesars New Orleans with the company investing $325 million in the property.
Caesars submitted the plan to renovate the property to the New Orleans Building Corporation and if approved, the project will be completed by 2024. The destination will have a 340 room hotel tower, development on the unoccupied second floor of the casino, and a new interior and exterior will be done as well. The plan is subject to approval by the NOBC as well as the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, but the developer shouldn't see much issue getting the plans passed.
Commenting on the change Caesars Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg said, "We are excited to introduce Caesars New Orleans to the city. As the only land-based gaming operator in the city, we take great pride in our 20-year history in New Orleans, and this reinvestment is a testament to our continued commitment."