California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign

December 7, 2016 by  

California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign
Boyd Gaming Corporation
 has announced the completion of a sweeping redesign and renovation of the California Hotel and Casino, giving an entirely new look and feel to one of Downtown Las Vegas’s favorite gaming destinations. 

California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign

California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign

“The extensive redesign has given the Ninth Island a modern and appealing new appearance, while still maintaining what our guests have loved about The Cal for more than 40 years: a commitment to excellent customer service,” said Steve Thompson, Executive Vice President, Operations of Boyd Gaming.

California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign

California Hotel and Casino Completes Sweeping Redesign

Redesign work has touched nearly every corner of the property, including an all-new modern casino floor. Overall design elements include a decidedly modern color palette of grey and white, mixed with bright splashes of magenta, and an open, airy structural design throughout. The casino floor was transformed with a distinctive, modern island vibe from floor to ceiling, including new carpet, molding, shining chandeliers and more. The valet area greets guests with its refined new look, accented with smooth wood paneling across the ceiling, shiny finishes and a dramatic, lush plant wall on the west end, accented by back-lit silver sign that reads “Mahalo.” Just inside the magenta valet doors is the hotel registration area, updated with white granite, gilded recessed ceilings and shimmering gold and crystal light fixtures.

In addition, three new food and beverage concepts premiered at the California in 2016. The luau-inspired Holo Holo ­ The Happy Bar; the Cal Sports Lounge, an exciting hybrid of a race and sports book and an immersive sports bar; and Redwood Steakhouse, a modernization of the property’s classic steakhouse. Aloha Specialties, the must-visit outlet for authentic Hawaiian cuisine like saimin and oxtail stew, saw a complete renovation of its restaurant space, while maintaining its much-loved menu of favorites.

Most recently, work began on updating and modernizing 435 guest rooms and 56 suites in the hotel’s west tower. The well-appointed rooms featured new furniture, carpet, fixtures and more, and echo the contemporary color palette and subtle island influence of the property’s overall design. The guest room project will complete in early 2017.

The renovations at the California Hotel and Casino are part of an ongoing effort to enhance Boyd Gaming properties across the country. For more information on this and other projects, visit

Located at the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The California Hotel and Casino is fondly known as the Ninth Island for its Hawaiian flair. The property features a 36,000 square foot casino, six restaurants including Redwood Steakhouse, California Noodle House and authentic Hawaiian favorites at Aloha Specialties, more than 700 hotel rooms and more. The casino features popular table games such as Blackjack, Let It Ride, Progressive Pai Gow Poker and more, and boasts more than 1,000 slot machines. Additionally, the California includes a keno lounge and sports book. Additional information on the California can be found at, on Facebook ( and Twitter (@TheCal).

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