Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 | 11:17 a.m.
A Las Vegas-based developer has started construction of Tuscany Suites, a 1,000-room hotel-casino slated for completion in fall 2001.
Tuscany Suites is the first gaming development by CMH Real Estate Development, operator of three Las Vegas-area apartment complexes. Located on Flamingo Road east of Koval Lane and west of Paradise Road, the property will feature 1,000 rooms and a 60,000-square foot casino with 1,000 slots.
The first phase of the development, a 716-suite hotel with 10,000 square feet of meeting space, will open this summer, followed by 306 additional hotel rooms and a casino in the fall. The project's cost is not being disclosed.
Tuscany Suites will feature an Italian theme, and will be aimed at "middle-class and upper-middle-class" convention visitors and leisure travelers, with room rates between $85 and $105 per night. The project's developer is Inland Empire Builders.
The property's casino will be managed by Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, located nearby on Koval Lane, officials with CMH said.