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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 11:16 a.m.
Las Vegas Sands will open a hotel at its Pennsylvania casino in May.
The Sands Hotel at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., will be a 300-room, luxury hotel and the largest in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley area, the company announced this week.
The hotel will include 16 executive suites and six presidential suites with the amenities most Las Vegas hotels boast, such as wireless Internet, connectivity ports and flat-screen TVs. According to the hotel’s website, rates start at $149 for the first available nights.
Lee Architecture Associates and Nobel Hampton Interiors designed the new hotel in a contemporary style with dark woods and neutral tones, a press release from the company noted.
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will open a new dining concept at the hotel called Emeril’s Italian Table, his first Italian restaurant, which is expected to open in late spring. Lagassse already has two restaurants at the casino.
The Sands Hotel will also include 5,000 square feet of meeting space, 3,000 square feet of exhibit space, a pool and fitness center.
Las Vegas Sands opened the Sands Casino Resort on the Bethlehem Steel plant site in May 2009. The casino includes 3,000 slots, 100 table games, six restaurants and three bars.
Plans at the resort call for a 200,000-square-foot shopping center and a 50,000-square-foot multi-purpose space.