Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Harrah’s New Orleans, announced a $325 million renovation and construction project that will transform Harrah’s New Orleans, which made its debut in October 1999 near the French Quarter. The plans presented to New Orleans Building Corporation detailed massive changes, including redesigned interior and exterior elements, a new 340-room tower and a bevy of new dining and hospitality concepts.

Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, called the reinvestment “a testament to the company’s continued commitment [to New Orleans],” while city officials lauded the benefits of the project for the local community.

“We will continue to move this city forward and fuel our economic recovery, moving important projects that put people to work and entertain residents and visitors alike,” said LaToya Cantrell, mayor of New Orleans. “We are excited that this expansion will mean hundreds of construction jobs during the project and hundreds more in sustainable and new jobs, post-construction. The addition of Caesars New Orleans will strengthen our city’s position as the top cultural and entertainment destination city in the nation.”

In June 2019, Caesars Entertainment was granted an extension to its operating contract in the city until 2054. The company said the casino project will create 600 construction jobs and an additional 500 permanent jobs once the construction is complete—a welcome economic boost at any time, but one that sparks extra enthusiasm in the wake of the global pandemic.

Caesars Entertainment is the largest casino company in the U.S., its origins dating back to its first property in Reno, in 1937. For more information and project updates, click here.