April 24, 2019 THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES MILESTONE 25th ANNIVERSARY
THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES MILESTONE 25th ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW RETAILERS AND RESTAURANTS, NEW 85-FOOT MARQUEE, SHOPPING SPREES, CONTESTS, EVENTS, DINING AND DRINK SPECIALS AND MORE
Iconic Retail and Dining Destination Was First to Introduce High Fashion, Luxury Brands and Celebrity Chefs to the Las Vegas Strip in May 1992
When The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace first opened its doors, the concept of high-fashion, luxury retail and celebrity chefs had not yet made its way to the famous Las Vegas Strip. That all changed in May of 1992, when Simon Property Group, Inc., a global leader in retail real estate, revealed a first-of-its-kind retail destination complete with distinctive Roman streetscape, painted-sky ceilings, talking statues and an array of celebrated designers, shops and restaurants.
Today, 25 years later, the premier shopping destination boasts more than 160 renowned retailers and restaurants and remains among the top-performing enclosed retail centers worldwide. Just in time for the silver anniversary, a number of new retailers and restaurants recently opened or are preparing to open at the iconic center including the first-ever Modernist Cuisine Gallery, Lululemon, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art, Harley Davidson, The Otheroom and more.
Also making its debut, a new 85-foot tall marquee pylon sign directly in front of the renowned center on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Further simulating a classical Roman building façade, the double-facing sign is more than 41 feet wide and is supported with Corinthian-inspired columns that pedestrians can pass through along the sidewalk. The new sign is almost entirely wrapped with LED electronic technology that is unique and can be programmed to appear like and ancient Roman gateway structure or can instantly transform into animation of an haute couture fashion runway.
Throughout the years, The Forum Shops has long enjoyed its many “firsts” — the center was the first to bring the world’s most celebrated designers to the destination. Versace, Armani, Ferragamo, Fendi, Gucci, Valentino and many more first opened in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops. Chef Wolfgang Puck was the first celebrity chef to open a restaurant on The Strip when he opened Spago in 1992. A Roman-themed atmosphere with picturesque and ornate fountains, an iconic free-standing spiral escalator, a magnificent 50,000 gallon aquarium – all firsts of their kind in Las Vegas.
As part of the celebration, The Forum Shops recently honored more than a dozen year-one employees for their 25 years of service and recognized the 17 original tenants including; Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Antiquities, Victoria’s Secret, Magnet Maximus, A/X Armani Exchange, Davante, Field of Dreams, bebe, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, The Palm Restauran, Roman Times, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, Trevi Italian Restaurant (original name Bertolini’s), Kid’s Kastle, and GUESS.
The Forum Shops Silver Anniversary celebration will also feature exciting shopping spree giveaways including an opportunity for shoppers who spend $250 at any Forum Shops store or restaurant to present their receipt to Forum Shops Guest Services Center to receive an entry form to register to win a $2,500 shopping spree. Social media contests and giveaways, events, special offers, dining and drink deals, interactive photo opportunities and more will be showcased throughout the month of May. For more information, visit www.forumshops.com.