Third and Final Wing Now Open
7/22/08 The new 830-room hotel
tower opened on Monday 7/21/08.
At 2,163 rooms, South Point is now the largest "locals" resort in the
New Wing Topped-Off
3/12/08 Two weeks ahead of schedule,
South Coast has topped-off the new 800-room wing.
Already completed and opened are two new
restaurants, Baja Miguel’s and Primarily Prime Rib. The 60,000-square feet casino expansion has not yet been completed.
South Point begins Room and Convention
latest expansion of South Point has already begun. The expansion will
include 830 rooms in a new 25-story wing, 10,000 square feet of convention
space, three bars and two restaurants.
The tower will be added to the
existing tower, conforming it to a "T" shape.
The 10,000-square foot addition
to the conference area will be in the
first floor of the new rooms tower. The additional restaurants and bars will
use existing, unused space, and will be open in early 2008.
should will be
completed in July 2008.
South Coast is now South Point
Boyd Gaming sold the new South Coast Hotel, Casino and Spa to
Michael Gaughan. Boyd owns all the Coast properties and will take
the Coast name with them. Gaughan has changed the name of the
resort to South Point Las Vegas, which went into effect on 10/24/06.
Michael Gaughan was
former owner of the Coast hotel chain which Boyd purchased from him
in 2004. Gaughan was unhappy under the thumb of Boyd's corporate
structure and Boyd was unhappy with the performance of South Coast's
first year of operation. Gaughan traded his equity in Boyd Gaming
for the South Coast.
South Coast Expanding
is planning an expansion of the South Coast Resort. The project will
include a new rooms tower, additional casino space, more restaurants a poker
room and conference space. Details coming soon.
South Coast Opens
Coast Resort and Casino opened its doors to good reviews and a booming
business. The north half of the rooms tower is open, the south half
will open in April '06. All remaining
work is interior so the project appears complete.
South Coast Reports Expansion Before
The South Coast is located six miles
south of the Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Blvd.
This is an interesting location in
that this is a neighborhood resort without much of a neighborhood. Most 'locals'
casino-resorts are built in existing populated areas, the South Coast is in
a new area which is in the process of being developed. When people begin to
occupy the area, the resort will be ready for them.
The South Coast is the first resort to
open on the "South Strip," now more than 3/4 built, could eventually have up
to 2,000 rooms after a third hotel tower is built to meet future demand.
Last week officials said they would expand the South Coast by adding a
700-room hotel tower, bringing the total room count to 1,350 and boosting
the resort's price tag by $100 million to $600 million. The second tower
would open soon after the first.
The first phase will feature 660 rooms
in a 25-story tower. Each will be larger than your typical hotel room and
will include all of the latest high-tech gadgetry, such as flat-panel
televisions and high-speed Internet service.
The resort's key attraction: the first
major equestrian center in Las Vegas. The outdoor area will attract horse
lovers from across the country and abroad, Boyd said. "This will take the
place of Fort Worth, Texas, and California cities" that already have such
centers, he said.
An 80,000-square-foot casino will have more than 2,200 slot and video poker
machines, 52 table games, a 300-seat race and sports book, a 600-seat bingo
parlor, a poker room, keno and more
Other diversions include a 16-screen movie theater, a 64-lane
state-of-the-art bowling center, a child care facility, a video arcade, a
heavily landscaped pool area with sand volleyball courts and a fitness
This shot is from October 10th showing the
second wing going up. The first tower (to the left) will open with the
resort in January of 2006. The second tower will open early summer of 2006.
This shot is from
July 27th 2005
The 4500 seat equestrian center