Caesars' Octavius Tower to open Jan. 2

Caesars Palace said Wednesday it will open the 668-room Octavius Tower on Jan. 2.

Construction of the tower was halted two years ago during the financial crisis.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced earlier this year it would complete the hotel tower, which will give the Strip casino more than 4,000 hotel rooms.

Guests can begin making reservations to stay in one of the tower's room starting Thursday.

The tower will have a private entrance, separate hotel lobby and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool and gardens.

The tower's completion is part of an $860 million expansion to Caesars Palace that includes new restaurants, the transformation of the Centurian Tower into the Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge, and new entertainment.

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