Courtesy Caesar’s High Roller
On the strip, between the Quad and the Flamingo, the Las Vegas skyline is transforming due to the High Roller observation wheel. Taking passengers to a maximum height of 550 feet, the new High Roller from Caesars Entertainment Group will be the highlight of the new LINQ outdoor shopping, dining and recreation area and the largest observation wheel in the world.
Although it will rise just nine feet higher than the world’s current highest observation wheel, the 542-foot-high Singapore Flyer, the High Roller has a significantly greater passenger capacity, maxing out at 1,120 passengers. Each cabin holds 40 people and takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution, and the cabins can be booked privately for groups.
“While groups will be able to make reservations at the restaurants in the LINQ corridor, they can also book events in the 500-seat wheel building banquet space, which has beautiful views of the LINQ and the High Roller,” said Christina Karas, public relations manager at Caesar Entertainment Group.
The walkable, 300,000-square-foot LINQ district will open in phases, with a few of the tenant spaces opening by the end of this year and the rest by the end of February. The High Roller will open sometime in the first half of 2014.
“The LINQ sits at the 50-yard line of the strip, so it’s a central location to many great resorts, including Harrah’s Las Vegas and the Gansevoort Las Vegas, which will open in 2014,” Karas said.