The Quad Las Vegas, formerly Imperial Palace, has been adding new signage and renovating the exterior façade, plus other hotel areas to work well with the LINQ.

If you’re still calling The Quad Hotel & Casino Imperial Palace, there is now a new giant sign atop the building to remind you of the Las Vegas’ hotel’s newest name – The Quad!

At the beginning of the month, the hotel began installing the identity signage for the updated resort. Two weeks later and the signage is already up and depicts The Quad logo, a giant red Q. Caesars officials have explained in recent months the name Quad is associated as the center of activity, much like the quad on a college campus.

The new signage is just the start of several renovations set for the hotel over the next year. The exterior facade, porte cochere, front desk, bell desk, hotel lobby, retail area and dining levels are also expected to undergo changes this year, with a completion date set for December. The casino will also be remodeled and expanded by 15,000 square feet to include the former Imperial Palace entrance. The Quad’s rooms are not expected to undergo any renovations and the resort’s entertainment like Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Recycled Percussion and The Auto Collection will all remain open during construction.

The Quad will also have a new entrance on the north side of the building with access off Koval Road or a tunnel next to Harrah's Las Vegas off the Strip. A pedestrian walkway will be constructed adjacent to Harrah's Carnaval Court through to the south side of The Quad into the Linq.

The Linq? Yes, that’s the reason for all of the change happening at The Quad. The new nongaming retail, dining and entertainment development located between The Quad and the Flamingo will cover 200,000 square feet and will feature everything form bars to restaurants, a live music venue and the tallest observation wheel in the world - the High Roller.

Confirmed LINQ tenants include retail outlets Koto, Bella Scarpa, Ruby Blue and Chili Beans and restaurants Chayo Mexicano; Off the Strip; FAME, a two-level Asian dining destination with a sushi restaurant upstairs and a market-themed attraction below; Ghiradelli chocolates; Style Bar, a bar and salon for women; Yard House; Sprinkles cupcakes; Flour and Barley; Tilted Kilt; Starbucks and Brooklyn Bowl.

Stay tuned for more The Quad construction details and LINQ updates. In the meantime, you can still enjoy the Las Vegas hotel and all of its entertainment like Divas Las Vegas and Recycled Percussion with discounted tickets right here on Best of Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV – 02/19/13