The Octavius Tower Project consists of one 23-story hotel tower that is an addition to the existing Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The 678,600 square foot tower contains over 650 individual guest rooms, ranging from queen and king typical rooms up to VIP suites. The guest rooms in the tower are designed to be partially day lit through the use of punched openings, which provide spectacular views of the Las Vegas strip, the pool deck, and the surrounding mountains. Various window and envelope models were tested using eQuest Energy Modeling software in order to optimize the energy performance of the envelope. The windows perform well to block the desert sun and prevent heat gain in the tower. The tower incorporated many site, water, and materials attributes in order to strive towards a more sustainable building design and operation.
The project did not create any new parking, but utilizes the existing parking facilities of the overall Caesar’s Palace campus. Caesar’s recognizes the importance of reducing transportation-created emissions, and has provided ample space for bicycle storage and changing facilities, as well as preferred parking spots for carpooling and low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles in the existing parking areas, as part of the development of this project. All parking is located in parking garages or below grade to eliminate the need for outdoor parking.
Coda Group, formerly Sellen Sustainability, served as the project LEED consultant, leading the team to a LEED-NC v2.2 Silver certification in 2012.