Echelon is Boyd Gaming Corporation's replacement for the Stardust Resort & Casino. Echelon has an estimated cost of $4 billion with construction beginning in 2007 and the opening was initially planned for in 2010. On August 1, 2008, Boyd Gaming announced that construction of Echelon would be delayed for 3 to 4 quarters due to changes in the economic conditions.
Echelon will be a multi-use project on with a casino, 4 hotels providing 5,300 rooms, 25 restaurants and bars, the Las Vegas ExpoCenter, and a convention center. The Echelon Resort will be a 3,300 room hotel owned and operated by Boyd. The other hotels are expected to be a Shangri-La Hotel, a Delano Hotel, a Mondrian Hotel, and the Echelon Tower.
Boyd Gaming acquires the land between the Stardust site and the Westward Ho.
On October 2, 2006 Boyd Gaming acquires 24 acres of land adjacent to the site from Harrah's Entertainment in exchange for the Barbary Coast Casino. This was the location of the now demolished Westward Ho.
The fourth North American venture for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Boyd Gaming Unveils $4-Billion Echelon Place.(partnership with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts)(joint venture with Morgans Hotel Group)
Feb 13, 2006; Staff Las Vegas- The mega-resorts just keep coming! In addition to MGM Mirage Resorts' $3-billion Project CityCenter, the...