Caesars rounds out its retail, dining and entertainment district with The LINQ Hotel & Casino. The Las Vegas Strip property, formerly the Imperial Palace and The Quad, has completed the first phase of a $223 million renovation project. Although perfectly comfortable — this isn’t a luxury stay. It’s a bright, vibrant, outright fun property. Pull into the porte cochere from the $550 million LINQ Promenade, anchored by the High Roller observation wheel. At 550-feet-tall it is the tallest observation wheel in the world. The first guests check inat the front deskto the 2,256 rooms available. A women gets assistance at the concierge desk. The elevator lobby on the 15th floor shows the vibrant decor. A standard room offers a bright, fun vibe and functionality. The boardgame ‘Sorry!’ is available in a standard room. A view of a closet and room safe shows the simplified but modern feel. The standard room is reflected in a mirror. The standard room bathroom includes a walk-in shower and wide sink. A bathroom mirror is shown with playful stickers. Zero% soap from Savon Soin is available, along with information on the hotel’s green initiative. The standard room shower includes shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers. A suite room adds a living space with a 55-ing flat-screen TV, an L-shaped sofa and bar seating. The suite room includes a coffee station. A King Suite bedroom offers the larger pillow-top bed, a work space and a 47-inch flatscreen TV. The guest bathroom in a suite room is simple and sleek. A Queen Suite includes two queen beds, vibrant decor and a work space. The Queen Suite features a television viewing area. A view of the Queen Suite from the television viewing area shows the bedroom TV and floor-to-ceiling window. A room waste basket touts the hotel’s recycling efforts. Even the door hangers are fun. And straightforward. Still under construction, The LINQ is developing a modern pool area with cabanas to open Spring 2015. Guy Fieri opened his first Las Vegas restaurant here, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, prior to the renovation. He served hamburgers personally during a welcome event on April 4, 2014. Try the indulgent Mac & Cheese Bacon Burger. Las Vegas’ own Brooklyn Bowl opened here in March 2014, following the original in New York and a second in London. Here, music lovers and food lovers share the night… and bowl. There are 32 shiny Brunswick bowling lanes for you to get your strikes on. Blue Ribbon co-owner and Brooklyn Bowl partner Bruce Bromberg has developed a sense of how to bring together two of his passions: music and food, and translates what he built in Brooklyn to Las Vegas. The 12 beers on tap include craft brews and Brooklyn specialties. The 3535 bar and lounge is shown soon after opening. 3535 is as vibrant and eclectic as the rest of the hotel with a long bar and intimate seating. A private booth in the 3535 bar and lounge includes two small TVs. A bartender makes a drink with a diamond-shaped ice cube in the 3535 bar and lounge. The 3535 bar and lounge serves a variety of specialty cocktails. Bartender Jessica Carter makes a cocktail. A Pig Newton cocktail is served in the 3535 bar and lounge. The bar boasts internet-enabled, touchscreen tables with game apps. A guest interacts with a game app. A casino inside a casino, O’Sheas was recreated inside the LINQ after the original O’Sheas was demolished to make room for the Linq Promenade. O’Sheas hosts a row of beer pong tables. Guests watch TV at the bar in O’Sheas. Bartender Jacqueline “Jax” Jamieson, daws a Guinness in O’Sheas. A view of the O’Sheas’ Blarney Bar outside on the LINQ Promenade. The original, restored O’Sheas sign pays homage to the area’s history. Guests exit onto the Promenade with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance. Find the Chayo Tequila Bar on the Promenade. The Squeeze bar serves up fresh cocktails on the LINQ Promenade. The High Roller is illuminated over the Promenade. Stay tuned for additional phases of renovation at The LINQ.