Downtown’s Circa reveals stunning views of Las Vegas at Legacy Club
The ode to the city’s casino greats sits on the 60th floor of the resort with killer views of the Strip
Downtown’s new Circa continues to reveal its new outlets with Legacy Club, the swanky lounge at the top of its 458-foot tower opening on December 28. The lounge features stunning views of Las Vegas along with fire pits to keep customers warm on the outdoor terrace.
Customers take a dedicated elevator to the 60th floor to reach the Legacy Club, an ode to many of Vegas’ founding pioneers and icons. At the entrance, the lounge features 11 custom metal busts of Jackie Gaughan, best known for his ownership of the El Cortez; Benny Binion, who opened Binion’s Horseshoe in Downtown Las Vegas; Jay Sarno, who founded Caesars Palace and Circus Circus; Kirk Kerkorian, who opened the International Hotel in 1969, the MGM Grand Hotel in 1973, and the MGM Grand in 1993; Sam Boyd, who invested in the Sahara, became general manager and partner at The Mint in Downtown Las Vegas, opened the California in 1975, and co-founded Boyd Gaming; Steve Wynn, who opened the Golden Nugget, the Mirage, Treasure Island, the Bellagio, and Wynn Las Vegas; William Bennett, who established Circus Circus Enterprises and owned the Sahara; Bob Stupak, who opened Bob Stupak’s Vegas World; Frank Fertitta of Station Casinos fame; Barron Hilton, who ran the International and the Flamingo; and Howard Hughes, who owned the Dunes, the Sands, Frontier, Silver Slipper, Castaways, and Landmark.
Another ode to the city’s history inside the lounge showcases black-and-white photos portraying each of the legends, as well as Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Oscar Goodman. The lounge also features a display of 1,000 ounces of pure gold. A ticker atop the display of Circa-branded gold bars shows their combined value based on the current price of gold.
The 8,400-square-foot lounge features couches in the main lounge, fire pits and banquettes on the outdoor terrace, and stools at the centerpiece bar.
Customers can order Vegas twists on classic drinks, such as the Desert Sunset Martini, a spin on the breakfast martini, invented by Salvatore Calabrese. The typical orange marmalade has been replaced with a white peach puree. A Sunset Spritz, a riff on the Aperol Spritz, comes with Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen. The namesake Legacy Club cocktail, a variation on the Clover Club, uses Absolut Elyx and a prickly pear syrup. And the Nevadan is a Manhattan that uses Frey Ranch Rye, a rye whiskey distilled in Northern Nevada and aged for five years. .
The lounge offers a sunset package for $75 per person that includes outdoor fire pit seating for two to 12 people, two specialty cocktails, a Champagne toast at sunset, and views of the skyline. All Sunset Packages begin 30 minutes before sunset and can be booked online.
Legacy Club plans to be open Sunday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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