Expect More 'Spaceballs' Rooms from Planet Hollywood in the Future, Thanks to Wyndham
Over on VegasChatter, we've been keeping tabs of the cheesy movie-themed rooms like Spaceballs at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and with over a 2,000 rooms, we thought we'd have plenty of movies to go through. It turns out, we're going to have even more.
Wyndham Hotels has announced a bewildering partnership with Planet Hollywood Hotels brand to license more PH hotels.
That means aside from more cheesy movie-themed rooms, you can expect Planet Hollywood restaurants which go beyond the flagship brand we all used to eat at in middle school in the early 90s. From the press release we just got:
Other Planet Hollywood International restaurant concepts available for development at future hotel locations include Buca di Beppo®, an authentic, family-style Italian restaurant chain known for its quirky décor and upbeat atmosphere; Earl of Sandwich® restaurants, launched by Robert Earl and the 11th Earl of Sandwich John Montagu, specializing in fresh, hot sandwiches; and Planet Dailies, a trendy, 24/7 coffee shop and meal concept.
Interestingly, the original Planet Hollywood hotel is now a Harrah's property so this won't be included in the Wyndham hotel gang. But Wyndham is now actively courting developers to put this brand into their new hotels.
Truthfully, we love Planet Hollywood in Vegas. It's always a fun stay. The casino has a great vibe and while the rooms are hokey (we took a bath under a picture of Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis during our last visit), the rest of the joint is always happening from the bars to the restaurants. It's also adjacent to the shops and shows at Miracle Mile, meaning you don't have to go too far for some non-gaming entertainment.
But Planet Hollywood works in Vegas because it's Vegas. Will it work in other resort towns and will it work without a casino? We'll be watching this very closely.