El Cap Underconstruction-2

A look at one of the completed remodeled rooms at the El Capitan Lodge and Casino.

Renovation of the El Capitan Lodge and Casino is moving along according to general manager Glenn Carns.

The property, which was built in the 1930’s, has already undergone major exterior changes with removal of the signage and colorful panels to reveal the original vintage look it had for so many years.

Carns explained that they are in the process of constructing the parapet on the west side of the structure, and installation of the new signage will take place in the near future.

A portion of the rooms were completely remodeled last year, and there are 45 currently under construction on the north end of the hotel.

“When the entire project is completed over the next year, the plan is to have all the rooms renovated ,” Carns said.

The inside of the casino will also see big changes in the coming weeks as gaming machines will be moved while the carpet is being replaced.

“Our goal is to have the property mostly completed by Armed Forces Day,” Carns said. “If we hit a snag we will stop and finish those after the AFD events.”

Carns announced the million dollar undertaking in December that will include natural stone, wood finishes and colors to recreate the property’s historical look of years past.

“Our goal is to bring the Old El Cap look back with a few new twists,” he said.