Hospitality Design - May 2016 - (Page 254)

hd expo places preview las vegas By Alia Akkam 1. A circular dome with 1,400 square feet of LED ribbons presides over Jewel nightclub, shown here in a rendering, at ARIA Resort & Casino. HIGH ROLLING Sin City development doubles down Las Vegas is always in flux, with an abundance of restaurant, nightlife, and hotel developments sprouting and rearranging the constantly enthralling hospitality landscape. From redos of older classics, to the debut of a diverse array of nightclubs and dining outlets, here's a look at some recent highlights on and off the Strip. Anniversary Updates In the midst of Sin City's myriad changes-like Starwood Hotels & Resorts' conversion of the 254 May 2016 SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino's Lux Tower into a W Hotel-Caesars Palace is currently reveling in its golden anniversary. Fifty years later, the Roman history-inspired hotel and casino continues to thrive on the Strip. Naturally, to commemorate this milestone, it now sports a contemporary new look. After a $75 million overhaul, the property's iconic Roman Tower has transformed into the Julius Tower, a task handled by Los Angelesbased KNA Design. Creative director Michael Medeiros envisioned the revamp as a separate boutique hotel, "a more subtle, monochromatic space with a pop of color to create a respite from the otherwise high energy of the casino floor." The 587 guestrooms are muted, punctuated by hues of freesia yellow and Aegean blue. Bespoke chaise lounges reference ancient Greek klismos chairs, while "artwork pays homage to draped Roman statues, but is given a fresh twist by dressing the black and white photos with hand-drawn Jubilee! showgirl-like costumes," says Medeiros. Upholstered headboards flaunting bronzed framed mirror panels help make the rooms feel larger, he explains. "Because this was an existing tower, the room size is smaller than those built more recently. A key factor inherent in the design process was coming up with ways to maximize the space or create the illusion of such," he says, adding that the entry's stone floor, for example, creates a sense of luxury and openness, extending the feel of the bathroom.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - May 2016

Hospitality Design - May 2016
Online TOC
From the Editor
People: HD Summit
People: CitySCENE Atlanta
Business Sense: Mergers
Sustainable Studio: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Inspiration: Zaha Hadid Superyachts
Trends: Airport Lounges
Trends: Extended Stays
Places: Austin
Places: London
Interview: Brad Wilson
Interview: Chip Conley
Interview: Alan Faena
Interview: Neil Jacobs
Interview: Pacifica Hotels
5 Questions for Dan Flannery
Profile: Thom Filicia
Trends Custom Art
ICFF Preview
HD Expo Preview
From the Show Director
Conference Highlights
Show Highlights
Places: Las Vegas
Special Feature: Los Angeles
The Camby Hotel + Axiom Hotel
Seamarq Hotel
The Charmant Hotel
Soho Farmhouse
Generator Amsterdam
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Rivertown Lodge
Casa Bonay
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Les Bains
Talde Miami Beach
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - May 2016