NEWH - November 2005 - (Page 10)

learning from las vegas, exposing the masters To many, the sights have changed, the sounds have changed, and the entire sensory experience consumes the patron and catches their attention with the unexpected. Architecture is driving the gaming properties throughout the world, which no longer fit into a conventional theme, marketing each on individuality from location and team work. As generations have become more sophisticated and traveled, mimicking cities in lands now traveled are not so convincing. We are encountering properties which value the interiors first and allow the exteriors to attract and complement the landscape. An all encompassing experience is what guests appreciate today, and designers share personal philosophies with each space targeting a little something for everyone. Our global exposure provides influences seen throughout the world, from an unknown piece of nature to the most sophisticated of spaces. As America continues to fuel other countries with ideas, great destinations, and a story for each experience, we also are creating leisure with recreation that many are valuing. Las Vegas is known for neon, lights, lavish signage and anything goes attitude, creating a cultural experience many people all strive to visit at least once in their lifetime. As countries negotiate for gambling venues, Las Vegas so far remains the largest, most entertaining and desirable destination place for work and for play. At the recent Casino Design conference in June of this year, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. President and CEO of American Gaming Association provided the attendees with a very significant fact: β€œIn 1989 Steve Wynn opened the Mirage, the most expensive ground up casino in the world. At that time, only two states in this country had legalized gambling. Sixteen years later, April of 2005, Photo courtesy of the Worth Group by Nancy Bohnett Grand Hall of the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, New Mexico. Steve Wynn again trumps the gaming industry with Wynn Las Vegas, the most expensive and closely watched casino to date, and currently there are only two states in this country that do not have gaming.” Photo courtesy of the Worth Group The Evolution of Gambling The gaming community of Las Vegas really has evolved, passing through four distinct stages. At one time, it took a relatively small development and creative team to design and build a property. Now, complex and unique entertainment and hospitality challenges have forced developers to increase the lineup of talented and imaginative professionals to make these properties function well and attract customers. Grand Staircase of the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, New Mexico. 10 The most anticipated event in 1946 in Las Vegas was the opening of the Flamingo, a most sought after

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2005

NEWH - November 2005
Letter from the President
Hospitality News
Learning from Las Vegas, Exposing the Masters
Concept Hotels
Hospitality Industry Finds Friend in IRS
Mof Mof – Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavor
Bubble Bash a Great Success!!
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
NEWH Welcomes New Corporate Partner NLP Industries
School from the Heart Update
Coming Events

NEWH - November 2005