PortfolioThe Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York
New York, New York, USA
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create a 3,036-suite, luxury hotel, casino, convention, resort and entertainment complex that replicates the architecture and opulence of Italy's most romantic city. Other challenges included the placement of a canal and swimming pool on the upper level, locating the retail area on top of the casino, and a fast-track schedule.
SOLUTION To capture the evocative allure of Venice, its well-known icons - The Doge's Palace, Campanile, Bridge of Sighs, and Rialto Bridge - were meticulously incorporated into the design, within a setting of lagoons graced by gondolas and traversed by high arched bridges. The Venice theme was carefully woven throughout the entire project.
SIZE 36 acres 3,036 suites; 35 stories 120,000-square-foot casino
AMENITIES All-suites average 700 square feet; Grand Canal Shoppes with over 500,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space; Canyon Ranch SpaClub; 11 restaurants; grand ballroom; over a half-million square feet of new convention space linked to the adjacent Sands Expo and Convention Center
CLIENT Las Vegas Sands
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT TSA of Nevada