New York–based architecture and design firm Rockwell Group partnered with Catch Hospitality Group to transform the minimalist BarMasa into the Catch Las Vegas at the city's Aria Resort & Casino.
As a brand, Catch already has restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles. The Las Vegas branch has an 80-foot entry tunnel dripping with twinkling lights and flowers with secluded niches and floral artwork. Reclaimed red and white oak flooring made from abandoned farms and warehouses in the eastern U.S. line Catch’s entrance.
Guests are welcomed into the main bar with 15-foot-tall vaulted ceilings tiled with white washed teak wood and flanked by arched ceilings of reclaimed redwood and hand distressed brick walls. The teak wood bar is topped with green and blue quartzite and backed by a glowing 10-tier liquor tower with glimpses at what lies in the main dining room.
The centerpiece of the Catch Las Vegas dining room is a Mediterranean olive tree that stretches up to a faux skylight. Rustic grey wood trellises hang above the seating area, creating an outdoor ambiance reinforced by the dark-stained hickory floor. Guests lounge in custom Italian leather banquettes resembling bird cages with teak wood frames sourced from buildings slated for demolition in southeast Asia.
To the right side of the main dining room, guests can enter the Catch Lounge. The space, meant to offer a different perspective to Las Vegas nightlife, evokes the notion of a private library with a darker and moodier palette. The focal point of the space is a sculptural five-foot diameter crystal chandelier. Velvet banquettes along dark walnut wood paneled walls create intimate spaces for guests. Towards the back of the room, a tufted leather bar die replicates the luxurious feeling of a private club or speakeasy.
To the left side of the main dining room, guests can watch as chefs prepare dishes at the sushi bar. Handmade teal tiles, designed to look like patina copper, serve as the backdrop of the sushi theater for guests to enjoy while they dine on a Brazilian white quartzite top with notes of green and blue veining.
Photo credit: Catch Las Vegas