Lifescapes International completed its landscape design around the reimagined Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas—a $690 million redevelopment. The firm focused on design elements and installation for the property’s streetscape along Flamingo Blvd, entry drive and the Santorini-inspired KAOS dayclub and nightclub.
The multi-level 73,000-square-foot club has two main pools, 12 side pools, 39 cabanas (most with their own private pool) and features 180 custom-designed pots planted with full-grown plant material. There is also a stage with lotus flower canopy. The focal point of the dayclub is a towering 65-foot bronze sculpture by artist Damien Hirst entitled “Demon with Bowl” (2014), which rises from the center of one of the two main pools. The property has the highest number of pools at any single resort in North America at one location. Meanwhile, running the length of the eastern exterior of Palms’ Ivory Tower is the city’s largest LED wall.
Along W. Flamingo Road, the Lifescapes International team designed a new streetscape lined with custom-designed pots spaced among hedges. The entry road takes guests on a journey up the driveway past canary island date palms, and culminates in the newly-remodeled porte cochere featuring black and beige concrete in a custom designed pattern. The front door is now also accentuated by an adjacent, planted living wall with a featured sculpture by Brooklyn-based sculptor Adam Parker Smith.
Lifescapes International’s team also infused the multi-level pool area with a variety of palms, and other trees including Canary Island Date Palms, Mexican Fan Palms, Sago Palms, Southern Live Oaks, Fruitless Olive, Sweet Bay and Laurel Carolina Cherry trees. Large pots planted with Chinese Windmill Palms and Zonal Geraniums adorn the main entrance steps.
The Lifescapes International design team on the Palms Casino Resort project included Roger Voettiner, VP of design/horticulture; Adam Kober, lead project designer; Matt Geiss, senior project manager; Natalie Ashlock, project manager; Patrick Derry, art direction/horticulture field specialist; and Berj Behesnilian, field art director. Friedmutter Group served as the architect for the project, KGA Architecture was the architect of record for the pool area, with McCarthy Building Companies as the general contractor, and Tracy & Ryder / Park West Inc. and BrightView as the landscape contractors.
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