Las Vegas, NV
The newly reimagined Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas includes updates to the property’s lengthy streetscape along Flamingo Blvd, strikingly lush entry drive, and the impressive Santorini-inspired KAOS dayclub and nightclub.
The design intent was to create visual impact and set the mood of the property from the moment you enter, with plantings and materials that inspire a beautiful desert escape for resort and club-goers. It’s lined with custom-designed pots spaced among undulating hedges. The entry road takes guests on a journey up the driveway past dramatic canary island date palms, and culminates in the newly remodeled porte cochere featuring black and beige concrete in a custom designed, contemporary pattern. The front door is also accentuated by an adjacent, planted living wall with a featured sculpture by sculptor Adam Parker Smith.
The multi-level 73,000 sf. club has two main pools, 12 side pools, 39 unique cabanas (most with their own private pool) and features 180 custom designed pots densely planted with full grown plant material. The state-of-the-art stage with lotus flower canopy has already hosted some of the hottest DJ/music acts in show business. The focal point of the dayclub is a towering 65-foot bronze grand sculpture by world renowned artist, Damien Hirst which rises from the center of one of the two main pools. Boasting the highest number of pools at any single resort in North America at one location, the Palms offers a luxe, contemporary oasis that can’t be found anywhere else in Las Vegas.
To achieve the desired aesthetic surrounding the clubs, the multi-level pool area is infused with a vast variety of palms, and other significant signature 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 eclectic pots with lush Greek-inspired plant material draw your eye throughout the property, accentuating the different zones, eventually leading guests up the iconic staircase to the second level with private cabanas and glass-sided pools. The varying height and size of plant material creates a natural enclosure that intensifies the sense of privacy in and around the exclusive pools.
The renovation was conceived by the creative team of Lifescapes, with strong design direction from Station Casinos and architect Friedmutter Group, who helped the vision come to fruition.