Las Vegas, NV
The magnificent Resorts World Las Vegas sits on 88-acres on the Las Vegas Strip where the iconic Stardust Hotel once stood.
Built in 1958, The Stardust Hotel was one of the original resorts on the Strip, and so upon its closing in 2006, many large trees were in peril of being demolished. However, engaged by the previous developer of the site, Lifescapes recognized the value of these trees and worked to save them before the hotel was imploded in 2007. Nurtured in an on-site nursery for nearly 15 years, upwards of 100 salvaged, mature, beautiful Southern Live Oaks, California Peppers, and Olive trees were planted at Resorts World Las Vegas to help convey a feeling of permanence and history to the landscape. This would not have been achievable otherwise since trees of this size are not available at commercial nurseries or are impossible to transport.
Resorts World Las Vegas consists of the Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords branded hotels, with a total of 3,500 hotel rooms, suites, and villas set within unique gardens across several levels on the stacked property. The landscape design grounds the crisp, contemporary lines of the architecture in lush, modern, textural, desert-inspired gardens that evolve as you move through it to the heart of the property. From bold, graphic striped gardens of crushed rock and artificial turf accented by the year-round colors of the Desert Museum Palo Verde trees along the Strip, guests traveling to the porte cocheres and entries find ‘neighborhoods’ of gardens lined with different tree types, such as Olives, California Peppers, Medjool Date Palms, and African Sumac.
Hidden within these ground-level gardens is the 46,000 sq. ft. Balinese-inspired oasis of the Ayu Dayclub. Featuring world-class DJs and day/night entertainment, revelers at Ayu enjoy four pools and spas, dotted with 33 luxury cabanas, that step up curving levels inspired by rice terraces that recall a hillside village. Canary Palms, Lady Palms, Giant Bird of Paradise, and different varieties of Bamboo are just a few of the types of plants that come together to realize the tropics in the desert.
Five stories above the casino, restaurants, and ballrooms, sits the 5.5-acre resort pool complex. Designed to evoke a luxury beachy vibe, the pool area is a fantasy escape for guests to explore the five unique garden experiences over nine bodies of water, which wrap and bend around one another creating an ever-unfolding journey. Destination pools cater to all moods and activities, like at the “see and be seen” experience of the long, arching Resort Pools; the playful Family Pool; the upscale theater-in-the-round feel of the Cabana Pool; and the hip, relaxed Bimini Pool set amongst clusters of palms. The private VIP Pool area offers an elevated experience that features a specialty bar and cabanas that look out across a lounging pool that steps down to dramatic, one-of-a-kind, 100’ long vanishing edge pool with unobstructed views of the Las Vegas Strip. Crockfords Villa and Palace suites also border the VIP pool area on this level, offering those guests their own luxurious private pool gardens.