Design that's elegant, durable and practical? Yes, you can have all three.
First impressions are everything. Especially in the luxury hospitality business. Las Vegas icon, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, refused to compromise their brand’s reputation for elegance when a custom-carpet entry floor showed signed of deterioration.
The space that greets 20,000 guests each day originally featured custom carpets surrounded by a mosaic tile border. The carpets proved difficult to maintain and quick to show wear under the heavy traffic, while the surrounding tile was faring quite well. The new Bellagio Hotel entry surface features an elegant design in natural granite, marble and stone with the Bellagio monogram as its focal point. The design preserved an existing mosaic border to minimize cost and construction time.
Design Goal #1 - Elegance The new solution needed to complement the hotel’s architecture which was inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy. Creative Edge partnered with the facilities and design team at Bellagio parent company MGM Resorts International to re-imagine the space using granite, marble, and stone in rich colors, accented by brass, with the Bellagio monogram as its focal point.
Design Goal #2 - Performance The final design, inspired by the Bellagio brand and the property’s luxury interiors, was installed over existing concrete floors by Las Vegas-based contractor Superior Tile and Stone using Bostik waterproof adhesives and finishing solutions. The Creative Edge design team partnered with the property and the contractor to produce the design using CAD technology, advised the selection of stone, cut each individual component using state-of-the-art waterjet technology, and pre-fabricated the 10-foot round design for quick, no-guesswork installation. The new lobby floor is easy to maintain, consistently looks great in spite of its high traffic location, and will reinforce the brand’s strong position in the luxury experience space for decades to come.
Design Goal #3 - Quick Install The Bellagio’s partnership with Creative Edge resulted in a custom-designed natural stone floor that was pre-fabricated, test-fit offsite, and quickly installed without disruption to the fast-paced 24/7/365 operation.
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