The Most Expensive Casino Buildings in the World
Casinos are an international business, always competing to outdo one another with new mega-resorts. Building such structures may cost billions of dollars and feature extravagant design concepts.
Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island off Singapore’s southern coast is among the world’s most luxurious resorts, boasting Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park and Marine Life Park with one of the world’s largest oceanariums.
City Center Las Vegas
City Center was designed as a self-contained city within a city on the Las Vegas Strip to take Las Vegas in a new direction and increase livability among a more diverse audience than typical mall developments could. Its developers envisioned it as creating an inclusive space without resorts and malls like its competitors could only do.
Apart from its glittering casino towers, this development includes two luxury condo buildings and two hotels: Mandarin Oriental and Vdara hotels are tailored toward high-end international buyers while Veer towers cater to owner occupants and second home owners.
City Center Casino Building stands out as one of the world’s most expensive casino structures, boasting luxurious amenities and services along with world-class shopping and dining experiences. Furthermore, this project represents one of the largest sustainable urban communities in America as well as being certified LEED certification status as a major casino development.
City Center casino complex’s foundation consists of 3226 caissons that range in depth from 60-100 feet and 4 feet in diameter, connected by pile caps and grade beams in clusters. Engineers rely on skin friction between concrete and soil and caliche lenses as additional support systems.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands’ estimated $4 billion cost makes it one of the world’s most costly casino buildings, while also being home to a convention centre, shops, restaurants and an art and science museum.
Moshe Safdie, known for designing Habitat 67, created Marina Bay Sands hotel, casino, and shopping mall complex by organizing it around principal axes and an intricate network of dynamic urban crossing roads. This design enhances Marina Bay Sands’ connection to its city surroundings by providing directionality as well as public meeting places.
This project is also distinguished by a series of garden terraces that extend tropical scenery from marina to waterfront. Moshe Safdie also commissioned five international artists to create eight monumental public art installations at Marina Bay Sands; their works animate its architecture and public spaces such as James Carpenter, Antony Gormley and Ned Kahn among them.
Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa spans 49 hectares on Singapore’s resort island Sentosa and features numerous attractions. Boasting world-class theme parks and celebrity chef restaurants, this integrated resort is Asia’s premium lifestyle destination.
Furthermore, this resort boasts an assortment of luxury hotels and resorts that provide top-of-the-line facilities – making it an ideal location for both tourists and business travelers.
W Singapore Sentosa Cove stands out as one of Singapore’s trendiest hotels, located on Sentosa Island just moments from Singapore’s Central Business District. Offering 240 guestrooms and boasting modern facilities such as swimming pools, this stylish establishment is one of the trendiest hotels available.
As an upscale integrated resort, this hotel was created with families in mind. It boasts a kiddy pool and kids club featuring Asian cuisine for lunch at its kids restaurant.
American architect Michael Graves created this hotel with an intricate postmodern style infused with bright and kid-friendly decor. It features sculptures resembling paper lanterns hanging from its lobby ceiling. Rooms feature wide wooden-paneled columns and marble floors decorated with works by Romero Britto that emphasize primary colors.
Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas offers luxurious accommodation to escape the excitement and chaos of Las Vegas Strip, featuring over 1,800 slots and 26 poker tables as well as dining and shopping experiences.
There are 2,716 luxurious rooms at this resort with luxurious interiors featuring large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, upgraded Tower Suites also provide for an enhanced luxury experience.
Visitors to the resort can indulge in fine-dining at thirteen restaurants, bars and lounges, with entertainment shows available for those wanting a memorable evening out on the town.
At its flagship XS Nightclub, partygoers often gather to party the night away. Here you’ll find music and entertainment acts such as Fergie and Marshmello for an unforgettable evening out.