Essence at ARIA
Las Vegas, Nevada
Out with the Old, In With the New
The new project replaces the existing ticket sales area of the Cirque du Soleil show Zarkana with a new 250 SF sundries store on the Casino floor of the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project utilizes the existing small footprint while creating a new highly visible sundries store fitting the contemporary architectural aesthestic of Aria, all within a modest budget.
The design extends the existing tall, curved wood veneer clad wall for reference and familiarity. A beautiful large entry portal becomes the center of attention and is framed by a bronze break metal perimeter infilled with a hand-inlaid mother of pearl mosaic wall covering by Maya Romanoff. The entry portal is secured by an eight foot tall contemporary sliding glass door entry system that is open to views from throughout the Casino floor. Other design features include suspended glass display shelves at the entry, a white leathered granite POS station, cigar humador, contemporary slatwall and puck display system, and two beverage coolers. The new store fits seamlessly into the context of Aria.