Exciting news from Las Vegas today: Cuningham Group Architecture has released details of its design for the All Net Resort and Arena to be built on the Las Vegas Strip.
The $1.4 billion, privately funded development broke ground October 29 and is scheduled to open early 2017. Its three main components include an approximately 860,000-square-foot, multi-purpose arena with unique retractable roof; Victory Plaza, a 300,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza; and a 44-story, boutique, five-star spa hotel with 500 specialty suites. Each of the three components offer attributes that are distinct to Las Vegas and significantly advance the art of entertainment design.
All Net Arena
All Net Arena will have a sleek spherical shape of the exterior, reportedly inspired in part by the barrel cactus found in Red Rock Canyon and other areas near Las Vegas. Cool touch: The arena is sheathed in a matrix of LED screens, which will be programmed for dramatic visual experiences.
Supporting the glass walls of the structure is a network of spines – again suggesting a cactus shell.
And All Net Arena is the only arena with a retractable roof. The exterior curtain walls of the venue may also be opened in good weather, allowing visibility and engagement from the street. All Net Arena will offer further indoor/outdoor experiences, including decks and terraces. And the concourses within the structure will be “outward focused,” with transparent walls and views to the surrounding streets and adjacent Victory Plaza.
Victory Plaza is the 300,000-square-foot retail and restaurant streetscape designed for pedestrians. Like the arena, Victory Plaza will be animated with interactive lights and signage. Comparable to a Times Square experience, but authentically reflecting Las Vegas, this will be an area for both casual walking and social interaction, as well as public events and themed celebrations. The social interaction is vertical as well, with rooftop dining and dramatic balconies allowing all to participate in the theater of the street.
The pedestrian streetscape includes landscaping, shade structures, the finest food and retail establishments with outdoor seating, staging and water features.
Its circulation plan weaves people through the property from Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) to Paradise Road, connecting to the resort hotel and linking with Las Vegas’ monorail station.
The Resort Hotel
The All Net Resort Hotel will be bordered by SLS Las Vegas, the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Circus Circus and the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and Resort.
We hear the top-tier hotel will have 500 specialty suites, each containing a private spa area for in-room spa and salon services. Above the 44th floor is a rooftop pool and lounge with a view of Victory Plaza and Las Vegas Boulevard. Several specialty suites will have an outdoor private pool terrace with dramatic views of Las Vegas. The Hotel will also have a restaurant with a private lounge, a wedding chapel and reception area, a specialty clothing and jewelry boutique, along with a full-service spa.
Bonus: A 16-screen cineplex with luxury movie theater is included in the project.
Good to know for families: This will be a non-gaming resort, focused purely on entertainment.