1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Does Resorts World signal the transition back to themed resorts?

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by SirSwizzlestick, Jun 11, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SirSwizzlestick

    SirSwizzlestick Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    177
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    As you know, Resorts World will be a massive Asian themed resort that pulls out all the stops: opulent architecture true to China, Panda exhibit, even the Great Wall of China. I'm really excited for this! After the bland steel buildings that have been dominating Vegas architecture/hotels (I'm talking to you City Center) I'm so happy to see something fun and original on the horizon! Thoughts?
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,919
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Unfortunately i think this will be a resorts world only thing, but i wouldn't mind being wrong. I tend to like themed casinos.
     
  3. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    899
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    I hope it signals a return to themed resort casinos, because that's a big part of the fun of Vegas. Vegas is supposed to be over-the-top like that. That's why I have always felt underwhelmed by the Aria or Cosmopolitan.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    15,207
    Location:
    Central California Coast
    I'd like to see an all-of-something Vegas orientation instead of the herd mentality that has everyone rushing off the same direction, then all going 180 the other way 10 years later, then back again. A Vegas with a real TI and City Center, a real Mirage and Cosmo, Caesars and Trump would be great.
     
  5. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,163
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I hope so. I love the themed casinos.
     
  6. h0und10

    h0und10 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    709
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Another plus one for themed casinos. i wish there were more themed casinos that kept there theme strong and prevalent The strip has gotten bland..

    - - - Updated - - -

    i like a distinct vibe and theme when i walk into a casino resort.
     
  7. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,081
    Location:
    Houston by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I too am in favor of the themed resorts.

    I like to see the varying themes - every place shouldn't be a carbon copy of each other
     
  8. mrem3200

    mrem3200 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    777
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Agree with this 100%.
     
  9. Bo333

    Bo333 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,576
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    62
    I also agree. I'd like each casino to be different in a fun way. Although I do favor casinos I feel comfortable in. I can't really define what makes this so for me.
     
  10. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,081
    Location:
    Houston by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I with you on feeling a comfort level.

    Like my own personal feng shui in each place. Some I'm really comfortable in and others I don't feel it and leave. Flamingo and the remodeled Linq are a couple where I just don't like the feel.
     
  11. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,677
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I don't think themed casinos ever went away! I also don't think themed casinos were new in any recent decades. Even in "Vintage Vegas" (tm) we had themes such as desert, space age, and old west.
     
  12. Grid

    Grid VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,478
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    I think they went away, which is sad. Theme's are what made me fall in love with vegas in the 90's. Look at all of the newest entries. SLS, Cosmo, Aria, Encore, Wynn ETC. I dont think anything built in the 2000's forward was themed. Maybe Aladdin came in just under the wire but they ripped that open and turned it into the Planet Ho which is pretty themeless.

    And a bunch of the old themed places have dumped millions into de-themeing. Poor Luxor was awesome before they started pulling everything Egypt out of there. The new food court killed off the Egyptian village theme with a generic suburban mall look. I remember gambling in Central park in NY NY and thats been killed. Along with the cute bridges and such. Dont get me started on treasure Island. Not much Pirate stuff left at all.

    I doubt Themes will ever come back. I'm tickled that Resorts World is doing it. But i doubt the industry follows. The club kids that each new casino will want to attract just dont want to visit anything over the top or what they would consider "uncool".
     
  13. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    23
    I don't really mind non-themed resorts; Aria and Cosmopolitan are two of my favorite hotels on the Strip, design-wise, and I also love more subtly-themed resorts like Mandalay Bay and Bellagio. What I can't stand are the efforts to take an obviously themed resort and turn it into something non-themed. Luxor is probably the prime example of this for me. As much as MGM might wish otherwise, it's still a pyramid, and all the airport-lounge-chic decor in the world won't change that. Same thing, to a lesser extent, with Mirage and Treasure Island.
     
  14. savage810

    savage810 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    418
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Yes, if you're going to theme a resort, THEME a resort.
     
  15. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    4,718
    Location:
    Chicago South Suburbs
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    The intensively themed resorts will come back if Resorts World clicks. TPTB decided that millenials didn't like themes and started pulling them out. I don't know what kind of market research backs that up. But it seemed to me that people who are passionate enough about Vegas to go online and research or talk about it would rather see more of them. They just wanted more unique ones or less cheesy ones.

    My problem is most new casinos I've been in since Wynn reminds me of the last one. Theme or no theme, that's gotta stop. I may as well sit my ass in the same casino all day instead of spreading my money or time about if I'm not going to experience something new.
     
  16. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,377
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    If it makes money, it will. I think Vegas is ready for the next wave of whatever. Might be themes done a different way. Might not. I think you can modernize and update without de-theming but, what do I know?
     
  17. melbedewy

    melbedewy Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    231
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I'd love to see Vegas Vegas, with the theme being all the closed down casinos, cheap steak specials and cheap hookers. :evillaugh
     
  18. Jade88

    Jade88 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    595
    Location:
    Fargo ND
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Love them and can't wait to see what, Resort world inspires others to do.
     
  19. keno60

    keno60 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,343
    Location:
    south padre island texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    I enjoyed the themed casinos, thats what makes Vegas, Vegas. Now that gamblings all over the country, what are they going to sell? I also know young people who like the themes and like clubs. They are selling space to retail for income because their gambling income is declining. Their business plans are not creative and are reactive rather than proactive. Instead of expanding their customer base, they are deserting their older base. Hopefully this will be a trend with some decent gambling.
     
  20. jon95616

    jon95616 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    242
    Location:
    Southern California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Hopefully.

    I was in Vegas last week and was not impressed with the bland Cromwell and Linq. Vegas goes through phases. I don't think anyone will miss this de-theming phase.

    I stayed at Paris and love that place because of the theme!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.