As part of a $6.5 million renovation of the meeting space at Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Flamingo Las Vegas, the venue sports a dramatic new look thanks to custom lighting fixtures provided by Royal Contract Lighting, Taunton, MA. With its abundance of natural light, the space is the newest renovation of its kind on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip.
“The unveiling of our newly remodeled convention center is the first step of renovations at the Flamingo,” said Sherri Pucci, general manager of Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel & Casino. “The Flamingo features a rich history as the place where the Strip began, and Caesars Entertainment is committed to ensuring Flamingo Las Vegas continues to serve our guests for years to come.”
The redesign includes updated walls, carpet, and lighting fixtures. KME Architects of Las Vegas provided the sleek, contemporary design for the 80,000 square feet of convention space. Hospitality Purchasing Consultants of Colorado engaged Royal Contract Lighting to manufacture custom fixtures crafted of polished nickel, stainless steel, crystal, beveled glass, and sandblasted matte acrylic panels.
Fifty-eight matte silver chandeliers with matte opal glass shades were created for the meeting rooms. “The renovated rooms pay homage to the property’s past, while also giving it a fresh and modern new look,” said Bob Morse, president of hospitality for Caesars Entertainment. Each meeting room is named after a different Nevada city and features historic photos from the 1950s, creating a nostalgic feeling within the modern space.
Twenty-one steel and crystal cluster chandeliers, ranging from eight to ten feet in diameter, were created for one of the ballrooms. Twelve polished stainless-steel and faceted clear crystal chandeliers, five feet in diameter, illuminate the pre-function areas and stairwell.
In addition to the oversize fixtures, more than 200 custom sconces were produced for the Flamingo. In keeping with Caesars Entertainment’s CodeGreen initiatives, all lighting was created with LED technology, which is expected to deliver annual energy savings of 70%.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to apply our in-house engineering and manufacturing to this first wave of renovation,” said Paul Spacek, president of Royal Contract Lighting. “We worked hard to create stunning custom fixtures that provide modern energy efficiency and functionality, while fulfilling the designers’ vision of modernity meeting nostalgia.”