Just in time for Sahara Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s 70th anniversary, the Las Vegas strip’s oldest hotel put the finishing touches on a large-scale renovation.
To deliver the pizazz and excitement the owner demanded, Innovativo Design and Doug Walton Architects custom-designed 23 Móz Designs round and square decorative column covers for the casino and lobby, and 18 columns for the porte cochere.
For such a high-traffic hospitality setting, durable, long-lasting materials were essential, but so were aesthetics. Móz Design’s columns are made from metal, enabling the product to withstand the wear and tear of high occupancies and disinfectants in resort settings.
“Metal column solutions are elevated alternatives to traditional columns, creating dynamic visuals that echo the surrounding environment’s architecture and stand out as prominent design features.” Says Linda Gutierrez, director of sales and marketing, Móz Designs, Oakland, Calif.
At the Sahara, the new experience begins as guests pull up to the enclosed entrance where 24-foot-tall round columns feature a new wood-like Skinz finish with backlit, color-changing LED diagonal reveals.
“The columns capture the warm, organic feel of wood, complementing the luxurious champagne materiality throughout the resort while highlighting the consistent theme of blending old and new,” explains Gutierrez.
The wood finish was a great way to incorporate the material’s natural calming tones without the installation and maintenance hassle of real wood, particularly in Las Vegas’ desert environment.
Completing the porte cochere, four Engravings square columns covers are finished in light champagne with video displays. four Engravings Current 34-foot round columns in light champagne flank a water feature. The water-like Current pattern pairs well with this architectural feature.
For durability and foundational stability, an extra clear coat was added to the columns to protect against water damage from the fountain and sun discoloring from the hot desert weather.
In the high-limit salon, Dimensional Weave Walls are featured at the entry, portal, and back wall. The panels are finished in classic champagne and incorporate a bamboo grain pattern.
Inside the casino, the square columns are embedded with LED displays that contain access panels to ensure proper power and data services without visual exposure. This ability to mask these logistical elements while preserving the aesthetic was key for the architectural design.
“The solution is complete with the integration of backlighting that provides a warm welcome at the entry, and helps to guide visitors around the resort,” adds Gutierrez.