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Peekaboo: Lucky Dragon's Sexy Hotel Rooms

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 11th August 2015 12:21pm
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From the death and demolition of one dream to the creation and construction of another.

Lucky Dragon Casino Logo

Lucky Dragon, the micro-niche casino that could has posted updates showing off a new logo, new renderings, new room product and showing off slowly moving skyward construction progress.

Lucky Dragon 2015 Exterior

Lucky Dragon is located in the shadow of the Allure condo tower on the north side of Sahara Blvd, on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip. The property is short walk from SLS, Stratosphere and The World's Largest Gift Shop. The property is the vision of real estate developer Andrew Fonfa and former Las Vegas Sands PresidentWilliam Weidner. Funding has come from investors and the U.S. Governments "investment for visas" EB-5 program.

Lucky Dragon 2015 Side

The unabashedly Chinese themed property features a 12 story hotel and multi-level, clam shell shaped casino both wrapped in red curtain glass and crowns of reflective lights. Sharp.

Lucky Dragon 2015 Entry

The hotel features 206 rooms, designed by EV&A. They rooms have evolved immensely from the original designs, but retain the Asian platform bed as centerpiece.

The entryway. Chinese robe, Keurig machine, Eames chair, very tall ceilings, looks promising.

Lucky Dragon 2015 Room

KaPOW. Gorgeous, sleek and modern design which retains the platform bed that was present in the original hotel room designs. That bed is pretty low to the ground. Also, with no bulky mattress and box springs extending right to the edge, platform bed corners are prone to bruise shins. Looks sharp. Lucky Dragon 2015 Bed

I'm very curious to find out of Lucky Dragon's commitment to being THE destination for Chinese gamblers will extend to the density of the mattresses. As anyone who has traveled to China, Hong Kong or Macau will tell you... they like super firm mattresses in their luxury hotels. If so, how will this translate to non-Asian guests? I can see the one star reviews on Trip Advisor now "bought the Groupon, congee is weird, hard mattresses, used the sculpture as a bong."

Lucky Dragon 2015 Tv

The view from the lounge chair. Unlike Fontainebleu, the MacBook Pro won't be included. Speaking of which, isn't it time for FB to upgrade those? The TV looks a little small compared to the ginormous ones we've seen at high mid and value tier hotels recently.

Lucky Dragon 2015 Bathroom

With open shower in (matte?) red tile luxurious bathroom fixtures and mirror glass enclosed wc, the Lucky Dragon's bathrooms are smart and sexy.

Lucky Dragon is scheduled to open in 2016, promising Asian gaming, Asian accommodations and "the best Chinese food in Las Vegas" - authentic Chinese or Kentucky fried panda? Can't wait to find out.

Big thanks to Mac78130 for the research tip.


Comments & Discussion:

I like to think of SLS as discount Cosmo.
This is definitely discount Resorts World.

This may end up helping the SLS slightly. The two properties will be in a position to exchange customers.

I agree with pkluvsvegas' description of SLS as "Discount Cosmo" (its also IMO less campy than Cosmo), by the way.

I like the fact the LD is going to be a smaller, niche property. Not everywhere needs to be a megaresort.

That said, just because the place is super-Asian-looking doesn't mean it necessarily will scoop the pool of Asian gamblers. Asian gamblers LOVE classic Western style too (as Wynn/Encore, Wynn Macau, MGM Macau (to some degree - its very Portuguese so it fits with the local style - and I think it looks more Asian these days than it did when it opened), and the fact the Bellagio HL room is packed with Asian gamblers shows).

I think it will have a lot of crossover appeal - western gamblers often love Asian design as well.

Personally I think the renderings look great. Simple/minimalistic/sleek Japanese geometry (which also plays nicely with modernism) meets vibrant Chinese color (RED RED RED).

Naturally, if its going for the Asian market, expect quite a bit of Macau-style baccarat with perhaps only one or two Roulette and Craps tables, maybe just one small BJ pit on the main floor. There will probably be higher-than-average table limits as well.

I wish that Bob Stupak was alive and built a place like this today. I have a feeling this place will struggle like SLS and Downtown Grand in attracting gamblers to play there.

I dig the design but they need to do something about the name. Lucky Dragon sounds like every $8.99 Chinese buffet in every derelict strip mall across America.

The name is generic but the rooms look pretty good. I have a feeling if SLS holds out this will help their bottom line by having people get a reason to come down to the ass end of the Strip. Now if someone finally finished FB this part of town could be a quiet getaway from the busy part of town.

Love the rooms. Love it love it. The location not so much (which seems to be everyone's gripe but whatevs), but everything else I've read and seen on this place is awesome. Can't wait to check it out!

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