Design at Source were briefed by Genting Casinos, to develop a design that catered for the specific needs of its dedicated Asian and Oriental clientele, as well as to incorporate a second license within the existing casino.
The team were keen to realise the building’s listed, architectural heritage. Architectural mouldings, that were once painted out, have now been highlighted, painted in a rich gold, giving them prominence within the interior. Boarded up and delapidated, sash windows, to the front of the property have been exposed and replaced with new double glazed units, carefully mimicking the existing profiles. This not only gives light to the first floor, but also activates the shop front to the street below.
The team have introduced a combination of European and Oriental design cues to provide a colourful and bright casino environment.
The use of dark hues, combined with golds, greys and whites give a crisp, bright, sophisticated style to the gaming floor. Meanwhile, feature, Asian inspired, gold rings help to break up the vast, gaming floor ceiling.
By contrast, the team have introduced red hues to the new Jin Mi restaurant. This provides a juxta-position, that draws the customers’ eye, through the casino, to the eatery, located at the rear of the gaming floor.
The introduction of Karaoke booths to the casino environment has not only broadened the casino’s appeal, but has also given the design studio an opportunity to add playful touches. The introduction of dragon motifs, snaking around the Karaoke walls, has given a visual nod to the casino’s highly regarded, Asian clientelle.