the foundation stone for the new casino was laid
The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new casino Dream Las Vegas took place in the last 24 hours. The event, which brought together the promoters of the future flagship complex, elected officials and several investors, marks the kick-off of its construction phase. The Dream Las Vegas, which is expected to have a total of 531 rooms as well as an integrated casino, will normally open its doors at the end of 2024.
Dream Las Vegas: $550 million and a first stone…
A multitude of hotel rooms, a gigantic casino, several restaurants, nightlife areas, meeting and conference rooms, and of course a swimming pool, the Dream Las Vegas casino, once completed, will turn heads! Estimated project cost: 550 million US dollars!
Shopoff Realty Investments and Contour, the two companies behind the project, both based in Southern California, warn, however, that Dream Las Vegas will be smaller than other resorts in the area, but will offer a more “trendy” and cutting-edge setting.
The resort will be the new flagship site for New York-based casino operator Dream Hotel Group, which already has locations in Manhattan, Nashville and Miami Beach.
… But many uncertainties related to the security of the premises!
While the construction of the Dream Las Vegas has begun, the location of the future establishment raises several concerns. Indeed, the hotel-resort with integrated casino is located next to the airport and, because of its proximity, many design modifications had to be made. The plans for the project were sent to the Secret Service, the FBI and even the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that all security issues were taken into account.
For the time being, the Transportation Security Administration, which has already evaluated the project, believes that there are a risk for the planes and passengersespecially in case of a shooting as it has happened in the past. The latter also thinks that the proximity with the hotel complex is likely to generate pollution from objects thrown over the fence that acts as a separation between the Dream Las Vegas and the airport.
Note that the revised site plans now include a 2.75 meter high wall that will be installed between the casino and the airport. The wall will be double reinforced with railings and a wrought iron fence. The service roads around the property will be equipped with security checkpoints so that only authorized vehicles can pass.
Finally, Dream Hotel Group has also set up measures to reduce the visibility of the airport from the site. The pool terrace will have a large security wall that will serve as a decorative element and block the view of the airport area. Finally, the rooms, which were supposed to have balconies, will finally be deprived of them.