ARIA Vegas Rocks YGD’s Arboreal

ygd_mgm aria convention center_arboreal installed 36Vegas is always a good idea. Collaborating with Yellow Goat is always a great idea. When the ARIA Resort & Casino was due for a convention center expansion, MGM interiors teamed up with the Goat to design a very unconventional fixture we like to call Arboreal. In the second successful installation at ARIA, it’s no surprise that when YGD designs casino lighting, our clients hit the jackpot.

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The $170 million, 300,000 sq ft multi-level convention center expansion converted a theatre, previously used to host Cirque du Soleil shows, into meeting and ballroom spaces with a business center and rooftop garden. Vegas properties are vying for business groups and capacity is key. The new design can now hold up to 7,000 convention attendees. As a result, ARIA locked-in the largest trade show held in Vegas: The Consumer Electronics Show!

The LEED Gold-certified resort & casino is committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness. It just so happens that here at YGD, we are too! LEDs, an energy-efficient light source, are incorporated into the 92’ long sculpture to emulate filtered sunlight cast through the 530(!!) leaf-like foliage clusters. Bringing the outdoors in is our business and the “Arboreal”, meaning “living in trees”, achieves harmony of the natural environment within the contemporary interior.

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You’ve heard it before: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Exactly what we were hoping for!

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