Aladdin Planet Hollywood : Stuffing the Genie Back In the Lamp

Can you polish a turd if you have a big enough budget?

Posted by Chuckmonster

Planet Hollywood / OpBiz has lofty goals for Aladdin, but can they really pull this one off when they can't even make profit out of selling burgers? Based on architectural renderings of the public spaces they're working with, it appears that they are going to give it a serious try.

The Main Lobby at Planet Hollywood/Aladdin - a suave neo-futuristic swirl-a-thon that is part Art-Deco La Concha and part THEhotel. I can't wait to see that dorky tribal tattoo inlay on the floor. I'll take the mosaic work at Bellagio's Conservatory or Wynn Las Vegas any day of the week.

The Casino at Planet Hollywood/Aladdin - spiky stickly protruberances from the pit remind one of... THE COSMOPOLITAN RESORT ACROSS THE STREET! Let's go over there!

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I believe they will be trying to go after the Hard Rock crowd with this joint. This is why they have the tribal floor markings. Makes them look edgy. Wanna place odds on them installing a tattoo parlor/piercing shop in thar?

Very astute writeup. Speaking of turd-polishing I am eagerly awaiting a review of the old San Remo, now a "Hooters". I understand that has been bungled to the Nth degree. It is most likely that with limited resources the Planet Hollywood project will fail as well. There is not a lot of demand for this brand that I can see; certainly not enough to build a casino around the theme.
The writer also hits the nail on the head when he wonders about the wisdom of the Nevada Gaming Commission. It would be in their interests to approve projects with a good likelihood of success, not failure. Every failed project tarnishes Las Vegas's image further, what with negative reviews and disappointed tourists.
P.S. Someone ought to start taking bets as to when Harrah's will control the entire Strip.

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