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Lucky Dragon Catches A Crystal Dragon

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 1st October 2015 2:13pm
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Lucky Dragon has recently topped off construction of their hotel tower, have nearly finished their parking garage as its casino footprint is starting to bubble up from the dirt like a flame kissed souffle.

Whoda thunk that Lucky Dragon - a boutique, Asian themed, mini-casino in a challenging location - would evolve past the 'rendering and a press release' casino project vaporware phase and condensed into literal concrete reality. It helps having a visionary real estate developer (Andrew Fonfa) and a casino executive (William Weidener) who shepherded construction of the largest and most successful casinos in the world (Venetian, Palazzo, Marina Bay Sands, Sands Bethlehem, Sands Macao and Venetian Macao.) Add to the ready mix a metric shit ton of the green stuff, courtesy of the U.S. Government's cash for green cards EB-5 business development program.

Lucky Dragon Casino Lowe Elevation

The long and the short of it is... these guys know how to steam the dumplings.

Lucky Dragon

The hotel tower is structurally complete. The white bottom lit facade will crown the tower and hide the elevator machine shaft on the roof. Very cool. The fence with the green dust cover outlines the base of the casino podium. The rendering above shows that the walls will flare outward as they rise, adding usable square footage on upper floors of the casino.

Lucky Dragon Center Bar

The upper floors will consist of restaurants (the Night Market Buffet), bars and promenades that will overlook a giant crystal dragon sculpture that towers over the center casino bar.

Between these renderings the drop dead gorgeous hotel rooms, I'm starting to catch a case of dragon balls.

Big thanks to VT Vice President of Research Mac78130 for the tip and to long time VT reader Dunebug81 for the hot 'n fresh property pics!



Tagged: lucky dragon   andrew fonfa   william weidner   asian gaming   eb-5   





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Comments & Discussion:

I can't stop thinking that this place will suffer the same sad fate of the SLS. The lack of foot traffic at this end of the strip will be deadly for Lucky Dragon.

@Rico I've given this a little bit of thought. Since is property is boutique, has a laser focused niche and the management connections to serve that niche they should be able to make it work. Between Fonfa already holding the parcel, EB-5 throwing cash and the smaller scale of the project, the bet isn't comparable to SLS. It is smaller, smarter and doesn't rely on fickle feet or flame throwing dj's.

I will stay there as soon as it is open. As one with a rental car on every trip, the location is just fine with me.

I'm getting really excited for this place. It seems like it will have a reasonable size hotel, casino, and food/bev offerings for its location. Will be interesting, though, to see how Resorts World affects it when/if it opens.

I am salivating at the thought of the opening. Boutique maybe, but as a guy who likes themeing and like the idea of having a compact resort to idle around it seems great.

Yay! A themed resort! Dramman I'm with you on the themes and super excited about this place. I can't wait until it opens either.

I think the place will do fine. The return of the theme will help and since it's a boutique hotel the client will come to them. If anything this could help SLS.

3/2 and 3-4-5 or 6/5 and 2X???
That will be my decider.



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