Asian casino operator, NagaCorp Limited, has reportedly announced that American architectural firm Steelman Partners LLP will be handling the design of the planned $3.52 billion expansion for its NagaWorld complex in Cambodia.
According to a report, Las Vegas-headquartered Steelman Partners LLP has a long history of designing distinctive casino properties with its portfolio already encompassing the giant Sands Macao venue from Sands China Limited as well as the second phase of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited’s flagship Galaxy Macau facility.
GGRAsia reported that the Nevada firm previously also designed The Grand Ho Tram Strip in Vietnam and the Philippines’ Solaire Resort and Casino while additionally being responsible for drawing up the plans for both the first and second stages of NagaWorld, which opened in December of 2006 and November of 2017 respectively.
Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp Limited reportedly used an official Monday filing to moreover explain that the latest expansion to its Phnom Penh complex, which has been christened as ‘Naga 3,’ is due to occupy almost 4.2 acres of land and consist of five tower blocks featuring an additional 4,720 hotel rooms. The firm furthermore declared that the oldest section of its NagaWorld property already offers some 755 rooms while its adjacent ‘Naga 2’ successor has a 903-key hotel.
The filing from NagaCorp read…
“Subject to governmental approval, the plan is to connect the underground NagaCity Walk linking ‘Naga 1’ and ‘Naga 2’ to ‘Naga 3’. Upon completion, ‘Naga 3’ is expected to comprise of two 66-story hotels, two 45-story hotels, one 48-story [condominium hotel], one three-level basement and one eleven-level multi-entertainment podium.”
NagaCorp stated that ‘several of the hotels are intended to be managed by one or more well-known international hotel brands’ while the envisioned condominium aspect of ‘Naga 3’ is to ‘create a semi-permanent community within’ the facility that will be able to ‘access all the facilities in NagaWorld as well as the full range of NagaWorld’s VIP services’ including a new selection of mass-market and VIP gaming entertainment.
The filing continued…
“The ‘Naga 3’ project will showcase a lifestyle product consisting of gaming and non-gaming spaces and comprise amenities and facilities that are not available at ‘Naga 1’ and ‘Naga 2’, notably hi-tech virtual reality interactive indoor theme parks, more shopping and MICE facilities and family recreational areas to impart a more satisfying, penetrating and complete visitation experience.”