You would be astonished at just how much conceptual thought and creative flair is devoted to planning and designing a modern day gaming resort. In terms of architecture, design, vision and scope there are few buildings and structures quite like these amazing resorts anywhere else in the world. It is little wonder such places are often affectionately referred to as Disney theme parks for adults.
Indeed casinos and their encompassing resorts are an escape from reality and nothing says escape like a uniquely designed and themed structure. These are some of the most awe-inspiring and weirdest casinos in the world. These are not necessarily the best casinos, hotels and resorts, but the most oddly designed ones. These resort designs should interest any architect, designer or artists with a passing interest in unusual and unfamiliar buildings.
Of course casino buildings are not the only type of building in the world designed for functional and non functional purposes. In fact buildings have been used to promote Hollywood blockbusters, advertising campaigns and to attract viral attention for their bespoke artwork and uniqueness.
Sometimes buildings can be incredibly colorful as we see here and sometimes just downright strange. The buildings built for the gaming resorts industry exhibit fabulous styles and unique, original design concepts that are at the pinnacle of modern adult orientated entertainment and functionality. Don’t just take our word for it, take a close look in our video selection, then read on.
Discover 8 Of The Best Designed Casinos In The World
You might be forgiven for thinking that the majority of these hotels and resorts would be found in Las Vegas, Nevada but that could not be further from the truth. So with that in mind take a look at some of these amazing buildings and designs sourced from some of the most stunning locations to visit from around the world.
The Innovative Bellagio (Las Vegas, Nevada)
You’ve seen it in the movies many times before (Ocean’s 11 and ConAir in particular), so you know it’s easily one of the most gorgeous casinos in Las Vegas. Yet if you ever step inside the Bellagio Hotel you’ll be shocked by the 2,300 gaming machines and exhibits on offer. You will stop to wonder who ever thought up all the engineering and science behind these designs originally.
There are an impressive array of architectural features and displays in this Vegas hotel. Displays and exhibits that include the astonishing indoor botanical gardens for instance.
Each season in the Bellagio’s Arcadia and botanical gardens, the enormously talented horticulturalists, gardeners and landscape artists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and memorable colors of spring, summer, fall and winter.
The botanical gardens showcase a special exhibit for celebrating Chinese New Year. The Bellagio is a green focussed hotel and resort. So when the seasons turn to another and the garden displays change over, 90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate the hotel’s commitment to the green earth. Find out more about the botanical gardens.
Amazing Resorts : Genting Casino (Malaysia)
Perched on top of a high mountain in Malaysia, you have to take a skyway cable car to get to the Resort World that houses this fantastic casino and resort. The facility can be found only 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Resorts World Genting is a welcome change from the uncomfortable heat and humidity of the big, hectic city.
Up in the hills crisp, invigorating breezes and cooler air keep things fresh at daytime temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. The cooler mountain air omits the need for any air conditioning after dark. With a mountain view like that you’d be too distracted to make money at the poker table. Plenty of visitors just go to relax here and you can appreciate exactly why.
Amazing Resorts : Desert Cave Hotel, Australia
The Desert Cave Hotel is unique because it’s the only one in the vast and empty Australian outback. It was popular with the opal miners back in the day and has a modern spin for tourists now.
The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas – all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. As well as above and below ground accommodation, The Desert Cave Hotel offers outstanding dining and convention facilities to guests and residents. Find out more at the Desert Cave.
The Ritz Club Private Club and Restaurant (London, UK)
The Ritz Club, a name known the world over. From arrival in London in a luxury limousines to the warm welcome each guest receives, the club is without doubt, one of the most luxurious and exclusive private members’ clubs to be found anywhere in the world.
Ritz Club’s intimate, award-winning restaurant offers members and guest a very special dining experience. The restaurant is renowned internationally for the highest standards of service, luxury and outstanding cuisine is attached to the private members club.
High stakes poker in an exclusive room with the most elegant chandeliers isn’t for everyone. The Ritz is one of the most historic and well-designed casinos in the world, but it’s open only for members.
Lifetime membership costs about £1,000, so you can apply if you’re a serious gambler. The Ritz Club was designed with opulence in mind. The architecture, decor and style invites big wallets. In terms of style the Ritz Club could not be further removed from some of the other structural examples in this feature.
Amazing Resorts : Baden-Baden (Germany
Baden-Baden is exclusively for Germany’s elite gamblers. It’s a traditional building with art-deco structures and high-end artwork everywhere. The tables are classic and the walls scream luxury. It’s one of the most beautiful casinos in the world.
The resort developed slowly, Baden became the first high society address for Europe’s elite in the summer. They came and stayed for relaxation and fine company, or to enjoy the odd romantic interest. Many a lazy hour was spent laughing and talking over a beer with friends and companions in the taverns around town. While rooms in the better restaurants were set aside for gambling. It was not long before the location became a high end hub for players.
The premises closed in 1944 but reopened in 1950. Remember the dress code is extremely formal if you ever visit.
Amazing Resorts: Adelaide Casino (Australia)
Adelaide Casino is the only casino that’s allowed to operate in South Australia. Not only is it rare but it’s also massive. Furthermore it has recently been green lighted for a even bigger expansion.
The casino is built inside an abandoned old railway station and was opened in 1985 by John Bannon to great fanfare. Bannon was the 39th Premier of South Australia. The structure is big enough to land a commercial plane in and houses hundreds of betting stations and playing tables. Australia it seems like to adopt a unique and bespoke approach to designing its adult oriented resorts
The resort is due to be massively expanded with completion beset by delays and problems. Although the latest update is that the ambitious redevelopment project of the Adelaide Casino will conclude by 2020.
The Adelaide Casino expansion and development project includes an 11-storey building with a luxury state of art hotel. Plus high-end gaming rooms and numerous fine restaurants. The proposed new hotel would include 80 luxurious guest rooms overlooking the adjacent River Torrens and include private gaming suites. So for now visitors just have to make do with the current already massive premises, it is just as well that there is plenty to do.
Amazing Resorts : Sun City Resort (South Africa)
An exquisite casino that takes your breathe away by sheer scale. Sun City offers two 18 course golf courses, a wildlife safari and a waterpark all in the same complex. If you ever get bored of gambling you can easily wander off and watch a movie in the massive amphitheater. Or go to the shopping mall built inside the resort.
Sun City was developed by the hotel magnate Sol Kerzner as part of his Sun International group of properties. It was officially opened on 7 December 1979. At the time it was located in the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana. In proper resort fashion the design and architecture carries all kinds of contextual exhibits such as the corridor of elephants pictured above.
The Venetian (Las Vegas)
Whether its the freshest no deposit casino bonuses that attracts you to a resort like the Venetian or its classy interior. There is little doubt that a Venice themed hotel is a thing of beauty. Venice is one of the most spectacular and unique cities in the world. It’s also a tiny little city with canals for transport.
Recreating the city to house a massive resort with 140 tables and 118 betting stations is really clever. It’s probably the most creative hotels in Las Vegas. You can even go on a real gondola just like you would on the canals of Italy.
These were some of the most unique and well-designed casinos and amazing resorts in the world. If you appreciate bespoke building designs, architecture magnificent exhibits then plan your trip. Especially if you enjoy the occasional game of poker or blackjack. Then at least one of these amazing resorts should be on your bucket-list.