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Renowned architect selected to design caesars danville casino

Rendering: Caesars Entertainment



By Daniel Crews
March 3, 2021


An internationally renowned architecture firm recognized by local and national publications, Marnell Companies was founded in 1982 and is known for handling planning, design, construction, development, and consulting. Still run by Tony A. Marnell—one of Sin City’s most legendary Strip architects, the firm has been honored by the Las Vegas Chapter of NEWH for extraordinary design achievements that include awards for the best hotel, best lobby, best suite, and best lounge bar. Such honors can only be achieved with a skilled team of craftsmen and the guidance of Tony A. Marnell. After earning a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California, Marnell spent two years in graduate school studying with legendary architect Professor Alfred Caldwell. The training paid off big: Marnell went on to design and build such Vegas landmarks as the Rio Hotel in 1998 and the Bellagio and became the architect of record for Wynn’s The Mirage. Marnell also served as executive design architect for the $1.1 billion Borgata casino.


DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Caesars Entertainment announced the architect for the Danville casino project on Wednesday.

Las Vegas-based Marnell Companies is designing the multi-million dollar resort. The company is behind the design of several well-known resorts across the country, including the Haus of Gaga, the Bellagio in Las Vegas and the Osage resort in Oklahoma.

"We (Caesars Entertainment) have selected Marnell Companies to complete the design and architecture for Caesars Virginia. They were chosen based off their experience and impressive body of work in casino design."
There will be a groundbreaking for the casino in the fall. Caesars is then expected to hire local contractors, as much as possible, throughout the construction of the resort.

The opening day for the casino is slated for late 2023.

by, By Daniel Crews

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