project: Suncoast Showroom
owner: Suncoast Hotel & Casino
location: Las Vegas, Nevada
architect: Leo A. Daly, Los Angeles
OverviewLocated just outside of the Las Vegas strip in Summerlin, Nevada, the Suncoast Hotel & Casino is one of Coast Resorts latest additions to their group of casinos and hotels. This mediterranean-style casino features a spectacular 500-seat showroom that harkens back to the grand showrooms of yester-year that helped made Las Vegas famous.
Design ChargeOur design charge included room acoustics, house & performance lighting systems, performance rigging system, video projection systems, and performance sound systems. We also provided various aspects of space planning services as the room related to the various technical systems. The showroom is a dinner-theatre style venue to allow for table seating, a dance floor, and a bar that surrounds the entire rear of the room. In addition to sight line studies, we aided in the design of the performance platform, audience area, and ceiling shaping to ensure acoustics, technical systems, and artists would be accommodated appropriately.
Lighting & Rigging SystemsThe lighting and rigging systems boast some of the most advanced technologies available at the time. The lighting system includes two full size dimmer rack providing 192 channels of dimming, a fully distributed DMX system to serve various show technologies including intelligent moving lights, and a full compliment of lighting instruments to light even the most demanding performances. The rigging system includes a large truss structure that can be lowed and raised as needed. Also included are large moveable walls that can be rotated with black performance drapery on one side and high-end wood grain on the opposite side. The wood-grain walls can be used in conjunction with the video projection system for corporate-style meetings. The entire rigging system is computer-controlled.
Sound & Video SystemsThe showroom boasts a very versatile, high-quality sound system providing the best sound for the widest variety of performances. In addition to a large format reinforcement system to cover the audience, the venue also has a large format, separate stage monitor mixing system. This system is a semi-portable system that can interface with the main sound system. The system was designed for larger performances while smaller performance monitors may be mixed from the FOH mixing position. The video projection system consists of a large format rear projection screen and a high-powered video projector mounted within a video projection booth behind the upstage wall. The video projection system has a matrix router to serve the projector with various playback and live sources.