Five on Friday: June 25, 2021



Vegas gets first new casino in more than a decade, Atlanta hotel takes center stage on Marvel’s Loki, and the first cruise ship to hit the ocean since the pandemic. All of this and more in this week’s Five on Friday.

Resorts World Las Vegas makes long-awaited debut

A rendering of Resorts World Las Vegas

Although the Las Vegas Strip has seen many new restaurants and hotel restorations, Resorts World Las Vegas is the first new casino complex built from the ground up in more than 10 years, according to the Las Vegas Review Review– and with a budget of $ 4.3 billion, it’s now the most expensive to ever land on the Strip. The property is home to three Hilton branded hotels with a total of 3,506 rooms between them. Sign up for HD Expo and you will be able to experience this historic new property in person during your stay.

by marvel Loki brings the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to the fore

Photo by Maciek Lulko / Flickr

The structure of the temporal variation authority in Marvel’s Loki The TV series, which air on Disney +, may sound like Hollywood magic, but Beautiful House designates the 50-story 4-star Atlanta Marriott Marquis as a replacement for the time-lagged office where Tom Hiddleston’s titular god spends much of his time on the show. The hotel was originally designed by Atlanta architect John C. Portman, Jr. and has what was once the largest atrium in the world. Marvel Studios lives up to its own misdeeds, however, as a previous production, Spider-Man: Far From Home, also shot scenes at the hotel for a totally different location in the universe.

CDC gives green light to first ocean-going cruise ship since pandemic began

Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

Tomorrow the Celebrity edge, a Celebrity Cruises ship, will become the first ship to return to service in the United States since COVID-19 struck early last year. In addition to the milestone, Seatrade cruise news reports that Captain Kate McCue will be the first American woman to lead a major business line. Currently, all passengers on the ship aged 16 and over must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Be Originals Americas partners with Skyline Design for in-person student scholarship return

Photo courtesy of Skyline Design

After the Be Originals Americas student scholarship program goes virtual for 2020 and 2021, the organization is preparing for a return to in-person learning in 2022 with a new partnership with Chicago-based glass maker Skyline Design. The firm will donate part of the sales of its new Obscura collection to help finance the programming and operations of the 2022 session. The fully virtual 2021 session, details of which you can find here, ends today.

Janet Van Arsdale of JVA Art Group details what lies ahead for the future

For over 50 years, the mission of JVA Art Group has been to create an exclusive library of high resolution photographs from around the world. Since then, Founder and President Janet Van Arsdale has called on a team of graphic designers and artists to create custom artwork and design solutions. After overcoming the pandemic, JVA Art Group is in the midst of a great 2021, renewing its focus on sustainability and introducing new substrates to meet the diverse needs of designers. You can watch our exclusive Partner Spotlight interview here.

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