Photo Credit: Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun
The newest casino in Las Vegas is just about ready to debut. Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino just installed the centerpiece of the casino, a one-and-a-quarter-ton glass dragon sculpture, surrounded by glass orbs, is suspended above the casino’s center bar. The sculpture was designed to bring luck and good fortune to the casino’s guests below.
Preciosa Lighting from the Crystal Valley region of the Czech Republic designed the chandelier, a process that started in May 2015. Nearly 800 craftsmen worked on the project.
“To make the dragon, the majority of our employees were needed, as individual parts go through production – from the glass-making furnace, through the metal workshop, other production processes and up to shipping,” Michel Dvorak of Preciosa Lighting said in a press statement. “Safely, we can say that more than 1,500 individual hands have touched each part of this sculpture during the process. It is really quite an astonishing piece, and we are very proud.”
Preciosa worked with Lucky Dragon’s specifications to adhere to the principals of feng shui that bring good fortune to the property’s visitors, from the number of individual glass pieces and dimensions of the sculpture, to the glass-blown orbs and the direction the dragon faces.
The grand opening of Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino is set for Saturday, Dec. 3. The resort is now accepting reservations solely through its website. For reservations, or for more information, visit www.luckydragonlv.com.