Las Vegas — Celano Design Studio has two new restaurants opening this summer. Tapped by Resorts World Las Vegas, the city’s highly anticipated resort opening on June 24, Celano is the creative lead behind the design of two of the hotel’s exciting new concepts: ¡Viva!, a new Mexican restaurant from Chef Ray Garcia, as well as Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, a hidden speakeasy located within Zouk Group’s Asian hawker-inspired food hall Famous Foods Street Eats. Together with local architect Marnell Companies, Celano has designed two unique spaces with lively and welcoming atmospheres, which will serve as the perfect backdrops for the talented chefs and their teams.
The design of award-winning Chef Ray Garcia’s new Mexican restaurant ¡Viva! draws inspiration from Mexican culture yet features distinctly Las Vegas touches. In addition to a main dining room, ¡Viva! offers an indoor promenade patio, a stunning bar, outdoor patio with wooden trellis and lush greenery, and a private dining room housing ¡Viva!’s exclusive tequila and mezcal collection.
To find Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, guests must first visit Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall, which is located inside Famous Foods Street Eats. Similar to the Mamak stalls found throughout Singapore and Malaysia, this small retail store features shelves packed with Asian snacks, games and drinks — plus a unique shelf lined with lucky cat sculptures that serves as the unexpected entrance to Here Kitty Kitty.
“With Here Kitty Kitty, our goal was to create an exclusive cocktail bar that serves as a respite where guests can pause and plan out their evening, or stay and imbibe with Mrs. Meow,” says Vincent Celano, founder and CEO of Celano Design Studio. “We layered design features like an industrial bar, wooden rafters and brick walls with cultural Chinese elements to create a rich atmosphere with eclectic and authentic touches.”
The intimate 800-square-foot space features a bar with a library of glowing liquor bottles and a lounge area that exudes a comfortable warmth perfect for late nights of drinking and socializing. A mix of traditional Chinese, industrial and modern design elements are utilized throughout Here Kitty Kitty to create the feeling that the space had been carefully built and curated over time. Metal cocktail tables are paired with hand-painted Chinese ottomans while the walls are adorned with neon tigers, a tiger mural, a traditional Chinese children’s poem written in Mandarin and worn Chinese advertisements.
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New York-based Celano Design Studio is a collaborative team of seasoned professionals servicing the hospitality, entertainment and lifestyle industries in interior design, architecture and branding. Celano Design Studio has worked with many of the top hospitality groups in the country, including Grove Bay Hospitality Group, Blau and Associates, Clique Hospitality, Think Food Group, The One Group, Fenwick Hospitality, Marriott Hotels (Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Moxy, W Hotel) and Tapestry Hotels by Hilton.
SOURCE: Celano Design Studio