W Bets on Vegas

The $2.5 billion contract for a new W hotel, casino and residence complex has been awarded to boutique architecture firm, Lacina Heitler

Lacina Heitler Architects recently won the competition to design a new $2.5 billion W Hotel, Casino and Residences in Las Vegas. It is the largest project to date for the small New York firm, which until now had been best known for designing boutique stores in Manhattan, such as Galo, and Searle. It beat out Carlos Ott of Uruguay; Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, and the London office of HKS Architects to win the job.

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