Hell's Kitchen at Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, NV
NAIOP Nevada Honor Award, Hospitality Tenant Improvement, 2019
Caesars Palace is now home to the first publicly accessible restaurant of the reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, headed by famed Chef Gordon Ramsey. The renovation of the existing 11,000 square-foot building was a remodel and addition at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd., and Flamingo. CSD Architects created a modern re-interpretation of the classic roman architectural style through simplicity of repetition, proportions, texture, and color.
In addition to a complete dining experience, the show will be filmed at this location several times a year. Guests are welcomed with a flaming “HK” entry sign, color changing exterior lighting, and a large Gordon Ramsey hologram. The restaurant incorporates a hall-of-fame wall which presents past contestant winners and a small retail area for Hell’s kitchen souvenirs. Designed with an elegant décor, pitchfork motifs are presented throughout the restaurant as well as the signature red vs blue teams defined by decorative wall tile with printed flame affects at the large open kitchen.
The project schedule was by far the biggest challenge for this project. Hell’s Kitchen needed to be ready to accommodate the finale of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen television show. The winner of Hell’s Kitchen would become the head chef of the new restaurant. The project was built in less than 5 months and took a dedicated and synchronized effort from a large team to accomplish this project quickly and to the highest quality. The second challenge was the extensive remodel that was required of the previous Serendipity restaurant/Strip side café. The existing space was stripped down to its original structural frame which was integrated into the parking garage below. The new footprint expanded so that some portions of the building were built over the existing parking garage. The project was built to accommodate the spatial demands of the 300-seat restaurant.