The Palazzo Las Vegas unveiled its eco-minded fall atrium display at The Palazzo Waterfall Gardens as part of the Sands ECO360° program, created by the teams of The Venetian and The Palazzo team to help minimize the properties’ environmental impact.
One of the displays include a 1935 Hudson car centerpiece transformed using approximately 5,000 desert plants including succulents, lichen, moss and grapevine.
Dana Beatty, Director of Floral & Horticulture at the Venetian / Palazzo explained, “My pride and joy is the Hudson car which we turned into a green car to showcase the sustainability efforts we have with solar energy and electric car charging stations we offer downstairs in the taxi area.
“We found this car in Caliente in a junkyard. It had no wheels and no hood, just a body. Our shop actually made a hood for us for the car. It is riddled with bullet holes, painted with latex paint; it was just awful and I fell in love with it. In fact, this car was designed by the first women automotive designer, Betty Thatcher, so we named the car Betty. We left the rust but covered the paint when creating this display.
The atrium also showcases The Infinity Pond bed made of moss, succulents, and grasses; The Lobby Garden of Trees made of construction debris, 70 percent recycled steel, bottles, wine corks, cutlery, and soaps; The East Garden Nano display representing the properties’ water reclamation system that produces 20 million gallons of clean water a year for horticulture use; and The West Bed Chocolate Cosmo Flower display made of motion-censored flowers opening and closing in harmony with movement represents structure coexisting with nature. A green bed is featured in the center to demonstrate all The Venetian / Palazzo environmentally-friendly programs within the hotel suites.
The seasonal display incorporated more than 1,500 flowers throughout the gardens and more than 1,200 plants in autumnal colors using native trees, flowers, and plants and recycled materials. The properties have integrated many programs to offer greener suites, sustainable food and composting as well as supporting alternative transportation, renewable energy, water conservation, and recycling. The display will remain until Nov. 10.
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) EB Gold-certified resort. The Silver LEED -certified Palazzo Las Vegas is ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort. For additional information, visit venetian.com and palazzolasvegas.com.