Gensler is working with Parx Casino, the top casino in Pennsylvania and one of the largest privately owned commercial casinos in the U.S., to design a luxury hotel to complement the market‐leading casino and entertainment operation. This upscale entertainment hotel will offer unique amenities, including state-of-the-art meeting and conference space and a full-service restaurant featuring a bar, private dining, and a show kitchen.
The casino hotel design draws inspiration from the subtle forms and lines of playing cards. The acts of dealing, shuffling, and holding cards, then revealing a hand and winning a game, each evoke diverse experiences and emotions for players. The simple building form and its skin are inspired by the pattern that cards create while being handled by different players. With an air of effortless elegance, Parx Casino Hotel is a place where reflection and excitement come together in the simplicity of forms and the ‘wow’ factor of the entertainment experience.