Steelman Partners celebrates opening of Inspire Korea


Updated:2024-03-20 08:48    Views:59


Inspire Korea, designed by Steelman Partners, celebrated its grand opening on 5 March. 

The architect agency was contracted in 2018 to be the resort’s design architect, creating the largest privately funded construction project in Korea. 

The resort includes a casino which serves as the primary revenue generator, as well as a conference center, water attractions and gardens, among other amenities. Additional facilities are planned to be unveiled in mid-2024. 

Architect Paul Steelman said: "Creating Mohegan's inaugural Asian resort, Inspire, was a delight, drawing upon the design ethos of Mohegan Sun,Casino games a prominent figure in integrated entertainment resort development. Embracing this opportunity, our team focused on blending cultural authenticity with luxurious amenities.  

"We aimed to transport guests into an immersive Asian experience... creating spaces and cutting-edge technology further elevated the guest experience. This endeavor marked a milestone for Mohegan and represented a commitment to innovation and cultural appreciation in resort development. 

"The resort's development has been collaborative, with Steelman Partners (from Las Vegas) handling the conceptual architecture and our team serving as the interior designers for critical areas such as Aurora and Splash Bay.  

“Additionally, Jeffrey Beers from New York contributed his expertise as an interior designer for another portion of the interiors. It's been an incredible journey working alongside a diverse group of architects, designers and engineers from Korea who have brought their unique perspectives and talents to the project." 

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