Dreamscape Announces Rio Hotel & Casino Design Partners




Dreamscape Companies is thrilled to announce its exciting partnership with four world-renown architectural and design partners Fettle, Gianpiero Gaglione Interior Design (GGID), Lifescapes International and Marnell Architecture in the renovation of the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Looking to fully takeover operations in Q4 of this year, Dreamscape’s multi-year redevelopment of the resort includes a full refresh of the 2,500 all-suite guest rooms; 150,000 square-foot casino floor; 220,000 square-foot meeting and conventions space; five acres of luxury poolside amenities and general resort areas, with the design of several new, first-to-market food and beverage concepts.

“The Rio has been an iconic property in Las Vegas for over two decades and we are thrilled to be working with such a talented and experienced team to bring our vision for the property to life,” said Dreamscape Founder Eric Birnbaum. “We are confident that with the talent we have brought on board, from both an architectural and design element, we will create a new and differentiated experience for our guests to enjoy.”



Fettle is a boutique interior architecture and design firm with a special emphasis in the luxury hospitality sector, which looks to create forward-thinking, imaginative yet functional spaces embodying the clients history and ethos. The firm boasts an impressive portfolio of notable projects across the globe including Olivetta in Los Angeles, Draycott in Los Angeles, Tavolino in London, The Hoxton in Rome, amongst many others.


Fettle will lend their expertise to the Food Hall and Pool Deck. Additionally, in partnership with GGID, the design firms will collaborate on the Porte Cochere, Reception and Circle Bar.



GGID is a multi-disciplinary interior design firm that specializes in luxury hospitality and residential projects. Prior to founding the studio in 2020, Gian held top positions across the globe, notably working with visionaries Martin Brudnizki in London and New York, Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles and HBA in Singapore.


GGID is slated to design several of the new, first-to-market F&B venues, while collaborating with Fettle on the Porte Cochere, Reception, and Circle Bar.


Lifescapes International

Lifescapes International is a critically acclaimed landscape architectural firm that has made an indelible mark on the industry with its innovative, awe-inspiring and creative landscape environments. A trendsetter in its field for over 65 years, Lifescapes has created distinct, cutting-edge landscape designs for numerous notable projects including Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, The Mirage, Pendry West Hollywood Hotel & Residencies, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and more.


Lifescapes International is designing the updated entry drive, porte cochere area and pool zone. They are lending their design expertise in all the planting areas salvaging material, removing old and outdated plants and creating a tapestry of colors and textures to align with the new vision.


Marnell Companies

Touting over four decades of incredible work, Marnell Companies is an industry leader in the Las Vegas Hospitality and Entertainment market. Displaying a remarkable resume of some of Las Vegas’ most iconic projects like Bellagio Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Remodel, both Aria Hotel & Casino and Caesars Palace convention center expansions, Park MGM, Wynn Las Vegas and many more, Marnell has solidified itself as one of the leading architects, designers, developers, construction managers and property managers across the globe.


Marnell was the original, owner, operator, and developer of the Rio Hotel & Casino, and is partnering with Dreamscape to re-establish the iconic property as a premier destination in Las Vegas. Marnell Architecture will serve as the architect and designer of record and manage and oversee a select team of world-class specialty designers and engineers to deliver the project.


About the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Located one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Blvd., Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas features over 2,500 580 Sq. Ft. all-suite guest rooms, 220,000/sf of convention and meeting space, a 5-acre pool area, and a 150,000/sf casino with 60+ tables and 1000+ slot machines. Dreamscape’s plan for the resort’s future includes a property refresh, from dynamic new dining offerings to a variety of entertainment options. Dreamscape’s intent is to preserve the property’s bones and honor its legacy. The property will remain open throughout the renovations, with the company slated to officially take over and manage operations at the resort in fall of 2023.


About Dreamscape

Dreamscape’s talented team of real estate professionals has collectively deployed in excess of $35 billion across residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming properties and has decades of experience in these verticals. Eric Birnbaum and his team have assets in New York, Miami, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Charleston and Philadelphia. The team has worked on a diverse portfolio of significant properties, including critically acclaimed endeavors such as Henry Hall in New York’s Hudson Yards, The Pod Hotel in New York’s Times Square, The Goodtime Hotel in South Beach, Miami, Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and 5420 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles.


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Dreamscape Announces Rio Hotel & Casino Design Partners
Dreamscape Announces Rio Hotel & Casino Design Partners