Steelman Spotlight


January 24, 2018

Enter the Dragon 2

Enter the Dragon 2

Everything about NagaWorld seemed eminently practical and cleverly considered - everything except the company's plan for a "Naga2" across the street, linked to the original via an underground shopping mall. NagaWorld's then-Managing Director for Casino Operations and Property Mike Ngai described two towers, one with guest rooms for mass market customers and the other for VIPs, featuring in-room gaming, plus a theater seating thousands, hundreds more tables and thousands more machines.

The plan brought to mind the underwater casino plan for Macau's City of Dreams: a wonderfully appealing impossible dream. Fast forward to 3 November 2017 and the soft opening of Naga2 revealed everything Ngai, now the company's Chief Marketing Officer for Southeast and East Asia, described and more, all in a compelling Paul Steelman designed package with a construction cost of US$392 million. That's truly fantastic.