Steelman Spotlight

Press Release

January 7, 2011

Steelman Partners to Design Five-Star Happyland Hotel in Vietnam

Las Vegas based entertainment architectural firm Steelman Partners has signed an agreement with Vietnam's Khang Thong Group to be the designer and architect for the Five-Star Happyland Hotel in Vietnam. The 999-room hotel will feature presidential and super suites as well as standard guest rooms.

Steelman Partners is also the designer of the master plan for the Happyland Theme Park and Happyland Central retail district. The planned entertainment city will include the theme park, retail, dining, entertainment, several lodging options and a section for residential development - located on a prime riverside location in Thanh Duc, Ben Luc, Long An. "Happyland is going to be a huge financial success," said Steelman Partners' CEO, Paul Steelman. "You've got pent up demand for entertainment offerings in Vietnam, plus a friendly government that's interested in tourism."

The $600 Million (USD) Happyland Entertainment City, projected to open in 2014, is positioned to be Southeast Asia's greatest tourist attraction, serving the recreational and entertainment needs of both domestic residents and foreign tourists. Projections are that Happyland could receive around 14 million visitors a year and generate jobs for about 10,000 people in the province.

About Steelman Partners

Steelman Partners, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an international architectural firm specializing in the multi-disciplinary facets of entertainment architecture, interior design, graphic design, planning, theater design, purchasing, 3D design and lighting. The company has offices in Santa Monica, Zhuhai, Macau, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City, and a new European location opening in 2011.

Established in 1987, Steelman Partners has positioned itself as the premier touchstone in entertainment architecture. The firm is well known within the gaming industry with a client list that includes, MGM, Harrah's, Wynn, Venetian, Lady Luck, Swiss Casinos, Sheraton, Hyatt, Plaza/El-Ad, Crown SDJM, Melco, Caesars plus many others. The company has grown in size from $155,000 in revenue with 4 employees in 1987, to now $42,000,000 USD in revenue with approximately 200 employees to date.

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