December 31, 2018 Forum Firsts 2018
LAS VEGAS – Welcome to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, home to painted skies, talking statues and 160 retailers and restaurants. The premier luxury retail destination in Las Vegas, The Forum Shops continues to lead the industry both domestically and internationally by setting trends and being “first” in the Las Vegas market, in addition to boasting among the highest sales per square feet (annualized) in the United States.
WORLD-RENOWNED RETAILERS ATTRACTED TO THE FORUM SHOPS
For retailers, The Forum Shops at Caesars proves to be a magnet of sorts for shoppers, being the first to bring the world’s most celebrated designers to the destination. Versace, Armani, Ferragamo, Fendi, Gucci, Valentino and many reflect fondly on how The Forum Shops was their first Las Vegas location and how today those stores continue to be some of the top producers for sales in their respective companies worldwide. Additional retailers who opened their first Las Vegas location at The Forum Shops include: Polo Ralph Lauren, Blancpain, CREED, NARS, Vilebrequin, Nike, Versace, Valentino, Tod’s, Ted Baker London, La Perla, Longchamp, Loro Piana, Field of Dreams, Fendi, Ermenegildo Zegna, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Chrome Hearts, Casa Fuente Cigars, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss, Balenciaga, Baccarat, Inglot, Tommy Bahama, Zadig & Voltaire, Klein Epstein & Parker, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roman Times, Scoop NYC, St. John, John Varvatos, David Yurman, Stuart Weitzman, Mephisto, Lacoste, Kids Kastle, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Antiquities, Anne Fontaine, Agent Provocateur, AlX Armani Exchange, UGG Australia, Davante, Hublot, Officine Panerai, Chanel Beauty Fragrance & Eyewear, Moncler, MCM, Leica Las Vegas, Kemo Sabe, Dior Beauty, Furla, Buscemi
RESTAURATEURS EXCLUSIVELY OPENED AT THE FORUM SHOPS
Numerous restaurateurs would also come to call the same venue home by opening up their first Las Vegas location, exclusively at The Forum Shops. They include; Sushi Roku; Il Mulino New York; The Palm • Las Vegas; Trevi Italian Restaurant and Planet Hollywood. Carmine’s NYC’s legendary family-style Italian eatery opened its first west coast location and The Forum Shops even became the first home in Las Vegas for The Cheesecake Factory. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab opened its first Las Vegas location and it was recently named among America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants. Opening soon, The Slanted Door will open its first Las Vegas location.
ROMAN FORUM STREETSCAPE, A FIRST FOR LAS VEGAS
When shoppers arrive, one of the immediate experiences they encounter is the ambience. This was the arena shoppers first experienced the fantasy recreation of an ancient Roman Forum streetscape with classic columns and arches whose painted skies reflected the change from sunrise to sunset. Central piazzas also feature ornate fountains and the classic statuary, Fountain of the Gods reflecting that of an ancient forum in towns, where the center was created to be the formal area that led people to the marketplace.
THE FIRST FREESTANDING SPIRAL ESCALATOR
When the Phase III expansion debuted in 2004, a three-level, freestanding spiral escalator became the first of its kind in the United States and was designed exclusively for The Forum Shops by Mitsubishi.
THE FIRST TO OFFER ENORMOUS AQUARIUM FOR SHOPPERS
Another “first”: a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium featuring colorful tropical fish located in the Roman Great Hall. Of heroic proportion, the hall is 160 feet in diameter and 85 feet high. In this same hall guests can see awe-inspiring statues that come to life. Today, these statues are a “must see” for Las Vegas visitors of all ages. The recently updated Atlantis Show has more than 400 moving parts