Abel Design Group (ADG) recently completed the architecture and interiors for the Rush Tower, the most recent addition to The Golden Nugget Lake Charles complex wholly owned by Landry’s, Inc. The $100 million 14-story tower contains 353 guest rooms, including 4 luxury villas with outdoor patios.
Given that this tower was an addition, ADG collaborated with the owner to produce a design that was cohesive with the two existing hotel towers within the complex. The Golden Nugget also required that the tower be completed on a fast track schedule to accommodate the influx of guests at the outset of the hotel’s busy season. The project was led by ADG Associate Principal Bill Gray.
Bill has more than 20 years of project experience with an extensive background in high-end retail and hospitality projects, including Tiffany & Co jewelry stores around the world and numerous casino renovations. Since joining Abel Design Group in February 2013 as a Senior Associate, Bill has completed other luxury hospitality projects for Landry’s, Inc, including the Mastro’s Ocean Club restaurant in Malibu and Mastro’s Steak House in New York, NY. Bill was promoted to Associate Principal in June of 2017 and now leads the Austin office of Abel Design Group, Ltd. Bill is a licensed architect in Texas and Colorado and is a LEED accredited professional.
About Abel Design Group
Founded in Houston, Texas in 2001, Abel Design Group is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm specializing in corporate, hospitality, higher education, restaurant, and retail design, nationally and internationally. Recent awards include PaperCity Magazine’s 2018 Design Award for Commercial Interior Design and Architectural Design: Office, Theater, Spiritual or Public Space, six consecutive years as one of Interior Design Magazine’s Rising Giants, the Houston Business Journal Fast 100 for four consecutive years, a 2017 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award, and the American Institute of Architects 2016 Interior Design Award.