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REAL ESTATE
January 22, 1989
Circus, Circus Enterprises Inc.'s most ambitious project to date, a 4,000-room castle-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip, is slated for completion in mid-1990. Yates-Silverman Inc. the commercial interior design firm assigned to the giant Excalibur hotel project, revealed a design plan that incorporates all of the romantic features of castle lore, using details based on a study of European castles. It includes a dungeon that will house game arcades, movie theaters and a jousting arena.
MAGAZINE
December 12, 1993 | BARBARA THORNBURG
In these days of stiff competition, the red-carpet treatment simply isn't good enough. So Las Vegas hotel-casinos are rolling out acres of exquisite designer floor covering. "The main thing you see in the casino when you gamble is the floor underneath you and the ceiling above. You have to get the main design impact from the carpet," says Charles L. Silverman of Yates-Silverman Inc. in Irvine, which created all of the Luxor and Excalibur carpet designs.
MAGAZINE
March 6, 1994 | Ellen Alperstein
Charles Silverman goes to work at a nondescript, two-story Irvine business park. He barks "good morning" to a few of his 45 cubicled employees and enters his plain-wrap office, where the only wall decor is a stuffed and mounted sailfish he caught off Acapulco some 20 years ago. From all appearances, the business of Yates-Silverman Inc. might be designing benefits packages for mid-sized companies or importing wing nuts from Thailand.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Service Reports
Topping-off ceremonies were held recently for the Luxor, a 30-story, $375-million pyramid-shaped resort that includes a $1-million replica of the tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh dreamed up by an Orange County interior designer. The Luxor opens in October amid a $2-billion building boom aimed at coaxing families to this gaming capital.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Charles Silverman journeyed to the Nile River a year ago, his task was to envision how the world's longest waterway might flow alongside crap tables and dollar slots. He studied how King Tut's tomb might be used as a place for diners to wait for a table at a Polynesian-style restaurant and how artifacts from Theban temples might line the path to the keno lounge.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1996 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
A cluster of New York's great iconic monuments plunges upward into a Nevada sky. Oddly out of proportion, soaring Art Deco towers and Modernist skyscrapers loom over Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, all huddled together in the vast nothingness of the desert. It is a freakish apparition. When New York-New York opens Jan. 3, Las Vegas' newest hotel-casino complex will be a titillating fusion of fantasy and reality.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1998 | MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new "Star Trek" space adventure-casino at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel is going boldly as the latest entry in a craze increasingly evident in Sin City: gambling locales with themed entertainment. It's a trend in which several Southern California companies--including some from the aerospace industry--are playing an instrumental role. The new Hilton attraction includes Star Trek: The Experience, a $70-million space adventure that is a joint venture between Hilton Hotels Corp. and Viacom Inc.'
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