INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA—Landscape architectural firm Lifescapes International has designed the landscape environment for Paradise City, a $1.1 billion, fully integrated entertainment and gaming resort complex totaling 83 acres in Incheon, South Korea.
“As Northeast Asia’s first ‘art-tainment’ integrated resort, Paradise City offers an unparalleled guest experience,” said Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, president of Lifescapes International. “This mega-resort combines a diverse range of hospitality, gaming, art, and retail amenities, allowing guests to experience luxury, beauty, and entertainment like no other in Northeast Asia.”
Paradise City encompasses 12 facilities, including a five-star luxury hotel totaling 711 rooms, a family wing and pool villas, a premium casino equipped with state-of-the-art systems, and a K-style-themed convention center decked with a full-service entertainment bar, and more. Additional amenities include an art gallery that features works from notable and rising artists, retail shops, restaurants, and a luxury spa.
Project Designer Alvaro Amador shared, “The trend in resort development is an increased focus on creating a one-of-a-kind guest experience through programmable spaces, water entertainment shows, and landscaped environments to attract guests and encourage repeat visits. At Paradise City, we took this concept to the next level by incorporating innovative landscaping to achieve the artistic energy and excitement of a fully immersive resort experience.”
Lifescapes International infused vibrant landscaping throughout the main resort-style pool, complete with an outdoor bar and private cabanas for a nightlife setting. The firm also designed a large Las Vegas-style main entry, wedding gardens, private villas, and gardens that flow throughout the interior and exterior of the project. Italian villa elements and Mediterranean motifs, in addition to “hallyu” or Korean-pop culture, inspired the landscape design for this resort, which includes interior gardens and outdoor accent plantings with a spectrum of color and texture.