Las Vegas is hot, hot, hot
The new MGM hotel at Las Vegas’ City Center, the Vdara, is causing concern for management and guests alike. This hotel boasts some unusual features. It is non-smoking, received a 5 Green Key rating, and is a gaming free environment. Imagine that in Las Vegas. But it also boasts a less than desireable feature the “death ray”. Feng Shui might have predicted this problem in advance.
The solar convergence, dubbed “death ray’ by the staff is a result of the concave, crescent shape of the hotel tower, the relentless desert sun and the glass exterior. At certain times of day the building concentrates the heat of the sun and beams it down onto the pool patio. Temperatures hot enough to melt plastic, heat up metal patio furniture and to cause guests to claim a feeling similar to a chemical burn have resulted.
Apparently the designers of the 57 story building were aware of the problem and tried to ameliorate it by using a film on certain areas of glass. But it seems not to have eliminated the problem. The management is trying to find a solution. The sun’s rotation and seasonal shift make the placing of some type of screening difficult. And after all people like to sit around the pool and soak up some rays. Just not this many.
The Vdara has very strong fire element energy as part of its design. This combined with the shape and direction of the building make the problem less than surprising. Avoiding problems before you build and have to deal with the consequences is an excellent reason to use Feng Shui. Think how much it is going to cost to fix this problem.
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- ‘Death ray’ singes Vegas hotel guest (cnn.com)