Vegas gets its first new casino in over a decade, an Atlanta hotel takes centerstage on Marvel’s Loki, and the first cruise ship hits the ocean since the pandemic. All that and more in this week’s Five on Friday.

Resorts World Las Vegas makes its long-anticipated debut

A rendering of Resorts World Las Vegas

Though the Las Vegas Strip has seen many a new restaurants and hotel restorations, Resorts World Las Vegas is the first new casino resort constructed from scratch in more than 10 years, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal—and with a budget of $4.3 billion, it’s now the most expensive to ever land on the Strip. The property houses three hotels, all Hilton brands, with a total of 3,506 guestrooms between them. Register for HD Expo and you can check out this historic new property in person during your stay.

Marvel’s Loki puts the Atlanta Marriott Marquis front and center

Photo by Maciek Lulko/Flickr

The Time Variance Authority structure in Marvel’s Loki TV series, which is streaming on Disney+, may look like Hollywood magic, but House Beautiful points to the 50-story, 4-star Atlanta Marriott Marquis as the stand-in for the time-displaced bureau where Tom Hiddleston’s titular God of Mischief spends much of his time on the show. The hotel was originally designed by Atlanta-based architect John C. Portman, Jr. and boasts what was once the world’s largest atrium. Marvel Studios is up to its own mischief, however, as a previous production, Spider-Man: Far From Home, also shot scenes at the hotel for an entirely different in-universe location.

CDC greenlights first ocean-bound cruise ship since the start of the pandemic

Tomorrow, the Celebrity Edge, a Celebrity Cruises vessel, will become the first ship to return to service in the U.S. since COVID-19 hit early last year. On top of the milestone, Seatrade Cruise News reports that Captain Kate McCue will be the first woman from the U.S. to helm a major commercial line. At present, all ship guests aged 16 and above are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Be Originals Americas partners with Skyline Design for return of in-person student fellowship

After the Be Originals Americas Student Fellowship Program went virtual for 2020 and 2021, the organization is readying for a return to in-person learning in 2022 with a new partnership with Chicago-based glass manufacturer Skyline Design. The firm will donate a portion of sales of its new Obscura collection to help fund programming and operations for the 2022 session. The all-virtual 2021 session, the details of which you can find here, wraps up today.

Janet Van Arsdale of JVA Art Group details what’s in store for the future

For more than 50 years, JVA Art Group’s mission has been to build an exclusive library of high-resolution photography from around the globe. Since then, founder and president Janet Van Arsdale has brought on a staff of graphic designers and artists to create custom works and design solutions. Having weathered the pandemic, JVA Art Group is in the midst of a big 2021, renewing its focus on sustainability and introducing new substrates to fulfill designers’ various needs. You can watch our exclusive Partner Spotlight interview here.

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