Las Vegas, NV (April 20, 2005)–The Palms Casino Resort’s forthcoming recording facility, The Studio at The Palms, has hired former Hit Factory GM Zoe Thrall as director of studio operations. The first recording facility to be placed in a hotel resort and casino, The Studio is an integral part of the $600 million expansion of The Palms.
The Studio at the Palms is the brainchild of George Maloof, owner of The Palms and the Sacramento Kings, and Larry Rudolph, television producer (Newlyweds) and former manager of Britney Spears and other artists. Prior to joining The Studio, Thrall was general manager at The Hit Factory in New York City, until its doors closed in February. Thrall was the first woman president of a major recording facility in the U.S. when she joined Avatar Studios New York in 1996.
“We are excited to bring Zoe aboard to run our new studio,” stated Maloof. “Her experience and impeccable sensibilities will be integral in guiding the venture to success.”
The Studio at The Palms is scheduled to open in November of 2005, an 8,000-sq. ft., multi-room studio, designed by the top New York-based design firm Francis Manzella Design. The facility will include a large tracking and mixing room boasting an SSL 9000K, 80 input mixing desk. A second studio with an acoustically identical control room and a mid-sized overdub booth will be available primarily for mixing. Through an exclusive arrangement with Harmon International (Lexicon, Crown, JBL, AKG and many other professional product lines) and an extensive selection of vintage equipment, the studio will provide a top-shelf selection of microphones, processing, amplification and recording equipment and will remain on the bleeding edge of recording studio technology.
The Studio is part of a $600 million expansion to the The Palms. George Maloof announced he was building a 40-story hotel tower and a 520-foot condominium hotel and spa to compliment The Palms with its local and celebrity clientele. The new hotel tower with The Studio and 347 rooms and suites is already under construction. It features 46 mega suites, sky penthouses and themed party suites, built with extra sound insulation, swimming pools and even a basketball court. Other features of the hotel tower include an entertainment “mecca,” mixing nightlife and dining, a new pool and a 2,200 seat showroom. Adjacent to the hotel towers, a 50-story, 520-foot condominium hotel and spa, called The Palms Place, will be built with 599 condominiums. The Palms Place is connected to the Palms by an enclosed, elevated, moving walkway, allowing residents access to all the amenities at the Palms.
As it is an integral part of the Palms Casino Resort, The Studio will offer client amenities that are not available at any other recording destination. 24 hour a day VIP treatment is what the Palms Casino Resort is known for as it is already the choice of many music and sports celebrities when visiting Las Vegas. The new studio will increase the appeal for recording artists in scheduling more extended stays in Las Vegas. The Studio will also offer luxury suites ‘wired’ to the studio for the convenience of recording clients staying at the resort. There will also be portable DAW-based recording stations that can be brought to a guests room for a more private recording experience. The new studio will additionally feature a screening room complete with concierge and private access.
The Palms Casino Resort