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Chad Mellon Studio

The Story

The vibrant colors and intricate design of the new Ulster carpets at the Sycuan Casino play an integral role in the design story created by HBG Design as part of an ambitious expansion.

Set dramatically within the rugged landscape of East San Diego County, the resort expansion offers new casino, dining and entertainment experiences designed to seamlessly weave contemporary upscale elements together with unique relatable branding.

We designed and manufactured bespoke flooring for multiple areas of the new facilities, including the casino, high limits area, ballroom/event center, the pre-function area and meeting rooms. We also created a series of matching rugs for the lobby area.

HBG Design are a Top 5 hospitality design firm in the USA and they are known for shaping physical space and connecting people to place. Ulster Carpets are renowned for their partnership approach and our team worked closely with HBG to ensure we could realise their interior design vision.

The result of this successful collaboration is a series of bold designs that match the unique branding of the Sycuan Casino and reflect the rugged mountain landscape in which it is located.

The kaleidoscope of colour in the casino is combined with flowing, organic patterns to create an impactful carpet design. Variations of this vibrant aesthetic are replicated in the lobby, pre-function areas and in the meeting rooms while key areas such as the high limits area and ballroom utilize the same colour bank but with a more structured design.

Ulster’s experience of the casino sector was key to the success of this project. As one of San Diego’s premier casino and resort destinations, Sycuan Casino required strong, defined designs that reflected the brand ethos of this award-winning venue.

While the impact of the carpet designs was central to meeting these requirements, durability and maintenance were also an integral reason for choosing Ulster. The combination of Axminster weaving and wool provides wide-ranging benefits in terms of durability, sustainability and longevity. This is further enhanced by Ulster’s patented weaving technology to provide a superior flooring solution that is second to none.

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