In the wake of the closing of the Riviera, a new casino emerges from the East… the far East. Resorts World Las Vegas (operated by Malaysia-based Genting Group) held its groundbreaking ceremony on May 5, 2015 on the site of the former Stardust casino with traditional Chinese thunder drummers and costumed lion dancers kicking off the historical event.
This is the first mega-resort to be constructed on the Strip in nearly a decade and the first property to be developed entirely by an international company. The $4 billion Chinese-themed resort and casino (designed by Las Vegas architect Paul Steelman) will include four towers filled with 6,500 rooms, a 175,000 square-foot casino, a 4,000-seat theater, an aquarium, a panda exhibit, an indoor water park, and a replica of the Great Wall of China.
Genting Group’s reputation as a leader in the global travel and leisure industry will be a huge draw for domestic and international tourists. The development of Resorts World Las Vegas will stimulate the Nevada tourism industry by attracting new foreign investments, creating thousands of jobs, and bringing in greater numbers of visitors, conventions, and shows to our state. The next few years will usher in the next renaissance for casino marketing and player development in Las Vegas with this new exciting international destination.
Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open mid-2018.
For a preview of the resort, watch this video from Resorts World Las Vegas: