One of the new casino projects being built on the Strip is Resorts World Las Vegas. To come in second place among the tallest buildings in this casino area, it will stand 57 floors high. The West Tower has a 100,000 square-foot facade that is lit up as a focal point with LED lighting.
The ultimate "wow" aspect for tourists is the overarching purpose of this new property. This one should lift the bar in a city full of extremes even higher than it already is. The entire entertainment complex in its own right is expansive. The cost of the project, initially targeted for a 2016 opening on the former site of the Stardust, was last estimated at $4 billion. Now it sits at $4.3 billion. That would make Resorts World Las Vegas more costly than Cosmopolitan's $4 billion growth.
Announcing new amenities
But according to the company, with the inflated price tag comes new features. Here's a peek at this week's reported new amenities:
- "State-of-the-art theater" capacity of 5,000 scalable for hosting A-list residencies and corporate events"
- 75,000-square-foot "notion of nightlife and daylife"
- 50-foot diameter video globe to show LED content of over 6,000 square feet
- Additional luxury suites, private lobbies, open balconies and a sky casino for villas and penthouses.
High limit betting Casino Floor
The casino floor itself will rise to 117,000 square feet. A dedicated high-limit gaming area will be one of the major features. For meetings and conferences, you can add another 350,000 square feet. 220,000 square feet of space will cover the spa complex with pools and exercise equipment.
Over the course of nearly a decade, this whole project took shape. In 2012, Resorts World Las Vegas was in the construction process. The lengthy timetable for start to finish has all led to numerous problems with the economy, lawsuits, and redesigns.
This would become the most Asian-influenced property on the Las Vegas Strip. As a single body, earlier proposals were more closely tied to China.
Genting Group operates resort-casinos around the world and acquired $350 million from Boyd Gaming for the Las Vegas property in 2013.
When the recession struck, Boyd began constructing a hotel complex on the site of the former Stardust casino, leaving the project's steel-and-concrete skeleton standing dormant.
First, Genting planned a target audience as the Asian tourism destination, but it seems that the company is shifting this strategy to carrying out a luxury hotel experience with "Asian-inspired touches".