Resorts World Las Vegas is now scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. The project built on the land once home to the Stardust across the street from Wynn Las Vegas was once intended to be a major complex called Echelon Place. Genting purchased the land and stalled building structures in 2013 and announced the new property on the north Vegas Strip would be Resorts World Las Vegas. The property was originally scheduled to open in 2016.

Slow Start And Lots Of Changes

The project was slow to get underway. Resorts World didn’t break ground until 2015. The slow pace of construction has been noticeably picking up this year. Progress is clearly visible for the first time in years. After years of delays, Resorts World seems set on the new opening date.
Plans for the $4.3 billion property have changed a lot over the years. Resorts World was initially going to have seven hotel towers, an Asian theme, and be an affordable family-oriented casino-hotel. When it opens, Resorts World will be a luxury resort-casino with less of a definitive theme.
The casino-resort will feature both traditional and modern architecture. Resorts World intends to bring a new level of a luxury hotel experience to Las Vegas. The property will still have Asian-inspired touches but it won’t be the dominant theme as once planned. The property will feature progressive technology and world-class guest service.

The New Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World will have a 5,000-capacity theater that can host a variety of events from A-list residencies to corporate events. Despite the most recent nightclub failure at Palms, there will be a 75,000-square-foot nightlife and daylife concept.
In addition to traditional hotel rooms, there will be luxury suites, villas, and penthouses with individual lobby experiences, open balconies, and a sky casino.
“Our team has been working diligently to perfect the vision for Resorts World Las Vegas and we are excited to begin sharing that concept with Las Vegas and the greater hospitality communities,” said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas. “We believe Resorts World’s unique design and commitment to providing cutting-edge amenities and captivating experiences, is the foundation to curating a thoughtful resort experience that aims to redefine the luxury hotel standard in Las Vegas.”

Sweet Amenities

Resorts World Las Vegas will also include the following amenities:

  • 110,000-square-foot casino complete with slots, table games, high-limit gaming areas, private gaming salons, dedicated poker room, and a 14,000-square-foot Entertainment Zone, which will include a race and sports book and featured live entertainment.
  • 220,000-square-foot pool complex with seven unique pool experiences including a 1,800-square-foot infinity pool with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Two resort towers with 3,500 guest rooms.
  • 27,000-square-foot world-class spa.
  • Extensive food and beverage portfolio featuring a wide range of cuisine from authentic street food to Michelin star dining, including concepts new to the Las Vegas Strip.

Resorts World will be easy to find once it opens. There will be huge LED screens seemingly visible from all over Las Vegas. The West Tower will have a 100,000-square-foot LED screen. This will be one of the largest LED building displays in the world. The East Tower will have a relatively minuscule (but huge) 19,000-square-foot LED screen. There will be a traditional casino marquee as well as a 50-foot diameter video globe which will display over 6,000 square feet of LED content.
It’s great to finally see construction progress at Resorts World. The hotel towers have been topped off and about 90% of the glass is installed. The property should really start to take shape next year while they finish construction. I look forward to finally seeing this long-term construction project finally open in 2021.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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