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Resorts World pushes back opening date, releases updated plan

Posted at 11:02 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 15:29:19-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Resorts World Las Vegas is pushing back its opening date to the summer of 2021.

They have also released updated plans for the luxury resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The plans include a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art theater; a 75,000-square-foot nightlight and daylife concept; a 50-foot diameter video globe; and additional luxury suites, villas and penthouses with individual lobbies, open balconies and a sky casino.

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In addition to the new entertainment venues and guest room enhancements, the resort is expected to feature a myriad of facilities and amenities, including:

  • Next-generation 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 includes a race and sports book and featured live entertainment;
  • Two resort towers housing 3,500 guest rooms;
  • 350,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space;
  • 27,000-square-foot world-class spa;
  • 220,000-square-foot pool complex with seven unique pool experiences including an 1,800-square-foot infinity pool with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip;
  • 100,000-square-foot West Tower LED screen (one of the largest LED building displays in the world) and 19,000-square-foot East Tower LED screen;
  • 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.

It appears that the theme of the property is also being modified to appear to a broader audience. Initially, the resort was going to feature an Asian theme. Now, it will feature "Asian-inspired" touches.

The price tag for the new resort and casino has also increased from approximately $4 billion to $4.3 billion. That will make it the most expense Las Vegas resort project in history. The Cosmopolitan was the most expensive at $4.18 billion. Wynn Las Vegas cost $3.26 billion and the Bellagio cost $2.3 billion.

Resorts World is being developed by the Malaysia-based Genting Group.