It was announced Thursday morning that the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino will open in late 2016.
The new hotel and casino will be the first to deliver an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience.
"Our principals have provided the financial commitments necessary to ensure Lucky Dragon's development remains on track for an opening later this year," said David Jacoby, Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Dragon. "As the first ground up casino development in Las Vegas in six years, the opening of Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino will mean more options for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike. We are filling a niche in Las Vegas and we're thrilled to bring such a carefully curated array of Asian-focused gaming options, restaurants and amenities to Las Vegas."
The resort will feature details such as signage in Chinese first and English second, a multilingual staff and the city's only indoor/outdoor high-end tea garden and lounge. All aspects of the hotel and casino's design have been influenced by the rich traditions of Asian culture.
The resort's 27,500 square-foot casino will focus on tables games popular in Asia, such as Baccarat and Pai Gow, with only a few "Western-style" tables such as Blackjack.
Dining will also be a highlight of the property.
A night market will emulate the vibrant street food markets of Asia, and will serve an ever-changing menu of dishes including regional delicacies, fresh and live seafood, dim sum, barbecue, boba tea and more for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A dim sum restaurant will feature live exotic seafood flown in daily and will be among the finest dim sum served in North America, and a 60-seat fine dining restaurant will boast a menu of rate Chinese and Asian delicacies.
The Lucky Dragon will also feature an indoor-outdoor tea garden and lounge area and will be helmed by the city's only tea sommelier.
There will be 204 rooms in the boutique hotel, including 23 standard suites averaging 625 square feet. The top floor of the hotel will feature a luxurious 1,300-square-foot penthouse.
In addition, there will be a 4,500-square-foot spa focusing on reflexology treatments and more.
The resort is located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip near Sahara Avenue.