Vegas is alive with chatter as the June 24 opening of the $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas draws near. The venue has already begun taking guest room reservations and is still on the hunt for qualified staff.
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The Resorts World President, Scott Sibella, explained that the 3500 room resort had been due to open to the public by July 4.
“We were always committed to getting this property open this summer. But we felt, really, that it was so important to us to get open by the Fourth of July because we really think this is going to be the biggest Fourth of July the city has seen in a long time,” he said in an interview for the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Resorts World is planned as a limited-smoking property and smoking will be banned throughout the resort, except for the casino floor. The resort sits on the west side of the Strip, just south of Circus Circus and Slots a Fun.
In the interim, Resorts World has continued its hiring of workers to fill thousands of vacancies.
Lori Calderon, the Executive Director of talent acquisition and community engagement, stated on her LinkedIn page that job offers were being sent out for table-game openings. She stated that department leaders would contact applicants to offer them a job.
“Keep your phones close by this week,” she wrote.
According to Sibella, 95 percent of Resorts World will be open by the scheduled launch date.
A planned 5000-seat concert hall will only be ready by the fall, with highly-anticipated performances by the likes of Katy Perry, Celine Dion, and Carrie Underwood planned for the venue.
Elon Musk’s underground Tesla transit tunnel won’t be available at the resort until 2022. The people mover will connect Resorts World to the new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opposite side of the Strip.
The hotel section of Resorts World will boast three Hilton-branded options. Each one will provide separate entrances and lobbies. Hotel guests are welcome to join the Hilton Honors rewards program and mobile check-in and digital-key services will be made available.
Patrons can earn gaming, shopping, and dining loyalty points with Genting Rewards. This loyalty program is facilitated by the property’s owner, the Malaysia-based Genting Group.
Shopping enthusiasts will be pleased with the resort’s boutique shops, and the over 40 food and beverage locations, including a Los Angeles-based vegan ice cream shop will ensure guests never go hungry. The street food restaurants will include a Thai beef noodle shop, Ten Suns Braised Beef, and a Taiwanese bubble tea shop called Tiger Sugar.
Resorts World will also have bragging rights to the largest pool deck in Las Vegas and the only infinity pool on the Strip.
The completion of Resorts World will make it the first new hotel-casino on the Strip in over a decade. The last new ‘face’ on the strip was the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that was originally built as a condominium project and opened in December 2010 as a hotel-casino. At the time, the $4.1 billion Cosmopolitan was the most expensive resort built in Las Vegas history.
The Circa Resort is another new venue that opened last year in downtown Las Vegas. It claims the distinct honour of being the first resort to be built from the ground up in downtown’s Glitter Gulch in 40 years.
Resorts World lies beyond the city limits and south of downtown. It occupies the former site of the now-demolished Stardust Casino that was a mob-affiliated hotel-casino, previously run by notorious Chicago odds-maker Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal on behalf of Midwestern crime families.