In the past 11 years, Las Vegas Strip has not seen a hotel or a casino open until this week. The Resorts World opened on Thursday, bringing in a new landscape on the Strip.
Built at $4.3 billion, the red-tinted Resorts World Las Vegas is the most expensive hotel-casino in the history of Nevada. It has surpassed the $4.1 billion Cosmopolitan, which opened in December 2010.
Resorts World is located on the northwest end of the Strip, south of Circus Circus. The 3, 506 room Resort World is owned by the Malaysian-based Genting Group and features three Hilton branded hotels, each with its entrance.
The excitement surrounding Thursday’s opening is similar to earlier groups opening that helped transform the Strip. The Steve Wynn-owned Mirage opening in 1989 brought a themed megaresort designed to attract families.
Later, other concepts have been introduced including, resorts the restrict smoking to the only casino. With its high-tech ecosystem and several foods and luxury shopping options, civil leaders hope that the facility will help transform the north end of the Strip.
The transformation will include a $1 billion convention center on the eastern side of the Strip and an underground Tesla people mover system. The transit will ultimately connect Resorts World to the convention center.
Other attractions at Resorts World include nine swimming pools and 40 dining and drinking establishments, Kardashian Kloset pop-up store plus a licensed sexual and wellness shop.
Celebrities expected to perform at Resorts World include Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and Singer Miley Cyrus.