Resorts World Birmingham

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Coordinates: 52°26′54″N 1°43′06″W / 52.4484°N 1.7182°W / 52.4484; -1.7182

Resorts World Birmingham
Location Birmingham, England
Address 1 Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PU
Opening date21 October 2015
ThemeChinese
No. of rooms178 + 6 Suites
Total gaming space59,180 sq ft
Signature attractionsCineworld IMAX Cinema
Genting Casino
Santai Medispa
Shopping Mall
VOX Conference Centre
Lindt
Genting Hotel
Resorts World Arena
Notable restaurantsAndy Waters
TGIFridays,[1]
Las Iguanas
Nandos
Robata
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Pizza Express Bars: High Line
The World Bar
The Sky Bar
Bottega
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerGenting Group
ArchitectBenoy
Websitewww.resortsworldbirmingham.co.uk

Resorts World Birmingham is an entertainment complex in Birmingham, England. It has the largest casino in the United Kingdom, shopping mall, restaurants and cinemas. Construction began in February 2013 and finished in autumn 2015.[2] The Casino is owned by Genting.[3]

The £150 million development in Birmingham's NEC encompasses 50 shops and 18 bars, as well as restaurants, a spa, a cinema and a four star hotel.[4][5]

The complex (developed by Genting) is seven stories high and spans 538,000 square feet (50,000 square meters). Its design is based on the shape of a cruise ship.

Resorts World Birmingham is the first Resorts World in Europe.[6] The Birmingham complex was predicted to boost the regional economy by £33 million per annum, and create 1,100 new jobs.[7]

Hotel[edit]

The four-star hotel has 178 rooms and six five-star suites. Designs were overseen by a Feng Shui master in Malaysia[who?], and bathrooms were imported from Italy.[citation needed]

Casino[edit]

Genting was awarded a large casino licence in June 2011 by Solihull Council, and granted planning permission in 2012. The casino, which takes up 11% of the overall site,[8] is open 24 hours.

The games available include slot machines, roulette, black jack and other traditional casino games, along with poker rooms.[9]

Shopping[edit]

The covered shopping village comprising 50 stores sits along two arcs at the base of Resorts World.[10]

Cinema[edit]

The Cineworld cinema has a total of 1,782 seats and 11 screens. Eight out of the 11 screens have 3D capabilities.

The largest theatre has 282 seats, and marks the region's first purpose-built IMAX screen in a multiplex cinema.[11] It is one of three IMAX screens in Birmingham.

Conference Centre[edit]

The Vox facility can hold 900 delegates or guests, and can be separated into five separate halls, for either ceremonies or conferences.[12]

Resorts World Arena[edit]

The Resorts World Arena (previously The NEC Arena, LG Arena and Genting Arena) is part of the NEC and Resorts World complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TGI Fridays and PizzaExpress to be part of Resorts World Birmingham as Next also sign up to join the retail offer., Resorts World Birmingham
  2. ^ Construction Time-Lapse Video, YouTube
  3. ^ Resorts World Birmingham Comes to Life on October 21st, Resorts World Birmingham
  4. ^ "Everything you need to know about Resorts World". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Resorts World Birmingham: £150m casino complex opens". BBC News. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Genting super casino at National Exhibition Centre to bring in £33m a year to West Midlands". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Genting super casino at NEC to bring in £33m a year to West Midlands". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Genting super casino at NEC to bring in £33m a year to West Midlands". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Everything you need to know about Resorts World". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Everything you need to know about Resorts World". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  11. ^ "First look at new IMAX cinema at Cineworld in Resorts World Birmingham". Birmingham Mail.
  12. ^ "Everything you need to know about Resorts World". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2016.