Resorts World Las Vegas
|Resorts World Las Vegas|
|Address||3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
|Number of rooms||6,583|
|Total gaming space||175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2)|
In 2007, Boyd Gaming demolished the Stardust to develop Echelon Place, but construction was halted during the economic downturn of 2008. Boyd then sold the 87 acres (35 ha) site to the Genting Group for $350 million in March 2013.
Resorts World decided to use the construction structure of the Echelon instead of demolishing it. It was initially to break ground in 2014 and open in 2016. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 5, 2015, with an expected opening date of mid-2018. Notable planned features include a panda exhibit and an indoor waterpark. The completed 21,847,314-square-foot (2,029,681.9 m2) project will eventually include 4 towers totaling 6,583 rooms and could cost up to $7 billion.
In February 2016, the resort's status was considered questionable, as little construction had occurred up to that point. Genting stated in May 2016 that construction would ramp up later in the year, for a projected opening in 2019. The company attributed the delays to the complex construction logistics of the project as well as a falling Malaysian Dollar which has decreased the company's purchasing power globally.
The $7-billion project will include:
- 4 hotel towers with a total of 6,583 hotel rooms
- 175,000-square-foot (16,300 m2) casino
- 4,000-seat theater
- Retail, dining and convention space
- Rooftop sky park and observation deck
- Movie theater
- Ice skating rink
- Bowling alley
- Indoor water park
- Panda exhibit
- 21,847,314-square-foot (2,029,681.9 m2) total area at completion
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