Resorts World Las Vegas, the “first ground-up resort built on the Las Vegas strip in over a decade,” has officially made its debut as the venue bids to usher in a new era of hospitality and gaming in the region.
Lauded as a “monumental launch,” the facility officially swung open its doors to the public at 11pm on Thursday 24 June, after a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony had earlier taken place, officiated by Genting CEO and chairman KT Lim and RWLV president Scott Sibella.
The two were joined by Hilton president & CEO Chris Nassetta, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County commissioner Tick Segerblom and Nevada congresswoman Dina Titus.
“This is a very proud moment for Genting and our Resorts World Las Vegas family as we are honored to officially open our doors,” explained Sibella.
“This spectacular resort was designed to usher in a new era of hospitality in Las Vegas with unsurpassed dining and entertainment, an array of luxury hotel accommodations, and new-age technology.
“We are excited to finally be able to present this resort to the world and officially welcome guests to experience our exceptional amenities firsthand. We are grateful for all of the support we received during our opening and truly hope our community and visitors enjoy all of the hard work that went into creating this incredible property.”
Resorts World Las Vegas will be driven by mobile technology and cashless wagering, in a move which has been praised as a “tremendous opportunity” to further the digital transformation of the consumer experience in gaming.
A number of partnerships have been secured alongside the likes of Konami Gaming, Sightline, NRT Technology, Genesis Gaming and IGT, with the facility to offer 117,000 square feet of gaming space featuring over 1,400 slot machines, 117 table games, a dedicated poker room and 30 poker tables, plus high-limit areas and a sportsbook.
Furthermore, through a partnership with Hilton, the property will feature three of the group’s brands, in a collaboration lauded as “the largest multi-brand deal” in the hospitality firm’s history.
“We are thrilled to unveil Resorts World Las Vegas – an incredible property that marks the return of our signature Hilton hospitality on the strip,” added Nassetta.
“Together, Hilton, Genting and Resorts World Las Vegas are committed to delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests, and this new resort raises the bar for Las Vegas.
“As we offer outstanding hotels, dining, entertainment and design, we are thrilled to welcome guests to the entertainment capital of the world for years to come.”