JoAnna Haugen
JoAnna Haugen

InsightThough there isn't much to see at the future site of Resorts World, and its builder, Malaysian company Genting Group, is playing its cards close to its chest when it comes to details about the $4 billion resort project, a recent video posted online provides some insight into what visitors can expect once the resort opens.

Resorts World, a massive, Asian-themed property to be located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip across from Wynn and Encore, was originally pushing for a 2016 debut, with construction expected to start in May of this year.JoAnnaHaugen

A video released by EB5 Select, a group of EB-5 visa investment consultants, contains 3D renderings of the property, including the gaming floor, nightlife spaces, entertainment venues and shopping areas, as well as an idea of what the exterior of Resorts World is expected to look like, information that has not been made available to the press. The video also says that more than ten million square feet of space is expected to be developed during stage one of the project.

The EB-5 visa program gifts permanent residency to investors, their spouses and their children under age 21 by investing $500,000, according to the EB5 Select web site.

Though details of the resort have not been forthcoming for media, highlights of the property in the initial phase supposedly include 3,000 hotel rooms, a casino floor, several restaurants and bars, a shopping area, a 4,000-seat theater, a garden attraction and a 58-foot-tall, 50,000-square-foot aquarium. Additional attractions that may be added in later phases include additional hotels, a one-million-square-foot convention center, a water park, more restaurants and a theme park, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal article from earlier this year, regarding a suitability hearing for the property.

Note: As of Dec. 30, the video is no longer available.


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