Resorts World delays Las Vegas debut until 2021

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A rendering of the $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas, now under construction.
A rendering of the $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas, now under construction.

The opening of Resorts World Las Vegas, the mammoth resort-casino under construction on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, has been delayed again, according to the latest press statement by its developer.

The resort had been anticipated to be ready by 2020 and cost $4 billion. Now it is expected to open in the summer of 2021 and cost $4.3 billion.

The luxury resort will have two towers with 3,500 guestrooms and luxury suites, an 111,000-square-foot casino, a 5,000-capacity theater, a 75,000-square-foot nightclub and a 50-foot diameter video globe on the Strip that will display LED content.

"Our team has been working diligently to perfect the vision for Resorts World Las Vegas, and we are excited to begin sharing that concept with Las Vegas and the greater hospitality communities," said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas.

There will be Asian-inspired touches to an interior color palette of warm gold and cream hues, the press release said.

A 14,000-square-foot Entertainment Zone will house a race and sports book and live entertainment. There will be 350,000 square feet of meetings and banquet space, a 220,000-square-foot pool complex and a 27,000-square-foot spa.

Genting Berhad is developing the 88-acre Resorts World Las Vegas site, with affiliated integrated resorts in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas.

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