The President of Resorts World Las Vegas, Ed Farrell, has recently said that the massive project is moving forward. In addition to this, major construction will soon begin on the Asian-themed casino resort, which will boast 3000 rooms when completed. A local Las Vegas news outlet was able to tour the construction site recently, providing updates on its progress.
Resorts World Las Vegas will soon see major construction beginning. It will cost CA$4.9 billion to build and take three years.
Resorts World Las Vegas Ready for Construction
The Las Vegas news outlet, KSNV, was taken on a tour of the 87-acre construction site by Farrell. Farrell was pleased to report that Resorts World Las Vegas had obtained all necessary permits and the construction company for the project had been hired.
The Resorts World Las Vegas project is being undertaken by the Genting Group, which is based in Malaysia. The project is being built on the site of the old Stardust. This land had been purchased by Boyd Gaming, who was busy building a 5300-room resort. However, these plans were abandoned when the recession hit. This allowed Genting to purchase the land in 2013 for CA$463 million and some of the Boyd construction work will be incorporated into the new resort.
Final Form of Resorts World Las Vegas Unknown
With major construction set to begin soon, many people are wondering what the final result will be. Genting has said that its final design has shifted away from the original proposition. Originally, it was supposed to be a Chinese-themed venue, but now it’s said to be a more modern Asian theme. However, Genting isn’t revealing too much and has said it will release details over the course of its construction.
The project is expected to take three years to complete, costing CA$4.9 Billion. Over CA$490 million worth of contracts have been signed, and the project will see around 2000 people on site during the busiest periods of construction.
Resorts World Las Vegas currently has an opening date set for late 2020. This is obviously a tentative date, as construction delays might happen. We certainly look forward to seeing the finished product.