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A Closer Look At Resorts World Las Vegas

Where: 3000 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM | by | ()

Remember when we thought the abandoned Echelon site would be an eyesore until the end of time, or something like that? Today, Vegas received another great indicator that the north Strip is slowly, and finally, gearing up towards a comeback with the announcement that Echelon will (eventually) become Resorts World Las Vegas.

Boyd Gaming has sold the site to Genting, a Malaysian gambling company that owns the Resorts World brand, for $350 million. It plans to turned the failed project into Resorts World Las Vegas, a $2 billion dollar venture. Construction is expected to start up next year with a reported opening timeline of 2016. The new resort would feature 3,500 hotel rooms, 175,000 square feet of gaming "across several.. floors," convention space, dining and retail outlets, too.

Detailed renderings of what the finished resort would look like, can be found below.

The barely begun Echelon project sits on the site of the iconic, but now long gone Stardust hotel. It was to have been a CityCenter-ish type project that never saw its expected 2010 debut. Construction was halted in 2008 and never began anew.

3.4 Update, 9:07 p.m. PST: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Resorts World "also wants to bring a live panda habitat, a replica of the Great Wall of China, a 7.5-acre indoor water amusement park, tea gardens, outdoor red pagodas, theaters and other family-friendly attractions" to Las Vegas as well.

(Renderings: Genting)

Archived Comments:

Great work!

This sure is exciting news after 4+ years of closures making all the news it is good to hear that things are rolling along! The development of the north strip is much needed and will bring diversity and hopefully choice and less monopoly! The renderings are cool! Look Skyfall-esque actually...so good timing. Will be interested to see this project assemble

Interesting look

It will be great to have SOMETHING at this site.
The Asian looks disappears from The Imperial Palace and reappears here, (not quite the same).
I wonder what's happening with that Red Dragon Casino that was supposed to open 2 blocks away on Sahara?

Bet the Peppermill is happy!

It's about time!  That section has been dying a slow death for years.  Good luck, look forward to seeing them start work


Its great news, until the Unions start complaining that they are not being used, so prepare for the normal bullcrap union picketing that they are known for.


I guess we will have to hope the Union contractors will get the job. Then the workers will be better trained and safer in my opinion. BTW not really the point of the story in my opinion.


I always wanted to go to genting now it's coming to me