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While we wait for things to kick into gear, new filings with local zoning officials are providing added insight into what to expect. We've already known the project will be inspired by a "Forbidden City" design and will feature multiple towers (four ranging from 44-57 stories) in a complex not dissimilar to CityCenter. Now we know those towers will offer a combined 6,583 hotel rooms, 22 VIP villas, and 43 Aqua Suites. We don't even know what Aqua Suites are, but we so want to stay in one!
The standard hotel rooms will be between 550 to 900 square feet in area. The Villas will be between 2,700 to 7,000 square feet and the suites will be between 630 to 4,500 square feet in area.
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Resorts World has gone on record. Construction on its Las Vegas destination will commence within one year, or by June 19, 2014, specifically.
Property representatives went before local government officials yesterday regarding several points and, unsurprisingly, received approval for all of its requests. A thumbs up was given to its intention to add trees and various other landscaping along its Las Vegas Boulevard border; to drop plans to 'wrap' the long dormant Echelon husk it will replace away from view; and to build a 35-foot-tall wall that will announce the new mega-resort to come. And, not just any wall. This one will have a sound component (mandated to be no louder than 60 decibels, or the volume of a normal conversation) that will play music as well as help direct passersby to one of two preview centers that were also green-lighted.
Resorts World Las Vegas won't debut until sometime in 2016, but execs want you to become familiar with it beforehand.
The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that property reps want to build two preview centers for visitors. City documents show the two-story centers would offer retail sales, a showroom, and live entertainment. One would be located along Las Vegas Boulevard South near Encore. The other would be placed on the northeast corner of the 87-acre site.
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Every casino has a concept which may or may not be seen as a theme depending on how obvious it. Wynn, Aria and Cosmopolitan have a concept behind the design, but these casinos are not seen as themed because it's not as
cartoonish obvious as the Eiffel Tower at Paris or the castle turrets surrounding Excalibur. There hasn't been an obviously themed casino in Las Vegas since The Venetian and The Palazzo were completed in 1999 and 2007, respectively. That could all be changing with Resorts World Las Vegas.
Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open in 2016 and will have a heavy Asian influence throughout the $2 billion property. Resorts World Las Vegas will include a series of bronze and gold glass towers flanking Asian-style red pagodas, lagoons and fountains. There is even plans for a replica of the Great Wall of China and discussion on whether or not they will have a panda exhibit. The inclusion of a water park definitely makes Resorts World Las Vegas the first outwardly family friendly casino on The Strip in years.
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.
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Early this morning, newspaper headlines began to fill with news that Boyd Gaming had sold the hulking shell of Echelon and its surround acreage to Genting, a Malaysian gambling company, for $350 million bucks. Just when we were beginning to wonder what was going on with plans to "hide" it away from view.