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When One Door Closes, Resorts World Las Vegas Breaks Ground (And Has New Renderings, Too)

May 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (21)

Yesterday, we were so caught up with the hunt for the stolen Crazy Girls costumes and wigs as well as mourning the loss of The Riviera, we completely forgot about the ground-breaking for the Resorts World Las Vegas. But we've got the recap for you right here, along with a batch of new renderings.

After a few delays, Malaysia-based Genting Group finally held a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday for Resorts World, a $4 billion Asia-themed resort and casino on the site of the stalled Echelon property, which is also the site of the former Stardust casino.

The ceremony was attended by Governor Brian Sandoval as well as several execs from Genting Group and Clark County officials.

Steve Wynn was there too but he really did not like the Chinese thunder drummers. Come on, Steve, cheer up! Resorts World Las Vegas will mean the end of depressing views from your hotel rooms.

Resorts World will be a completely over-the-top project. Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that when completed it will look like a Chinese village with 6,500 rooms (spread out over four room towers), a 175,000-square-foot casino, a 4,000-seat theater, an aquarium, a panda exhibit, an indoor water park and a replica of the Great Wall of China. You can peep this video to get a better idea of it all:

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If You're Waiting For Construction To Start On Resorts World, Wait For It...

November 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM | by | Comments (20)

A rendering of phase one for Resorts World.

In 2013, Genting representatives promised construction would start on the highly anticipated Resorts World Las Vegas project by June 2014. That date (obviously) came and went. Then, earlier this year, it was reported work would resume by year's end. Now, it looks like that's been pushed back even more.

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For Resorts World, The Animation Comes Before The Activity

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October 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM | by | Comments (11)

Once expected to restart construction at the stalled Echelon construction site this past summer, work on Resorts World Las Vegas has yet to begin. The only eye-catching change over the past few months was the arrival of colorful ads in May.

Yesterday, a video posted on Vimeo -- first reported by our East Coast Gambler on his EDGe Vegas blog -- sparked interest for containing the first animations of the planned $4 billion resort. Warning: the accompanying commentary is sleep-inducing.

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A Tentative Timeline For A New North Strip

August 11, 2014 at 8:09 PM | by | Comments (8)

The North Strip finally seems to be headed for the revival long imagined, but never realized. SLS Las Vegas, a re-imagined, renovated and renamed Sahara, will open its doors at midnight on August 23 following a $415 million transformation. But, what about the other elements now in play?

Across the Strip from SLS, MGM Resorts' $20 million City of Rock will debut with the US arrival of Rock in Rio in May 2015. The plan is for the outdoor festival grounds to host up to 12 (possibly 16) events a year, however, a representative has stated no other events are on the books right now beyond the mega-concert event.

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On The Vegas Strip, Resorts World Putting Its Best Locations Forward

May 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM | by | Comments (24)

Still a dormant construction site for now, Resorts World Las Vegas has managed to add a splash of color to the Vegas Strip.

Today, @iJonBuhay spotted the addition of colorful murals to the construction walls surrounding what will eventually become the $4 billion mega-resort you see above. (Renderings, at top and bottom, found by another VegasChatter fan, Tim K.) The murals reflect the brand's current locations around the world.

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Resorts World Moves Another Step Closer To Reality

May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM | by | Comments (12)

Resorts World Las Vegas, the themed mega-resort planned for the north Strip, received the green light for a gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board today. Genting, owners of the project, will now need to seek the same blessing from the Nevada Gaming Commission later this month.

On a recent trip by the long-stalled construction site, we spied a handful of construction workers on site. A report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal today confirms that "site development is already underway." VegasChatter photographer Greg C. pulled the photos you see below comparing the site today to what it looked like back in 2009. He reports that it's still virtually unchanged.

Echelon, 2009.

Resorts World, 2014.

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New Details On The Coming Resorts World Las Vegas

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October 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM | by | Comments (9)

Resorts World, the new mega-resort complex set for the site of the failed Echelon project, should commence construction by June 2014, with an opening sometime in 2016.

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 To Commence Construction Within A Year

June 20, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

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.

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Resorts World Wants To Give Us An Advance Peek

June 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM | by | Comments (7)

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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To Theme Or Not To Theme?

March 29, 2013 at 5:34 PM | by | Comments (18)

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.

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A Closer Look At Resorts World Las Vegas

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March 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (6)

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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2 Down, 1 To Go: Echelon To Become Resorts World

March 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM | by | Comments (10)

First, sbe dusted off its plans to turn the Sahara into the SLS Las Vegas. Now, another abandoned hotel project is getting a second chance at completion.

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.

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