- The Las Vegas Strip has a new hotel: the $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas.
- Resorts World has tech-forward amenities like “cashless wagering” and partnerships with Grubhub and Gemini.
- Take a tour of the new hotel, which officially opened June 24.
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The hotel was developed by Malaysia-based Genting Group and its official opening could not have come at a more fortuitous time as people begin traveling again.
“A brand-new Las Vegas opening like Resorts World can drive increased visitation,” Barry Jonas, managing director of Truist Securities, told Katie Young and Contessa Brewer for CNBC. “As many customers looking to trial the new property also like to visit multiple properties during their stay.”
Any Las Vegas aficionado will know that a crowd-pleasing Las Vegas Strip hotel must have plenty of food, gambling, pool, and drinking options.
Luckily, Resorts World offers all four, often with a tech-forward twist.
Let’s take a look inside.
Behind the flashy Resorts World sign lies a well-known hospitality company: Hilton.
In February 2020, the hospitality giant partnered with Resorts World Las Vegas to introduce three Hilton brands to the resort.
The three Hilton brands – Hilton Hotel and Resorts, LXR, and Conrad – make an appearance throughout the 3,500-room hotel.
The hotel has 236 rooms under Hilton’s luxury segment, LXR.
Guests staying in these rooms will have their own entrance and lobby, and upgraded rooms, suites, and villas ranging from 550 square feet to a whopping 7,000 square feet.
Then there’s the Conrad segment, which includes 1,496 rooms and suites spanning from 550 square feet to 2,800 square feet.
Finally, the majority of the rooms – 1,774, to be exact – are made up of “Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World” rooms ranging from 400 square feet to 3,300 square feet.
Besides Hilton, Resorts World has a long list of partnerships with recognizable names, such as the Kardashian-Jenner family in the form of a pop-up Kardashian Kloset, the family’s online clothing and accessory resale site.
Not interested in raiding the celebrity powerhouse family’s closet?
Resorts World also has a two-floor, 70,000-square-foot shopping venue for guests in need of retail therapy.
Besides the Kardashian family and Hilton partnerships, the hotel is also working with food ordering and delivery platform Grubhub.
Guests can use the Grubhub app or scan the Grubhub QR codes located throughout the resort, to order food or retail items.
From there, the charge can be placed on the guests’ room or credit card.
But that’s not the only tech-forward feature of the modern hotel.
It’s 2021, so of course, Resorts World has cryptocurrency capabilities.
Resorts World has partnered with Gemini – a cryptocurrency platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss – to turn the property into “one of the most crypto-friendly resorts on the Las Vegas Strip,” according to a press release.
Like more modern hotels, Resorts World also uses mobile check-ins, an artificial intelligence concierge, and digital keys.
The resort even has a tunnel that connects it to the Las Vegas Convention Center via Tesla cars.
Now, let’s take a look at Resorts World’s theater, which has space for 5,000 live entertainment fans or convention attendees.
The theater houses one of the biggest stages on the Vegas Strip, according to the resort.
In total, the stage spans 64 feet deep and 196 feet wide, totaling 13,550 square feet.
So far, headliners at the massive theater are set to include A-listers like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Luke Bryan.
The property will also have 250,000 square feet worth of meeting spaces and ballrooms for folks headed to Sin City strictly for work purposes.
Moving right along to everyone’s favorite part: the food.
Las Vegas has always been known for its bustling food and buffet scene, among other Vegas attributes.
Resorts World is no different, and the property will have over 40 food and drink options.
Let’s start off with Famous Foods Street Eats, a 24,000-square-foot food hall with 16 stalls. Several of these stalls include Asian-inspired options and restaurants with Michelin Plate or Bib Gourmand recognition.
There’s even a speakeasy inside the food hall.
But don’t fret if a food hall isn’t your scene.
Resorts World has a whole list of other food and drink options.
This includes Genting Palace, an “old-world glamour” Cantonese eatery …
… sushi and teppanyaki hotspot Kusa Nori …
… vegan ice cream from Craig’s, an iconic Los Angeles eatery …
… and RedTail, a game bar with food options.
Speaking of which, what would a Las Vegas resort be without bars?
Resorts World also has several drinking spots, including Starlight on 66 with views of the city, Nashville-transplanted Dawg House Saloon and Sportsbook, and the “most technologically advanced nightclub in Las Vegas,” Zouk Nightclub.
There’ll even be a champagne-forward Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge with live music and DJs.
Like Resorts World’s theater, Zouk Nightclub and the hotel’s other club, Ayu Dayclub, will have recognizable headliners or residents like Zedd, Tiësto, Jack Harlow, and Madison Beer.
Now moving on to the casino. The 117,000-square-foot space is filled with all the classic gambling options, such as 1,400 slot machines, 30 poker tables, and 117 table games.
Resorts World’s casino even has cashless options, including “cashless wagering.”
Think “tap-(or scan)-and-go,” but on a slot machine or at a table game.
If you’ve been gambling indoors for a bit too long, go unwind at the 5.5-acres worth of pools, including everyone’s favorite, an infinity pool.
The seven pools also have what Resorts World calls the “largest pool deck in Las Vegas,” as evidenced by the rendering below.
And when it’s time for some rest and relaxation from all the Vegas chaos, head to the 27,000-square-foot spa.
If these amenities all sound pretty enticing to you, you’re not alone.
“We were waiting, optimistic that things would get better when we opened,” Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas, told CNBC. “But here we are at 100% [capacity] and everything’s going well in Las Vegas, and we’re excited to be part of that.”