One of the most anticipated arrivals in Las Vegas, that has taken over a decade to develop and construct, is a new luxury hotel experience called Resorts World Las Vegas. On the site of the iconic Stardust Resort and Casino, Resorts World has had a tumultuous rise from the dust. Back in 2007, Boyd gaming, who originally owned the property, decided to demolish the Stardust and begin construction on Echelon Place, a $4.8 billion mega hotel casino complex. When construction started, the property was originally intended to span 10.5 million square feet with three different hotels in one, a shopping center, casino, and convention center. But when the Great Recession hit in 2008, the project was doomed and massive financial struggles forced the construction to stop completely. The site was sold to Genting Group in 2013 and plans for Resorts World to be built on top of the existing foundation of Echelon was announced.
Originally scheduled to resume construction in 2015, more delays and redesigns hindered the hotel from making any progress until 2017 when a final design was put forward and construction was ramped up. Now more than 13 years after the Stardust was imploded, Resorts World is finally starting to take shape. Currently slated for a summer 2021 opening date, the now $4.3 billion Resorts World will include a 59 story hotel tower with over 3,500 rooms, a 5,000 square foot theater where artists like Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood are rumored to be resident headliners. The plans also include a 220,000 square foot pool complex with seven different themed areas, a much anticipated 1,800 square foot infinity pool that overlooks the Las Vegas Strip, and a 75,000 square foot Nightlife and Daylife concept.
The construction has progressed throughout 2019 and 2020. The main tower has been architecturally topped out and is unmistakable when driving down The Strip. However, the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, which has ravaged the world's economy, has slowed construction down a bit. A handful of workers have become ill with this menacing disease and rumors have swirled that development would cease yet again but as of this May 2020 writing, construction has been pushed full steam ahead and no further delays have been announced. Hopefully, this 13-year construction project can finally be completed after such a long time of standing as an eyesore to The Strip.
When it does hopefully and eventually open, expect Resorts World to be a major player in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Their Nightclub and Dayclub space will surely accommodate many Bachelorette parties and house a top-tier resident list that is comparable to its new competitor next door, Encore Beach Club. Resorts World is a force to be reckoned with and stiff competition for the other mega-clubs in town.
Stick with us at Bachelorette Vegas and we will provide updated news and information about this project as it becomes available. Expect full package options for the Club, the restaurants and other Resorts World attractions.