LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Resorts World Las Vegas will open its doors to the public on June 24 and is now taking reservations for rooms.
“We are filled with gratitude and excitement as we approach our opening this June and hope to play a role in Las Vegas’s rebound after what has been an incredibly challenging year for the destination and greater hospitality industry,” said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas.
The 3,500-room resort, which is affiliated with three Hilton Hotels brands, is the first new resort on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade.
The property displayed the big announcement on its LED screen Monday morning.
“After years of planning and constructing this monumental property with some of the most innovative partners in the industry, Resorts World Las Vegas will redefine the hospitality standard in Las Vegas with unmatched dining and entertainment, more variety of hotel accommodations than anywhere else on the Strip, and the city’s most progressive technology,” Sibell said.
The resort is on the site of the former Stardust hotel.
“It is awesome, very awesome,” said Tom Nelson, visiting from Minnesota. “I can’t wait for it to open up.”
Visitors and locals have been watching the bright red tower over the course of its construction.
“It is nice to see this part of town building up again,” said Nelson.
Sibella notes from pools to nightclubs, the Strip’s newest hotel will be a unique experience for everyone.
“A new resort like this has proven in the past that it brings more visitors to Las Vegas,” he said. “….There has not been anything at this level built in 10 years on the Strip, so we took advantage of all the advancement of technology and how you lay out a property.”
Resorts World’s location on the north end of the Strip means change for the area, as well.
“We know it may not happen overnight, but things are starting to shift this way,” said Sibella. “We are surrounded by luxury properties; we are surrounded by a lot of attractions, the mall. We love being across from the new convention center. We love that the Sphere is still going on.”
He says the timing could not be better:
“We are also excited that it can be perfect timing to help the city rebound with a property like this. We are happy to be a part of that; we think it will be a great summer.”
8 News Now checked out room rates online. We’re finding they start in the mid-$300 range and go up from there.