Las Vegas Welcomes New Resorts under Aud$8.5BN Investment

Published on : Tuesday, September 9, 2014

las-vegas-logoOver AUD$8.5 billion* of planned investment is well underway in the city of Las Vegas, marked by the recent and impending openings of several key resorts in the entertainment capital of the world.




Earlier this year in May, saw the opening of the Cromwell, followed by the highly anticipated August opening of the SLS Las Vegas and the Delano Las Vegas, just last week.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority (LVCVA) vice president of international marketing, Michael Goldsmith, said “Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and this is underpinned by the high level of investment and development across world class entertainment precincts, attractions and resorts.”

The SLS Las Vegas, which opened its doors on 23 August, following a AUD$445 million (USD$415) renovation, is a lifestyle-driven resort which occupies the site of the former legendary Sahara Hotel.

Owned by global hospitality leader sbe, the resort is the company’s largest to date. It builds on SLS Hotels’ reputation in a setting with style, design and an impressive collection of award-winning dining and nightlife concepts, bringing renewed energy to the northern end of The Strip.

The resort is a combined vision of Nazarian, James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés as the property’s culinary director and design icon Philippe Starck consulting through Gensler, increasing the standard for Las Vegas hospitality with standout service and stylish rooms.

Additionally, SLS Las Vegas introduces three premier nightlife concepts that will energise the guest experience with technology and immersive entertainment. LiFE is a 6,000-square-metre mega club featuring a rooftop pool and emerging DJ talent. Foxtail delivers a sophisticated yet edgy atmosphere highlighted by open format music and celebrity appearances, with the adjoining Foxtail Pool Club that comes to life during the day. SLS Las Vegas also welcomes the second location of The Sayers Club, one of Los Angeles’ renowned live music venues.

The Cromwell, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation property, opened its doors as the first, stand-alone boutique hotel. Following a AUD$199.7 million renovation of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, the resort features 188 rooms and suites, a 12,000 square-metre casino space and the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis. In addition, The Cromwell will offer guests a unique rooftop pool and nightlife experience. Designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub will provide panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas Strip.

As a partnership between Morgans Hotel Group and MGM Resorts International, the non-smoking, non-gaming all-suite Delano Las Vegas brings a touch of South Beach to The Strip. The resort, which debuted on 2 September after a summer-long AUD$86.3 million renovation of former THEhotel, features 1,100 rooms, a unique collection of restaurants and social spaces, and a 4,267 square-metre Bathhouse Spa.

Also slated to open in 2016 is the multi-billion dollar development, Resorts World, announced in March 2013 by Malaysia-based Genting Group.

The Asian-themed resort complex will be located on the Las Vegas Strip and will include 3,500 rooms, luxury dining and shopping and a half million square feet of convention space on the 35-hectare site. A replica of the Great Wall of China and more than 91,000 metres of pool and water features are also planned.


Source:- Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority


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