Gov. Steve Sisolak classified Resorts World Las Vegas, the massive new resort project under construction on the north end of the the Strip, as an essential infrastructure operation that can remain open during the Nevada shutdown of nonessential businesses to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, construction on portions of the mammoth, $4.3 billion project temporarily stalled following verification that a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
Resorts World sits on the north Strip parcel above the demolished Stardust Resort & Casino. The worker’s unnamed job area will be sanitized and closed until April 1.
Genting Group first revealed the new resort back in 2013, ahead of an optimistic 2016 projected debut that was delayed. Construction has continued on the Genting Group property during the governor’s restrictions on nonessential businesses, with revised permits filed as late as this week.
Publicly still hoping for a summer 2021 debut, the project partnered with Hilton Hotels earlier this year, splitting the 3,500-room project into branded Hilton, Conrad Las Vegas, and LXR Hotels. Renderings indicate the Conrad hotel lobby will include an elegant, modern bar.
Original plans called for a Forbidden City influence featuring Chinese architecture, design touches that are no longer part of the plan. The resort will include 200,000 square feet of food and beverage space, with restaurants ranging from “authentic street food to Michelin star dining, including concepts new to the Las Vegas Strip.”
Yet to share specific dining plans, recent permits have uncovered work on a Crystal Bar, assumed to be connected to a planned Crystal Pool. Still under wraps, the bar has been assigned a weighty $3,060,000 in estimated construction costs.
A 220,000-square-foot outdoor complex is planned, featuring seven separate water attractions, including three villa pools and an 1,800-square-foot infinity pool “with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip.” The Lania Pool shares its name with the Lania Spa, a 27,000-square-foot “world-class” amenity.
Resorts World is also building a 70,000-square-foot retail space, plus a 75,000-square-foot nightclub and dayclub and a 5,000-seat theater. Earlier this month, an estimated $48,250 was dedicated to create the Poker Deli.
Resorts World also plans private gaming salons, a dedicated poker room, and high-limit gaming areas as part of its 110,000-square-foot casino.