Resorts World Las Vegas opened its doors at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 24th for the public, culminating a years-long process to find a new property for the location where the famous Stardust once stood.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioners Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Tick Segerblom, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus and other dignitaries and celebrities welcomed the new resort.
The resort also featured live music and dance performances, as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony before opening to the public and allowed VIP guests to get a sneak peek of the massive 88-acre property.
Among Resorts World’s amenities are 3,500 rooms, 117,000 sq. ft of gaming space, 40 restaurants, a 5,000 person theater, two levels of retail space, and a 5.5 acre pool space that includes a 27,000 sq. ft spa area.
One of the property’s notable takeaways is its advanced use of technology, including a 100,000 sq. ft video screen featuring 3,000 individual LED panels that can project live broadcasts and advertisements. Resorts World also features a check-in app and mobile key option for hotel guests, and a cashless electronic gaming system. The resort also partnered with GrubHub so hotel guests have easy access to dining options within the property. In addition, there are future plans to bring crypto-currency services to the resorts in the near future.
The property eventually plans to connect with Elon Musk’s Vegas Loop’s underground transportation system that will be able to transport guests between the resort and the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A slate of famous performers are also scheduled for multiple shows at the property, including Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan beginning this November.
In partnership with Zouk Group, the resort will feature Tiësto and Zedd as resident DJs at its Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub, as well as a diverse lineup of female DJs including Becky G, Madison Beer, Charly Jordan, and Madds.
Those in attendance got to enjoy a DJ set by Paris Hilton right before the grand opening to the public. Resorts World resident DJ, Tiësto, followed once the property opened.