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Brand New Las Vegas Mega-Resort Casino Changes The Face Of The Strip

A rendering of the new Resorts World Las Vegas mega-casino resort, which just opened on the Las Vegas Strip RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS

By Larry Olmsted

As one of the world’s favorite tourism and vacation travel destinations, Las Vegas constantly has big, high-profile openings. But this week saw the biggest in many years.

Resorts World Las Vegas is an all-new build with more than 3,500 rooms, immediately making it one of the ten biggest in a city famous for having the largest collection of the world’s largest hotels. In comparison, most recent hotel openings in the city have been renovations like the recent off-Strip Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and the transformation of the Monte Carlo into the Park MGM under its original ownership (MGM Resorts). In terms of new builds, the latest was last fall’s Circa with “just” 777 rooms, also well off the Strip in old Downtown Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas is the first completely new true Vegas-style mega-resort to open in a decade, combining multiple hotels, restaurants, entertainment and gaming on a massive scale, all prominently located smack on Las Vegas Boulevard, aka “The Strip,” home to all of the other huge and famous properties … continue reading


Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is the author of “Real Food, Fake Food.” He is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com. His newest book is“Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happer, Healthier, and More Understanding.” 

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