Malaysian Party Spot: Las Vegas
Sin City is about to learn how to party, Malaysian style. Las Vegas boasts some of the most decadent clubs, accommodations and fine dining in the Western Hemisphere, and it’s about to get much better. Malaysian building giant, The Genting Group recently purchased enough Vegas land to build the ultimate party spot, and that’s only the beginning.
Bringing Sexy Back
The north end of the Vegas Strip used to be the apex of luxury and style, but has since deteriorated into empty lots and darkened lights. The U.S. recession caused the major projects in the area to come to a screeching halt, leaving massive buildings 70 percent finished and vacant. Luckily, in March 2013, the Genting Group swooped in to the rescue and immediately began planning a north strip comeback. For 350 million U.S. dollars, Genting purchased an 87-acre site, calling the project “Resorts World Las Vegas.”
All the Bells and Whistles
The involvement of the Malaysian builders has sparked hope that Vegas may soon return to its former glory. USA Today reports that construction will start in 2014, and the resort plans to open in 2016. The new resort compound will give Vegas staples like Wynn and Encore by Steve Wynn and The Bellagio a run for their money. The Genting resort compound is slated to have 3,500 rooms in its first phase, 175,000 square feet of gaming room, and of course, plenty of luxury party space, according to PR Newswire. Genting currently owns clubs in New York, Singapore, the U.K., the Bahamas and the Philippines. The purchase of the Las Vegas party space just might mean that Malaysia’s party scene is poised to take over the world.