MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resorts World Catskills today announced plans to open the doors of its luxury casino resort to the public for the first time on February 8th*. The opening comes several weeks ahead of the March 1 opening date under the terms of the casino license, issued by the New York State Gaming Commission.
Resorts World Catskills will officially open at 8 a.m., when the public will have the first opportunity to experience this region’s most anticipated Las Vegas-style gaming with more than 150 live table games and 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines, as well as a myriad of hospitality and nightlife options to satisfy all palates.
With gaming officially underway, the executive leadership team will join state and local dignitaries at a private ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. to officially unveil the casino, followed by a ceremonial first roll of the dice, commemorating the occasion.
“Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that when we open our doors for the first time, we will be ready to provide our guests an unparalleled experience,” said Ryan Eller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resorts World Catskills. “This opening, and making it happen ahead of schedule, is a reflection of our commitment, not only to our patrons and guests, but to becoming a positive contributor to the fabric of the Catskills region as a whole.”
Resorts World Catskills will feature extensive casino gaming options, first-class amenities and luxury accommodations, all within a short 90-mile drive from Manhattan. It is the cornerstone of a $1.2 billion project that will include the casino resort, a planned entertainment village, an indoor waterpark lodge, and an 18-hole Rees Jones designed golf course.
The Resorts World Catskills casino resort is expected to provide more than 1,400 jobs to the region.
“All of us at Resorts World Catskills enthusiastically await the opportunity to unveil our casino resort and bring unmatched excitement, entertainment, and Las Vegas-style gaming to the region,” said Charles A. Degliomini, Executive Vice President of Resorts World Catskills. “With our opening, we look forward to driving tourism to the Catskills, stimulating the economy and making meaningful contributions that help put the Catskills back on the map as a premier getaway and true destination.”
Resorts World Catskills will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The casino resort’s call center, reachable at 1-833-586-9358, is accepting reservations for the public opening on February 8th and beyond, as well as all other informational calls. Guest service representatives are accepting calls from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. through February 12th, when the call center will offer 24-hour customer service.
Following its public opening, Resorts World Catskills plans to mark the 15-day Lunar New Year celebration with a series of festivities and events. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for May 2018. More information on events, and additional opportunities to experience Resorts World Catskills, will be released in the coming weeks.
*Pending NYSGC approval
About Resorts World Catskills
Resorts World Catskills will include an 18-story hotel, casino and entertainment complex with approximately 100,000 square feet of casino floor, featuring over 150 live table games, 2,150 state of the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. Guest amenities will include 332 all-suite luxury rooms, which include 12 penthouse suites, 8 garden suites and 7 two-story villas, two indoor pools, a spa and fitness center — all designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards. Guests will be able to choose from over 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, including fine dining, and an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. Guests can also enjoy year-round live entertainment at the over 2,500-seat event center, casino bars, restaurants and lounges.
The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment village providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations and a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course, both of which are being developed by subsidiaries of Empire. In addition, the destination resort will include an indoor waterpark lodge.
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