MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resorts World Catskills today has announced its grand Lunar New Year celebration for February 25th which will appeal to its Asian clientele. The day-long celebration has been designed in the spirit of Asian customs surrounding the Spring Festival and will feature red envelope surprises throughout the casino, and a traditional lion dance performed by the New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club. The traditions of the lion dance have had a long history in China, and are believed to bring luck, prosperity, ward off devils and spirits, and bring peace and good harvests to the people. Chinese lions symbolize wisdom, power and wealth. Resorts World Catskills is just 90 miles north of New York City which has an Asian population of more than 500,000, making it the largest in any city outside of China.
Several bus operators have begun offering roundtrip services from New York City to the new luxury casino resort. These will provide an affordable, easily accessible and hassle-free way to get from Manhattan to Resorts World Catskills, offering consumers in the New York metropolitan market a comprehensive and frequent casino transit program. Participating bus operators and fare details can be found at rwcatskills.com/bustours/.
“Bus operators are excited to add Resorts World Catskills as a destination, providing convenient travel options to our guests with routes from Flushing, Chinatown and Brooklyn,” said Calvin Quach, Vice President for International Marketing with Resorts World Catskills.
Resorts World Catskills casino includes 56 Asian table games, such as Macao-style baccarat, mini-baccarat, pai gow tiles, pai gow poker and sic bo. Very popular with the Asian players, these games, and Asian-themed slot machines, have a dedicated area, which accounts for approximately 30 percent of the 100,000 square-foot casino floor. Resorts World Catskills’ hospitality offerings also spotlight Asian culture, featuring multiple Asian-inspired dining options, including Good Friends Market and Lotus, a fine dining restaurant overseen by a Hong Kong trained chef, Chef Kai.
There is also space designed to cater to the discerning Asian gamers and high rollers, including a high limit room, available for VIP players, and includes an array of table games and slot machines. An exclusive third floor VIP lounge, scheduled to open in March, will include luxurious gaming salons with private decks, and will be adjacent to the lush pool area and elegant palace suites and villas.
Design flourishes throughout Resorts World Catskills echo Asian cultural traditions, and include live mandarin trees and flowers, lanterns, and hanging fire crackers that will be prominent through March to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Resorts World Catskills’ Feng Shui consultant was hired to help harmonize gamblers with the casino environment. In establishing its address as 888 Resorts World Drive and building a curved entryway to prevent luck from “flowing out of the door” and away from guests, Resorts World Catskills strives to instill a perpetual air of good fortune at the casino resort. The casino is also salted with orange-accented tiles in the building, whose discovery brings good luck.
“One of our first priorities was to ensure that we reach and appeal to the broad and extensive multi-cultural market in New York City,” said Robert E. Victoria, Chief Marketing Officer of Resorts World Catskills. “This convenient bus service between New York City and our casino resort is yet another way we are able to demonstrate Resorts World Catskills’ commitment to offering an in-state casino option to the international market and all consumers.”
About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The casino resort includes an 18-story hotel and a casino and entertainment complex. When complete, it will include approximately 100,000 square feet of casino floor, featuring more than 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons; more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, including fine dining, and an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant; and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat event center, casino bars, restaurants and lounges. The hotel amenities will feature 332 all-suite luxury rooms, which include 12 penthouse suites, palace suites and seven two-story villas, two indoor pools, a spa and fitness center — all designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards.
The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment village providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite, an indoor waterpark lodge will also be added to this destination resort.
Visit www.rwcatskills.com for more information.