MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resorts World Catskills, New York’s largest commercial casino resort with the closest proximity to Manhattan, celebrated the Grand Opening of its integrated casino resort this weekend, marking the completion of the critical first phase that marries the luxury experience with entertainment and gaming.
Headlining the festivities was a performance from legendary comedian and producer Jerry Seinfeld, whose signature stand-up routine was the inaugural performance in the RW Epicenter, an intimate 2,500 seat event center. The Brooklyn native took the opportunity to welcome guests and remind them of his Catskills roots, where he began his stand-up comedy career performing at the legendary Kutsher’s Country Club, the Catskills resort that inspired the film “Dirty Dancing.”
The weekend-long celebration also featured a Grand Opening Gala attended by hundreds of VIP guests from throughout the region, including celebrities Phil Simms, Neil Patrick Harris and Adrian Grenier who joined Resorts World Catskills leadership in toasting the momentous occasion. The event included a champagne tower, bubble contortionist, and performances by cirque du soleil-style acrobats and an electric violinist, overlooking the casino resort’s two pools and high-limit private gaming salons.
“This weekend marked an exciting milestone for us and one that would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team, local officials, and the community,” said Ryan Eller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resorts World Catskills. “With the completion of our world-class gaming and entertainment complex, we are ready to provide our guests with the ultimate luxury gaming and entertainment experience. We’re eager to support the initiative of bringing entertainment back to the region with our newly opened RW Epicenter and restoring the Catskills as a leading resort destination.”
Resorts World Catskills’ celebration will continue throughout the month with a performance from award-winning singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw on Friday, May 18, followed the next day by the grand opening of Cellaio, an Italian influenced steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, who will join the festivities, along with other notable names in the culinary industry.
Resorts World Catskills is an all-season integrated resort destination that features more than 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas style gaming including 2,150 slot machines and over 150 live table games. In addition to its expansive gaming area, the casino resort also includes 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, a 332 all-suite hotel, which includes garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas, the Crystal Life Spa, two fitness centers, and the 2,500 seat RW Epicenter. The exclusive third floor VIP gaming area is designed for top-tier players and features a private lounge. Valet and complimentary self-parking in the covered garage and outdoor lots are available.
For more information about Resorts World Catskills and to make reservations, please call 1-833-586-9358 or visit www.rwcatskills.com.
About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers.
The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will also be added to this destination resort.