HotelsHilton to brand Resorts World hotels in Las Vegas

Genting partners with Hilton in huge hotel casino project

Hilton is returning to the Las Vegas Strip.
Hilton is returning to the Las Vegas Strip.

LAS VEGAS - Genting Group has partnered with Hilton Hotels & Resorts on its US$4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas casino hotel project, detailing plans to flag the development under three separate Hilton brands.

The 3,500-room Las Vegas Strip property, which is on track to open next year, will operate under the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands.

Resorts World Las Vegas will manage and operate the resort.

The resort will also join the Hilton Honors loyalty programme network.

"Our strategic partnership with Resorts World Las Vegas underscores Hilton's commitment to expanding our footprint and portfolio of exceptional properties," said Ian Carter, Hilton’s president of global development, architecture, design and construction. "This will mark our largest multi-brand deal in company history."

The move also marks a return to the Las Vegas Strip for Hilton, which debuted in the market in 1971 with the opening of the Las Vegas Hilton. In 2012, Hilton terminated its licensing agreement on the hotel, which is now the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

In addition to three different Hilton brand concepts, the Resorts World Las Vegas project will comprise a 5,000-capacity theatre, 350,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a 220,000-square-foot pool complex, a spa and fitness centre, and a variety of casual and fine-dining food and beverage offerings.

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