Clark County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a preview exhibit on the site of Resort World Las Vegas.
Resort World Las Vegas will be a 3,500-room, Chinese-themed hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, which is still in the pre-development stage.
The project just approved by commissioners will function as a sneak peek at what the mammoth resort will have to offer. The exhibit will consist of an entry gate and a showroom devoted to previews of Resort World.
"It's very Asian, and it's what is considered Asian colors, which are red and gold. It uses Asian architecture [on the] rooflines and so forth," said planning consultant Gregory Borgel of the forthcoming exhibit.
"That's really cool to hear that they are making it themed like that because there are so many tourists from China. It's [Las Vegas Strip] filled with Chinese people everywhere, and Asians everywhere, like me," tourist Judi Que said.
The entry gate will feature music, entertainment and a big event on Chinese New Year.
"It's exciting to have Chinese investors having faith in our economy and faith that we will succeed. Some of these investments are contingent on creating a certain number of jobs," Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow said.
Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to generate several thousand jobs. It will be situated across from the Wynn Las Vegas at the site of the old Stardust Hotel and Casino.
"We think we are going to help that end of the Strip by being an attraction. Even though we don't have a hotel yet, we think our preparatory work will bring people up the Strip," Borgel said.
It's anticipated the showroom will be incorporated into Resorts World upon completion. Construction on the actual Resorts World is expected to begin this time next year with an anticipated opening in 2016.
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