Resorts World Las Vegas Proposes Plans to Connect with Las Vegas Convention Center Campus
Underground tunnel project created by Elon Musk proposed to transport passengers from the Strip’s newest integrated resort to the Las Vegas Convention Center in under two minutes
LAS VEGAS (June 9, 2020) - On June 1, Resorts World Las Vegas, the US$4.3 billion resort scheduled to open in summer 2021, submitted plans for a proposed passenger station and tunnel that would connect to the Las Vegas Convention Center campus via Elon Musk’s innovative transportation system. This new tunnel project would swiftly transport passengers between the city’s newest integrated resort and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) via underground tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles in under just two minutes.
“The proposed Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station would provide convention guests and visitors with a rapid and seamless experience between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Resorts World Las Vegas. Convention guests would no longer have to worry about long walks or gridlock traffic around the convention center – they could take the transportation system to Resorts World Las Vegas for lunch, meetings, or personal appointments, and be back to their conference or expo in minutes,” said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas. “This innovative transportation system is a perfect match for Resorts World Las Vegas as we design our resort to be at the forefront of progressive technology.”
The Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station would offer direct access to the heart of the resort’s dining, retail and nightlife offerings, as well as convenient pedestrian access to the Las Vegas Strip. Currently under construction, the LVCC Loop is an underground public transportation system that will transport passengers in all-electric Tesla vehicles between the Convention Center’s exhibition halls.
The land-use application and design plans for Resorts World Las Vegas’s proposed tunnel and passenger station were submitted on June 1. Pending approval by the Board of County Commissioners, construction is anticipated to begin later this year. Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled to open summer 2021.
About Resorts World Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas is being developed by Genting Berhad, a Malaysian corporation registered as a publicly traded corporation by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Resorts World Las Vegas has affiliated operations in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites in the U.S., is rapidly moving forward with approximately 2,200 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre site. The property will be a tech-forward, innovative, and inclusive resort which will stand on the pillars of elevated service, harmony, loyalty and luxury. Weaving traditions of Resorts World into the fabric of Las Vegas, the 3,500-room casino-resort will introduce a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the Las Vegas market with exciting new experiences, one-of-a-kind culture and seamless guest service. For more information, visit www.rwlasvegas.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Genting Group
Genting Group comprises Genting Berhad (KLSE: GENTING), the holding company, and its listed companies Genting Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: GENM), Genting Plantations Berhad (KLSE: GENP) and Genting Singapore Limited (SGX: G13). Genting Group collectively employs approximately 56,000 people and is involved in leisure and hospitality, palm oil plantations, power generation, oil and gas, property development, life sciences and biotechnology activities, with operations spanning across the globe, including in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, the United States of America, Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Genting Group is a leader in the global gaming and hospitality industry. Founded in 1965, Genting Group has more than 50 years of experience in developing and operating destination resorts in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas, offering an unparalleled resort experience and iconic entertainment attractions to over 50 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.genting.com.