Mega resort partnership agreed
Hilton has entered into a partnership with Genting Resorts’ $4.3bn mega resort development, the Resorts World Las Vegas Casino and Hotel.
The new Vegas property is set to open in summer 2021 and comprise 3,500 rooms. The Conrad, LXR, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, three of Hilton’s premium brands, will be affiliated with the resort.
The deal between Hilton and Resorts World is now active. Hilton can immediately start selling rooms to the 100 million members of its Hilton Honors loyalty club.
Genting opts for Hilton
The chief operating officer and president of the Resorts World Las Vegas, Scott Sibella, said there were a number of different potential partners under consideration. However, Genting decided on Hilton as it is a global leader in hospitality. He added:
They had the history of really starting what Las Vegas is today with the Las Vegas Hilton.”
Greg Hartmann, Hilton’s senior vice president for service, luxury, and lifestyle development, spoke about the facility’s great potential and the pleasure of returning to the Las Vegas market in a significant way. He said, “Las Vegas is very important as a key market in the world and certainly for our Honors members it’s a very important destination for them.”
The partnership specifics
The partnership marks the first occasion in the Hilton company’s history that three of its premium brands operate jointly in a single resort. The property will be the largest Conrad facility globally and is set to feature a Conrad Tower and a Hilton Tower. Hilton will also provide the digital key technology at the Resorts World Las Vegas.
The Hilton-Resorts World deal has been in the works for the past year, with the finer details finalized over the last six months. Hilton and Genting are already partners in the operation of a Miami Genting hotel and a Resorts World hotel in the Bahamas.
Hilton’s presence in Las Vegas
Hilton and Las Vegas go way back. During the 1970s, superstar Elvis Presley was the Las Vegas Hilton headliner of a hugely popular show that sold out 636 times in a row.
In January 2012, Hilton brought its time at the Las Vegas Hilton to an end. The facility was purchased in 2014 by Westgate Resorts and renamed Westgate Las Vegas.
Hilton’s newly announced partnership with Genting’s Resorts World Vegas Casino and Hotel will see the company back in business in the global gambling capital.