Resorts World updates plans for $4.3B Las Vegas Strip resort

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A multibillion-dollar Las Vegas Strip megaresort has updated plans increasing its capacity and expanding its budget before its scheduled open in 2021.

The Review-Journal reported Thursday that the Malaysia-based parent company Genting Group announced Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to open its doors in the summer, not the end of 2020 as earlier planned.

Officials say the $4.3 billion luxury resort-casino would include a theater, a video globe, additional luxury suites, open balconies and a sky casino.

Company officials say the cost of the megaresort increased from $4 billion making it the most expensive resort property ever developed in Las Vegas behind the $4.18 billion spent on The Cosmopolitan.

Officials say the company named former MGM Resorts International executive Scott Sibella as president of Resorts World in May.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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