Dazzling footage of Resorts World Las Vegas – the first new hotel on the Strip in over a decade

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Travel writer Jo Kessel filmed dazzling footage of her stay at Resorts World Las Vegas – the first new hotel to open on the Strip in over a decade. The last new opening was The Cosmopolitan in 2010. The footage shows just how ‘mega’ the resort is, from its oversized rooms to the world’s largest LED globe to its 5,000-seat theatre, the biggest in town. Plus it has the inside scoop on where to eat and drink, including Alle Lounge on 66, the hotel’s top-floor rooftop bar that has a Strip view like no other.

Everything on the Las Vegas strip is decadent, hi-tech and larger than life, which means that the first new hotel to open here in over ten years fits right in. 

The stats of this behemoth are mind-boggling. It’s got 3,500 rooms, 40 restaurants, seven swimming pools and a casino space the size of two football pitches. 

Jo Kessel films her stay at Resorts World Las Vegas - the first new hotel to open on the Strip in over a decade

Jo Kessel films her stay at Resorts World Las Vegas – the first new hotel to open on the Strip in over a decade

Jo describes the stats associated with Resorts World as mind-boggling - it has 3,500 rooms, 40 restaurants, seven swimming pools and a casino space the size of two football pitches

Jo describes the stats associated with Resorts World as mind-boggling – it has 3,500 rooms, 40 restaurants, seven swimming pools and a casino space the size of two football pitches

The lobby of Resorts World Las Vegas. The resort is three hotels in one, with its 3,500 rooms divided between (in price-ascending order) the Conrad, Hilton and Crockfords

The lobby of Resorts World Las Vegas. The resort is three hotels in one, with its 3,500 rooms divided between (in price-ascending order) the Conrad, Hilton and Crockfords

My mission was to experience everything the hotel has to offer during my short stay, a tall order considering its massiveness – but I think I succeeded.

Resorts World is centrally located, bang in the middle of the north end of the strip. 

The video starts by showing how the hotel’s flashing red exterior – which has one of the largest LED building displays in the world – stands out on the Las Vegas skyline. 

The resort is three hotels in one, with its 3,500 rooms divided between (in price-ascending order) the Conrad, Hilton and Crockfords.

The hotel has showstoppers around every corner (shown in the film) like Liberace’s piano, the world’s largest LED globe and the biggest theatre Sin City has to offer. 

Jo stands to the left of Resorts World's LED globe, the largest on the planet

Jo stands to the left of Resorts World’s LED globe, the largest on the planet

The hotel has showstoppers around every corner, such as Liberace’s piano (pictured)

The hotel has showstoppers around every corner, such as Liberace’s piano (pictured) 

Jo gets onstage at the 'biggest theatre Sin City has to offer', which seats 5,000 people

Jo gets onstage at the ‘biggest theatre Sin City has to offer’, which seats 5,000 people

Katy Perry and Michael Buble will both be headlining here in 2022 and, unbelievably, I was allowed to tread the boards as their warm-up artist.

Download the hotel app to your phone and you can use your mobile as a door key. The footage gives a tour of my Conrad one-bedroom King Suite with a Strip view.

The decor is modern and stylish, with floor-to-ceiling wall-size windows and a bigger floor-space than the average house. 

Download the hotel app to your phone and you can use your mobile as a door key, Jo reveals

The footage gives a tour of Jo's Conrad one-bedroom King Suite with a Strip view

The footage gives a tour of Jo’s Conrad one-bedroom King Suite with a Strip view

Describing her room, Jo says: 'The decor is modern and stylish, with floor-to-ceiling wall-size windows and a bigger floor-space than the average house'

Describing her room, Jo says: ‘The decor is modern and stylish, with floor-to-ceiling wall-size windows and a bigger floor-space than the average house’

Jo brandishes the rubber duck that comes with her suite. 'The red ducky does come out to play during my stay,' she remarks

Jo brandishes the rubber duck that comes with her suite. ‘The red ducky does come out to play during my stay,’ she remarks

Jo takes a bath in her 'lavish bathroom'. Her suite also features a walk-in wardrobe

Jo takes a bath in her ‘lavish bathroom’. Her suite also features a walk-in wardrobe

The dressing-room-cum-walk-in-wardrobe leads to a lounge, bedroom and a lavish bathroom complete with toy rubber duck. And yes the red ducky does come out to play during my stay.

The hotel’s motto is ‘Stay Fabulous’ (emblazoned on the duck’s packaging) and Resorts World is designed to help with that. 

If chilling by one of its seven swimming pools doesn’t do the job, then a trip to the hotel’s spa and its series of plunge pools – called the ‘Fountain of Youth’ – surely will. 

Jo relaxes by one of the seven swimming pools at Resorts World Las Vegas 

A view of one of the outdoor pools. 'The hotel’s motto is "stay fabulous" and Resorts World is designed to help with that,' Jo says

A view of one of the outdoor pools. ‘The hotel’s motto is “stay fabulous” and Resorts World is designed to help with that,’ Jo says

This shot from Jo's video shows how some of Resorts World's pools curve around the building

This shot from Jo’s video shows how some of Resorts World’s pools curve around the building 

Jo takes a trip to the hotel’s spa and its series of plunge pools, known as the ‘Fountain of Youth’

Jo takes a trip to the hotel’s spa and its series of plunge pools, known as the ‘Fountain of Youth’

The pools vary in temperature, from tepid to hot, to freezing, according to Jo 

The pools vary in temperature, from tepid to hot, to freezing. 

Repeated circuits will not only help you feel a million dollars, but get lucky and they’ll leave you looking a decade younger. I give it a go. Beats cosmetic surgery!

Still glowing from the fountain the film next sees me trying my luck in the casino. Fifty cents go into a fruit machine. What happens? Watch to find out.

Jo tries her luck in the casino, slotting 50 cents into the fruit machine

Jo tries her luck in the casino, slotting 50 cents into the fruit machine 

Jo's video offers a sneak peek inside the hotel’s most expensive accommodation (in Crockfords) - the three-bedroom Palace Suite

Jo’s video offers a sneak peek inside the hotel’s most expensive accommodation (in Crockfords) – the three-bedroom Palace Suite

The cinema room at the Palace Suite. The exclusive suite will set guests back $15,000 (£11,000) a night

 The cinema room at the Palace Suite. The exclusive suite will set guests back $15,000 (£11,000) a night

The Palace Suite has its own bar, billiards table, pool (pictured above) and hot tub

The Palace Suite has its own bar, billiards table, pool (pictured above) and hot tub

The remaining footage is dedicated to showing how winnings can be spent. 

There’s a sneak peek at the hotel’s most expensive accommodation (in Crockfords) which is the $15,000-a-night (£11,000)  three-bedroom Palace Suite. 

It has its own bar, billiards table, cinema, pool and hot tub. 

Then there’s the exclusive Alle lounge on 66 – a bar on the top floor with an awe-inspiring view, particularly at night. 

Pictured is the 'awe-inspiring view' from the exclusive Alle Lounge on 66 on the hotel's top floor

Pictured is the ‘awe-inspiring view’ from the exclusive Alle Lounge on 66 on the hotel’s top floor

Jo dines at Wally's. With forty restaurants, there’s 'something for every taste and budget' at the resort, she reveals

Jo dines at Wally’s. With forty restaurants, there’s ‘something for every taste and budget’ at the resort, she reveals

Jo's meal at Wally's. She says: 'Famed for wine, charcuterie and truffles, its creamy French Brillat cheese (served with honey) was waiter-recommended and sensational. Don’t miss out'

Jo’s meal at Wally’s. She says: ‘Famed for wine, charcuterie and truffles, its creamy French Brillat cheese (served with honey) was waiter-recommended and sensational. Don’t miss out’

Jo says: 'Win or lose at the casino, Resorts World delivers what it says on the tin - you will "stay fabulous"'

Jo says: ‘Win or lose at the casino, Resorts World delivers what it says on the tin – you will “stay fabulous”‘

Resorts World is centrally located, bang in the middle of the north end of the strip, Jo reveals. This picture shows Las Vegas's Eiffel Tower attraction to the south

Resorts World is centrally located, bang in the middle of the north end of the strip, Jo reveals. This picture shows Las Vegas’s Eiffel Tower attraction to the south 

TRAVEL FACTS

Double rooms at the Conrad, Resorts World Las Vegas (rwlasvegas.com) start from £60 ($79) a night.

A glass of champers is obligatory.

With 40 restaurants, there’s something for every taste and budget. 

Top picks include Japanese Kusa Nori for sushi and sashimi (the yellowtail with goose liver is a must) and Wally’s for brunch. 

Famed for wine, charcuterie and truffles, its creamy French Brillat cheese (served with honey) was waiter-recommended and sensational. Don’t miss out.

Calories can be danced off in the hotel’s starry nightclub Zouk, where guest DJs include Calvin Harris and Zedd.

Win or lose at the casino, Resorts World delivers what it says on the tin. You will ‘Stay Fabulous’. What better incentive for a holiday?

For more videos from Jo, visit her YouTube channel – Go With Jo 

Resorts World Las Vegas, pictured, cost $4.3billion (£3.1billion) to build, Jo reveals

Resorts World Las Vegas, pictured, cost $4.3billion (£3.1billion) to build, Jo reveals 

The casino at Resorts World Las Vegas. 'My mission was to experience everything the hotel has to offer during my short stay,' says Jo

The casino at Resorts World Las Vegas. ‘My mission was to experience everything the hotel has to offer during my short stay,’ says Jo 

A bird's-eye view of the swimming pools at Resorts World Las Vegas

A bird’s-eye view of the swimming pools at Resorts World Las Vegas

RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS BY THE NUMBERS 

Resorts World cost $4.3billion (£3.1billion) to build.

It’s the first new hotel on the Las Vegas strip for over 10 years, with 3,506 rooms shared between three different hotels – the Hilton, Conrad and Crockfords.

It has 40 restaurants, seven swimming pools, a casino the size of two football pitches and the biggest theatre in Las Vegas, with a 5,000-person capacity.

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