Resorts World has been "coming soon" for a while now -- including when we tried predicting changes to the Strip in 2016. But now, it's really happening. At least we think so. After all this time, Resorts World has announced a grand opening for summer 2021, which means you'll see this thing -- which is already changing the Vegas skyline -- get close to wrapping up construction in 2020. Long gone are plans for a panda exhibit, water park, Great Wall of China replica, and seven hotel towers.
Instead, Resorts World will now have two towers (for 3,500 rooms and suites), a 5,000-seat theater, some kind of nightclub and dayclub, a sprawling pool deck, a large LED video globe, and massive video screens on the side of reach tower. Of course, there's a casino, too. An Asian theme is still in place even without the pandas. On an interesting note, it appears at least some of the rooms will have open-air balconies, which aren't often seen on the Strip. The project is under the direction of Malaysia's Genting Group after buying the site from Boyd Gaming, who blew up the Stardust to build the Echelon resort -- something that never happened due to the 2008 recession.