US – Plaza Construction to oversee Resorts World NYC Phase twoBy Phil - 18 March 2019
Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens has selected Plaza Construction to lead the construction of its phase two.
Resorts World Casino began work on the project in July 2017 with construction on the 500,000-square-foot expansion of the gaming facilities expected to be completed in 2020. The first part of this is expected to open this summer.
The expansion consists of a 10-story, 400 room four-star hotel with five-star suites, and a two-story grand entrance It will also include several new food and beverage venues, conference and meeting rooms, a high-tech fitness centre and additional retail space.
Construction of the new hotel and additional gaming, dining and retail is underway. The project currently is supporting approximately 1,000 construction jobs.
Scott Molina, president of Resorts World Casino New York City, said: “We are excited to work with Plaza Construction to bring to life our vision for an unrivaled entertainment and hospitality destination in Southeast Queens. This new play, stay, dine and shop development will create good-paying jobs and generate significant revenue for our surrounding community and New York State. We are grateful to our local partners for their steadfast support as we prepare for phase two of our facility.”
“Plaza Construction is proud to be contributing to the vibrancy of the Queens community with a newly expanded Resorts World New York City,” says Richard Wood, Plaza Construction CEO. “Our expertise as builders of luxury residential properties and world class hotels will be utilised in the construction of this new unparalleled gaming facility, the only one of its kind located in New York City.”
Perkins Eastman was chosen as the architectural company for the project, while Cosentini Associates is overseeing structural engineering.