MONTICELLO, NY — Empire Resorts, Inc. announced that the company’s $1.2 billion casino resort under construction in Sullivan County will now be named Resorts World Catskills.
Resorts World Catskills is expected to open in March 2018 and is about 90 miles north of New York City.
Last month, a subsidiary of Empire entered into a license agreement to rebrand the resort casino, formerly referred to as Montreign Resort Casino, as a Resorts World property. The internationally-recognized Resorts World hospitality and casino brand includes Resorts World at Aqueduct in Queens; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Bimini, Bahamas; Manilla, Philippines; Birmingham, England; and the newest property currently under construction in Las Vegas.
Resorts World Catskills was chosen as the name for the resort casino following market research. The name Resorts World Catskills pays homage to the Catskills region of New York where Sullivan County is located. The Catskills region, which is comprised of Sullivan, Ulster, Greene and Delaware counties, is known for its crisp mountain air and fresh food, and has traditionally served as a year-round resort destination of choice for New York residents.
“The name Resorts World Catskills melds the allure of the Catskills region with the prestige of the Resorts World family,” said Emanuel Pearlman, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empire. “This recognized worldwide gaming and hospitality brand will provide us greater power to market our resort casino, which is designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards, and provide regional, national and international exposure for the Catskills region.”
The new resort will include an 18-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex with approximately 100,000 square feet of casino floor space, over 100 table games, 2,150 slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. Guest amenities will include 332 all-suite luxury rooms, which include 12 penthouse suites, 8 garden suites and 7 two-story villas, two indoor pools, a spa and fitness center — all designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards.