Resorts World Casino has also announced that Plaza Construction will be the lead construction manager of the ten-story expansion project, New York Yimby reports. The future four-star hotel will have 400 rooms, a two-story main entrance, an additional gaming room, conference and meeting areas, a fitness center, more dining options, and retail space. In total, this 500,000-square-foot addition is expected to create 1,000 new construction jobs. Work has already progressed to the second floor, and the first part of the expansion is set to open later this summer. Perkins Eastman is designing the new phase while Cosentini Associates is the MEP engineer. DeSimone is the structural engineer and Langan is the civil engineer.
“We are excited to work with Plaza Construction to bring to life our vision for an unrivaled entertainment and hospitality destination in Southeast Queens,” said Scott Molina, president of Resorts World Casino New York City. “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 Worlds New York City,” said Richard Wood, Plaza Construction CEO. “Our expertise as builders of luxury residential properties and world-class hotels will be utilized in the construction of this new unparalleled gaming facility, the only one of its kind located in New York City.”
The facility will stay running during construction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.