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Resorts World Birmingham Set for 21 October Launch
- October 7, 2015 By Nemanja L. -
Resorts World Birmingham is set to open its doors on 21st October at the National Exhibition Centre, Genting UK chairman Peter Brooks has revealed.
Retail stores, restaurants and bars will be the first establishments to open in the £150 million lakeside resort at 10am on Wednesday, 21 October, with Next Outlet, Nike Factory Store and GAP Outlet some of the retailers on site.
The complex, designed to resemble a luxury cruiser, will contain 18 bars and restaurants, including Pizza Express and TGI Fridays, whereas the Cineworld cinema will launch two days later.
The Malaysian Genting Group facility spreads across seven floors and will be able to accommodate up to 12,000 people, providing some 1,200 jobs.
Genting International Casino Opens on 26 October
Meanwhile, the Genting International Casino, the largest of its kind in the UK, will open on 26 October, celebrating the launch of the new James Bond movie. Four star Genting Hotel, equipped with five star suites and medi-spa is set to start accepting guests from 2 November.
The company has numerous exciting events planned for the opening day and all the way through the New Year to mark the successful completion of a two year construction period.
Resorts World Birmingham is thus set to become the fifth high-profile casino resort developed by the Genting Group, following in the footsteps of Singapore, Philippines, New York and Malaysia, whereas the sixth such establishment is currently under construction in Las Vegas.
Genting Malaysia to Acquire Genting Alderney Ltd
The launch of the Resorts World Birmingham comes just days after Genting Bhd revealed its plans to sell its UK operations to Genting Malaysia (GENM) in an attempt to ensure the company’s UK gaming ventures are all run by a single management.
GENM will pay $10.9 million for all shares of Genting Alderney Ltd, a subsidiary of RWI International Investments Ltd, which is in charge of sports betting, poker rooms, casino gaming and live casinos in the UK.
The agreement should be made official in the fourth quarter of 2015 and it is important to note that no shareholder approval is needed for the acquisition to go ahead.