Jackpot for New York’s Public Schools–Resorts World New York City Crosses $4 Billion Mark in Revenue Generated for NYS Education
Milestone comes as Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York celebrates two years in Queens
Resorts World Catskills counting down to grand reopening of Rees Jones-designed Monster golf club later this monthResorts World Hudson Valley proving instrumental in revitalization of Newburgh Mall and surrounding community
Monticello, NY, Newburgh, NY and Queens, NY – Resorts World New York City (RWNYC), the State’s largest taxpayer, announced today it has reached a major milestone in supporting New York’s public schools. As of July 21, Resorts World crossed the $4 billion mark in revenue generated for New York’s lottery education fund. That means that in just 12 years, Resorts World has produced enough revenue to pay the salaries of 45,000 public school teachers.
“This has been a summer to remember for all of Resorts World’s properties in New York State, but I’m most proud of what we have been able to accomplish for New York’s public schools by supporting students and educations with much-needed resources,” said Robert DeSalvio, President, Genting Americas East. “From Queens to the Catskills to the Hudson Valley, we are continuing to deliver on our commitment to communities, our commitment to our workforce, and our commitment to all of New York. The best part is we are just getting started and we can build on this significant momentum and elevate our contributions across the state.”
Thomas Grech, President & Chief Executive Officer, Queens Chamber of Commerce, added, “Thanks to the ongoing growth and success of Resorts World in Queens, students and educators across the borough, across the city, and across the state are greatly benefiting. These numbers not only demonstrate the positive impact that Resorts World has had during its first dozen years but the potentially greater impact it can have in the next dozen.”
Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City Celebrates Two Years in Queens
This milestone comes as RWNYC celebrates two years since the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City first opened its doors in Queens. Some of the highlights of the last two years include:
- $400 million hotel has welcomed guests from around the globe to its residential-inspired guestrooms and premium suites
- Eight-story, 4-star hotel addition created over 500 jobs in southeast Queens
- Brought the total investment in Resorts World New York City to over $1.1 billion
The Hyatt Regency’s close proximity to John F. Kennedy International Airport has also proven beneficial for incoming and departing flight crews, who often need a safe and comfortable place to stay between flights.
“Our flight had returned back to JFK after a technical fault, and by the time we arrived at your hotel, all the crew were very stressed and tired,” said Eric Gee, Inflight Manager HCC, British Airways. “From the moment we arrived at the hotel in the early hours of the morning, to the time we departed later that day, your reception team really looked after us, and that was very much appreciated.”
Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City has been recognized by its guests on numerous online travel sites:
- Tripadvisor bubble rating, an overall score that takes into account the quality, quantity, and age of individual travelers’ ratings and reviews, increased by 2% over last year
- Increase in Booking.com score
- Expedia search views are up by 129%, with a guest experience score of 86/100
- Guests also gave high scores for cleanliness and the condition of the property and its facilities
RWNYC Adds 2,000 New Machines for Every Taste
RWNYC has upgraded its gaming floor with 2,000 new, state-of-the-art slot machines across its two spacious gaming floors. From pennies to progressives, all slot machines and electronic table games are available for play.
RW Prime Celebrates Reopening
In June, RWNYC celebrated the reopening of RW Prime, its fine dining restaurant. New Executive Chef Keith Hernandez has reimagined the menu, introducing an “East Meets West” theme that is delighting guests and making for a memorable meal.
Resorts World Catskills
Monster golf club
Resorts World Catskills (RWC) is counting down the days until the Monster golf club reopens to the public. The condensed, preview season is set to begin on Tuesday, August 29. With a $40 million investment from Resorts World Catskills, the complete redesign by Rees Jones uses holes from both the current Monster golf course and the Old International Course. The Monster golf club, originally designed in 1963 by Joe Finger, was once rated by Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
RWC is now open for all types of kosher events. From weddings to conventions and everything in between, kosher offerings are now available year-round. RWC held a kosher reception on Sunday, August 6, where members of the public could taste some of the kosher food options and meet Chabad Rabbi Chanowitz, who serves as General Kosher Supervisor.
RWC served as host and title sponsor of the 45th annual Monticello Rotary Monster Classic Run and Walk on Sunday, August 6. Proceeds from the race, known by many as the “Monster Classic,” benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition. RWC supported the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition through Resorts World Gives, its corporate philanthropic program, which invests in the economic and social progress of the communities their properties operate in.
Resorts World Hudson Valley
Seven Months as New York’s Newest CasinoResorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) just marked seven months since it opened in the Newburgh Mall. New York’s newest casino features 60,000 square feet of gaming and hospitality space, including 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines and electronic table games, as well as the Resorts World Bet Sports Bar. Local food trucks are there on the weekend and you can always get local beverages from some of the Hudson Valley’s many distilleries, breweries and wineries.
Revitalizing the Community
The vision for RWHV has always been that as an entertainment destination, it will help to revitalize the Newburgh Mall and the surrounding area. Since RWHV opened as an anchor tenant, new tenants have been announced, and Tesla plans to open a regional distribution center across from the mall by year’s end.
About Resorts World New York City
Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is New York City’s first and only casino-hotel, offering over 8million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience and generating $4 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. The opening of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City gave visitors from around the world more ways to enjoy the ultimate play and stay experience. Dining options include the recently reopened RW Prime and Sugar Factory American Brasserie. There are a variety of non-gaming amenities, as well as entertainment options, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, with destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.
About Resorts World CatskillsResorts World Catskills (RWC) Hotel and Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino-resort features live Las-Vegas style table games, state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons, a 100-seat sportsbook lounge, and the mobile app, Resorts World Bet, the fastest and safest way to bet on sports. The casino-resort’s 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences include an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. There’s also year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter. The 18-story all-suite luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills features a world-class spa, two indoor pools, and a fitness center. The Alder, the adjacent lifestyle hotel, features the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery, and The Monster golf club’s pro shop. The Monster golf club, a par-72 championship course, redesigned by Rees Jones, will challenge every player with length, extensive bunkering, and a variety of water hazards.Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region,
About Resorts World Hudson Valley
Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) is the area’s newest entertainment attraction! With 1,200 slots and electronic table games and the always-happening Resorts World Bet Sports Bar, this premier destination makes for a great day or night out with family and friends. Conveniently located one hour north of New York City, Resorts World Hudson Valley is the day trip that’s never far away. RWHV is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.
About Resorts World Bet
Get game day ready with Resorts World Bet, the mobile sports betting app from New York’s favorite casino. It’s easy-to-use, safe, and secure, and the best part is, you can use it anywhere in the state of New York. Download the app and quickly place and settle your bets using the best technology in mobile sports betting. Resorts World Bet analyzes data to send users promotions specifically tailored to them and offers money lines that stay competitive.