NEW YORK CITY—JCJhas completed the first phase of the 1,086,000-sq.-ft. Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, the city's only casino.
Developed and operated by Malaysian-based Genting Group, the project is the first company-owned U.S. venture for the global leisure and hospitality corporation. The entertainment complex will contribute approximately $350 million annually to the State of New York to support education while offering locals and tourists alike gaming, dining and entertainment options.
The three-level complex required extensive site redevelopment and improvements on 64 acres, renovation of existing facilities and newtotaling approximately 736,000 sq. ft. The project has created 1,200 new construction jobs with a total construction cost of $510 million.
"Located within the Aqueduct Racetrack complex, Resorts World is an example of creative repositioning and adaptive re-use. Working with Genting, we have transformed an aging landmark property into a vibrant entertainment destination,” said Peter Stevens, President of JCJ Architecture. "Not only will Resorts World donate one percent of pre-tax profits to the local community, it has created more than 1,350 permanent jobs for the residents of New York."