New Happenings in Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas

Opening this summer, Resorts World Las Vegas has been making numerous announcements as the construction has gone on. Announced this week, the latest is a new food hall concept from the Zouck Group.

Famous Foods Street Eats will be a massive 24,000-sq-foot street food destination, hosting 16 unique food stalls from top chefs and restaurateurs. Along with them, Famous Foods will feature a 16-seat center bar and a speakeasy hidden within the middle of the food hall. It will be a blend of Eastern and Western cuisine and culture.

Famous Foods will also feature two commissioned art pieces by Red Hong Yi, a popular Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist known for her mixed media interpretations. Anchoring the space will stand a 10-foot tall Lucky Cat sculpture made entirely of gold coins, along with an eight-tone mural made of 18,000 tea bags.

Rio All-Suite Hotel New Branding to Hyatt

The current owners, Dreamscape Companies LLC, have entered into a franchise agreement with Hyatt Hotels Corporation to renovate and rebrand the Rio name to a Hyatt Regency.

The Rio will start massive changes to public spaces, including gaming, food and beverage, retail, spa and fitness, and pool recreation deck. One of the hotel’s towers will be the Hyatt Regency while the other will be rebranded into multiple Hyatt Services.

There has been no timetable released on when the renovations and rebranding will be complete.