enting Americas revealed plans for a new hotel located at Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC). Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York, an eight-story, 400-room, four-star hotel, is scheduled to open in Q1 2021 and will offer residential-inspired guestrooms and premium suites, as well as new restaurants, 5,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting spaces and retail options.
“Hyatt’s global brand recognition will give Resorts World an even greater opportunity to tap into the travel and tourism market worldwide and showcase our unparalleled hospitality, gaming, dining, and entertainment offerings,” said Bob DeSalvio, president, Genting Americas East. “We are proud to work with such an iconic brand as we move NY Forward, and we are excited that guests will soon be able to enjoy an integrated casino resort experience right here in Queens.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Genting on this exciting new property and deliver on the Hyatt Regency brand promise of making travel free from stress and filled with success,” said Pete Sears, Americas group president, Hyatt. “This new hotel will be a testament to Hyatt’s commitment to growing with intent in markets that matter most to our loyal members and global guests.”
The $400-million hotel and amenities investment has long been part of Genting’s vision of bringing an integrated resort, popular in global destinations, such as Las Vegas and Singapore, to New York City.
This development will bring the total investment of RWNYC to more than $1.1 billion since opening in October 2011, after Genting spent more than $700 million to enhance the existing Aqueduct grandstand to become a leading entertainment destination. The hotel addition is estimated to create more than 500 jobs for New Yorkers and provide additional revenue for New York State’s Lottery Education Fund. RWNYC has already generated nearly $3 billion for New York’s public schools.
“This hotel creates job opportunities for hundreds of the borough’s residents and is an important step in improving the gaming experience in Queens,” said New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., of Queens, who also serves as chair of the NYS Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. “Resorts World Casino New York City is doing its part to show tourists there is more to New York City than just Manhattan. I look forward to more people exploring the borough I’ve called home my entire life.”
“Resorts World is raising the stakes by providing world-class comfort and accommodations to their visitors,” said New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, of Queens. “Our community welcomes the jobs, atmosphere, and energy that this new hotel partnership between Resorts and Hyatt will create. This exciting endeavor is another reason why we should include full table gaming at Resorts World NYC.”
Congressman Gregory Meeks said, “Resorts World Casino New York City’s partnership with Hyatt is a welcome addition to the Fifth District, further adding to the thriving economic development in southeast Queens. Hyatt’s hospitality will help service the substantial tourism that comes through JFK, which serves as not just a hub to New York City, but the world. I congratulate Resorts World New York and Hyatt and look forward to seeing the jobs created in the community as a result of this partnership.”
“NYC & Company looks forward to welcoming The Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York to the City’s leading portfolio of hotel properties,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company president/CEO. “This new development will add to the ever-growing appeal of Queens as a vibrant destination for domestic and international travelers, but will also provide valued tourism jobs as the travel industry emerges from the global pandemic.”