KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 7): Genting Malaysia Bhd will open its £150 million (RM961.75 million) Resorts World Birmingham, Europe’s first resort destination, on Oct 21.
In a statement today, Genting Malaysia said Resorts World Birmingham will open at 10 am (UK time) that Wednesday, in Birmingham, UK.
“The group is excited that for the first time, Resorts World Birmingham will bring the uniqueness and excitement of a large scale integrated resort offer to the West Midlands region and beyond.
“Resorts World Birmingham will offer a full programme of exciting events between its opening day and the end of the year, which will demonstrate a wide range of experiences available to its guests,” it said.
The first day of opening will see a whole host of retailers opening their doors, including Next outlet, Nike Factory Store and GAP outlet, as well as a diverse range of other exciting high street names in fashion, home wares and gifts.
Genting Malaysia said over the coming weeks, more outlet shops, bars, restaurants and other facilities, will open to welcome guests.
Resorts World Birmingham is UK’s first integrated destination leisure complex at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, said the group.
Besides 18 bars and restaurants, it will also host Cineworld, one of Europe’s leading cinema groups. Its 11-screen complex includes an IMAX auditorium.
Cineworld will open on Oct 23, in time for the most eagerly-awaited release of the year, the new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’, the statement read.
Resorts World Birmingham will also play host to the Genting International Casino, which will open to celebrate the launch of the Bond movie on Oct 26, and the state of-the-art conference and banqueting facility.
Genting Malaysia is one of the largest casino operators in the UK. It operates six casinos in London and 35 casinos in the UK provinces.
Genting Malaysia closed 18 sen or 4.25% higher at RM4.42 today, for a market capitalisation of RM26.25 billion.
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