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Resorts World Miami | Proposed

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Genting Group Unveils $3 Billion Master Plan For Resorts World Miami
Arquitectonica-designed Destination Resort to create tens of thousands of jobs, draw
millions of tourists from around the world, and anchor new three-mile Baywalk along
downtown Miami waterfront.

Miami, FL – September 14, 2011 – One of the most prized pieces of waterfront land in
Florida will soon come alive with Resorts World Miami, a Destination Resort featuring
iconic skyscrapers sporting designs inspired by a coral reef and serving as the
centerpiece of a new three-mile Baywalk that will activate the city’s waterfront. Resorts
World Miami, which represents a $3 billion investment by Genting Group, comprises
approximately 10 million square feet of mixed-use development, making it one of the
largest development projects in Florida history.

“Resorts World Miami will accelerate Florida’s evolution as a global destination at the
crossroads of the Americas,” said Mr. KT Lim, Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting.
“Most importantly, Resorts World Miami will boost confidence in Florida’s economy,
creating 15,000 direct and indirect construction jobs and 30,000 permanent positions on
an ongoing basis, attracting more inbound investment, and substantially increasing the
tax base for the city, county and state.”

Rising from 13.9 acres of bayfront land currently housing the Miami Herald Media
Company, Resorts World Miami is located in the heart of the City of Miami, midway
between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach.

“Resorts World Miami introduces a new vocabulary of architecture to Florida, one that
is inspired by the ocean and Florida’s coral reefs,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Co-
Founder and Principal of Arquitectonica, the world-renown architecture firm based in
Miami. “At Resorts World Miami, building designs echo familiar forms that are part of
our identity, including tropical fish and seashells. When you describe Miami and Florida,
you inevitably come back to the water. We have captured that relationship with Resorts
World Miami’s design.”

Resorts World Miami includes a series of four hotels with a total of 5,200 rooms and two
residential towers featuring 1,000 units. The towers take on sculptural forms that
change from every perspective. Each building is designed with outside balconies
adorned with LED-lit exteriors, creating a jewel-like effect that will illuminate the Miami
skyline each night. The Destination Resort will include a super-luxury hotel, a
contemporary hotel, a convention hotel, and a family hotel, offering a lodging option for
each segment of the market.

The towers sit atop an 8-story podium where guests can immerse themselves in a
double-story, 250,000 square foot luxury retail galleria; more than 50 restaurants,
lounges, bars and nightclubs; a high-tech multimedia entertainment area showcasing
the music and culture of Florida and South America; and 700,000 square feet of
convention and meeting space which includes a 200,000 square foot column-free
ballroom, the largest in the United States. A casino will be included if Florida’s
legislature and governor approve Destination Resort legislation.

Each level of Resorts World Miami is designed with outdoor terraces offering
spectacular unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami and Miami Beach.
The podium’s rooftop features a 3.6 acre outdoor lagoon – a size equivalent to 12
Olympic-size swimming pools – and natural sand beaches that will enable guests to
swim from Biscayne Boulevard to the edge of Biscayne Bay, a distance of more than
1,000 feet. Each hotel will also have a private swimming pool.

Resorts World Miami will be the highlight of a three-mile Baywalk beginning at the
Miami River and running north to Margaret Pace Park. The Baywalk will link Bayfront
Park, Bayside Market Place, American Airlines Arena, Museum Park, the Miami Art
Museum currently under construction, the new Miami Science Museum currently under
design, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Omni Center. All will
be connected by new public spaces and pedestrian, jogging, and cycling paths that will
activate this stretch of partially completed Miami waterfront.

Resorts World Miami has been designed – and will be constructed – in accordance with
all applicable zoning codes and regulations, including Miami 21, the City of Miami’s
comprehensive zoning code. The project has been conceived with an emphasis on
sustainability and LEED-certified solutions, including three levels of below-grade parking.

The Genting Group has a 25-year track record of investing in the United States. Its
history of investment in Florida started 12 years ago when it acquired Miami-based
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and spent more than $5 billion building eight new ships
and transforming NCL into the youngest and most innovative cruise line. The Genting
Group currently owns 50% of NCL.

Genting also partnered with Florida-based Universal Studios to build and open the $5.5
billion Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore last year, which includes a Universal Studios
theme park. Within a year, Resorts World Sentosa became the world’s most successful
Destination Resort.

“Resorts World Miami is a continuation of the Genting Group’s long history of investing
in Florida and working with the state’s business community. We are fully committed to
develop Resorts World Miami to maximize the impact of this Destination Resort on
Florida’s economy. Our goal is to transform Resorts World Miami into the most
successful Destination Resort in the Americas,” added Chairman Lim.

from the rw miami brochure: http://www.rwmiami.com/images/News/ResortsWorldMiami_ver10.10.pdf

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sandman
sandman

The City of Miami has REJECTED the first Genting/Arquitectonica site plan for Resorts World Miami:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Effort-to-Bring-Casinos-to-Miami-is-Moving-Slowly-137715778.html

sandman
sandman

Posted on Sun, Jan. 22, 2012
Poll: Miami-Dade voters evenly split on casinos, but opposition growing

By Scott Hiaasen and Patricia Mazzei
Miami-Dade voters are evenly divided on whether to allow casino gambling in South Florida, but opposition appears to be growing even as the Legislature debates competing plans to open the region to Las Vegas-style casino resorts, according to a new poll.
In a survey of 400 registered voters in Miami-Dade, voters split almost equally over the idea of large-scale casinos. The electorate is similarly divided over putting a destination resort and casino in downtown Miami on The Miami Herald’s waterfront property.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/22/v-print/2602584/poll-miami-dade-voters-evenly.html#storylink=cpy

langbro
langbro

Miami Herald is in talks to relocate to Doral. Alo, it looks like mast advertisemnts have already been removed from the side of the current Herald building.

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2012/01/23/us-southern-command-in-doral-in.html

langbro
langbro

OP updated

yellows2k
yellows2k

Looks like the gaming bill has been withdrawn by its sponsor in the house = dead until next year.

sandman
sandman

Yes, unfortunately Disney+Seminoles+Racinos are a powerful combo.

langbro
langbro

Genting promised to build Resorts World Miami whether or not gaming passed. Let’s see how this plays out.

yellows2k
yellows2k

You are right:

“Sources said it plans to continue with Resorts World Miami, but it will be scaled back in size and scope.”

http://www.local10.com/news/Reactions-mixed-after-Fla-casino-bill-dies/-/1717324/8590592/-/tmu4u5z/-/index.html

sandman
sandman

[SIZE=3]from the wall street journal:[/SIZE]

Casino Presses Ahead in Florida

‎FEBRUARY 6, 2012

BY ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES

MIAMI—Gambling companies hoping to crack the South Florida market are regrouping after a bill to authorize three casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties stalled last week in the state legislature.

The chief sponsor of the measure in the House on Friday asked that a subcommittee postpone a vote on the bill when it became clear the bill lacked sufficient support. That subcommittee isn’t scheduled to reconvene for the remainder of the legislative session, which ends next month, almost certainly killing the measure’s chances of passage this year.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203315804577205431704539006.html

sandman
sandman

as posted by yellows2k in the biz forum:

Report: Las Vegas Sands quietly killed the casino bill, stabbing Genting in the back
http://thenextmiami.com/threads/report-las-vegas-sands-quietly-killed-the-casino-bill-stabbing-genting-in-the-back.72/

sandman
sandman

And now the Las-Vegas Review Journal reports that the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood could add another 1,000 room hotel:

http://www.lvrj.com/business/seminoles-have-become-a-force-in-indian-gaming-139177124.html?ref=124

yellows2k
yellows2k

Destination casinos only a matter of time, analysts say

Even pari-mutuels agree it will happen

By Nick Sortal, Staff Writer
4:31 a.m. EST, February 29, 2012

Like it or not, destination casinos will become a reality in South Florida within the next three to five years, gambling-industry experts said Tuesday. To them, the death of a controversial casinos bill last month in the Florida Legislature was only a setback.

“It’s the same at pretty much every state,” said Gregory Roselli, an analyst for UBS Securities, at the annual Florida Gaming Summit at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “It takes a few years, but the bill gets further and further along until it passes.”

Roselli, who follows the gambling industry, cited Massachusetts and Ohio as states that took years to get casinos.

Even some officials at South Florida’s pari-mutuels agree that a destination casinos law is inevitable.

“I think everybody in this room knows it’s just a matter of time before it passes,” Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino President Tim Ritvo said. “We’ve drawn up different diagrams, different looks, as we wait to see how the legislation shakes out.”

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-destination-casinos-escalate-022-20120229,0,5502671.story

langbro
langbro

Genting is one of three bidders for the Dade school Board land.

The second bidder is Mallory Kauderer, the owner of 1550 the chelsea, who also owns Brickell Flatiron. The third is the Kluger family.

langbro
langbro
Posted on Tue, Mar. 20, 2012 Genting Group to build Resorts World Miami – without gambling By ELAINE WALKER [EMAIL]ewalker@MiamiHerald.com[/EMAIL] Even without casino gambling, Genting Group said Tuesday it is moving ahead with a dramatically scaled down mixed-use plan for Resorts World Miami. The five acres where The Miami Herald currently sits would become the site for a five-star luxury hotel, luxury condominiums, waterfront restaurants, some limited retail and an 800-foot long promenade along Biscayne Bay. It’s still too early to tell exactly what it would look like because the project is being designed by Miami’s Arquitectonica. There are no renderings available, no specifics about the size of any of the elements or any idea what would happen to the rest of the 13.9 acres on the Herald site. “With more and more people traveling to downtown Miami and a growing number of residents calling the area home, we are going to seize the opportunity to convert this prime piece of bayfront land into the centerpiece of a thriving neighborhood.” Bernardo Fort-Brescia, co-founder and principal of Miami-based Arquitectonica, said in a statement released by Resorts World Miami. Early indications are that this version of Resorts World Miami will be a… Read more »
sandman
sandman

This is great news. They are doing exactly what they said they would, which is build out the project at a slower pace if gambling is not approved, and I think that is a good thing.

langbro
langbro

Exactly. This will be the first phase, and will immediately bring that area to life, instead of waiting for the Florida legislature to act.

Even this first phase on its own will be a huge project, remember Miami already has the largest project in the U.S. with Brickell CitiCentre.

langbro
langbro

No. It will not affect Brickell CitiCentre at all, Swire is building that as fast as possible anyway.

Remember, whatever Genting builds at the Resorts World Miami site now is just a first phase for a lot more to come.

sandman
sandman
official pr: March, 21, 2012 Resorts World Miami to Proceed with Plans for Luxury Mixed-Use Development on Miami Herald Site Five-acre development will bring downtown Miami waterfront to life with pedestrian promenade, meet rising demand for residential and hotel properties. Miami, Florida – March 21, 2012 – Resorts World Miami is reaffirming its commitment to downtown Miami’s emergence as one of the world’s fastest-growing residential markets and tourist destinations, announcing that it is moving forward with plans for a luxury mixed-use development on the Miami Herald site. The Miami-based international architecture and planning firm Arquitectonica is preparing a revised design that includes condominiums, a 5-star hotel, waterfront restaurants, and related amenities. The mixed-use development will occupy the five acre site currently occupied by the Miami Herald building, inclusive of an 800-foot waterfront promenade along Biscayne Bay. The updated design for Resorts World Miami will transform the Miami Herald site – long considered one of the City’s most inaccessible and dilapidated stretches of bayfront – into a downtown focal point and pedestrian-friendly gathering place. Plans will include an 800 foot-long, 50 foot-wide waterfront promenade with a 200 feet view corridor, enabling the creation of landscaped green space and the preservation of… Read more »
Afi K. James
Afi K. James

The Destination Bill will pass next year.

yellows2k
yellows2k
yellows2k
yellows2k

Genting made offer to buy Dade School Board property: http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/120503/story2.shtml

yellows2k
yellows2k

Genting cools interest in buying Miami-Dade School District property

The Miami-Dade School Board has received proposals from other would-be buyers for its downtown property.

BY Laura Isensee

[EMAIL]lisensee@MiamiHerald.com[/EMAIL]

The cash-strapped Miami-Dade School District has several options to consider from developers interested in buying its prime downtown real estate, but interest has cooled from its biggest suitor — the Genting Group.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/07/2788449/genting-cools-interest-in-buying.html#storylink=cpy

sandman
sandman

From the article:

Among the proposals:
• A proposal from 1550 The Chelsea to buy the district’s lot at 1535 NE Second Ave. The developers are working on a mixed-use tower near the Omni hotel. It owns the Brickell Flatiron, which includes the bar Baru, and has plans for a park and to build Park Lane Towers in a vacant area.
“We’re the natural purchasers,” said managing member Mallory Kauderer. “I’ll pay a good price because we’re on Biscayne Boulevard.”

They ought to just build Park Lane Towers already, that is a great design by Oppenheim:

langbro
langbro

Genting has spent at least $380,000 on lobbyists in the 2012 Florida legislative session.

Las Vegas Sands spent at least $85,000

http://htpolitics.com/2012/05/17/telecommunications-casino-lobbyists-cash-in-on-latest-session/

yellows2k
yellows2k

Thursday May 24, 2012
1601 Biscayne Blvd
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Join us for our signature Legislative Breakfast on May 24, with featured speaker Bill Thompson, VP of Development at [COLOR=#006d9a]Resorts World Miami.[/COLOR]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
8:30 – 9:30 am
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
[COLOR=#006d9a]Legislative Breakfast Registration Form[/COLOR]
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http://www.lbaorg.com/join-us-for-our-signature-legislative-breakfast-on-may-24-2/

yellows2k
yellows2k

[SIZE=24px]Genting Plan for NYC Convention Center Fails, Cuomo Says[/SIZE]

By Freeman Klopott on June 01, 2012

[SIZE=16px][FONT=Georgia][COLOR=#222222]Plans for Genting Bhd. (GENT) to build a $4 billion convention center in New York City have failed, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-01/genting-plan-for-nyc-convention-center-fails-cuomo-says

yellows2k
yellows2k

^^^ probably makes them more desperate to get approval in Florida

Pjtpeter
Pjtpeter

I pray this happens , so there wont be a casino aspect to this?

langbro
langbro

The State of Florida has not yet approved an expansion of gambling in Florida. In addition, the Miami Herald still has a year to move out from the property.

Pjtpeter
Pjtpeter

so this isnt happening anytime soon. hopefully miami worlde center occurs.

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