is a type of destination resort
which is of an
exceptionally large size, sometimes featuringlarge-scale
, golf course
, multiple accommodations
along the Las Vegas
Strip are most typically thought of as megaresorts owing
to their immense size and complexity.
Las Vegas hotels
projects in Las Vegas in
1969 and 1973 by architect Martin Stern, Jr. and entrepreneur Kirk
Kerkorian, the International Hotel (later the Las Vegas Hilton) and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (later Bally's Las Vegas), set the standard for such casino resorts.
International and the MGM Grand, the first megaresort is generally
considered to have been The Mirage given its size and emphasis on non-gaming
entertainment options like shopping and fine
dining to draw in customers. Megaresorts use the
same fantastic or mythical theme (medieval life at Excalibur, tropical at The Mirage, famous cities, etc.)
throughout their properties.
Basic Styles of Megaresorts
Many megaresorts have a large theme park
as its centerpiece
. Resorts such as the
Walt Disney Parks and
feature multiple hotels, multiple theme parks, a
features. Other megaresorts exist with no specific
centerpiece, having many features that are considered prominent,
such as Atlantis
Paradise Island and it's upcoming sister park in Dubai.
At Genting Highlands Resort, it is considered a megaresort due to
its large size and number of amenities. It is located on
Pahang hill facing Kuala
Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
consists of five hotels, named Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel,
Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and the First World Hotel. The First
World Hotel is currently the world's largest hotel with 6118 rooms
with an indoor theme park. The resort contains two casinos, a large
outdoor theme park, hostels and an apartments building. Over forty
years of success have transformed this lone hill to one of the
leading casino resorts in the world, commonly known as the Las
Vegas of Malaysia.
Resort located at the historical state of Malacca, Malaysia is
a complex developed from turning empty land into a giant tourist
The resort includes a water theme park, safari,
"cowboy town", hotels and bungalows.
The following resorts fall under the categorization 'Megaresort'.
On the Las Vegas Strip
Theme Park Resorts