Resorts World Catskills: The New and Luxurious Weekend Destination

Published on January 3, 2020

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, just two hours away from New York City, Resorts World Catskills is an unmatched luxurious new addition to the recent boom of hotels to open in the region. This opulent establishment boasts a casino with private gaming salons and 150 live Vegas-style table games, a serene spa, dining with world-renowned chefs, and penthouse-style lodging; a perfect retreat for city dwellers. The icing on the cake is it’s shockingly affordable.

Until recently, the tourism industry in the Catskills was on the decline. In the past couple of years, however, that has changed. The Catskills has experienced a renaissance, attracting new, hip hotels to the region. Resorts World Catskills, in particular, has attained a sense of abundant luxury not found anywhere else in the area.

With numerous new resort options increasingly available, why the Resorts World Catskills?

#1 — The Food

It is no secret that casinos often have less than satisfactory buffets. The culinary experience at Resorts World Catskills, however, is far from a buffet. Cellaio, the newest restaurant opened by its celebrity chef Scott Conant, was recently ranked the 5th best casino restaurant by USA Today’s 10 Best Awards. An Italian-style steakhouse, its menu includes dry-aged steaks, a raw bar, and homemade pasta.

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Another notable on-site restaurant is the Lotus which includes a creative menu of authentic Chinese food made with only the freshest ingredients, serving specialties like Peking Duck and steamed lotus buns.

#2 — The Spa

A good mountain retreat, however, is not complete without a spa where you can unwind from the everyday stresses of the city grind. The Crystal Life Spa provides the perfect atmosphere to reinvigorate your mind and body. The spa offers massages, eucalyptus steam rooms, and most importantly, the unique spa wave bed experience. Complete with a relaxation room to unwind after your treatments, the spa is perfect for couples or a girls’ weekend.

#3 — Gaming

For those looking for a gaming getaway, Resorts World Catskills provides an upscale gaming experience. Its impressive VIP lounge on the third floor has six gaming salons with private outdoor decks, a unique experience offered by this resort. Additionally, VIPs can opt to have a butler attend to their every need in their private gaming suite. The 38 table games offered include favorites like Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow Tiles. The palatial poker room, designed to impress, is the largest poker room in New York State.

If sweeping scenic views and luxurious accommodations aren’t enough and travelers are looking to explore the outdoors, Resorts World Catskills is in a great location. Music lovers can head to the site of Woodstock and visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Angry Orchard fans can also stop in for a crisp glass of cider. If families are looking for a day of entertainment, the largest indoor waterpark in the state, Kartrite Indoor Water Park, is just 5 minutes down the road.

The Catskills are back in style and travelers need look no further than the Resorts World Catskills for a high-end trip without the high price tag.

Heather Grabin is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She has worked for years in the travel and hospitality industry.

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