RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS PARTNERS WITH ELEPHANT PARADE TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR ELEPHANT WELFARE AND CONSERVATION PROJECTS
The integrated resort collaborates with resident artists, celebrities, retailers and more to create extravagant art pieces to be on display Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Elephant Parade®, the world’s largest touring public elephant art exposition that raises awareness of and support for elephants, will take over Resorts World Las Vegas starting Memorial Day weekend. The Strip’s newest resort will welcome a herd of 26 life-size baby elephant statues, personally designed by the resort’s partners and notable brands, to parade across the property for guests to enjoy, while also providing information on this extraordinary effort.
An initiative that started in The Netherlands in 2007, the art installation carries a strong conservation message to highlight the plight of wild elephants and explain the important work of Elephant Parade. With the help of Resorts World Las Vegas celebrity, retail and business partners, each elephant will be uniquely designed before arriving to the property. 13 predesigned elephants, with themes such as Betty Boop, The Big Lebowski,Cesar Millan and more, will also join the property’s inaugural Elephant Parade. Following the exhibition, the expertly painted statues will be auctioned off to benefit elephant welfare programs.
The full list of participating community members include:
- Celine Dion
- Katy Perry
- 818 Tequila
- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Life is Beautiful
- Resorts World Las Vegas
- The Boring Company
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Vegas Golden Knights
“We look forward to welcoming this incredible art exhibition to Resorts World Las Vegas and introducing it to our city for the first time,” said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas. “Elephant Parade has become a beloved initiative around the world, and we are thrilled that our resort partners have joined us in this effort to create these stunning art displays and raise awareness for this important cause.”
Elephant Parade has toured around the world, with Resorts World Las Vegas marking the first-ever display in Las Vegas. As a global destination welcoming guests from all backgrounds, the property felt a strong desire to bring this initiative to its guests and visitors alike, further spreading the organization’s message and combine art and education into one eye-catching display. In addition to the art pieces on display throughout the property, Resorts World Las Vegas will sell select miniature replicas of the elephants throughout its various retail stores.
René de Wit, Managing Director of Elephant Parade said, “After visiting so many great cities around the world, Elephant Parade is thrilled to make its debut in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. We hope that our vibrant art pieces will give thousands of people a reason to smile, meet friends and have a great experience at Resorts World Las Vegas.”
For more information on Elephant Parade, visit elephantparade.com.
About Resorts World Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas was developed by Genting Berhad, a publicly traded Malaysian corporation registered with the Nevada Gaming Commission. The company has affiliated operations in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. In partnership with Hilton, Resorts World Las Vegas integrates three of Hilton’s premium brands into its resort campus, including Las Vegas Hilton, the resort’s full-service brand; Conrad Las Vegas, Hilton’s lifestyle luxury brand; and LXR, Hilton’s network of independent luxury properties, which operates as Crockfords Las Vegas, Genting’s internationally renowned ultra-luxury brand. Resorts World Las Vegas features 3,506 guest rooms and suites, an innovative, next-generation gaming floor, world-class food and beverage options, a 5,000-capacity theatre, distinct nightlife venues, a curated retail collection of designer and boutique shops and more. The integrated resort weaves time-honored traditions of the international Resorts World brand into the fabric of Las Vegas, introducing a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the city with stunning design, progressive technology and world-class guest service. Resorts World Las Vegas is Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a verification that ensures the resort has appropriate health safety procedures in place. For more information, visit rwlasvegas.com or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
About Genting Group
Genting Group comprises Genting Berhad (KLSE: GENTING), the holding company, and its listed companies Genting Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: GENM), Genting Plantations Berhad (KLSE: GENP) and Genting Singapore Limited (SGX: G13). Genting Group is involved in leisure and hospitality, power generation, oil and gas, property development, life sciences and biotechnology activities, with operations spanning across the globe, including in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, the United States of America, Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Genting Group is a leader in the global gaming and hospitality industry. Founded in 1965, Genting Group has more than 50 years of experience in developing and operating destination resorts in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas, offering an unparalleled resort experience and iconic entertainment attractions to over 50 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.genting.com.
About Elephant Parade
Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness of elephant conservation issues.
Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.