Resorts World Welcomes the Year of the Rabbit with Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Orange County and the Sullivan Catskills

February 1, 2023
Contact: Kimberly Winston

Monticello, NY and Newburgh, NY – Resorts World welcomed the Year of the Rabbit with celebrations at Resorts World Catskills (RWC) and Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) on Sunday, January 29. RWC also served as one of the sponsors of the “Celebration of Chinese New Year” that took place at the Mount Hope Youth Center in Otisville.

A team from the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute performed Lion Dance ceremonies at both casinos. The RWHV event took place inside the casino near the Resorts World Bet Sports Bar.

Team from Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute performs Lion Dance ceremony at Resorts World Hudson Valley

The RWC celebration was held in the casino’s main lobby. Robert DeSalvio, President, Genting Americas East, Peter Chan, VP of International Marketing, Resorts World Catskills, and other executives from RWC participated in an eye dotting ceremony to protect and bless the property in preparation for the lion dance. The “lions” made several stops, including the front desk, Genting Rewards Players Club, the cashier, and the casino’s restaurants. Red envelopes were distributed to the performers at the conclusion of the ceremony. Wrapping money in red envelopes is expected to bring happiness and blessings on the receivers.

“Since opening five years ago, we have been committed to fostering strong multicultural relationships with visitors from all over the world,” said Peter Chan, VP of International Marketing, Resorts World Catskills. “The Lunar New Year offers the perfect opportunity to showcase our many amenities and services that provide an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience. We wish our guests a year filled with peace and prosperity.”

Robert DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East, Peter Chan, VP of International Marketing, Resorts World Catskills, and others participate in eye dotting ceremony at Resorts World Catskills

As part of its Lunar New Year festivities, RWC was excited to partner with the Mount Hope Chinese Association on a sponsorship of their “Celebration of Chinese New Year” that took place on Sunday, January 29 at the Mount Hope Youth Center in Otisville. The event included authentic Chinese cuisine, traditional Chinese performing arts, featuring Yunbao Fang, a Resorts World Catskills employee, raffles, and local vendors.

Resorts World Catskills employee Yunbao Fang and others take part in traditional Chinese performing arts at Mount Hope Youth Center

Resorts World New York City held 15 days of exciting events and promotions in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit.


About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Hotel and Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino-resort features live Las-Vegas style table games, state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons, a 100-seat sportsbook lounge, and the mobile app, Resorts World Bet, the fastest and safest way to bet on sports. The casino-resort’s 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences include an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. There’s also year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter. The 18-story all-suite luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills features the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The Alder, the adjacent lifestyle hotel, features the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned Monster Golf Course in 2023.


About Resorts World Hudson Valley

Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) is the area’s newest entertainment attraction! With 1,200 slots and electronic table games and the always-happening Resorts World Bet Sports Bar, this premier destination makes for a great day or night out with family and friends. Conveniently located one hour north of New York City, Resorts World Hudson Valley is the day trip that’s never far away. RWHV is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.