On Veterans Day, Resorts World Announces Hudson Valley Honor Flight’s Lunch of Honor Returning to Catskills
December 3rd Event Represents Resorts World’s Commitment to Honoring New Yorkers Who Served Throughout the Year
Monticello, NY (November 11, 2023) – To mark Veterans Day, Resorts World announced the celebrated Luncheon of Honor recognizing those who served will return to its Catskills resort on Sunday, December 3rd. Hosting this event, led by the Hudson Valley Honor Flight, represents the company’s support of those who served at all three of its New York State properties.
“There is no way to ever fully thank those who served our nation, but Resorts World is dedicated to honoring them and the organizations that support them however we can,” said Meghan Taylor, Resorts World Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations. “The Hudson Valley Honor Flight, and its Big Apple sister chapter, do amazing work throughout the year to help veterans and their families. We’re thrilled to welcome them back to Resorts World Catskills for what is truly an inspiring event.”
“Hudson Valley Honor Flight has helped countless veterans commemorate their service and that of those who did not make it home,” said Jennifer DeFrancesco, Executive Director of Hudson Valley Honor Flight. “The Lunch of Honor is an opportunity for veterans of all ages to come together and celebrate their special bond. We are so excited to once again partner with Resorts World Catskills and sincerely thank them for their unwavering support.”
An estimated 650 veterans, including WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, and their families are expected to fill Resorts World Catskill’s Epicenter event space once again. They’ll enjoy lunch and the space’s dance floor while a 20-piece band plays. The event is free to all Hudson Valley Honor Flight veteran alumni; $65 for regular guests; and $55 for active duty/retired service members. For more information visit, https://hvhonorflight.com/event/lunch-of-honor-3/.
The Walden-based Hudson Valley Honor Flight is part of a 100-independent chapter network to transport veterans to Washington, D.C., to pay tribute at their respective memorial. Resorts World has supported the non-profit for several years and in 2023 expanded the relationship between Resorts World New York City and the Big Apple Honor Flight. In May, the Queens facility served as the rally site for veterans departing JFK for their honor flight to Washington.
Resorts World’s partnership with the Honor Flight network is part of a greater dedication to active and retired service members. Key highlights of this commitment include:
- Wall of Honor at Resorts World New York City (RWNYC), Resorts World Catskills (RWC), and Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) in which employees submit photos of their relatives, friends, or themselves while serving.
- A Genting Rewards discount program for active service members and veterans, which includes an automatic upgrade to Silver card level. For more information, please click here.
- A $5,000 donation from RWC, RWNYC and RWHV to MY BROTHER VINNY – an organization that helps furnish living spaces for veterans who have been placed in housing.
- A gift of more than 850 retired card decks to the local Elks Lodge for veterans to play with.
- RWC hosted the Monster 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk, which is organized by the Monticello Rotary to benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition. Team members from all three New York properties took part in the run, which also included a $3,000 donation from Resorts World Gives.
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 a world-class spa, two indoor pools, and a fitness center. The Alder, the adjacent lifestyle hotel, features the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery, and The Monster golf club’s pro shop. The Monster golf club, a par-72 championship course, redesigned by Rees Jones, will challenge every player with length, extensive bunkering, and a variety of water hazards.
About Resorts World New York City
Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is New York City’s first and only casino-hotel, offering over 6 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience and generating more than $4 billion for the State’s public education system since opening in 2011. The opening of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City gave visitors from around the world more ways to enjoy the ultimate play and stay experience. Dining options include the recently reopened RW Prime and Sugar Factory American Brasserie. There are a variety of non-gaming amenities, as well as entertainment options, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, with 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.
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.