The 150m leisure and entertainment complex, Resorts World at the NEC, has been given the royal seal of approval.

The hotel and casino development hosted a visit by The Duke of Kent while he was in the West Midlands attending several functions.

During his visit, the Duke was greeted by Genting UK President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Brooks, who escorted him on a tour of the complex as the final phase of its fit out takes place ahead of its opening later this summer.

The venue is expected to have a transformational impact on the visitor experience to the NEC site, offering a wide range of new bars and restaurants, an outlet shopping mall, 11-screen cinema, casino, four star hotel and spa and conference and banqueting facilities all under one roof.

When the development, unique to the UK, opens it will create 1150 full time equivalent jobs and be home to some of the highest profile and most popular hospitality and retail brands as well as range of new and exciting bars and restaurants developed specifically by Genting UK for the complex.

During the tour the Duke was introduced to members of the construction team and was shown the atrium which is central to the complex. Parmarbrook are currently acting as Gentings Structural and Civil Engineers on the resort.