Watch Out for Fontainebleau Las Vegas in 2023

A shining blue beacon is about to make its much-anticipated debut in Las Vegas, after significant delays and changing of

Fontainebleau Las Vegas
A first look at Fontainebleau Las Vegas retail space designed by David Collins Studio © 2022 Fontainebleau Development

A shining blue beacon is about to make its much-anticipated debut in Las Vegas, after significant delays and changing of hands.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas is set to open to the public in late 2023, marking the beginning of an era. The extension of the original Fontainebleau in Miami Beach comes to life in its sister property, taking the combination of modern innovation and old-school style to the Strip. 


Pending Splendor at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

A sneak peek of Fontainebleau Las Vegas retail space designed by David Collins Studio © 2022 Fontainebleau Development

This Las Vegas Strip hotel has sat idle on the Boulevard for nearly 20 years. Original plans were halted in 2009 after the project was forced to file bankruptcy, with ongoing . In the years following, the hotel has traded ownership between several management companies and has undergone various construction undertakings — and even different names, with one developer christening the structure as “The Drew” at one point. 

A New Kind of Hotel Haven

Sixty-seven stories of stays await guests, set in crystalline windows and bespoke blue accents that create the pinnacle of relaxation across nearly 3,700 hotel rooms. The building remains one of the tallest in the state of Nevada, alongside The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod and The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort. 

Additional amenities will include:

  • A spa and wellness center;
  • A theater with over 3,000-seat capacity;
  • Over 25 dining concepts;
  • An 8-acre pool deck;
  • A sprawling fitness center;
  • A state-of-the-art casino.

Coming Together at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

At present, the hotel is promoting its serene meeting spaces and true luxury shopping, alongside the standard offerings that will cement its status as an elevated hospitality choice on the Las Vegas Strip.

Fontainebleau development president Brett Mufson stated that the team was,” excited to have construction underway as the first new luxury hotel to be built in Las Vegas in nearly 15 years,” in a recent press release.

A Shopping Experience Unlike Any Other

In addition to high-end amenities, the Fontainebleau hotel is bringing a signature shopping experience to hotel guests. Located inside the property itself, convenience is a key component for access to dozens of retail giants across a two-story mecca.

Mufson states that this is an innovative concept. “By blending different programmatic elements throughout Fontainebleau Las Vegas, rather than keeping them separate, window shopping and billboarding take on a whole new meaning, as our retail partners will capture more business organically while keeping guests connected to the overall experience,” he said.

Renowned designer Peter Arnell is overseeing the project. Known for his work developing major international brands, his expertise will generate a series of sleek design elements for the resort, befitting of the glitz and glam of Las Vegas culture.

Meeting in Peace

Outdoor gardens are a rare treat in Las Vegas topography, but Fontainebeau is incorporating a green grotto in the form of its Meridian Garden. From outdoor weddings to post-conference receptionsThe harmony of trees and greenery is a staple component in the layout and will be seen throughout the grounds.

For business matters, 57 meeting rooms will be made available for events and culminations, complete with catering. The 105,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom will also house all types of affairs.

About Fontainebleau Development

Florida-based real estate developer Fontainebleau Development is spearheading work on the Strip’s newest hotel. With nearly 50 years of hospitality prowess under the company belt, their portfolio is a smorgasbord of grandeur, including residential and commercial properties, aviation ventures, gaming and casino sites, marinas and more. Besides its self-named Miami location, other Fontainebleau properties include JW Marriott Miami, Hilton Nashville Downtown and Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown North Station.

As a community-driven entity, Fontainebleau takes steps to maintain its connection with its environments. Bleau Cares is the Miami-based program geared towards charity, career development and education surrounding hospitality and sustainability.