Fontainebleau Las Vegas Allegedly in Preparation for Grand Opening

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The much-awaited Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a 67-story casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, is rumored to be opening soon. Although the Fontainebleau has not officially disclosed its opening day, an article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal hints that it could be on Wednesday, December 13.

A Long-Awaited Opening

Recognizable by its unique blue tower, the Fontainebleau Las Vegas is going to be one of the latest land-based casinos on the Strip since the launch of Resorts World in June 2021. Dominating the Nevada skyline, it’s the state’s tallest building.

With an impressive 3,644 hotel rooms, its size ensures that it can’t be missed. The resort also offers more than half a million square feet for conventions and meetings, and its main exhibition space covers over 105,200 square feet. The venue has been built on the site of the demolished El Rancho Hotel and Casino.

It has been anything but smooth sailing for the Fontainebleau. Originally announced in 2005, aiming for a 2008 debut, the project encountered obstacles brought on by the Great Recession and the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis. However, in 2021, the real estate sector of Koch Industries, alongside Miami-based developer Jeffrey Soffer of Fontainebleau Development, breathed new life into the project.

Last December, Fontainebleau Las Vegas secured a loan of $2.2 billion thanks to numerous banks and investors, ensuring the project’s eventual realization with an anticipated 2023 opening. Moreover, in June, they made important senior management decisions, hiring Mark Tricano as president, Michelle Reda as chief casino marketing officer, and promoting Kimberly Virtuoso to senior vice president of people.

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World Class Features

Fontainebleau’s gaming will span the first three floors. Visitors can expect 1,300 slot machines, multigame facilities, and 127 table games. There is also a large sportsbook.

The Las Vegas-based resort will have 90,000 square feet of premium retail space. A total of 27 high-end dining venues, like Vida and Komodo, will be opening their doors.

There are three entertainment venues. These include a day club, the LIV nightclub, and a massive theatre with a capacity of 3,800, all masterminded by Miami’s Groot Hospitality and David Grutman, a figurehead in the nightlife scene.

Furthermore, Fontainebleau has successfully attracted top-tier DJs Tiesto and Zedd. Finally, there is an opulent rooftop pool deck spanning six acres with seven distinct pools.

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