Fontainebleau Las Vegas Opening Date & Prices
Fontainebleau Las Vegas is a building every Las Vegas visitor has laid eyes on over the past 15 years. Long the biggest eyesore on the strip, the high-end resort, a sister property of the famous Miami Fontainebleau, will finally open its doors in December. Thanks to the launch of their website, we now know the exact opening date of Fontainebleau Las Vegas plus a ton more about the venues it will hold.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas History – Strip’s Biggest Eyesore
Fontainebleau Las Vegas has a long and storied history leading to its opening in December. The property began construction in February, 2007 among a building boom in Las Vegas. Unfortunately finances dried up and the property was forced into bankrupcty following a pause of construction in 2009 when the megaresort was 70% complete. In 2009 the property was quickly sold to Carl Icahn for $106 million. He stripped the property, sold off everything he could and then sat on it until he sold it for $600 million in 2017 to Witkoff Group who announced a partnership with Marriott and a new name, The Drew Las Vegas.
Unfortunately that project stalled out and the building was left sitting there for several more years without any progress. Then in February, 2021 Koch Real Estate Investments purchased the massive complex for $350 million and partnered with the original developers to bring the Fontainebleau name back to the Strip. Fontainebleau Las Vegas has been under construction since then and will open before the end of 2023.
New Website & Opening Date
Thanks to the launch of the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas website, we now know the opening date of the newest Las Vegas Strip megaresort. Previously the resort had announced a December opening, however we now know the exact date. Fontainebleau Las Vegas will open its doors to the public for the first time on December 13, 2023.
MtM Vegas Fontainebleau Las Vegas Coverage
Over on our MtM Vegas video podcast we cover all of the Vegas news and happenings twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Our latest video goes deep into the Fontainebleau news. Check it out below for more coverage and continue reading for info on Fontainebleau’s hotel prices, casino, pool and more.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Hotel Info & Prices
As of now rooms at Fontainebleau Las Vegas are available for booking. While not every room and suite will be available to start, you can currently book base “Bleau” rooms and upgraded “Gold” rooms for stays beginning on December 14, 2023. Fontainebleau Las Vegas features a $45 resort fee and rates for opening night begin at $500. Looking towards the future, the cheapest midweek rates seem to start at around $200 per night plus taxes and resort fees.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas features 3,644 rooms with many being available to book from the date of the hotel’s opening. Standard “Bleau” rooms come in at 488-494 square feet and feature a bathroom with separate tub and shower while the “Gold” rooms are slightly bigger at 545 square feet. Fontainebleau’s unique location also means many of these rooms will have spectacular Strip views including a great look at the new Vegas Sphere. You can find virtual tours here.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Restaurants & Bars
As part of the website reveal, Fontainebleau Las Vegas confirmed 36 different restaurant and bar venues coming to the property when it opens on December 13, 2023. As part of its lineup the property will feature a food hall called The Promenade that will feature 8 stalls with foods from around the world. The property will also feature two steakhouses, a number of high-end Asian eateries and a few restaurants imported from the classic Fontainebleau Miami property.
One other area Fontainebleau Las Vegas seems to excel at is the bar scene. The property’s flagship bar is the Bleau Bar located in the center of the property’s casino. Other high-end bars and lounges are spread throughout the property, each with a unique design that feels high-end based on the concept art. Upon opening Fontainebleau Las Vegas will have one of the more compelling food and beverage offerings on the Las Vegas Strip.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Casino & More
The casino at Fontainebleau Las Vegas features a very modern high-end aesthetic that matches the rest of the property. The massive and open Bleau Bar sits in the center of the 173,000 square foot casino, welcoming guests for a drink. It looks to be a signature venue similar to how the Chandelier Bar has entertained guests at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for years. The color scheme inside Fontainebleau is unique among properties on the Las Vegas Strip. It feels modern, with touches of cream all around and the property’s signature blue carpet stretching through the casino.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Pool, Spa & More
Fontainebleau Las Vegas will feature a pool that is very similar to what was announced back in 2007. This pool features some mid-century modern designs and an overall pleasant atmosphere for lounging around. Fontainebleau Las Vegas will also feature some form of outdoor gambling poolside similar to properties like Circa Las Vegas.
Rounding out the venues, Fontainebleau Las Vegas will be home to a LIV Nightclub along with a LIV Beach Dayclub. It will also feature a fully equipped spa and a 3,800 seat theater which is rumored to open for a New Year’s Eve show by Post Malone, although that has not been fully announced.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Opening Date – Bottom Line
As you can see, Fontainebleau Las Vegas isn’t just the eyesore every Las Vegas visitor has stared at for the past 15 years. It will become an iconic property on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing its Miami brand to a Strip that is in need of an infusion of uniqueness. Fontainebleau’s story is long and winding, but we are just a couple of months away from having yet another flagship resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
Are you excited to visit Fontainebleau? What do you think of the look of this new Vegas Strip casino? Let me know in the comments!
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