Compared to most other cities in the US and world there is always something new happening in Las Vegas, and more often than not these happenings occur on a scale that is difficult to comprehend. Anyone flying into Las Vegas will notice The Sphere, a perpetually illuminated concert venue that has hosted some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. Also on 2023’s list of big events was the F1 Race, which took over Sin City and saw a ticketed crowd of over 300,000. Next up is the grand opening of the Fontainebleau Casino Resort, which is scheduled to take place on December 13th, just in time for Christmas.
To many, the opening of a new resort on the Las Vegas Strip is anything but news. But as was previously mentioned, the sheer scale of the Fontainebleau project will leave even Vegas locals in awe.
What To Expect on the Floor and in the Rooms?
If you recognize the Fontainebleau name, that is because of the Miami resort hotel that bears the same name. The Miami location was opened more than 70 years ago and regularly plays host to the rich and famous. The Las Vegas Fontainebleau is hoping to live up to the allure and glamour of its Miami predecessor, and judging by the cover it seems as though it is well on track to doing exactly that.
As far as size is concerned, the Fontainebleau will sit on almost 25 acres of land and boast 3,500+ hotel rooms. If 3,500 sounds like a lot of rooms, that’s because it is. Not only do very few other Las Vegas resort casinos feature anywhere near that number of rooms, the last time a hotel of this size was built on The Strip was more than 10 years ago, according to Forbes. Adding to this is the 67 total floors, which will make the Fontainebleau the tallest building in Nevada that can be occupied by people.
The casino floor will rival the largest in Las Vegas as well, with operators aiming for a modern luxury experience that is supposed to feel spacious, even when crowds are at their peak. The main casino floor will occupy 150,000 square feet with all the usual table games and slots expected to be featured. An interesting tidbit is that casino owners have remained mostly hush-hush about what exactly, and in what numbers, will be featured on the casino floor.
The pool area is also something to behold, clocking in at more six acres and playing host to multiple restaurants and bars. The large pool area is going to have more than 2,000 square feet of gaming space, and we anticipate at least some of the pool area will be dedicated to swim-up gaming like you see at Caesars.
Situated on the Northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Fontainebleau is a good distance from places like The Venetian and Cosmopolitan, but is so large that many guests may not even feel the need to leave. As has been the case in the past, the story with the Fontainebleau will soon become less about the grand opening and more about how well the mega-resort is filling both rooms and the gaming floor. With a new LIV Nightclub also occupying the resort’s grounds it is difficult to believe Fontainebleau will have any difficulty finding footing in the desert, but history offers proof that even the biggest names can struggle to survive in Las Vegas.