Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a $3.7 billion casino-resort project, celebrated their official grand opening on December 13th with a private, luxury party that featured A-listers and VIP guests who had to be specially invited. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place before the midnight opening, and family and friends of CEO Jeffrey Soffer sang “Happy Birthday” to him. Soffer credited his development team for completing the massive project in less than three years, stating, “It doesn’t happen without a great development team.”
The grand opening party featured Chinese dragon dancers and a lineup of speakers including Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO, Steve Hill. The guest list included celebrities like Cher, Aaron Paul, Tom Brady, and Alice Cooper. The party also featured live music and high-end entertainment, setting the stage for the casino-resort’s grand opening.
Despite the highly anticipated opening, Fontainebleau officials decided against using fireworks, opting instead to highlight the timeless beauty of the property. However, the public was surprised to learn that on-site parking was not permitted, and guests had to secure parking in the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fontainebleau’s room prices range from $160 per night for a midweek booking to $400 per night for the weekend before New Year’s Eve, with no rooms available for the weekend before the Super Bowl. Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom welcomed the opening, describing the property as the “Miami of the West,” noting the similarities between Miami and Las Vegas.
Overall, the grand opening of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas was a lavish and star-studded affair, marking a new chapter in the city’s history as a premier destination for luxury entertainment.