Fontainebleau Development has finally been given the regulatory green light to open the doors of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas after 16 years of construction and financial challenges. This long-awaited news comes following the recent validation of a gaming license for the North Strip resort, which is an investment worth a staggering $3.7 billion.
The casino-resort is now diligently preparing to welcome the public in just over three weeks, with a grand opening scheduled for December 13, following a private, luxury, black-tie reception. Additionally, Grammy-nominated artist Post Malone will be headlining the resort’s opening weekend of New Year’s Eve festivities with a show at the complex’s BleauLive Theater.
The Fontainebleau Las Vegas is expected to employ 7,100 individuals, with plans to hire 6,500 employees by the time of the grand opening. The property will feature a 150,000-square-foot casino with 128 table games, 1,300 slot machines, and space set aside for 36 restaurants. In addition, there will be over 18,000 square feet of high-limit gaming spaces, including a private gaming lounge with table games such as baccarat, European roulette, and blackjack, as well as space for poolside games.
The resort’s hotel tower will consist of 3,644 suites and rooms, all of which will be managed by the casino-resort developer. Situated on 25 acres, the property will also include a 6.5-acre outdoor pool deck with seven pools and an open terrace for special events. Furthermore, there is a 550,000-square-foot conference center located three levels above the parking garage, with plans for a future link connecting it to the West Hall of the neighboring Las Vegas Convention Center.
Red Rock Resorts has also been approved to provide odds-making services, a technology platform, and risk management to operate Fontainebleau’s 14,000-square-foot sportsbook and racetrack. However, the location will not feature the STN Sports brand, and the workers will be from Fontainebleau itself.
In light of the long and tumultuous journey Fontainebleau Las Vegas has endured, the gaming license validation and upcoming grand opening mark a significant milestone for the iconic resort. The developer, Fontainebleau Development, is looking forward to making a splash in the market after years of anticipation and challenges.