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Fontainebleau Las Vegas to open on December 13 after nearly two decades of construction

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After nearly two decades of construction, Fontainebleau Las Vegas is finally poised to make its long-awaited debut. The property is scheduled to open its doors on December 13th, pending regulatory approvals, and is now accepting reservations.

"For almost 70 years, the Fontainebleau brand has challenged boundaries and expectations," said Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Soffer, as reported by KTNV.

"With Fontainebleau Las Vegas, we have transcended aspiration and set the stage for a new era of luxury hospitality defined by innovation, sophistication, and opulence, with an inextricable link to our roots at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This building represents a remarkable new chapter in our storied legacy and will be a beacon for those seeking to indulge in the unforgettable."

The long-awaited launch comes after almost two decades since the beginning of the towering 67-story structure's construction in 2007. The initial opening date was originally slated for two years later, in October 2009. However, progress came to a halt in the wake of the Great Recession in 2008.

In 2018, the resort underwent a name change to Drew Las Vegas following its acquisition by Steven Witkoff and New Valley LLC, who purchased the property for $600 million. Nevertheless, construction was once again suspended in March 2020, this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the property was reacquired by one of its original developers, Soffer, who subsequently resumed construction efforts.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas resides on nearly 25 acres adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center District's West Hall on the Las Vegas Strip. It is expected to offer visitors a collection of restaurants, shops, pool experiences, nightlife, spa, and wellness services, as well as convention space. The property will be solely operated by Fontainebleau Development upon its opening.

The Fountainbleau resort is named after Miami Beach’s 1950s-era Fontainebleau hotel. The resort, one of the tallest buildings in Nevada, will have 3,644 hotel rooms and suites, 550,000 square feet of meeting space, and 150,000 square feet of casino space when it opens later this year.

Additionally, Fontainebleau Las Vegas will feature a total of 36 restaurant concepts, helmed by esteemed chefs and restaurateurs such as Chef Gabriela Camara, Masas Ito, Kevin Kim, Alan Yau, Evan Funke, and David Grutman, Bloomberg reported. These dining establishments are scheduled to commence their openings in December 2023, with additional openings continuing throughout 2024.

"We are thrilled to introduce many of the world-class amenities we are recognized for in Miami alongside our new-to-market offerings. All of these concepts, infused with the dynamic spirit of the Strip, allow us to create a destination that is the best of all worlds and promises an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience for every guest," Soffer was quoted as saying in the KTNV report.

Early this month, Fontainebleau announced that it is looking to hire over 6,500 members ahead of its grand opening. As part of the hiring process, Fontainebleau will hold a five-day job fair starting on September 25th to fill approximately 1,500 positions for its food, beverage, and nightlife operations.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas also announced earlier this month collaborations with several high-profile architecture and design partners to help shape the luxury resort. The resort also released new renderings of the property.

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