GRAND OPENING DECEMBER 13, 2023
The Fontainebleau Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip history started while Bill Clinton was President. That 25 Odyssey is reaching a successful conclusion with a Grand Opening Scheduled for December 13, 2023. The Fontainebleau Las Vegas brings with it a competition to the Las Vegas Strip that Caesars and MGM have never experienced.
The Resort sits on a piece of land previously occupied by the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino an iconic Las Vegas Landmark that Opened in 1948 and changed names several times before closing in 1992.
Jeff Soffer, the chairman and CEO of Fontainebleau Development, bought the 21-acre property in 2000 for $45 million, with plans to build a London-Themed Resort.
Soffer pitched the Las Vegas location in 2005 and broke ground two years later, but the project was abandoned during the 2009 financial crisis. Its ownership changed hands several times over the years, returning back to Soffer and partners in the Kansas conglomerate Koch Industries’ real estate wing in February 2021.
The property will bring in several concepts from its Miami Beach location, including the Lapis Spa. The 55,000-square-foot spa will have 44 treatment rooms, 11 spa suites, a purifying salt cave, saunas, hydrotherapy lounges and a “co-ed sensory room with communal healing waters.”
The Resort scheduled Opening on December 13, 2023 is approximately 14 years after its original planned opening date. It will feature a variety of dining, entertainment, wellness, and nightlife options, as well as a partnership with Hilton Worldwide.