The construction of Fontainebleau Las Vegas has been a long time coming – for almost a decade, financial and legal setbacks have put the project on hold. But in November of 2023, the sprawling mega-resort has finally opened for reservations starting December 16th, with press releases hailing the property as the first luxury hotel to be built in Las Vegas in 15 years.
Even the name of the hotel is luxurious and refers to a small town in northern France near Paris where a huge palace (Château de Fontainebleau) was built and used by 34 kings and 2 emperors starting in the 12th century. The French name is pronounced like “fawn-ten-blow,” or “fawn-tin-blo” with the ‘t’ being silent, and if you want to sound really fancy, add a nasal sound on the ‘en’ part. In Florida, where another Fontainebleau property was built in Miami Beach, locals sometimes just call it the Fountain Blue hotel, but Fountainblue sounds tacky and you now know better.
So what’s Fontainebleau Las Vegas like inside? We’re sharing with you an inside look at this newcomer to the Las Vegas resort scene. Read on for all the details!
This Resort Is HUGE!
Fontainebleau Las Vegas rises 68 stories and 737 feet in the air, which makes it the highest building in Las Vegas and even the state of Nevada, except of course for the famous Stratosphere observation tower. The gigantic property stretches out over 25 acres on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip – that’s approximately 9 million square feet. It’s certainly a mega-resort, with 3,780 guestrooms in total.
It’s a New Industry Giant
The brand-new resort is competing against the hotel industry giants of Las Vegas: Caesar’s Resorts and MGM. While these resort collections have dozens of properties on the Las Vegas Strip, this is only one hotel. So what makes it so special that it can get in with the major players?
Fontainebleau Las Vegas is the newest addition to the 70-year-old Fontainebleau brand, known for its sophistication and elegance, gorgeous design elements, and excellent service. Like its Miami Beach sister property, this resort exudes old-world glamour alongside modern luxury, and aims to offer a chic guest experience that surpasses all expectations.
Conventions Will Be Key To the Resort’s Success
Fontainebleau’s location right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center makes it the perfect choice for business travelers and conferences. Recognizing this, the resort is putting an emphasis on big conventions and corporate events. Fontainebleau Las Vegas features over half a million square feet of meeting space, including an enormous 105,200 square-foot Royal Ballroom.
The Guestrooms Are Ultra-Luxurious
When staying at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, guests can expect to feel like VIPs. The upscale, contemporary guestrooms are a spacious 500 square feet in size, providing lots of space to relax in. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a stunning view of the city’s sparkling neon lights from high above. Sleek, stylish furnishings and décor in an attractive neutral palette, along with the ample natural light, make these rooms feel as comfortable as they are chic.
Guests Can Relish World-Class Dining Options
Fontainebleau Las Vegas has nine exquisite signature restaurants, including a sumptuous steakhouse, an elegant Cantonese restaurant, and the plush La Fontaine offering a fancy Champagne brunch. 14 different casual dining spots include a Chinese noodle restaurant, a burger joint, and an elevated pizza parlor.
The Entertainment Options Are Impressive
Guests at Fontainebleau Las Vegas will never be bored, with so much to do on property that they might not even want to leave the property. The resort features a theater where you can expect to see some of the hottest names in entertainment on stage.
The resort also boasts an exciting 150,000 square-foot casino with a variety of table games, slots, and a luxurious sportsbook. And then there’s the shopping. A gigantic 2-level, 90,000 square-foot retail space features 35 luxury brand-name stores in a shopping area that’s a key element of the hotel’s design.
This Is The Place To Be For Nightlife
Fontainebleau’s pumping nightclub, Liv, is about to join Hakkasan and Omnia as one of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas. New Year’s Eve is set to be off the hook here, with dance floor tickets already going for $30,000 each. But in Vegas, partying isn’t just a nighttime thing – Fontainebleau also features an impressive dayclub, Liv Beach, on its 8-acre Oasis pool deck on the 9th floor of the resort. That means wild pool parties are in store as soon as 2024’s pool season hits.
The North Strip Will Never Be the Same
Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ location on the north side of the Vegas Strip separates it geographically from the large majority of this city’s mega-resorts. It’s a little out of the way from the center of the action, but it’s set to change the whole vibe of the North Strip, bringing foot traffic, partiers, and casino players to this typically less frequented area.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Is Now Taking Reservations!
Are you excited yet to experience this stunning new resort? Fontainebleau Las Vegas has just started taking room reservations for stays starting from December 16th, 2023 onwards. Be one of the first to stay at this extravagant Vegas property by making your reservation now!