The highly anticipated Fontainebleau Las Vegas hotel — which cost $3.7 billion and took 23 years to build — is set to open this winter.
The new palace is 67 stories high and features seven swimming pools, 36 restaurants and bars, and a private club on the top floor.
Real estate mogul Jeffrey Soffer acquired the property in 2000, but lost control of the project during the financial crisis in 2008.
After the property changed hands twice more, Soffer, Elle Macpherson’s former husband, managed to reacquire the unfinished building in 2021 for a fraction of the original cost.
The 3,644-room hotel is scheduled to open Dec. 13 and will be the tallest building on the Vegas Strip.
The 67-story Fontainebleau Hotel is just months away from opening after a 23-year battle to build the Vegas complex
The hotel, which opened in December, has seven swimming pools and 36 restaurants and bars
Jeffery Soffer attends the Russell Simmons Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life at the Fontainebleau Hilton on March 14, 2009 in Miami
Speak with BloombergSoffer, who is worth $1.7 billion, said: “It’s one of the great, crazy stories in real estate.” There’s always a crazy person in your career. It definitely is.’
With room rates starting at $300 per night, this is the second location in Fontainebleau following the expansion of the Miami Beach location.
Once inside, guests have immediate access to registration and can go directly to their rooms without having to go through the casino.
Rooms and suites are decorated in a color palette of blue and silver aquatic tones with coral pink accents.
Silver-gray wood veneer, silver leaf detailing, mother-of-pearl shagreen inlaid finishes, and arabescato marble characterize the frames and other hard surfaces, while custom bow-shaped brass drawer pulls provide a nod to Fontainebleau’s history.
Rooms also feature custom-made carpets in a linear Art Deco pattern in dove gray and shades of blue.
Bookings are now open for the palace. Rates top out at over $500 per night for the first week before dropping to around $340 per night.
Soffer said it too Travel and leisure Expect the mold to break at Fontainebleau, with a casino that spans 150,000 square feet under 42-foot ceilings.
The play area is topped with an 80-foot-wide and 60-foot-tall chandelier made of bow-tie-shaped glass columns.
Outside the pool, wellness is the focus at the 13,500-square-foot fitness center and the 5,000-square-foot Lapis Spa.
Guests have instant access to registration and can go straight to their room without having to go through the casino
Bookings are now open for the palace. Rates top out at over $500 per night for the first week before dropping to around $340 per night
Rooms and suites are decorated in a color palette of blue and silver aquatic tones with coral pink accents
The facilities will feature 44 treatment rooms, a salt cave, a herbal inhalation room and several saunas.
The Fontainebleau will be one of the hotels closest to the city’s convention center and will attract business guests.
Guests have access to most of the property via a series of elevators. Soffer said his loyal and wealthy customers aren’t interested in going from one casino to another, telling Bloomberg: “Money doesn’t move.”
Brett Mufson, President of Fontainebleau Development, said, “The opening of Fontainebleau Las Vegas marks a significant milestone in our company’s history as we seek to create an epochal moment in Las Vegas history.”
The play area is topped with an 80-foot-wide and 60-foot-tall chandelier made of bow-tie-shaped glass columns
In 1967, Soffer’s father Donald, now 90, bought undeveloped marshland in Miami-Dade County for $6 million.
The area was originally called Turnberry – the name of the family business – but was later changed to the Spanish word Aventura, meaning adventure.
Donald eventually developed the swampland north of Miami into Aventura, a high-end community.