Fontainebleau Las Vegas
This week Fontainebleau Las Vegas announced the massive blue casino resort on the north end of the Vegas Strip will finally open on December 13th.
This has been a long time coming. Construction on Fontainebleau started in 2007. Vegas Today and Tomorrow has all of the original specs and plenty of construction pictures.
The Fontainebleau website also launched this week. Ironically, the design of the 2023 website reminds me of the real estate websites around 2010, when the property was supposed to open.
The property is still under construction so the website and all media images are renderings. I’m curious to see what real life looks like compared to the computer-generated images. The two don’t always match.
Let’s take a look around Fontainebleau.*
A Visual Look-See Of Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Wow – Oasis Pool
I’m obsessed with the layout of the six-acre Oasis pool deck. The bar with the La Concha-inspired design is gorgeous. You may recognize this from the Neon Museum. Editor Note: Not to be confused with La Concha Resort in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico which is a Marriott Luminous Luxury Property that can be booked by TravelZork Travel.
Altogether, there are seven pools and a covered outdoor gaming area (above). Based on the rendering it looks like there will be a handful of table games and bartop video poker/slot/keno machines.
Casino and Fontainebleau Rewards Loyalty Program
Let’s head inside. The casino floor will be 150,000 square feet. For comparison, that’s slightly smaller than Bellagio. You can enroll in Fontainebleau Rewards now online if you’d like to get a head start.
1,300 Slots – 127 Tables – Six Private Salons
Plans call for 1,300 slot machines and 127 table games. The main high-limit room will be about 18,000 square feet. There will also be six private gaming salons.
Plans call for the sportsbook to be about 13,000 square feet. There isn’t a good image of the entire space but the Tavern sports bar and restaurant will be part of the sports betting area.
The vast majority of the 36 restaurants at Fontainebleau will be full-service. The promenade (aka food hall) only has seven eateries. You can see the full list here.
Food! 36 Restaurants
Fontainebleau will have 36 first-to-market restaurants. In layman’s terms, this means no big-name chain restaurants. The rendering above is Papi Steak. This is one of two steakhouses.
Miami Slice is the best name for a restaurant inside of a casino since Circa opened Jack Pots! There are a few whimsical names for venues at Fontainebleau. FB Slims in the pool area is fun for those who remember Fatboy Slim’s beep-boop songs during the 1900s. (Editor Note: we must show some OG respect to Miami Vice!)
Hotel Room Product
There are two room types available. The Bleau room (above) is the smaller of the two at just under 500 square feet. This room has a tub and shower and does not have a Vegas Strip view. You can see the specs here.
The Gold rooms are between 545 and 590 square feet. This room doesn’t include a tub but has the option of a mountain or Vegas Strip view. You can see all the specs here.
There are three types of regular suites. The layout above is the 936-square-foot Royal Suite. It’s difficult to judge rooms on renderings and floor plans but you can see the specs here.
It’s interesting to note that only one of the three luxury suite types has a Vegas Strip view. You can see the odd floor plans here.
I look forward to seeing Fontainebleau in person in a couple of months. While we wait for the new Vegas Strip casino to open, I look forward to checking out Durango Resort when it opens in November.
* Photo Credits: From FONTAINEBLEAU and the Fontainebleau Las Vegas website.