• Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021

Fontainebleau could open as a JW Marriott in 2023 on the Las Vegas Strip

A new website page on the Marriott’s web-site touts a fourth quarter 2023 opening of the JW Marriott on the previous Fontainebleau and The Drew website on the north conclusion of the Las Vegas Strip.

The extensive-dormant undertaking, which initially commenced construction as the Fontainebleau in 2006, planned to open in 2008 on the website of the former El Rancho land, but a Chapter 11 individual bankruptcy just after the job went in excess of funds compelled development to be put on hold when the lodge was about 70 percent comprehensive.

Businessman Carl Icahn purchased the bankrupt task in 2010, and then marketed it in August 2017 to Witkoff Group and New Valley LLC for $600 million. That group planned to open up the resort as the Drew Las Vegas. Jeff Soffer, 1 of the authentic traders with Fontainebleau, acquired the undertaking with Koch Industries in 2019.

This latest rendition of the 67-ground resort promises extra than 3,700 rooms and suites as perfectly as additional than 500,000 square feet of conference and conference room. The very first JW Marriott on the Las Vegas Strip touts the debut of Marriott International’s Edition manufacturer in Las Vegas with 900-plus rooms and suites on the upper degrees. It offers a skywalk to the Las Vegas Convention Heart, and designs to open a casino, spa, pool, retail, nightlife, and dining places.

When Fontainebleau at first introduced its cafe selection in 2005, it promised dining locations this kind of as Gotham Bar & Grill from chef Alfred Portale, Scarpetta from Scott Conant, and Amada from Jose Garces. Conant opened Scarpetta the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when it debuted in 2010 and is no lengthier concerned. Hakkasan also prepared to open up at Fontainebleau and went on to debut a five-tale restaurant and nightclub at the front of the MGM Grand.

The JW Marriott has a place on the westside in close proximity to Summerlin with Rampart Casino.

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