The Fontainebleau Hotel may be coming to Las Vegas. The legendary hotel, designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, reigned as the top resort in one of the nation's most popular destinations for more than half a century.
In 2005, Turnberry Associates CEO Jeffrey Soffer formed Fontainebleau Resorts and purchased the Fontainebleau Hotel from Florida real estate developer Stephen Muss. A master-planned renovation and expansion of Fontainebleau Miami and the development of Fontainebleau Las Vegas will represent the birth of a global brand in the hospitality industry.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas is proposed to be a luxury casino hotel built on a 25-acre site on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center. If complete, the project will be a unique destination defined by crisp aesthetics and an overall "cool" factor on par with other high-end venues on the Las Vegas Strip.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas will feature a number of amenities including a 3200 seat theater, 60,000 square foot luxury spa featuring signature treatments and services and a state-of-the-art fitness center, 4 pools with 3,500 lineal feet of lushly landscaped pool perimeter, 100,000 square feet of gaming accentuated by 45-foot ceilings, and 180,000 square feet of upscale shopping.