Fontainbleau’s new hotel in Vegas will have its own shopping complex – Robb Report
Fontainebleau is betting on Sin City.
Jeffrey Soffer’s development company, which already runs a very famous hotel in Miami Beach, recently announced that its highly anticipated Las Vegas location will include its own shopping complex.
Scheduled to open in late 2023, the 173,000 square foot luxury hotel will feature more than 3,700 rooms, a casino, multiple on-site restaurants and a giant 550,000 square foot convention space. The two-level district, meanwhile, will span more than 90,000 square feet and feature 35 high-end stores.
It’s been a long time coming, too. The team started in 2007, but construction stopped in 2009 due to various financial difficulties. The property changed hands a few times before Soffer bought it through his company Fontainebleau Development, with Koch Real Estate Investments as a partner.
Despite all the setbacks, the new destination is still on track to open next year on the north end of the Strip. The firm said Robb Report that he will be sharing more information regarding the designer storefronts and the hotel as a whole in the coming months.
“By blending different programmatic elements into Fontainebleau Las Vegas, rather than separating them, window shopping and display take on a whole new meaning as our business partners will capture more business organically while keeping customers connected to the overall experience,” said the president of development at Fontainebleau. Brett Mufson said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have construction underway as the first new luxury hotel to be built in Las Vegas in nearly 15 years.”
Fontainebleau and Vegas seem like a perfect fit. The elegant Miami hotel was featured in the 1964 opening scene The golden finger. As the credits fade, the camera pans across the curved pearly-white facade of the hotel, then zooms in on its glamorous swimming pool, where Bond (Sean Connery) is being massaged by a pretty blonde. Later, we meet the evil Goldfinger who cheats at a game of poker with an unsuspecting hotel guest.
Here’s hoping you don’t encounter any Goldfinger-style shakedowns at Fontainebleau Las Vegas in 2023.