Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the newest addition to the famed Las Vegas strip, The Drew Las Vegas.
The strip’s unfinished eyesore, Fontainebleau, is set to become The Drew Las Vegas. Sitting idle since 2009, the nearly 4,000-room hotel has been given a new lease on life thanks to a partnership between hospitality conglomerate Marriott International and recent purchasers Witkoff and New Valley LLC. Projections estimate an opening date in late 2020; a shortened lead-time made possible considering Fontainebleau was 70% complete before construction was halted in 2009.
Though the final designs have yet to be finalized, it is expected the 8.5-acre pool deck will be revised in a way to stand out from the current pool-scene that every hotel on the strip has jumped on. If The Drew Las Vegas does in fact happen, it will mark the first new casino opening on the Las Vegas strip since The Cosmopolitan in 2010.
We’ve been aggressively [move out of our way!] covering the revitalization of the north-strip recently; The Drew Las Vegas will be just a stone’s throw away from the now under construction Resorts World and Wynn Paradis Park, the soon to be developed Wynn West, and much, much more.
It’ll be interesting to see the continued development of the north strip as it looks to compete with the more robust center and southern portions of the Las Vegas strip.
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