World famous for its ritzy and action-packed casinos,
non-stop nightlife and remarkable
hotels, Vegas is one of the most visited and popular destinations
all year long. Whether you are travelling with friends,
a partner, your family or solo there's literally never
a lack of things to do in Sin
City. North Strip in Vegas is the most popular
area in the city for all things Vegas. Currently there
are may new projects in the works at this part of strip
worth billions of dollars. One recent and exciting confirmed
new project is the design and construction of Fontainebleau
Las Vegas which will be located between the Riviera and and the Las Vegas Tower and directly across the strip
from Sky and Maxim. It has an estimated opening in 2009.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas is planning on building a 63 story
luxury hotel and casino encompassing 3,889 suites, hotel
rooms and condo units and will feature a 100,00 square
foot casino. Fontainebleau Las Vegas is leaving behind
the concept of theme-based hotels as are most new projects
in the city and going forward on a new frontier of modern
design and architecture that can be seen in the newer
Las Vegas hotels today.
The original Fontainebleau Resort is located in Miami
Beach and was designed by architect Morris Lapidus
in the early 1950's. He has designed more than 250 hotels
around the world in his flourishing career and has been
known for his post-modern style of design. Fontainebleau
resort is a hotel chain, which caters to an older crowd
with their regular clientele between the ages of 30 to
mid-60's and is 'definitely for grown-ups'.
The hotel's desired demographic will be resonant in their
prices with three quarters of their guest-rooms expected
to be priced at $300 per night.
Construction on Fontainebleau Vegas has begun on the 24.5 acres that used to be home to the Algiers and El Rancho casinos until they saw the wrecking ball. The design style of Fontainebleau Vegas will be sharp and contemporary and will include 1,000 lavish condo units (which have become really popular in the city), a 100,000 square foot casino to rival the other casino's in its midst and the usual incorporation of restaurants, clubs, spas, cocktail lounges and shops. Judging from the Fontainebleau Vegas blueprint layout the main floor area of the hotel and casino which runs parallel with the infamous strip will mostly house the resorts dining and bar areas as well as it's sure-to-be grandiose main entrance. Walking directly into the Fontainebleau Hotel guests will immediately encounter the huge expanse of the casino and toward the back the lounges, club lounges and service, coffee shop and buffet will be found. The open space blueprint shows the very top of the hotel and casino and basically illustrates what the aerial view might look like once its complete. Though the Fontainebleau Hotel isn't going to be complete until 2009 many people are already looking forward to its grand opening so they can take advantage of another new and unique Vegas hotel which will no doubt embody the rattle of dice, the swish of the cards and the click of the roulette wheel.