Fontainebleau Las Vegas Celebrates Grand Opening

After years of delays and setbacks the Fontainebleau is open for business.

In a prelude to one of Las Vegas’ most anticipated grand openings, Fontainebleau Las Vegas hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 13, hours before the resort’s public debut. Fontainebleau Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Soffer, joined by Fontainebleau Las Vegas executives, local government officials, community dignitaries, and national VIPs, marked the historic moment in true Fontainebleau grandeur, with champagne, live violinists, and a snip of the “Bleau” ribbon.

“Welcome to the Fontainebleau Las Vegas era,” Mr. Soffer said following the ribbon cutting. “Today, we open our doors to the world, and welcome our first guests to experience the pinnacle of luxury hospitality.

“It’s fitting that Las Vegas is a city of dreams and possibilities, as this resort stands as a symbol of perseverance, our unwavering commitment to excellence, and our belief in the transformative power of genuine, world-class hospitality.”

The ceremony, held at Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ Urs Fischer Gallery, brought full circle Mr. Soffer’s nearly 20-year dream to extend the iconic Fontainebleau name beyond its Miami Beach heritage. Conceived in the early 2000s, Fontainebleau Las Vegas was reacquired by Fontainebleau Development, in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments, in 2021. Fontainebleau Las Vegas stands as the tallest occupiable building in the state of Nevada and a testament to Fontainebleau’s 70-year legacy of timeless elegance, sophisticated beauty, and forward-thinking design.

In a historic moment, Mr. Soffer joined Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom on stage to receive the Key to the Strip, as December 13 was declared “Fontainebleau Las Vegas Day.” As he handed Mr. Soffer the ceremonial Key, the commissioner hailed Fontainebleau Development’s significant contribution to the growth and prestige of the Strip, as well as the strengthening of ties between Fontainebleau and the Las Vegas community. Additionally, Fontainebleau Development and Fontainebleau Las Vegas were honored with the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Certificate of Special Congressional Commendation from U.S. Rep. Dina Titus and an official proclamation from Assemblyman Howard Watts III.

The event kicked off a day full of extravagant celebrations on the property which will be followed by Fontainebleau’s official Las Vegas opening to the public just before midnight.

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