Big Vegas hotel opening in 2023 unveils its retail component’s design

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ICSC Las Vegas show attendees will soon have a new luxury hotel to stay in—and it’s promising a revolutionary retail configuration.

The 67-story, 3,700-room Fontainebleau Las Vegas, located next to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new West Hall, promises a luxury shopping experience that will heighten traffic by being located next to or directly above its 173,000-sq.-ft. casino, its restaurant row, and other day-long attractions.

“By blending different programmatic elements throughout Fontainebleau Las Vegas, rather than keeping them separate, window shopping and billboarding take on a whole new meaning,” said the hotel’s development president Brett Mufson. “Our retail partners will capture more business organically while keeping guests connected to the overall experience.”

Some 35 luxury retail tenants are expected to take up 90,000 sq. ft. of space across two levels in the hotel. It will greet show-goers with 550,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and convention space on five levels.

In its plans, too, is a 105,000-sq.-ft. pillarless ballroom and 62,000 sq. ft. of space able to be configured into as many as 57 breakout rooms. Six freight elevators will be dedicated to its convention and meeting space.

“Our position on the Strip and the multitude of event spaces within Fontainebleau serve as the foundation upon which we are building the future of the Las Vegas convention industry,” said Fontainebleau Las Vegas president Cliff Atkinson.

The portfolio of the hotel’s builder, Aventura, Fla.-based Fountainebleau Development, includes the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, and the Hilton Downtown Nashville.