One of the longest lasting major casino construction projects for the Last Vegas Strip is entering its final phase.
Work began on the Fontainebleau hotel-casino at the north end of the Strip way back in 2007. The project has just secured $2.2bn in funding to complete its building work and it is hoped that it will open for business at the end of next year.
Owners Fontainebleau Development, partnered by Koch Real Estate Investments, are behind the plan, work on which stopped in 2009 during the recession. Seventy-five percent completed, it stood empty until the original owners were bought out by the partnership last year.
When open it will have 3,700 rooms and 550,000sq.ft of convention space and 90,000sq.ft of casino floor.