Marriott's Vegas Resort, The Drew, Revives Dormant Fontainebleau Project

In the northern end of the Las Vegas strip, across from Circus Circus, sits the stalled Las Vegas' Fontainebleau casino project. Nine years after halting construction, the resort will be reborn under new owners. 

Marriott's The Drew Las Vegas, the forthcoming integrated resort and casino, will boast over 500,000 square feet of meeting space and nearly 4,000 rooms and suites. The new property is scheduled to open in late 2020. 

"The Drew Las Vegas will become a landmark property for Marriott International," said Tony Capuano, EVP and global chief development officer of Marriott International. "The resort will give our more than 100 million loyalty members the chance to enjoy our brand of hospitality in one of the most exciting and popular cities in the world, whether the visit is for a convention or a leisure trip."

The Drew Las Vegas will reportedly connect to the recently announced expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center via bridge. The resort will offer guests convention facilities, entertainment, nightlife, retail, and dining options, as well as a casino and luxury accommodations. The Drew will be home to three JW Marriott and EDITION hotels managed by Marriott International. The JW Marriott will be the largest of the three and mark The Strip's first JW Marriott and Vegas's second.

The original building, a 63-story tower part of an almost $3-billion project, ceased construction in 2009 amidst the economic recession. Real estate developer Steven Witkoff acquired the building last summer for $600 million. 

"With Marriott International, we have the opportunity to leverage the world's most powerful group and convention pipeline as well as an unmatched loyalty program to ensure we unlock the unparalleled value of this asset," said Witkoff.