One of the most anticipated hotel openings in Las Vegas, the Fontainebleau Las Vegas has arrived. The spectacular resort’s grandeur and style has changed the Las Vegas skyline. As one of the tallest buildings in Nevada, with 67 floors, over 3,600 rooms, convention space, dozens of restaurants, an expansive casino and more, it’s enormous in scale – and extensive in luxury.

The opulence alone makes this resort worth a visit, but there’s more. You could quite easily check in to the resort and not leave for a very long time. There is that much to do, see, eat and drink.


Start with the casino 

Even if you’re staying at another hotel, exploring the casino at Fontainebleau Las Vegas needs to be on your list of “things to do in Las Vegas” for its sheer opulence if nothing else.  

The massive and monumental form of the resort towers over the neighboring buildings. And when you enter through the porte-cochere, the expansive lobby with its soaring domed ceiling continues to impress, magnificent in style and shine. Walk through the lobby and around the blue and gold mosaic wall toward the casino and enter a magical space. 

The casino is stunning. Its design brings a bit of the beach to the Nevada desert, with blue tones and soft lighting that evoke a sense of water. Fontainebleau means fountain of beautiful water, after all. But it’s not only the colors. The architectural details and curvature of the space throughout the casino immerse you in the soothing sense of a trickling fountain. 

Beyond the setting, this casino has much to offer at 150,000 square feet with 1,300 slot machines, 150 table games and countless comfortable chairs. Cozy up to the classic machines you recognize and discover others new to you. Or, if you’re a high roller, high-limit slots can be found in an elegant space set apart from the busy casino floor. There’s also The Tavern, a place to wager on your favorite sports team while munching on tasty favorite pub fare. For a more sophisticated setting, sink into one of the cozy chairs at the Solo Club for roulette and blackjack while sipping on a classic cocktail.

Rooms and suites designed to pamper

Are you considering Fontainebleau for where to stay in Las Vegas? If you want to not only visit, but stay, the resort offers luxurious rooms and suites, many with huge windows and stunning views. The rooms will spoil you with lush robes and towels, and also with little details such as control panels that let you set mood lighting or open and close the drapes without getting out of bed. For more lavishness, choose the Fleur de Lis Collection, a hotel within the hotel that takes luxury to a whole new level.

For when you’ve worked up an appetite

When it’s a meal you’re after, the dozens of restaurants within the resort range from fine dining in a luxurious setting to a quick bite from a range of small eateries.

For European-inspired dining

Choose French cuisine and dine at La Fontaine for brunch or dinner. Or opt for a remarkable dining experience at Mother Wolf, where James Beard award-winning chef Evan Funke has created a menu focused on traditional Roman cuisine, including wood-fired pizzas, farm-fresh antipasti and plates of pasta you’ll never forget.

For Asian-inspired dining

Komodo offers delicious takes on Southeast Asian cuisine as well as specialty cocktails. It’s worth dining here for the exotic atmosphere alone, with its touches of lush greenery, deep reds and unique architectural details. ITO is an omakase dining experience, meaning the chef selects the dishes for you, offering sushi at an intimate 12-seat counter. Chyna Club serves eclectic Chinese cuisine in a cozy, clubby atmosphere. Finally, KYU focuses on interpretative Asian cooking, influenced by cuisines around the world, with grilled meats and smoke-roasted fish.

For American cuisine

If you want something meatier, you’ll find two steakhouses here. Don’s Prime is a classic steakhouse with white linen tablecloths and specialty steaks dry-aged up to 120 days, plus Wagyu from both the U.S. and Japan. Papi Steak also offers USDA and Wagyu steak, but in a setting dripping with glamour reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood. You’ll also find seafood on the indulgent menu for those so inclined.

For a quick bite

For a wide range of grab-and-go choices, try the Promenade food hall, where you’ll have your pick from burgers and bagels to tacos, pizzas, sandwiches and more. There’s also Vida, a casual eatery open for breakfast and lunch, serving American dishes in a bright and cheery setting.

Other ways to play – by day

The resort features entertainment options far beyond the casino floor. For daytime fun during pool season, party at the adults-only LIV Beach day club on the pool deck. Fridays and Saturdays at this space promise live music, cocktails and more – all to take in while soaking in a breathtaking setting.

Beyond the day club, the Oasis Pool Deck spreads out over six acres with seven distinct areas, four bars, two restaurants and a gaming area. The Grand Pool is made up of three bodies of water, with the Bleau Isle bar at the center serving up high-octane music and cocktails. FB Slims goes all retro, and Gigi’s is a Mediterranean-style escape with cabanas and a dipping pool. The VIP Legacy Pool offers huge cabanas and a dedicated server, while the Bleautopia pool has vintage lawn games like croquet.

If high-end retail is on your wish list, visit some (or all) of the luxury brands you’ll find throughout the first and second levels of the hotel. Shop jewelry, Italian-designer shoes and fashions, chocolates, accessories, fragrances, beachwear and more.

Ways to light up the night

For night-time entertainment, LIV Las Vegas bedazzles. This two-level nightclub features A-list DJs for a night out full of great music, a packed dance floor, spectacular special effects, and everything you expect from a world-class nightclub designed to entertain and delight.

For concerts and special events, the BleauLive Theater is an intimate space with room for 3,800 attendees. Justin Timberlake performed at its grand opening, while other fantastic touring acts continue to be announced for the sparkling new concert venue.

Aaaahhhhhh … the spa!

If dancing the night away leaves you ready for a bit of pampering, the Lapis Spa & Wellness awaits. This two-level spa offers luxurious indulgence beyond measure. You’ll find the usual massage and facial choices, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs, but also interesting additions such as a salt sauna and snow shower. To make the most of the options, choose a Celestial Waters Passport, a four-hour pool experience alternating between hot and cold plunges.

The spa is divided into men’s and women’s sections, but offers a huge coed area and options for couples. If your list of things to do in Las Vegas includes only a bit of pampering or you’re short on time, convenient arm and leg massages are available.

Staying fit at Fontainebleau

Want to keep up with your workout regimen? The resort also offers a 14,000-square-foot fitness center that looks out over the Strip via floor-to-ceiling windows. The exercise equipment choices will astound you, as this fitness center might have more to offer than your gym back home. You can work out, opt for yoga, do some Pilates or even take a circuit training class.

And if neither the spa nor a good workout provides the pick-me-up you seek, stop in the NutriDrip IV Drip Lounge for some revitalization.

When you’ve worked up a thirst

When it’s simply a sipper you’re after, you can do a bar crawl within the Fontainebleau with ease. And the first bar you must visit is Collins, located just off the lobby. There you’ll find both classic elegance and cocktails.

A visit to Fontainebleau Las Vegas must also include a drink at Bleau Bar, the centerpiece (and heart) of the resort’s casino. The opulent space’s beyond-extravagant chandelier alone is worth the experience. For someplace quieter, head to Azul for unique tequilas and mezcals. Another option is Nowhere, an ever-changing cocktail lounge where your first visit will be different from the next.

If somehow you do run out of things to do at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, you know the city will offer other options for you. See the dozens of ideas in this monthly guide, or check out what’s up and coming in Las Vegas entertainment.