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Fontainebleau is For Sale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Nov 2015
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that corporate raider/activist investor/occasional casino owner Carl Icahn has contracted with CBRE real estate to sell the mothballed Fontainebleau property. CBRE Group said that Mr. Icahn has hired the company,...

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The Downtown Grand : Queen Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand shared another rendering of their room product via their Facebook joint the other day, this one is the Queen Room. The very green queen room features, you guessed it, dual queen beds, an arm...

Tagged: downtowngrand   rooms   fontainebleau   plaza   coming soon   fremont street   downtown   

Welcome To The Nightclub That Will Never Be

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 May 2013
Way back in June 2008, when I took the above photo, the first cracks in the economic meltdown were starting to appear. Projects already in progress - Encore, City Center, Cosmopolitan, Echelon, and Fontainebleau...

Tagged: nightlife   fontainebleau   design   

Peekaboo: Fontainebleau

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Sep 2012
This is insane.... urban explorers Undercity broke into Fontainebleau and climbed all the way up to the top taking video the whole way. Fascinating. Exciting. Scary. Wonderfilled. Big thanks to VT superfriend...

Tagged: fontainebleau   video   

Fontainebleau Is A Goner

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2011
Sahara Las Vegas Corporation, owners of the old Wet N Wild plot (not Sahara, which is owned by SBE Entertainment) have petitioned the county to place a small construction trailer and a temporary power pole...

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From The Mailbag: Are There Any Implosions Planned?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2011
Periodically, we get emails from folks asking us questions that we think y'all might be interested in helping us answer, or ones that might stir up a little discussion. Today's question comes from VT reader Bruce,...

Tagged: implosions   fontainebleau   aria   cosmopolitan   desert inn   el rancho   boardwalk   stardust   new frontier   sahara   wynn   encore   

Plaza Reservations Open August 24th

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Aug 2011
The Plaza has opened their renovated hotel for reservations for August 24th, one week ahead of the official September 1st opening. Looking at the rate calendar, prices for Deluxe (standard) rooms range from $44-98 midweek and...

Tagged: plaza   renovations   fontainebleau   chunks   

The Best Photos Of A Hotel That Will Never Open

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jul 2011
VT uberfriend MiddleClassBuzz (Paolopalooza's namesake), just tweet tipped me about Google's new Hotel Finder Experiment. My first thoughts were... look out Kayak, here comes Google. My second thought - after doing a cursory search...

Tagged: fontainebleau   interiors   plaza   

Plaza Relaunches Brand, Website, Room Lineup

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2011
The Plaza has launched a brand new website with new logo, new branding, new room line ups and a new slogan: "A Classic Reborn". The room line up comes in standard, suite, one & two bedroom...

Tagged: plaza   downtown   suites   new rooms   renderings   fontainebleau   

YOWZA: The New Rooms at The Plaza Unveiled, Reservations Start Sept 1

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2011
The Plaza has unveiled their new room designs on their website as well as their Facebook joint and they look.... just like the Fontainebleau model rooms... but larger and better organized. Imagine that! They are...

Tagged: plaza   new rooms   fontainebleau   

Peep: Fontanebleau Sales Video

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2011
For those who never had the pleasure of stepping into the Fontainebleau sales pavilion and took the tour, the videos they used to project in the lobby have been posted to the Vimeo. ...

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Peekaboo: The Plaza's New Lobby

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Apr 2011
Renown stinkhole, The Plaza, is currently nose deep in a major major renovation wherein a coupla warehouses full of gear bought from the shuttered Fontainebleau project are being repurposed into the new Plaza. Above is one...

Tagged: plaza   renovations   fontainebleau   

Awesome: Ovi Maps Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2011
Nokia recently launched a competitor to Google maps, entitled Ovi, that features some truly stunning 3D imaging of a handful of iconic cities. You guessed it, they've got Vegas and it looks amazing. ...

Tagged: echelon   fontainebleau   project linq   

Giving Thanks For Fontainebleau

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Nov 2010
Whomever put this sign up, deserves a raise. Which begs poops the question, are the Fontainebleu goodies going inside Las Vegas Club also? This sign is located in the Plaza's parking lot......

Tagged: fontainebleau   the plaza   new rooms   las vegas club   

The New Fontainebleau Rooms at The Plaza

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2010
Speaking of November 11th, that is the date that The Plaza will close its hotel while it refurbishes all of its rooms with fittings they bought at auction from Fontainebleau. Thanks to a short slideshow posted...

Tagged: new rooms   plaza las vegas   fontainebleau   

Shocker: Andrew Pascal Resigns From Wynn (Updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Nov 2010
Here's a shocker from the boardroom, Wynn Las Vegas president Andrew Pascal has resigned from the company effective December 1st, 2010. Andrew - Elaine Wynn's nephew - is/was/had been groomed to be the heir apparent of...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   andrew pascal   fontainebleau   

Fontainebleau's Garage Sale (pics) (updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2010
Mac522348 ferreted out some pics of Hot Carl's Fabulous Fontainebleau Garage Sale. Coming soon to a freshly renovated Isle of Capri casino near you.... Chairs! A couch with two pillows! Some ugly ass lamps! A lounger! Unfortunately, we...

Tagged: fontainebleau   hot carl icahn   

Icahn Folds Fontainbleau

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2010
According to the New York Post (the most reliable of New York Newspapers) billionaire financier/investor/corporate raider "Hot" Carl Icahn has decided to fold the property and recoup a portion of his $151M investment by holding...

Tagged: fontainebleau   hot carl icahn   

The Steve Wynn Show: Wedgies For Cosmo, Fontainebleau and CityCenter

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2010
In the latest episode of The Steve Wynn Show, our hero held nothing back during an interview with KVBC-TV reporter Alicia Jacobs. In addition to hyping the opening of Encore Beach Club, The...

Tagged: steve wynn   cosmopolitan   fontainebleau   

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