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Top 10 Newest Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

As Las Vegas works to move past the pandemic, new attractions continue to emerge. Sin City is welcoming new resorts like Virgin Hotels and Resorts World while reinventing others with dramatic renovations. So where should you book a stay on your next vacation? Read on to learn about the hottest, newest hotels on the Strip and beyond.

New Hotels Being Built

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2023JW Marriott

  • Location 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Number of Rooms 4,000
  • Casino Size TBA
  • Check-In Time TBA
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  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
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  • Top Nightclub: TBA
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  • Top Pool Party: TBA
  • Top Restaurants: TBA

The North Strip property known as the Fontainebleu has gone through a few ups and downs over the past 14 years. The unfinished hotel was originally supposed to open in 2008, but those plans were disrupted by the recession. It’s gone through a few ownership and name changes, at one point dubbed The Drew and at another, pegged as a new JW Marriott hotel. However, the resort is once again the Fontainebleu and on pace to open in 2023 with more than 3,700 rooms and suites and at least 500,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Until then, it remains the biggest eyesore on the Strip. At 735 feet, it’s the tallest building in Vegas if you don’t count the Strat.

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2022The English Hotel

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  • Location 921 S. Main St.
  • Number of Rooms 74
  • Casino Size N/A
  • Check-In Time TBA
  • Check-Out Time TBA
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code TBA
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  • Top Nightclub: N/a
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  • Top Pool Party: N/A
  • Top Restaurants: The Pepper Club

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The Downtown Arts District finally has its own hotel — a collaboration between Marriott and celebrity chef Todd English. Set to open in the first quarter of 2022, the English Hotel is small in stature with less than 80 rooms, but heavy on style with a Roaring ’20s Prohibition theme. English himself will be preparing food in the Pepper Club. Guests can also unwind at a charming tree-lined pool deck and explore the bars, restaurants and art scene of Downtown’s fastest-growing neighborhood.

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2022Durango

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  • Location Durango & 215
  • Number of Rooms 200+
  • Casino Size 83,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time TBA
  • Check-Out Time TBA
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code TBA
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  • Top Nightclub: TBA
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After a long wait, Station Casinos is finally moving ahead with its Durango project, the first major casino resort in the southwest valley. The first phase will wrap up in late 2022 with more additions expected the following year. Overall, the property will have two hotel towers with at least 200 rooms and suites with a modern image that tips a hat to the surrounding desert landscape. Durango will also have convention space, a luxurious pool deck and a few high-tech touches (like 40 charging stations for electric cars).

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2022Horseshoe

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  • Location 3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Number of Rooms 2,800
  • Casino Size 70,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 4 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code TBA
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  • Top Nightclub: TBA
  • Top Shows: TBA
  • Top Pool Party: TBA
  • Top Restaurant: M.Y. Asia

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Caesars Entertainment is transforming Bally’s into the Horseshoe, an iconic brand that formerly had a presence on Fremont Street in the space now home to Binion’s. The new version will have a prominent mid-Strip location and a renewed focus on gambling with a large casino and the envious status of being host to the World Series of Poker. Most of the renovations, taking place in spring and summer of 2022, will be cosmetic, giving the property a more contemporary image with gold and leather touches. M.Y. Asia by Chinese-American chef Martin Yan is the first restaurant announced for the new Horseshoe.

 

Top 10 Newest Hotels On The Las Vegas Strip

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1Resorts World

Opened: 2021

  • Location 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms 3,400
  • Casino Size 150,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
Plan Your Stay
  • Top Resorts World Nightclub: Zouk
  • Top Resorts World Show: Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood
  • Best Resorts World Bars: RedTail, Gatsby’s
  • Top Resorts World Pool Party: AYU Dayclub
  • Best Resorts World Restaurants: Brezza, Viva, Famous Foods Street Eats

Resorts World is finally open. The $4 billion project by Malaysian developer Genting is the first new Strip resort built from the ground up in more than a decade. The two 59-story hotel towers are already making an impression with their eye-popping digital video exterior and boasts a 5,000-seat theater, Zouk nightclub, AYU Dayclub and RedTail sports bar. The pool complex is spectacular with an infinity pool overlooking the Strip. Rooms are divided among Hilton, Conrad and Crockfords as in-house brands with the latter the most luxurious. A bold new shopping plaza called The District is home to restaurants like Brezza, Viva and Wally’s.

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2Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Opened: 2021

  • Location 4455 Paradise Rd
  • Number of Rooms 1,500
  • Casino Size 60,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
Plan Your Stay
  • Top Virgin Nightclub: Money Baby!
  • Top Virgin Concert Venue: The Theater (formerly The Joint)
  • Best Virgin Bars: The Shag Room, The Bar at Commons Club
  • Top Virgin Pool Party: Elia
  • Best Virgin Restaurants: Todd English’s Olives, One Steakhouse, Night + Market

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas mixes sophistication with imagery inspired by the surrounding Nevada desert. Renovated from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just east of the Strip, the property is now under the ownership of Richard Branson and partners.

Much of the layout is the same with about 1,500 hotel rooms in three towers. The casino is operated by Mohegan Sun and the pool deck has been redesigned into a five-acre promenade with a lawn for concerts and other events. Restaurants include an off-Strip version of Nobu, One Steakhouse and the resurrection of Todd English’s Olives. However, the biggest surprise could be the SoCal-inspired Thai food at Night + Market. The in-house 4,000-seat Theater is one of the best concert venues in Vegas.

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3Sahara

Opened: 2019

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  • Location 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms 1,720
  • Casino Size 85,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
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  • Best Nearby Nightclubs: XS at the Wynn
  • Best Nearby Show: Celestia at The Strat
  • Top Sahara Bar: Casbar
  • Top Sahara Pool: Retro Pool
  • Best Sahara Restaurants: Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Uno Mas Street Tacos

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This north Strip property is having something of an identity crisis. It was the Sahara for years until it was sold and rebranded as the SLS in 2014. It was sold again and the property reverted back to the Sahara name in 2019 with yet another renovation.

It’s all good news, however. The rooms are brighter, more contemporary and now make much better use of what is often limited space. They’re spread out within three towers. The casino was given a modern upgrade and the property’s three pool decks have also seen improvements, including the rooftop Retro Pool.

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres remains one of the best fine dining restaurants in Vegas while Uno Mas Street Tacos and Northside Cafe are more casual. The property is introducing more dining concepts in 2021 and will be the new home for Magic Mike Live once regular stage productions resume full operations.

 

 

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4Waldorf Astoria

Opened: 2018

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  • Location 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Number of Rooms 392
  • Casino Size N/A
  • Check-In Time 3 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
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  • Top Nearby Nightclub: Jewel
  • Best Nearby Show Venues: The Park Theater, The Chelsea
  • Best Waldorf Astoria Bar: Sky Bar
  • Top Nearby Pool Party: Liquid Pool Lounge
  • Best Waldorf Astoria Restaurants: Zen Kitchen, Tea Lounge

The property long known as the Mandarin Oriental is now rebranded as the Waldorf Astoria. Not much has changed, but the rooms were redesigned to minimize the Asian theme.

The resort is one of the most luxurious on the Strip and the best option for those who want to avoid the chaos of a noisy casino. Most of the action is on the 23rd-floor Sky Lobby, where you’ll find the check-in counters, tea lounge, Sky Bar and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, one of the best restaurants for French fusion on the Strip (but temporarily closed due to the pandemic).

The views are incredible and everything on site is upscale, from the pool deck and fitness center to the stylish collection of suites. There’s even a Moet & Chandon vending machine for Champagne. You may like the property so much, you can buy one of the 225 units in the separate condo tower.

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5Park MGM

Renovated: 2018

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  • Location 3770 Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms 2,992
  • Casino Size 90,000 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 3 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
Plan Your Stay
  • Top Park MGM Shows: Lady Gaga at Park Theater, Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena
  • Best Park MGM Bar: Juniper
  • Best Park MGM Restaurants: Primrose, Bavette’s Steakhouse, Eataly
  • Top Park MGM Nightclub: On the Record

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The Monte Carlo, originally built in 1996, spent about two years slowly transforming into the Park MGM. No implosion. The 550-million renovation made the resort feel brand new, replacing sterile whites with warm pastels and rustic touches, including a tree-root ceiling fixture that hangs over the check-in lobby.

The 2,600 rooms were all given a much-needed makeover with quirky, modern decor. They’re still on the small side for the Strip, but that keeps prices reasonable. More compelling suites can be found on the floors dedicated to MoMad Las Vegas, a New York-inspired hotel-within-a-hotel concept that includes its own dedicated lobby, bar, restaurant and pool.

The sweeping renovations can be felt throughout the entire casino, lobby and pool deck. The restaurants are fantastic. Enjoy prime cuts of beef at Bavette’s Steakhouse or a playful fine-dining twist on Asian street food with Roy Choi’s Best Friend. Park MGM is also home to the first Eataly in Las Vegas. The retail and dining hybrid includes grab-and-go food stations and two sit-down restaurants.

Ultimately, Park MGM will be defined as an entertainment destination. It’s next door to the T-Mobile Arena and houses the 5,000-seat Park Theater, home to high-profile residencies by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Cher and Aerosmith. On the Record is a different kind of nightclub, combining a lounge with karaoke rooms, a speakeasy-style bar and a retro theme.