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Top 10 Newest Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Even when it appears the whole world is standing still, Las Vegas continues to move forward. Despite challenging circumstances, Sin City is welcoming new resorts like Circa, Virgin Hotels and Resorts World with more to come! 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.

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2023The Drew/Fontainebleu

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

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After a series of sales and economic fluctuations, the towering blue resort once known as the Fontainebleu is back in the hands of the original owners. No word on what Koch Industries and Jeffrey Soffer plan to do with the property, but it probably won’t be renamed The Drew after all. However, it seems Marriott will still be involved with two brands: Edition and JW Marriott. Meanwhile, the unfinished hotel, which originally was supposed to open in 2008 before the recession, 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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2021Resorts World

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

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Resorts World is finally inching toward completion. The $4 billion project by Malaysian developer Genting is set to open in mid-2021 as 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. When complete, the property will boast a 5,000-seat theater, Zouk nightclub, AYU Dayclub and RedTail sports bar. The pool complex will be spectacular with an infinity pool overlooking the Strip. Rooms will be divided among Hilton, Conrad and Crockfords as in-house brands with the latter the most luxurious. A bold new shopping plaza remains under construction alongside Las Vegas Boulevard.

Top 10 Newest Hotels On The Las Vegas Strip

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1Virgin 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

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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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2Sahara

Opened: 2019

  • Rating
  • 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
Plan Your Stay
  • 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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3Waldorf Astoria

Opened: 2018

  • Rating
  • Location 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Number of Rooms 392
  • Casino Size N/A
  • Check-In Time 3pm
  • Check-Out Time 11am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code
Plan Your Stay
  • 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

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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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4Park MGM

Renovated: 2018

  • Rating
  • 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.

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5The LINQ

Renovated: 2014

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  • Location 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms 2,640
  • Casino Size 32,890 sq ft
  • Check-In Time 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time 11:00 am
  • In-Room Internet Access Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code N/A
Plan Your Stay
  • Best Nearby Nightclubs: Drai’s, Omnia
  • Best Nearby Shows: Matt FrancoAbsinthe
  • Best LINQ Bar: AmeriCAN, 
  • Top LINQ Pool Party: Influence
  • Best LINQ Restaurants: Hash House A Go Go, Chayo, Yardhouse

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This Caesars Entertainment property has been known by a number of identities over the years, from Flamingo Capri and Imperial Palace to The Quad. The resort seems to have finally found its groove as The LINQ, a name inspired by its outdoor promenade of shops, restaurants and attractions like the High Roller observation wheel and Fly LINQ zipline.

Though the rooms still fill the footprints of Vegas vacations past, the redesign ushers in a colorful, hip boutique vibe that buries its old look and feel for good. The biggest surprise is the 21+ pool deck, which features lily pads and daybeds flanked with bold colors that will awaken even the worst hangovers. The Influence pool party is free and open to non-hotel guests. Poolside cabana suites bring the boutique interior to the outside, impressing with cobalt blue and lime exterior walls. The Book is a modern refresh of the sportsbook with living room-style VIP areas and automated self-serve beer taps.

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