The Newest Casinos and Resorts in Las Vegas Today

Las Vegas is a city that is undergoing constant evolution.

New hotels, resorts, and casinos are opening each year as we say goodbye to iconic hotels in favor of modern and revamped amenities and attractions.

Visiting Sin City is sure to be a new experience every time you go, and the next few years are looking to have many new hotels and resorts entering the scene in Las Vegas.

Tip: You can now book rooms for the new Fontainebleau (Opened 2023)

New and Future Casinos in Las Vegas

There have been several new casino resorts and rebrands recently in Las Vegas.

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A view of the upcoming Fontainebleau back in 2019.

2023 – Fontainebleau

Formerly known as Fontainebleau, The Drew, and the JW Marriott Las Vegas Blvd, The Fontainebleau opened on December 13, 2023.

The Vegas property has undergone a long road of failed plans and bankrupted projects with a name that has also gone back and forth.

Related: New Attractions in Las Vegas

The Fontainebleau was designed as a multi-billion-dollar resort way back in 2005 and intended to be a sister property to the Miami Fontainebleau however, the 2008 recession and other financial mishaps stopped the project in its tracks at 70% complete.

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Another view of the Fontainebleau (Las Vegas Marriot Blvd) in early 2020.

The 25-acre property encompasses 9 million square feet of prime Las Vegas strip real estate adjacent to the Las Vegas Global Business District and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The hotel features 3,700 hotel rooms that are uniquely designed and over half a million square feet of convention space, as well as gourmet restaurants, exciting nightlife, a luxury pool and spa, and other high-class amenities

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2023 – Durango Casino and Resort

The Durango Casino and Resort opened in December of 2023.

Located in Spring Valley, off the strip, it features modern rooms, suites, and a massive casino floor with 2,200 slot machines.

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2022 – Horseshoe (Rebrand from Bally’s)

Bally’s Las Vegas transformed into the Horseshoe Casino in late 2022. 

The World Series of Poker found a new home at Horseshoe, leaving Rio after nearly a decade.

The poker room, casino, and public areas will undergo renovations. Three new restaurants, a new marquee, and three new attractions are touted as part of the design strategy.

In front of Horseshoe, a new entertainment venue tied to county legend Blake Shelton named Ole Red will open at the Grand Bazaar Shops soon, and other exciting updates to nearby properties are currently in the works, which will make Horseshoe the center for premier Las Vegas Strip entertainment and excitement.

Recently it had been announced that The Jubilee Tower of Horsehoe would become part of Paris with a pedestrian bridge connecting the two resorts.

June 24, 2021 – Resorts World Vegas

Resorts World is located at the 87-acre site of the former Echelon and Stardust. The integrated resort development is a multi-billion-dollar project with an Asian theme poised to be an international tourist destination.

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The newest resort on the Vegas Strip – Resorts World.
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Resorts World’s grand opening in June 2021.

Resorts World Vegas will be adjacent to Wynn Encore and walk easily from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This brand-new hotel features approximately 3,400 hotel rooms, authentic Chinese restaurants, a casino with more than 100,000 square feet of space, retail and boutique offerings, as well as some of the hottest day and nightclubs anywhere in Las Vegas, and the very first Awana Spa!

When visiting Resorts World Las Vegas make sure to check out AYU Dayclub, Zouk Nightclub, enjoy a Black Pearl Caviar gourmet dinner at Caviar Bar Las Vegas, and catch a concert from one of the chart-topping artists including Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Luke Bryan, and Michael Bublé.

March 25, 2021 – Virgin Hotel Las Vegas (Formally Hard Rock)

Virgin Hotel (rebranded from Hard Rock) opened on March 25, 2021.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip transitioned into Virgin Hotel Las Vegas in 2021. Virgin remodeled every inch of the hotel including new hotel rooms, bars, and restaurants. Other upgrades feature a redesigned pool and a complete overhaul of the hotel’s exterior.

The casino was expanded, and event space was modernized to include state-of-the-art security systems.

Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Virgin Hotel Las Vegas is sports book-themed hotel and worked with local union groups to complete renovations, something very uncommon with other contractors on the Vegas strip but what some are saying is necessary for the future success of hotels and casinos.

2020 – Circa Resort

Circa Resort opened its doors on Oct 28, 2020.

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New hotel in 2020 – Circa Las Vegas
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Entrance to Circa on Fremont Street.

The 44-story hotel stands prominently on Fremont Street and includes 777 rooms.

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Inside Circa in Downtown Las Vegas
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Circa Bar

Circa takes up an entire city block and is the first all-new build Downtown Las Vegas has seen in more than four decades.

The Stevens Brothers, who also own D Las Vegas on Fremont Street describe Circa Resort as modern and tout the sports book as the largest Sportsbook in the world at a towering three stories and with the most advanced technology. More than 1,000 guests can enjoy the Sportsbook with private boxes available for groups.

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You can now book your room at Circa for travel now.

You also can’t forget about Stadium Swim! This swimming pool complex includes 6 different pools, a 40 foot HD television for broadcasting the most anticipated games of the year, and three different levels of outdoor entertainment including swim-up bars, selfie walls, restaurants, and more.

Vegas Vickie, an iconic neon sign showgirl that has been a staple in downtown Las Vegas for 20 years, is proudly displayed in the hotel lobby.

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View of the Strat at night in Vegas.

2020 – The Stratosphere Became The Strat Hotel, Casino and Skypod

The Stratosphere underwent a $140 million renovation and rebranding to become The Strat Hotel, Casino and Skypod in 2020.

The upper three levels of the hotel rebranded to The Skypod and featured the rides and entertainment that The Stratosphere is known for. All public spaces are receiving major upgrades, including the restaurants (some of these projects are already underway), and hotel rooms will be revamped.

The iconic Top of the World Restaurant also has a brand-new menu, a sportsbook, a viewing lounge, and a new bar, Taphouse, a guest favorite.

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