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.

Recommended New Hotels in Las Vegas

Resorts WorldOpened June 24thCheck Prices
Circa Resort & CasinoOpened Dec. 2020Check Prices
Cosmopolitan33% Off DiscountCheck Prices

New and Future Casinos in Las Vegas

Several Vegas resorts are either getting rebranded or in the construction phase right now.

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A view of the upcoming Marriot Blvd back in 2019.

2023 – Fontainebleau

Formerly known as Fontainebleau, The Drew, and the JW Marriott Las Vegas Blvd, The Fontainebleau is slated to open in 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.

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 Las Vegas Marriot Blvd in early 2020.

The tower was purchased in 2010 but was left almost entirely untouched before selling in the fall of 2018 under plans to open the resort as the newly branded The Drew in a partnership with Marriott Covid 19 threw a wrench into the construction plans however and the Fontainebleau Development Group and Koch Real Estate were able to purchase the property back, change the name back to Fontainebleau with an opening date projecting into late 2023.

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 will feature over 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

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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Newest resort on the Vegas Strip – Resorts World.
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Resorts World grand opening in June 2021.
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Pool and resort view from above of Resorts World. Rendering via @rwlasvegas.

Resorts World Vegas will be adjacent to Wynn Encore and easy walking distance from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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A recent view of Resorts World via Maverick Helicopters @MaverickHeli

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.

Virgin offers pet-friendly rooms, free parking and WiFi, and great dining options including Afters Ice Cream where guests can dine on donut ice cream sandwiches and other handcrafted ice cream creations. There is also a Funny Library Coffee Shop, Kassi Beach House, and the adult playground you won’t be able to get enough of—Money, Baby!

Virgin Hotel is also known for its celebrity chef dining experiences at Nobu, Night & Market, One Steakhouse, Todd English’s Olives, and more.

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
Circa Bar
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 3 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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Proposed look of the outdoor pool amphitheater at Circa. @circalasvegas
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You can now book your room at Circa for travel now.

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View of the Strat at night in Vegas.

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.

Make sure to take advantage of the Garage Mahal parking at Circa Resort while enjoying your stay. This garage is a high-tech hub for transportation and also features art installations by featured artists.

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.

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.

In 2023 guests can look forward to the opening of Atomic Range, a brand-new golf entertainment facility that includes 103 bays, a huge Astrocade, and a meeting space.

Explore Recommended New Hotels in Las Vegas

Resorts WorldOpens June 24thCheck Prices
Circa Resort & CasinoOpened Dec. 2020Check Prices
Cosmopolitan33% Off DiscountCheck Prices
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Newer Casinos and Resorts in Las Vegas

If you don’t want to wait until 2020 to visit Las Vegas but still want to enjoy the newest and chicest hotels on the strip and downtown, check out these nearly new Las Vegas Hotels that have recently undergone rebranding or renovations.

Nomad Las Vegas at Park MGM

2018 – Park MGM And The NoMad Las Vegas

The Monte Carlo was rebranded to Park MGM in May of 2018. The rebranding of the 3,000-room center strip hotel includes NoMad Las Vegas, a boutique hotel with 292 guest rooms.

NoMad offers a private swimming pool and casino with the exclusive NoMad Restaurant and Bar encompassing the top four floors of the 360-foot hotel tower. The $550 million project began in 2016 and was finished in late 2018.

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linq promenade at night

2014 – The LINQ (from Flamingo Capri to Imperial Palace to The Quad to The LINQ)

The LINQ opened in 2014 after a renovation costing $223 million, but the upscale hotel, casino, and retail promenade have a long history on the Las Vegas Strip.

The property was first opened in 1959 under the name Flamingo Capri, a boutique hotel located next to Flamingo. In 1971 the property was sold and renovated to include 650 rooms and a new Asian theme. The Imperial Palace opened in 1979 with several more towers added in the 1980s which brought the room total to 2,637. The Imperial Palace was renamed in 2012 to The Quad and then just two years later became The LINQ.

The rebranding of the hotel to The LINQ allowed it to join forces with LINQ Promenade, a new, popular open-air retail, and entertainment area. The LINQ also features the High Roller which is the World’s Tallest Observation Wheel and the Fly LINQ zipline.

Delano Vegas

2014 – Delano

Delano was rebranded from THE hotel in 2014 which took the nongaming hotel with 1,100 rooms and turned it into a luxury-style boutique hotel. The $80 million rebranding of the Mandalay Bay Campus hotel from THE Hotel to Delano included a brand new white and airy theme with desert designs in the public spaces marked by the 126,000-pound boulder that forms a passageway to the hotel entrance.

2014 – SLS (now Sahara)

Formerly The Sahara, the SLS property was first built in 1952 but was closed in 2011 for a complete, $415 million renovation and rebranding to SLS. The new hotel opens in the summer of 2014 and now features 1,600 guest rooms, four nightclubs, a large casino, several restaurants, and the Fred Segal clothing store. SLS denote Style, Luxury, and Service and rock legend Lenny Kravitz even designed a few of the guestrooms.

SLS was purchased in 2018 with plans announced for an upcoming $100 million renovation and another possibly rebrand later this year (2019).

The Cromwell
The Cromwell, center of the Vegas Strip

2013 – Cromwell

Cromwell was recently rebranded from Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon and is now a luxury boutique hotel operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp which invested $185 million into renovations in 2013.

Cromwell now features 188 luxury rooms, a casino, and 65,000 square feet rooftop nightclub, and a swimming pool. The Cromwell is also home to Giada De Laurentiis’s first restaurant, known for its romantic views of the Bellagio Fountains.

Nobu Las Vegas

2013 – Nobu Inside Caesars Palace

Las Vegas was the site of the world’s first Nobu hotel (there are several others around the world now) in 2013. The Nobu Hotel Las Vegas is part of Caesars Palace and is the former Centurion Tower.

Nobu is home to only 181 of the 4,000 rooms found at Caesars Palace Resort and features an Asian influenced theme and style with low to the ground furnishings, sleek surfaces, dark woods and leathers, and carpeting that looks as though you’re walking through a zen garden. Nobu restaurant also offers 24-hour service, and each guest is provided complimentary tea service following check-in.

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2010 – Tropicana

Tropicana may be one of the most iconic, and oldest, hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard, but the hotel recently underwent a $165 million renovation in 2017. The property was modernized with 1,467 rooms now eco-friendly and decorated in a Southern Miami Beach style.

They also stayed true to their reputation of having some of the best pools with the addition of the Sky Beach Club LV, which recreates the iconic South Florida beach club vibe.

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Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas featuring rooms with balconies.

2010 – Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan was built in 2010 but remains one of the most famous hotels on the Las Vegas strip named in 2015 as one of the Top Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveller.

The luxury hotel and casino is comprised of two towers and found just south of Bellagio. There are 3000 luxury rooms total and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, 150,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, and 300,000 square feet of dining and retail.

The famous Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub are also found at Cosmopolitan, and a brand new nightclub was opened in 2014 called Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

The Vdara Casino in Las Vegas.
There is no casino at Vdara, and the entire hotel is smoke-free. Via Instagram: @vdaralasvegas

2009 – Vdara

This large hotel encompasses 1.6 million square feet and is a condo-hotel and spa located across the strip from Aria Resort and Casino. The enormous complex was opened in 2009 and features tower houses, 1,495 luxury vegas suites, a two-story spa and a 40,000 square foot pool. There is no casino at Vdara, and the entire hotel is smoke-free. Vdara is unique in that artwork is incorporated into its design and aesthetic. Market Café Vdara opened in 2011.

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