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May 3, 2009

Fontainebleau Interiors and Animation

Posted by Hunter

CSM at has posted some still images of Fontainebleau Las Vegas interiors that were captured from a video rendering. Chuck's post and stills are here:

The original video is here:

Chuck mentions in his post that it amps up his interest in the property a good margin. While I think some of it looks interesting, that overhead casino shot reminds me of a nicer version of Planet Hollywood. Of course, I may change my mind when I see it in person.

Still, very interesting. Hopefully this place is completed sooner rather than later.


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May 3, 2009 10:56 AM Posted by detroit1051

The casino looks like a barn, a big slot warehouse with no warmth or character. Perhaps the renderings don't do it justice.
However, the roof pool deck looks great! Reminds me of the first time I stayed in a Lanai Patio Suite at the Las Vegas Hilton in the 1980's with a sliding door out to the third floor pool deck. 25 years ago, I thought it couldn't get any better. Now, I realize how small the pool and deck are, and the Lanai Suite was only 325 sq ft.

May 3, 2009 6:21 PM Posted by Doug

It's hard to tell from renderings, but I have high hopes for this place.
For someone like me the gaming conditions set the tone for the entire resort - And I have my fingers crossed that the management at FB doesn't go the way of Harrah's with 'Firebets' and 'strip odds' on the crap tables, tons of carnival games, 6/5 double deck BJ, etc.
It could be one of the great resorts in Las Vegas if they do the casino right.

May 4, 2009 6:56 AM Posted by Sam

I would be a lot more excited about Fontainbleau without CityCenter. I realize that's unfair, but I'm just so bored with the contemporary, glass-based, luxury-exuding style. For some reason, seeing the exterior again in those renderings filled me with sadness. Don't get me wrong, I think Fontainbleau will be a nice-looking resort. In a vacuum, I could get pretty jazzed for it. In a vacuum I could get pretty jazzed about Echelon, too. But in the context of a skyline (and market) dominated by CityCenter, Cosmopolitan, Echelon and Fontainbleau, it's hard to get especially worked up over any one project. For me, at least.

That said, the pool deck does look extremely impressive.

May 4, 2009 3:52 PM Posted by Dave

The property looks outstanding. The video, on the other hand, was uber creepy. It really, really reminded me of 28 Days Later, with the semi-invisible people walking jerkily through the empty casino. The music, too...I kept on waiting for a bunch of rage-infested zombies to come tearing through the cabanas.

And even they wouldn't play 6/5 blackjack.