The Big Blue Silo is Set to Open

The Fountainbleau

(As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

I knick named it the big blue silo.  That’s because that’s what it has been for the last sixteen years. It’s been a horrible eyesore on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.  It looks like a Big Blue, Silo! (google it)

After sixteen years and four owners, the big Blue Silo, otherwise known as the The Fountainbleau resort, will finally open on Wednesday, December 12, 2023

As of Wednesday, it will no longer be an empty silo. Nope. What started out in 2007 will finally be open to the public.

Impressive Numbers

  • Yes, after sixteen years, four owners, and a lot of ugliness, it will actually have its lights on and doors open on Wednesday.
  • The Fountainbleau stands 67 stories tall and is the tallest occupied building in Nevada.
  • The Fountainbleau, at 729 feet tall, is three feet taller than the Hoover Dam. (726 feet).
  • At its opening, there will be approximately 6,500 employees.
  • Bellagio, at 95oo employees for 3933 rooms, is 2.4 workers per room. The Fountainbleau is 1.7 employees per hotel room.
  • 3,644 rooms and suites on 60 floors
  • The casino will be 150,000 square feet with 42-foot ceilings
  • 1300 slot machines, 128 table games, and 36 high-limit table games
  • 550,000 square feet of convention space
  • The Fountainbleau sits almost in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • 90,000 thousand square feet of retail space as compared to the Bellagio, which has 94,000 square feet of retail space
  • 90,000-square-foot theater with 3,800 general admission seats in BleauLive Theater
  • The South Lobby is home to a 68-foot-tall escalator that spans 150 feet in length and travels at 100 feet per minute
  • The resort uses 19,175 pieces of blue glass
  • 105,000-square-foot Royal Ballroom that can fit two Boeing 747s nose-to-nose
  • 55,000-square-foot Lapis Spa, with 44 treatment rooms and 14,000 square-foot fitness center

What About The Opening?

As usual, the opening will start with a star-studded invite-only gala. The general public will be able to get their first look inside after 1 am on Thursday.

Rideshare drop-off service won’t be available at the resort on Wednesday. Instead, the public is advised to be dropped off at nearby locations. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, accessible from Paradise Road or Convention Center Drive.

Can we do something about that big hole in front of the Fountainbleau?