Las Vegas is an ever-evolving city, with new properties replacing old and tired establishments quite often.
If it’s been a few years since your last Sin City visit, chances are the Strip is going to look a little different. New, opulent, award-winning resorts, hotels, and casinos keep things fresh and line the list of spots you should consider visiting during your stay.
To keep updated on recent or future changes coming to Las Vegas, you’ll find a breakdown of some of the new casinos in Vegas to keep an eye out for below.
Future Las Vegas Resorts and Casinos
Built on the former site of the El Rancho Hotel and Casino and the iconic Algiers Hotel, Fontainebleau aims to bring a whole new experience to the north end of the Las Vegas Strip when it opens on December 13, 2023.
Located across the street from Circus Circus, the brilliant 3,600-room and suite hotel juts into the city’s skyline to overlook classic Sin City spots like the Las Vegas Convention Center and Turnberry Place towers. At the base of the hotel sits a 150,000-square-foot casino floor, one of the largest on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The spacious casino boasts culinary adventures and signature dining experiences like the Asian-infused Komodo, Mother Wolf’s menu of Roman delights, The Tavern’s casual American ambiance, and more. Seasonal relaxation awaits with flowing cocktails at LIV Beach, luxury cabanas at La Mer, an exclusive world-class VIP experience at Legacy Pool, and flavorful poolside food and beverages.
The globally renowned name in luxury resorts will also have an exclusive rewards program, Fontainebleau Rewards. Like any casino rewards membership, Fontainebleau’s provides guests with exclusive benefits based on their level of play. The more they spend in the casino and hotel, the more dining credits, free play, and other perks they receive.
Vegas’ most frequent players are sure to have a case of Deja vu when the Hard Rock takes over the lush landscapes of The Mirage.
The resort and casino, formerly owned by MGM Resorts International, was acquired by Hard Rock International and is planned to undergo significant changes by 2025 to bring the rock ‘n roll brand back to Las Vegas.
Renovations are expected to take more than 24 months, during which the main hotel will be renovated into a towering guitar facade. With the new hotel, the face of Las Vegas Boulevard will change as the iconic Mirage volcano will be removed completely.
How the rest of the resort will change is yet to be seen. Beatle’s Love, the revered Cirque de Soleil production, has only been extended through the end of 2023 with no word on whether it will be integrated into the new Hard Rock resort.
West of the Strip, along I-215 near the vibrant Red Rock Canyon, Station Casinos has erected a brand new casino and resort to add to its portfolio of local-friendly lavished establishments.
The Durango Casino & Resort had been planned for a southwest Las Vegas location for years, but the property is finally slated for a November 2023 grand opening. The bronze and tan hotel tower is home to more than 200 guest rooms and elevated suites with views of Las Vegas’ natural beauty and the shimmering lights of the Strip.
Like other Station Casino properties like Red Rock Resort, Durango will feature a resort-style pool area with private cabanas and an adjacent event lawn. Guests of Durango will have access to a modest but modern 83,000-square-foot casino space, complete with Station’s signature STN sportsbook. The resort will utilize Station’s Board Pass rewards program, and points will carry over from one Station resort to another.
To keep guests fed, Durango will feature a selection of premium cuisines and dining options, including Mijo’s modern Mexican fare, the warm summer vibes of California at Summer House, the high-end American cuisine of The George, and more. More casual dining will also be available across South Durango Drive at the Uncommons, a unique shopping mall designed to cater to hotel guests with quaint dining and coffee.
New Vegas Casino Resorts
Horseshoe Las Vegas (2022)
Bally’s was a classic name on the Las Vegas Strip, but in December 2022, it underwent a rebranding to bring a piece of Vegas history back to life.
With a rustic makeover, Bally’s was renamed Horseshoe after the original Binion’s Horseshoe, which was itself rebranded in 2005 to Binion’s Gambling Hall years before it closed. Much of Bally’s old layout remains, but some of the on-site establishments have changed.
Guy Fieri moved in with Flavortown Sports Kitchen while Nosh Deli serves up classic deli-style sandwiches throughout the day. Boasting just over 2,800 modern rooms and suites, Horseshoe Las Vegas appeals to its many guests with the Avenue Shops and attractions like Real Bodies, Twilight Zone miniature golf, and a dinosaur safari.
Dita Von Teese brings a touch of classic Vegas with a stunning burlesque show, while Battlebots signifies the modern approach to Sin City entertainment.
Resorts World (2021)
Resorts World is the first integrated resort to enter the scene on the Las Vegas strip in more than 10 years. The property features three hotels —The Hilton, The Conrad, and The Crockfords, that all boast luxury amenities, extravagant nightlife, and top-class entertainment.
The Casino boasts some of the most elegant gaming on the Strip with more than 117,000 square feet of casino space. Resorts World Las Vegas also has an app with Play+, that enables users to use their smartphone to pay cashless at the casino and connects their mobile wallet for cashless payment at the resort’s restaurants, shops, and bars.
It has the biggest elevated pool complex on the Strip that has five pools.
That means there is a lot of room to hang out by the pool, probably while drinking a hand-crafted cocktail. Or maybe more than one.
Virgin (Formally Hard Rock) – 2021
The Hard Rock Hotel has recently rebranded to become Virgin Hotel and Casino. The hotel has been completely renovated to be modernized and features a chamber design that creates the ultimate living area by combining the hallway, closet, and bathroom into one large, luxurious space with privacy doors.
The hotel also boasts some amazing restaurants that feature hand-crafted ice cream, Traditional Mexican food served open-air on the beach, a combined library-coffee shop, Coastal Italian, the famous Nobu, and ONE Steakhouse, Night + Market, Todd English’s Olives, and more.
Make sure to also check out the Spa, Elia Beach Club, the Pool, and fitness center! You can also catch some of the best shows at The Theater at Virgin Hotels.
Circa Las Vegas (2020)
Circa is an adults-only resort and casino where no one under the age of 21 is permitted. The resort is found Downtown and features retro themes done in a modern style that brings vintage Las Vegas into the limelight again.
There are even 777 rooms to pay homage to the old slot machines where lucky number 7’s is a winner!
Circa also features some of the best sports betting and sports bars in Vegas, several hip bars, 6 pools, and 2 spas that vary in temperature and are found in a three-story pool complex (Stadium Swim), as well as shops to enjoy.
Make sure to check out the parking garage — Garage Mahal, there is an impressive art gallery on the top floor that uses video screens to feature art installations.
The Strat (Formally The Stratosphere) – 2020
The iconic Stratosphere Hotel has been rebranded as The Strat with modern, upgraded rooms, but signature low prices are still being offered! Guests can stay at The Strat for as low as $27 per night!
STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod has a brand-new casino, award-winning dining options and entertainment, and some of Vegas’s most iconic shows including MJ LIVE Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, and thrill rides.
The SkyPod & Observation Deck remains one of the best ways to see the Las Vegas Strip from way up high while enjoying dinner and drinks.
Sahara (Formally SLS) – 2019
The Sahara is back in Las Vegas! This iconic hotel was rebranded as SLS for a time, but the classic hotel is back with the great hallmarks of resort experience you have come to expect!
If you are looking for world-class entertainment under the sun, visit the Azilo Ultra Pool or Rooftop Pool, catch the Magic Mike Show, or attend a special event such as The Great Gatsby Party of 2021.
The Sahara is constantly bringing new dining brands to the resort and casino with Starbucks, Zeffer’s Café, Casbar Lounge, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, Prendi, Uno Mas Street Tacos, and The Tangier already being successful and popular dining options.
Ballo, Chickies & Pete’s, and The Noodle Den are also set to open soon at Sahara.
Park MGM (Formally Monte Carlo) – 2018
The Park MGM is known for being a smoke-free luxury hotel center-strip. The rooms feature a European look that is timeless, modern, and sensible with the Hotel utilizing Stay Well to give guests an experience that is healthy, personalized, and wellness-centered.
Also found at Park MGM is NoMad Las Vegas which offers refined European suites and villas for guests looking for the most luxurious experience possible on the strip.
This MGM hotel is also dog-friendly and offers specials and promotions regularly.
Cromwell (Formally Bill Gambling Hall) – 2014
The Cromwell is found on the Southern end of the Las Vegas Strip and is the first standalone boutique hotel on the strip. The Cromwell by Caesars offers chic rooms and deluxe amenities that scream sophistication and bourgeoisie.
You will also love eating at The Cromwell. Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis serves up classic upscale Italian fare at her signature restaurant, Giada.
After dinner, make sure to enjoy the nightlife at Cromwell at Drai’s Nightclub and continue the party during the daytime hours at Drai’s Beachclub.
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Las Vegas is constantly evolving right before our eyes. Make sure your trips are frequent to keep up with all the area has to offer.
Although this hotel was built over a decade ago, it remains one of the most modern and luxurious hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Found conveniently center-strip, Cosmopolitan features elegant rooms that overlook fountains, the strip, with mountains on the horizon.
The Cosmopolitan offers some of the best rooms and suites with balconies in Vegas.
The rooms are residential style, and the property boasts a 100,000 square foot casino, a luxury spa, vibrant nightlife on-site, a large Pool Complex, and world-class restaurants.
In 2019 The Cosmopolitan earned Las Vegas Weekly Best of Las Vegas award for Readers’ Choice, Best Strip Casino, and made the Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2018. They were also featured as a Conde Nast Top Hotel in Las Vegas in 2018.
Aria Hotel is one of the best spots for entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip. You will find the T-Mobile Arena where some of the top acts around the world perform, as well as The Park Theater near.
There are also nightclubs featuring renowned DJs and performers, an adult-only Pool Lounge, and day clubs that keep guests dancing around the clock.
Aria is connected to the Park MGM hotel and offers luxury rooms and suites, a beautiful pool with private poolside oasis cabanas and daybeds, and amazing restaurants featuring top chefs like Julian Serrano. Guests can also enjoy the world-class Kalologie Medspa.