While 2018 is a long way off, plans for the future Alon Las Vegas resort are slowly starting to appear. Taking over the former 34.6-acre site of the New Frontier, a short distance from the Fashion Show mall, owners Crown Resorts are taking inspiration from their close neighbors and adding some mid-Strip influenced water features to the mix.
Once dubbed Elan,the $8 billion Alon is aiming for the luxury guest market, highlighted by a design from YWS Design & Architecture, a familiar name in Las Vegas, known for their work on Bardot Brasserie, Hakkasan and the exterior of the Planet Hollywood resort.
Currently being planned for Alon, a man-made mini lake with a potential 27,204-square-foot footprint. This will be joined by multiple water features on property. The hotel will fill two towers with 1,095 rooms, and the casino floor will occupy 49,843 square feet with the potential for 1,117 gaming seats, covering both table and electronic gambling.
Added amenities include a 56,247-square-foot day and night club. By comparison, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub measures 62,000 square feet. Also coming, a 81,487-square-foot pool area and a previously described "black box" theater, now revealed to seat 500 guests across 15,945 square feet. While there is no convention center, a 64,359-square-foot ballroom can be turned into a meeting area.
The largest surprise is the 155,624 square feet allocated to retail, including a 62,459-square-foot stretch of separate, outdoor stores situated in front of the resort, closer to Las Vegas Boulevard and within eyesight of the Fashion Show mall.
The restaurant portfolio has yet to be uncovered, but a designated Japanese restaurant has been included in early resort renderings.
The on-site, former Trump Towers sale office will soon be taken over by the project's development team. Current paperwork still proposes the basic structure will be working this December with an August 2016 completion for the exterior work, ahead of a promised 2018 debut.