More updates on Alon Las Vegas, hopefully headed to the former 34.6-acre Strip site of the New Frontier. The $8 billion project from owners Crown Resorts is still three years away from completion, but they are pushing hard to lock-in plenty of major details.
Aiming to attract a luxury clientele, the resort will feature two distinct and seemingly separate operations. A twin tower design, the resort will host 1,100 rooms, with the main tower rising 26 floors high and and the shorter VIP tower settling for 17 floors. 900 guest rooms fill the resort tower and 188 larger spaces create the VIP world. There will also be 6 bungalows, and 6 suites, dubbed "maisonettes" for those who are even more "VI" than regular VIPs.
VIP vehicle access will be provided via the north side on Resorts World Drive, while regular folk will gain access via the southern facing, Fashion Show Drive.
The towers look down on a 124,285-square-foot man-made lake, much larger than previous reported. There's no swimming permitted in the lake, but the regular tower gets one large pool and the VIP section has its own private pool. Everyone can attend concerts, dinners and functions on the forthcoming lawn area.
Also on the way, four 12-foot square water features placed close to Las Vegas Blvd., where a 62,459-square-foot stretch of outdoor retail stores is envisaged.
New paperwork plots the casino gaming area as 27,776-square-feet, a downgrade in size from earlier plans and equivalent to the 30,000-square-foot casino floor at the Downtown Grand, but under half the size of close rival SLS Las Vegas.
Still planned, a 56,247-square-foot day and night club to be overseen by Jessie Waits, the former managing director of Wynn's Tryst Nightclub and Encore's XS Nightclub and a "black box" theater, with room for 500 guests that Waits says he is also curating.
Construction at Alon is waiting on Clark County approvals.