Las Vegas is constantly reinventing itself. Sin City has been more than just a place to gamble for decades. In fact, non-gaming revenue has been greater than revenue from gambling for about 20 years. We’re always looking to see what the future holds for Las Vegas.
Major changes to the landscape of Las Vegas really started when the Riviera opened in 1955. The towered casino-hotel was of its kind in Las Vegas. Previously, all properties were built similar to roadside motels with casinos. The Mirage is most often the property referenced with the development of mega-casinos on the Vegas Strip. This property was more than just a modest hotel with a casino. Almost every casino-resort followed The Mirage as far as casino design.
While many huge casino-resorts still exist there’s a demand for a more personal touch when staying in Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan is smaller than The Mirage but still a full-service casino and resort. On the other side of the street, The Cromwell bills itself as a boutique casino-hotel. The relatively small hotel (181 hotel rooms) offers a different experience than the big guys on the Vegas Strip. The Cromwell is my favorite Caesars property between the small footprint and great gambling.

Dream Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas will see another boutique casino-hotel opening in a few years. The international hotel company, Dream Hotels, plans to open its first Las Vegas property across the street from Mandalay Bay in 2023. Construction on the boutique hotel will begin construction in early 2021.
Dream Las Vegas will be 21 stories tall and feature 450 chic and stylish, well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The hotel will sort of be the opposite of staying at the massive Mandalay Bay across the street. Mandalay Bay is one of the largest casino-resorts in Las Vegas with nearly 20 dining options under one roof.
Dream Las Vegas will feature seven highly-activated dining and nightlife venues. One of the hot spots will be the rooftop pool deck, bar and lounge. The property will feature three restaurants along with two additional bar and lounge concepts on the gaming floor. There will also be a grab-and-go café on the street level.
The property will have also offer 12,000 square feet of private meeting and event space, a full-service spa, fitness center, and on-site parking. Dream Hotel hasn’t released specifics about the restaurants, bars and lounges, or the casino.

Dream Hotels Discuss Las Vegas

“Today’s announcement is a testament to the strength of our brands, setting the tone for what is sure to be another record year of strategic growth momentum for Dream Hotel Group,” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein when the property was first announced.
Stein continued, “Las Vegas is a destination much like the Dream Hotels brand, marked by a vibrancy, youthful energy, and dynamic arts and entertainment scene unlike any other. Together with innovative development partners Contour and Shopoff Realty Investments, it is our goal to create an experience-driven property that surpasses expectations, blending forward-thinking design, progressive programming and world-class hospitality with unmatched dining and nightlife; a one-stop, highly energized destination in the heart of Sin City.”

Dream Hotel Las Vegas Location

Dream Hotel Las Vegas could be in a great location for high rolling sports fans. The luxury property will be located across the street from Mandalay Bay Resort and Bali Hai Golf Club. The location adjacent to the private aviation terminal at McCarran International Airport is perfect for high rollers.
The boutique property will be two blocks from the new Allegiant Stadium (future home of the NFL Las Vegas Raiders), and walking distance to the nearby T-Mobile Arena (home to the NHL Vegas Golden Knights and countless entertainment events). Most people will either take a rideshare or walk across the street and take the monorail from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur when going to T-Mobile Arena. This will cut the walk to the venue by about 60%.
Dream Hotel Las Vegas will also be one of the first hotel properties seen by California residents driving to Las Vegas. It will be the first property many see near the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign when driving north from California.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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