Last Wednesday, the Clark County Commission approved plans for Dream Las Vegas, a new casino hotel to be built next to the Harley-Davidson dealership on the southern edge of the Strip.
Dream Las Vegas Hotel is located in the center of the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, across the street from Mandalay Bay Resort and Bali Hai Golf Club. It will be one of the first hotels to have a “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
The 527-room project will be much smaller than other resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard, offering a boutique-style experience in an ultra-competitive market dominated by massive resorts that often have thousands of rooms each.
Dream Las Vegas, which will open in 2024, will include 450 chic and stylish, well-equipped rooms and suites, seven active restaurants and nightclubs, including a rooftop pool terrace, a bar and lounge, three specialty restaurants and two additional bars. and concepts of a lounge on the gaming floor and a cafe at street level, as well as 12,000 square feet of private meeting and event space, a full-service spa, fitness center and on-site parking.
Shopoff, founder of Shopoff Realty Investments, and Daneshforooz, CEO of Contour, announced the project plans in February 2020, a month before the coronavirus pandemic devastated the Las Vegas economy and turned the Strip into a surreal site of closed casinos and silence. sidewalks. According to Daneshforoz, its cost will be about $ 500 million.
The developers hope to begin construction by the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2022 and will open in about two years.
Dream faced a number of obstacles due to its location.
According to county documents, the proposal raised “security concerns” about McCarran Airport operations, and plans for the project were sent to agencies including the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Secret Service.
The Transportation Security Administration published an assessment stating that the project is located next to an airport area “used for dignitaries, special operations and military aircraft parking,” and the resort “will increase the risk to both aircraft and passengers due to active operations. arrows and abilitythrowing objects over the fence designed to harm “people and planes, The Review Journal reported this week.
The developers have stated that they are likely to spend more than $10 million on physical changes to the project, which are directly related to the problems and opposition they have encountered.