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Edge Las Vegas, the world's largest hotel with 6,745 rooms. The hotel, casino and retail complex would be located a few blocks east of the Strip, on 60 acres along Harmon Avenue, west of the Hard Rock Hotel, where Las Ramblas was planned. The group is led by AFI Group.

Grand Central Hotel, with 2,500-rooms in a 61-story tower in downtown Las Vegas. proposed on 4/24/08 by a quite group called Grand Central South Partners.

Park Highlands. A 66-acre mixed-used complex with 1,500 rooms proposed by Boyd Gaming and Olympia Gaming. Announced 4/11/08.

Viva by Station Casinos. The largest private development at $10+ billion. 5,200 rooms in three hotels on 110 acres west of CityCenter. Announced 4/19/08.

Various Station Casinos projects. Announced alongside Viva were up to eight projects in Las Vegas, including one by Palace Station, one south of South Point, and one on the (finally) old Castaways site.

Steve Wynn indicates that the Wynn golf course will be replaced with a large conference center and two hotels with 5,200 rooms.

and rank
by LV hotel
room count
Owned and open
with room count
Fontainebleau Resorts LLC
864 Building:
Fontainebleau Las Vegas (3,889 rooms (2,719 hotel rooms, 152 suites, 1,018 condo-hotel units), opening 2009)

Signature at MGM Grand 1,728 condo-hotel units (1,152 more proposed) (50% with MGM Mirage)
Jeffrey Soffer
Maloof802 The Palms (802)

A third tower with 599 more condo-hotel rooms
George Maloof
Morgans647 Hard Rock Hotel (647)

950 more rooms (opening 2009) at the Hard Rock
Delano (550, 2010, 50% with Boyd)
Mondrian (860, 2010, 50% with Boyd)

Ed Scheetz
Financial Capital500 Alexis Park (500)

Proposed: Second tower with 1,000 rooms but project has not moved for several years
Richard Alter
Starwood385 Planet Hollywood (2,567, 15%, see OpBiz)

Licenses names to Element (125, 2008) and Westin Casuarina (816). Part-owner in Weststate Project.

CEO: Steven Heyer
Crown Ltd201 Cannery (201, 100%)

Eastside Cannery (307, 100%, 2010)
Fontainebleau Las Vegas (3,889, 19.6%, 2009)

James Packer
(38% ownership)
M Resorts(50% owned by MGM Mirage) Building:
M Resort (2,000, 2009)
Tony Marnell
Olympia Building:
Southern-Highlands (1,400, 2009)
Garry Goett
Trump Entertainment
Ruffin Co.
Trump Int'l (1,286, 2007, 1,200 more rooms in 2009, 50% with Ruffin)
Donald Trump
Phil Ruffin
Falcon Group Building:
Pinnacle (1,104 condo-hotel rooms, 2009)


3700 Marathon Global Hyatt Building:
Grand Hyatt (1,000 hotel rooms plus 1,700 condo-hotel units, 2008)
Dubai World Ownership:
50% of MGM Mirage's CityCenter:
Unnamed (4,000, 2009)
(50% with MGM Mirage)
Harmon (400, 2009)
(50% with MGM Mirage)
Mandarin Oriental (400, 2009)
(50% with MGM Mirage)
Vdara (1,543 condo-hotel, 2009)
(50% with MGM Mirage)
Government of Dubai

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
REI Group Proposed:
Project Pulse, an 85-acre sports project with 6,000 hotel rooms in south downtown Las Vegas.
Jon Weaver
Wet Holdings Proposed:
Las Vegas WET / Snow Dome Las Vegas: A 200-acre resort with 10,000 rooms in six hotels. On the far south Strip.
Steve Dooner
Elad IDB Proposed:
The Las Vegas Plaza: Modeled on New York's Plaza hotel, with 4,100 hotel rooms and 2,600 condos, opening in 2011, on the site of the New Frontier.
Yitzhak Tshuva
Cogent Building:
386-room Crowne Plaza in Chinatown. Brand licensed from IHG.
Dragon City Hotel and Resorts, a 2,200-room in Chinatown.
Andrew Lai
Ray Shapiro Minority owner of The M Resort. Proposed:
R Resort: A 1,500-room hotel and 720-unit condo tower, on the far south Strip at St. Rose Pkwy.
Ray Shapiro
Sahara Investments Proposed:
Allure Hotel (may get a different name):
1,300-room, 72-story hotel in the Allure Las Vegas condo complex, north of Sahara Ave.
Steve Fifield
Royal Palm Las Vegas LLC Proposed:
Paramount Vegas: 750 hotel rooms and 800 condos, on the south Strip by the Welcome To Las Vegas sign, on the site of the old Klondike Inn.
Dan Wade
The Peebles Corp Proposed:
Las Palmas Hotel and Residences (800 hotel rooms, 1,000 condos, opening 2009)
Don Peebles
MRDC-RUP Proposed:
700 rooms at the redeveloped Moulin Rouge in downtown.
Dale Scott
GIH-SPE II Proposed:
Replacing the Greek Isles (209 rooms, 1970) with a 780-room resort.
Greg Borgel?
FXRE Discussed:
The Elvis Las Vegas on 17 acres of the Strip, where the Harley Davidson Cafe is.
Nasdaq: FXRE

Bob Sillerman
Africa Israel group Discussed:
Crowne Plaza? Holiday Inn? May build several hotels on 60 acres by the Hard Rock.
Lev Leviev
Kerzner Discussed:
Atlantis Las Vegas? A project on 40 acres of the Strip by Sahara Ave, 25% with MGM Mirage (50%) and Istithmar (25%).

Sol Kerzner
Triple Five Minority owner of the Riviera.

18 acres of the North Strip, immediately south of the Riviera, for a project with eight towers.
Ghermezian family

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While working on my book A Photo Tour of Las Vegas, I wanted a list of the corporations that own the major hotels of Sin City. I couldn't find a good one so, after far too much time trolling the Internet, I made this. I hope it's helpful!

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