Houston’s Tillman Fertitta approved for 43-story casino in Las Vegas

On Wednesday, Nevada authorities allowed Tillman Fertitta to place a lot of tokens on the Las Vegas Strip. Forty-three floors worth.

Clark County Commissioners have approved plans for a large new development submitted by Fertitta Entertainment for the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue that would include more than 2,400 hotel rooms, a 2,500-seat theater, convention and exhibit space and – this is Vegas after all – a wedding chapel.

Rebecca Miltenberger, a Nevada attorney who represented the plans before the county board, called it a “high-end casino” that would be developed “over the next two years.”

In a statement, Fertita Entertainment said they were happy with the approval, but noted that the project has yet to launch.

“This is just one more step in our overall review and planning process,” said Jeff Cantwell, executive vice president of corporate development. “No firm decisions have yet been made regarding our future plans.”

The project isn’t Fertitta’s first foray into Las Vegas, as the company has owned the Golden Nugget along Freemont Street since 2005. It would, however, be Fertitta’s first play on the Strip, the hub of activity. glittering of today’s Las Vegas. The casinos along the Strip are among the best known in the world.

In Houston, Feritta is best known as the owner of the Houston Rockets, the Post Oak Houston Hotel, and restaurants operated under the Landry’s banner. He is also active in the University of Houston athletics.

Commissioners unanimously approved the project, noting the importance that construction not interfere with various public works projects along Las Vegas Boulevard. Miltenberger said the project would add additional taxi space and modify its parking plans to reflect certain needs, as well as contain construction cranes on site and work with nearby Harry Reid Airport to coordinate effects on operations. flight.

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