Lapis Spa with 44 treatment rooms to launch at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

by Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2023

Las Vegas is set to gain a major new wellness facility by the end of the year following the grand opening of luxury resort and casino Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

The 67-storey property – complete with 3,600 rooms and claimed to be one of the state’s tallest buildings – will launch with a 55,000sq ft Lapis Spa and 14,000sq ft Fitness Center.

The destination is being brought to life by developer Fontainebleau Development and is slated to launch in mid-December, pending regulatory approvals.

The Las Vegas Lapis Spa

Complete with 44 treatment rooms, the two-level wellness space will operate with a philosophy blending ancient rejuvenation methods with modern healing technologies.

The urban retreat will be home to an extensive array of wet and thermal experiences. This will include men’s and women’s hydrotherapy lounges (including vitality pools, steamrooms and saunas), cold plunges, a snow shower, one of the US’ largest Aufguss saunas, a salt mist chamber and seven distinct experience showers.

Additional amenities will include three recovery lounges, infrared saunas, a herbal inhalation room, a nail salon and the Co-Ed Celestial Waters space – a multi-sensory room with communal healing waters, customised by season, time of day and desired mood.

Guests will also have access to a VIP spa suite, capable of accommodating six to eight people and serviced by a spa butler. A private vitality pool, sauna, steam shower, treatment tables and a food and beverage area will complete the offering.

In addition, the Gharieni-equipped spa will be home to the Reboot Lounge, with 12 relaxation loungers. Here, guests will be able to opt for a foot and lower leg treatment using Theraguns, while they sip a wellness shot and watch nature scenes projected on three walls.

Paying tributeThe spa’s namesake draws reference from lapis lazuli, a deep blue crystal associated with the protective qualities of strength, courage, power and wisdom.

Lapis Spa will pay homage to Morris Lapidus – the architect and designer behind the original Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel and spa in Florida.

The new facility has been realised by Milan-based Lissoni & Partners and will be led by director of spa and wellness Jennifer Lynn.

“Crafted with precision, care and a commitment to wellbeing, every element of Lapis Spa will transport guests into a realm of tranquillity and renewal,” says Lynn.

“Whether we’re talking about strength and conditioning, diet and nutrition or recovery and regeneration – we’re focused on meeting the core needs of our guests."

Mindful movement

The spa's Fitness Center will be equipped with Peloton bikes, Woodway treadmills, Hydrow rowers, VersaClimbers and Echo bikes alongside traditional cardio and advanced strength equipment.

Yoga, Pilates, stretch and recovery classes and personal training services will also be available at the gym's Movement Studio.

Wellness-inspired design To help guests best achieve their wellbeing goals, the spa has been designed to regulate natural circadian rhythm.

To do so, Lapis Spa's atmosphere will be transformed daily through immersive sensory elements using aromatherapy and lighting, starting off with a calm atmosphere in the morning and transitioning into a more vibrant energy through the afternoon.

A new chapter for Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Nearly two decades in the making, the Fontainebleau Las Vegas project broke ground in 2008 but suffered a number of setbacks in the following years, including the 2008 financial crisis.

Ownership then changed hands several times since then – including a failed Marriott take-over – but it was then reacquired in 2021 by the original developer and CEO of Fontainebleau Development, Jeffrey Soffer, alongside Koch Real Estate Investments.

The resort will be solely operated by Fontainebleau Development upon its opening.

In addition to the spa, the destination will feature more than 550,000sq ft of convention space, and a collection of restaurants and shops, pool experiences and nightlife options.

The substantial development will open adjacent to another major Las Vegas resort, Resorts World, which opened in 2021 with a 26,000sq ft Blu Spas-designed wellness facility. Read Spa Business’ first-person write-up of the location's Awana Spa here.

More about Fontainbleu DevelopmentUS real estate development and hospitality group Fontainebleau Development has a diverse portfolio which includes properties in the hospitality, gaming, residential, retail, commercial and luxury services sectors.

The company designs, builds, owns, markets and operates its properties.

To date, Fontainebleau Development’s portfolio includes:

• Big Easy Casino.• Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

• JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa.• Hilton Downtown Nashville.

Lapis Spa  Fontainebleau Las Vegas  Fontainebleau Development  Resorts World  Blu Spas  Jennifer Lynn  Jeffrey Soffer  Koch Real Estate  Gharieni 
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