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US – Fontainebleau Las Vegas completes landmark financing to complete construction

By - 3 January 2023

A partnership between Fontainebleau Development, a builder, owner, and operator of luxury hospitality, commercial, and retail properties, and Koch Real Estate Investments, the real estate investment arm of Koch Industries, has secured – with J.P. Morgan as administrative agent – a $2.2bn construction loan to complete Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the highly anticipated 67-story hotel, gaming, meeting, and entertainment destination coming to the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. The financing, a monumental achievement for both companies following their joint acquisition of the property in 2021, keeps construction on schedule and paves the way for Fontainebleau Las Vegas to make its global debut in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“This is a milestone for Fontainebleau Las Vegas and stands as a testament to the tremendous dedication of our team and our partners at Koch Real Estate Investments,” says Fontainebleau Development President Brett Mufson. “We are eager to bring our iconic Fontainebleau brand – timeless beauty, unparalleled service, and innovative design – to the Las Vegas Strip.”

Fontainebleau Las Vegas spans 25 acres and nine million square feet in a coveted location on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip directly adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and will feature approximately 3,700 luxury hotel rooms, 550,000 square feet of customizable convention and meeting space, and a world-class collection of gaming, dining, retail, lifestyle, and health and wellness experiences.

“We would like to thank J.P. Morgan, SMBC, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, Goldman Sachs, Guggenheim, and VICI Properties for recognizing both the potential of this property and the expertise of those involved in its capitalization, design, and construction,” said Jacob Francis, president, Koch Real Estate Investments. “Securing $2.2bn in financing in today’s market speaks to the widespread confidence in this project, and the team that’s come together to bring it to Las Vegas.”

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