Brett Mufson named CEO and President of Fontainebleau Las Vegas

January 9, 2023 7:12 PM
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  • Buck Wargo, CDC Gaming Reports
January 9, 2023 7:12 PM

Fontainebleau Development President Brett Mufson has been named president and CEO of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

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The Fontainebleau is currently under construction and will open in the fourth quarter of 2023. Mufson will remain president of Fontainebleau Development.

As president and CEO, Mufson will be responsible for leading the development of one of the largest construction projects in the U.S. Company officials said the new resort pioneers the next generation of Las Vegas’ luxury hospitality industry, and Mufson will lead every detail of design, operations, and guest experience.

“I’m honored to lead the future of the Fontainebleau brand and take our iconic masterpiece that is Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with its remarkable history, culture, and design and evolve it into the Las Vegas market, one of the most phenomenal cities in the world,” Mufson said in a statement. “As we near our 70th anniversary as a brand, this is a dream opportunity to work with our best-in-class executive team to pioneer and set the stage for a new era of luxury hospitality.”

In 2021, the company said, Mufson’s leadership helped steer the company’s re-acquisition of the property along with the reinvigoration of the original strategic vision for Fontainebleau’s brand and Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

Fontainebleau Development’s founder, chairman, and CEO Jeffrey Soffer said he and Mufson have spent years together as partners and described him as “a brilliant leader whose expertise provides us an extraordinary amount of confidence to build our brand with unparalleled consistency and focus. After years of critical contribution to the overall Fontainebleau Development brand and the building of Las Vegas, we are now poised to successfully run our entry into the Las Vegas market and establish our legacy on the Strip.”

Fontainebleau Las Vegas is a luxury 67-story hotel, gaming, entertainment, and meeting destination. It’s a creation of Fontainebleau Development, which builds, owns, and operates premier hospitality, commercial, retail, and luxury properties, in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments.

The resort will be adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion at 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd. It will feature approximately 3,700 luxury hotel rooms, 550,000 square feet of convention space, and a world-class collection of restaurants and shops, pool experiences, vibrant nightlife options, and coveted spa and wellness offerings.

Fontainebleau Development builds, owns, markets, and operates their properties, providing expertise in each stage of a project’s life cycle. Fontainebleau Development has a diverse portfolio of premier assets such as Big Easy Casino, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Hilton Downtown Nashville, and numerous residential landmarks such as Turnberry Ocean Club, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Porto Vita, the Tresor and Sorrento towers at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The company has also built nine residential towers in Las Vegas, including Turnberry Towers and Signature in partnership with MGM Resorts International.

Over a 50-year history, Fontainebleau has been involved in more than 100 projects representing in excess of $38 billion in total transaction value.