February 2018

Marriott to Open Major Vegas Property


Marriott International plans to open a 4,000-room integrated resort and casino in Las Vegas, which will be its first JW Marriott on The Strip. The property will include more than 500,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Drew Las Vegas, located at 2755 South Las Vegas Blvd., across from the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and next to SLS Las Vegas, is scheduled to open in late 2020 and will herald the debut of Marriott’s EDITION brand. 

Witkoff Group, a New York-based real estate development and investment firm, will serve as its developer.

“The Drew Las Vegas will become a landmark property for Marriott International,” said Tony Capuano, EVP and global chief development officer, Marriott International. “The resort will give our more than 100 million loyalty members the chance to enjoy our brand of hospitality in one of the most exciting ... cities in the world."

Two Blackbirds Hospitality, led by former Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin, will oversee the operations of the property, which will include a casino, luxury hotels, meeting facilities, entertainment, retail and dining outlets.

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