The Largest Resort on the Las Vegas Strip that NO ONE can Visit

  • Published on Jun 22, 2018
  • The Largest Resort on the Las Vegas Strip that NO ONE can Visit
    Hey everyone! In this video, we are going to be talking about the largest resort on the Las Vegas Strip that NO ONE can visit, The Fontainebleau. Otherwise known as The Drew, this 63 story casino resort is an Urban Explorers paradise! This Abandoned Place was left to rot after the 2007-2008 subprime mortgage crisis. In this video, we are going to be discussing what happened to this immaculate resort, and why it failed to open after being 70 percent complete.
    Very few Urbex Enthusiasts have been able to get video of the inside of this resort. Unfortunately, I am not one of the few who have been able to see the inside of the resort. Fortunately for you though, in this video I have put videos of people exploring this abandoned place! This Abandoned Resort is absolutely amazing on the inside, so make sure to watch THIS video to see what the inside looks like!
    If you enjoy this type of videos be sure to let me know down in the comments below! Also, if you have any suggestions for future videos let me know! I will most likely end up making a video on it! If you enjoy Urbex/Urban Exploration Videos, or videos of people exploring abandoned places, be sure to subscribe down below! I film both exploring abandoned places videos, as well as these Urban Exploration Documentary Videos!
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  • Dominic
    Dominic 5 hours ago

    15:01 lol

  • kaiokendo
    kaiokendo 13 hours ago

    0:43 that sounds like a geriatric in Las Vegas

  • Jada
    Jada 19 hours ago

    I miss old Vegas ... it’s all money and luxury now

  • catsintexas
    catsintexas Day ago

    Well, Fontainebleau is doing better than Trump's casinos. i mean, Trump has has problems with 7....7!.....SEven casinos. Thats pretty bad.

  • catsintexas
    catsintexas Day ago

    I got to admit, "abandoned.." you don't breathe too much when narrating this video. Are you on a time crunch? take your time telling us the story. You are speeding it up. why?

  • catsintexas
    catsintexas Day ago

    It could have been worst. What if Fontainebleu had hired Trump to manage their operations? BY THE WAY, [seriously, honest ] if you do research, you will find out that the Mandalay Resort Group was very much involved with Paul Manafort of Trumps' former Cabinet and administration. NOT LYING. Don't know what that means but there was some history of shady dealings. So if you have HEARD THE NAME Mandalay Resort groups, keep in mind, that for a small amount of time, Manafort was involved with them in projects overseas.

  • Steve Mascella
    Steve Mascella 3 days ago

    Somebody needs to tear down Circus Circus and the crappy mini malls around it. Oh, and buy the run down neighborhood around the stratosphere and build a nice park instead.

  • oXBixbyXo I
    oXBixbyXo I 3 days ago


  • itsallalright
    itsallalright 3 days ago

    I love this channel! This is probably a TheXvid thing but I’m literally seeing an advertisement nearly every 3 minute of this video, damn TheXvid! I hope you are seeing all that money theme park dude.

  • Michel Angelo
    Michel Angelo 4 days ago

    man old Vegas looked way better then new vegas

  • Paul Schmdit
    Paul Schmdit 5 days ago


  • Bad Faith
    Bad Faith 5 days ago


  • matt storey
    matt storey 5 days ago

    So having lived in las vegas for decades, and just outside in the burbs from k-12 I have some insight to vegas that your video either dont have time to explain or you are unaware of. Maybe I can flesh it out some.
    1. The Exec they hired, as big as Vegas is, there are areas that are still driven by "juice", that is to say power brokers that go into back rooms and ease things through, either by "greasing the wheels" with some cash/bribes or by simply their rep, one good ol' boy to another, that exec is one of the guys that could do both. He wasn't actually going to cut the building material costs, he was just able to get inspections faster, less critical eyed, he was going to the get unions to go along etc. He was going to "juice" it through. The fact that he had a gaming board approval in his history is no small asset, he had been thoroughly vetted previously and barring him doing something totally agregious in the gaming boards eye he was golden. If the Turnberry had a unknown person on the project he/she would have to be vetted by a convoluted and highly shadowy and secretive process that had no guaranteed success, to put a multi-billion resort at the mercy of that? it would be malfeasance. His departure signaled all the rats to jump ship, ship's is going down get off!
    2.Turnberry previously had never been in the gaming business, they were real estate developers, they specialized in building high rise, densely packed housing, something not much provided in Vegas previously, Vegas is a city that had lots of room to spread and not to build up, everyone wanted their picket fence and lawn, but as commutes got longer and longer and folks who wanted not to clip their lawn got in town turnberry and others got in the biz.
    3.Turnberry did like many other companies do, they jumped on the bandwagon, never truly taking into account what others are doing in the same biz. In the early 2ks, paid researchers did a study that said the younger, upper-middle class millennial professionals wanted condo high rise luxury type apartments that they could buy/sell as their careers changed or got transferred for advancement in their jobs. Several developers read the same research and they all thought it was the new gold rush and had to get there first, throwing caution to the wind...they all over saturated the market just as the real estate wave was cresting. Millennials don't live in luxury condos, they live in mom and dads basement trying to pay off student loans accumulated behind worthless degrees. Now the towers run 1/2 occupancy and have to try and cater to old vacationers and time shares.
    4. 23 lvl garage. The corner where all that mess is, is semi unique. The strip is a vast ribbon of road with real expensive frontage. Crossing the strip has irregular crossroads. Right in that spot it's blocks and blocks before there is another major crossroad. Behind that property is an outlet for a cross town arterial road that has no other strip exit/entrance as well. They recognized a potential windfall they could capitalize on, be the provider for parking in that end of the strip were all the traffic funnels through. They could thus garner all the foot traffic and park and tour traffic. They would get people to stay on their side of the strip and patronize their providings and not a competitor. With the exception of pissing off the residents of their own tower it actually makes sense.
    5. Gaming revenue only going to be a 1/3ed steam puzzles you. Actually by current vegas that's quite high expectation. Did you know that for resort type gaming (thats 95% of the strip type gaming) the primary revenue stream isn't gambling? It's retail shopping and amenities. In a bygone era people would go to vegas, hit a show, maybe a meal or two, stay in a room but spend their few day stay mostly feverishly gambling to the wee hours, swilling booze then groaning make their way back home to work for a couple months to recoup what they had lost at the gaming tables. These days people take a week or more or at least a 3 day weekend and luxuriate. They hit the spa, shop in the shops, hit the pool, take in a show, yes hit the buffet but also hit the upscale eatery as well. They might, if they have time enough, take a resort sponsored excursion (especially if you are a spouse of a conventioneer). Yes, you would probably gamble at some point, but all those other activities you are plunking down some change as well. Given that, the resort wants to be the sole provider of those distractions for you, thus they build the shops, the spa, the pool and all the fine dining within the confines of their property, given that, is #4 any shock? They want you to stay were they can skin the cat again and again not across the road.
    IMO: The Drew...dumb name, get why it is called that, but the uphill education on that is a not needed expense, go back and focus group the name. Drew=The mythical creature that is the logo for Marriot hotel, that dragon looking thing isn't a dragon but a..Drew, sort of a Cockatrix type creature. Everyone knows what a dragon is, even a sphinx, a Drew? Why bother? Concur on your opinion on the convention connection, it's crucial to them. That's some big IF their though, going to take a lot of grease, lot of juice or lot of public push, whomever they name as the project lead will say volumes in that regard. Remember they are trying to slice off some of Venetian and Wynn action there, Venetian has that whole Sands expo center thing there as well as the monorail stop behind Harrah's. Adelson (Venetian owner) has been known to be a real SOB and willing to toss $$$ to the winds to get something he thinks he wants, he could gum up the works on a whim, he has before. If the monorail ever crossed Sahara and actually went downtown as they keep trail ballooning, that would be a huge asset for the Drew as well, they would need a station on one side or the other and Drew could capitalize on either side. That garage....I've covered that as well as the cross streetage. They are doing what MGM did years ago, the front half of the MGM was actually another hotel that had seen a total upgrade under title 5 and 11, they got it for $.10 on the $1 under foreclosure and only needed to connect new towers to existing and change logo-ed items and decor. A multi billion project nearly complete for 1/2 cost? If they can get the politics straightened out it's a steal. GL Drew!....but really..change the name.

  • Radarping 483
    Radarping 483 6 days ago

    It’s the Lucky 38.

  • Delivert Us 4rom Nesha

    I was just there. Still unfinished. I was wondering what was going on with it

    PR NOTHALL 6 days ago

    Just who is the" Shirley" this guy is talking about, and then he mentions " Florda".

  • Sarah McLaughlin
    Sarah McLaughlin 7 days ago +2

    So you literally showed about 5 seconds of the actual abandoned interior and then 80% just seemed to be constant scrolling video grab from the LV journal with huge ads all over the show. No thanks.
    Also...far out this is almost a direct rip-off of Bright Sun Films. I could’ve looked past the almost exact tone and use of “honestly” and “anyway” that Jake does (talking 100 miles a minute did distinguish you a bit) but damn, you started straight off the bat with “what’s up guys!” Make it your own, dude. The potential is there.

  • Scott French
    Scott French 7 days ago

    They move underground then disguise the parking garage as the hotel. This would save on air since a subterranean hotel would stay cooler in the hot summer months and retain heat during the winter. Another benefit that the condominiums could be sold to doomsday folk as survival shelters. You could hide a lot underground giving a higher incentive. The poor residential owners would be jumping with so much excitement they would gamble their homes away allowing even more land purchase possibilities

  • Biggeo7
    Biggeo7 8 days ago

    FYI Fountain Blue is how it's pronounced. But seriously, thank you for the video.

  • evan
    evan 8 days ago

    It's called the lucky 38 actually

  • Xavier garcia
    Xavier garcia 10 days ago

    It’s sorta like the lucky 38 from fallout new Vegas

  • Victor V
    Victor V 10 days ago

    Uber from the strip is REALLY expensive? What planet are you from?

  • SpartanX360
    SpartanX360 10 days ago

    Ol Las Vegas (Fremont street) is where is at!, New hotels are just for restaurants...

  • Tighe Matthew
    Tighe Matthew 11 days ago

    That looked like building 7 going down 🤔

  • capwkidd
    capwkidd 11 days ago

    Lots of audio boom/pops in this video (I watch TheXvid through my TV/full range home audio system, as I am sure allot of people do theses days)... May I suggest using a high pass filter, at 80hz and re-uploading...

  • jabernathy72
    jabernathy72 11 days ago

    I am always concerned about projects like this, as they have bad juju.

  • Happy Days
    Happy Days 11 days ago

    Great Piece of Research & Presentation !! KUDOS !!! Thank you for Sharing my
    FRIEND !!

  • debbiemacd
    debbiemacd 11 days ago

    It’s taking way too long!

  • BoMmArItO bOmMaRiTo 313

    Was sent there as a cement laborer from Michigan to work on this project for four years...and honestly I wish I never left.. it's a crazy building though and so much was left out. There's a underground built for a mall and so many other things too. I literally got lost every night . That's how big it is... Great memories though. Was like working in the clouds and caught the sunset every day cause we poured concrete all night ,everyday..

  • Kevin Delatorre
    Kevin Delatorre 13 days ago

    Make a video on how why 80s and 90s movies theme songs are so awesome. Like Robocop, Indiana Jones, Top Gun, Days Of Thunder, Back To The Future. Thanks

  • Merv Cann
    Merv Cann 13 days ago

    I wonder how many billions these criminals laundered thru this "failed project" - besides, Vegas is in a middle of a desert, where's the water?

  • ostreds
    ostreds 13 days ago +1

    Icahn buys the property for $150,000,000....does nothing to it, a few years later he sells it for $600,00,000.....not a bad ROI w/no infrastructure costs.

  • Christy Dunlap
    Christy Dunlap 13 days ago

    Ok well it's 2019 what's going on? Lol... Just being a smartass!

  • Crude Rude
    Crude Rude 13 days ago +1

    That's a stupid video. I haven't watched but the title pisses me off, so here's a sin and thumbs down. DING.

  • vgernyc
    vgernyc 13 days ago

    This will bomb again. A recession is forcasted to arrive 2020-2021

  • Rick Hobson
    Rick Hobson 14 days ago

    "Goldfinger" not "Goldenfinger."

  • Thomas Durand
    Thomas Durand 14 days ago

    Make a video of the new Las Vegas soon after the 2020 completion is finish

  • iGMX
    iGMX 14 days ago

    The narration keeps repeating itself. :/

  • Xinless Vice
    Xinless Vice 14 days ago

    The Fontaine blue? Definitely sounds like it was owned by mafia families.

  • KathyG1
    KathyG1 14 days ago

    STOP SAYING “fawn tain blue!!
    It’s French and pronounced

  • twochaudio twochaudio
    twochaudio twochaudio 14 days ago

    try to pronounce the place first eddie

  • Jesters Dead
    Jesters Dead 15 days ago

    It's not the fucking FONTAINE BLUE YOU RETARD.

  • Caleb winget
    Caleb winget 15 days ago

    Marriott buys everything

  • TheBrabon1
    TheBrabon1 15 days ago

    the hotel has sold and is schedulted to open in 2020
    so this entire vid is A GIANT WASTE OF TIME
    site used to be the el rancho and the algiers....two mob casinos

  • TheBrabon1
    TheBrabon1 15 days ago +2

    its "gold finger"
    not "golden finger"

    • Parker
      Parker 16 hours ago

      TheBrabon1 stfu snowflake

  • TheBrabon1
    TheBrabon1 15 days ago +1

    its pronounced "fountain" like drinking fountain
    short i
    not long a sound

  • Kevin Garrett
    Kevin Garrett 15 days ago

    Good investigative reporting.

  • Templeton Peck
    Templeton Peck 15 days ago

    Strange how people now call trespassers "urban explorers". They're basically criminals that gain access to other people's property illegally.

  • Lenore Leitch
    Lenore Leitch 16 days ago

    I just couldn’t get past the repetitive bludgeoning of the pronunciation of the hotel’s name. Fon tane bloo?

  • Nick Stubbings
    Nick Stubbings 16 days ago

    Goldenfinger? really?

  • gayle swilley
    gayle swilley 16 days ago

    Your research is amazing. My question is what caused the north end of the strip to be "cursed" ? What do you think is the background of the North end of the strip and has there ever been a a profitable time for the area? Thank You.

    ARGUS PANOPTES 16 days ago

    first and foremost a person needs disposable income to be able too gamble ........................and I have none , nor do I know anyone that does , ...........therefore I guess I don't give a shit about a casino !!!!! let them go bankrupt !!!!

  • Noc Nurse
    Noc Nurse 17 days ago

    You don't think you said Turnberry right?!🤣

  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro 17 days ago

    I hate the way he says FON TANE BLU

  • Javi Ruiz
    Javi Ruiz 18 days ago

    I'm bored 😐

  • William Yoder
    William Yoder 18 days ago

    Stop yelling fam

  • joshua wooten
    joshua wooten 18 days ago

    Glad I came across this channel...was skeptical at first and now I’m sitting here binge watching your videos lol.

  • joshua wooten
    joshua wooten 18 days ago +1

    1:21 did this dude really just say, “James Bond Gold’EN’finger”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! 😂😂😂🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Greg McGinnis
    Greg McGinnis 19 days ago

    Just to let you know construction on this Hotel starts in January 2019

  • Lee Gee
    Lee Gee 19 days ago

    “Happned “ is not an English word

  • bioroid09
    bioroid09 20 days ago

    Can you make a video about Resorts World in Vegas?

  • Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin

    My ears hate the hard "P"s you're blasting into the mic

  • Grant Webb
    Grant Webb 20 days ago

    Get Adblock.

  • treypol
    treypol 20 days ago

    Foun-TAIN-blu. That’s not how’s it’s pronounced dick ass.

  • Kelly Jensen
    Kelly Jensen 20 days ago

    Did you all catch that? Turnberry residents were mad at Turnberry Associates, the company developing the Fontainebleau. Residents were pissed not just because they weren't looking at swimming pools or lavish landscaping of the Fontainebleau, but because they purchased luxery condos from a developer who then developed a wall in front of their million dollar views. It's slimy. The other item about the casino being disproportionately small. Turnberry was one of the first luxery high rise condos in Vegas and the project was extremely successful. The housing market was on fire and the wealthy wanted property on the strip. This was when Westgate (timeshare) resorts built their tower at Planet Hollywood and City Center built the largest commercial project within the United States at 9.2 billion mostly in condos. Then the market crashed, Fontainebleau wouldn't see all those condo sales. Banks wouldn't create loans for timeshares so Westgate sold out to Hilton Grand Vacations. MGM's City Center finished but only with a Dubai partnership. The Harmon, a building within the City Center complex had rebar issues which prevented the building from topping out at a higher height. Engineers said the building was safe at the current height but since those condos wouldn't be sold MGM sued the builder saying it wasn't the tower they wanted and so they didn't want the tower. The Harmon sat on the strip looking completed until 2015 when they demolished it without ever seeing a customer and $279 million down the drain. At the time the casino wasn't seen as the money maker, it was property.

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 20 days ago

    I googled a hotel, the video. What a boring ass concept. Shut the fuck up, guy

  • Michael Nix
    Michael Nix 20 days ago

    14:32 "Exzorberant?" the word you were going for was *_Exorbitant_* /iɡˈzôrbəd(ə)nt/ _eggs-orbi-tent_

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  • Trev Mac
    Trev Mac 20 days ago

    I haven't been there since Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra would make fun of Sammy's glass eye on stage and drinks were .25 cents and the buffet was $2.00 .. I can't comprehend how anyone would pay $50.00 for a buffet and then watch Britney Spears Lip Sync for $300.00
    (and i'm joking about being there when Dean was there) but i hope you get my point

  • Michael early
    Michael early 21 day ago

    It was the Financial crisis in 2008 I believe it was bad in California

  • squee zex
    squee zex 21 day ago

    You’re pronouncing fontainebleau wrong.

  • LegendaryCazaclaw
    LegendaryCazaclaw 21 day ago

    Well at least it wasnt as bad as what happened to the Riviera.

  • jason Shores
    jason Shores 21 day ago

    If his pronunciation is driving anyone else insane I will feel better about life. Lol

  • Tan Man
    Tan Man 21 day ago

    Blah blah blah

  • Eric Sheriff Brewer
    Eric Sheriff Brewer 21 day ago

    Vegas pretty much waited for that guy to get close to finishing the resort to steal it from him not to mention it was a bad time to build and Vegas has Bank of America in there front pocket Lmao

  • Coded 32
    Coded 32 21 day ago +1

    Who else lives in Fontainebleau here ?

  • Dawn Pettersen
    Dawn Pettersen 22 days ago

    Trump has investments in Las Vegas doesn't he? You can always blame him for the downfall.

  • Luke White
    Luke White 22 days ago

    I’m watching this while staring at it rn lol

  • 999Scoobydooby
    999Scoobydooby 22 days ago +1

    EX-OR-BER-ENT?? maybe he meant ex·or·bi·tant

  • billy33365
    billy33365 22 days ago

    Dont listen to this clown. Its not the largest resort on the strip it's actually small. The city center has a total of 11 high rise towers, 2 casino and multiple hotels. The Venetian has over 6000.rooms alone. Caesars has over 2000 rooms. This idiot is reading from a piece of paper that he didn't even write . He doesn't even live in as Vehas like I do.

  • Ken Brewsaugh
    Ken Brewsaugh 23 days ago

    Great. Who killed all those innocent people?????

  • ohnobaby12321
    ohnobaby12321 23 days ago

    Once you said the construction was delayed until october of 2007. I knew what went wrong lol

  • givememore4free
    givememore4free 23 days ago

    Is it me or does he seem really angry towards the end of this video?

  • Dean
    Dean 23 days ago

    one problem is the building was done in reinforced concrete. unlike steel frame which can be done under any weather, poured concrete must be done under controlled temperature conditions or else the material won't set up properly. in the old days a few construction managers ended would up in cement shoes at the bottom of lake tahoe...these days everyone just walks away, writes off the losses, and leaves it to the city to figure out - at taxpayer's expense.

  • Rich
    Rich 24 days ago

    You stress about saying Turnberry, but you can't pronounce fucking GOLDFINGER correctly...

  • Cole Haskins
    Cole Haskins 24 days ago +7

    Bright Sun Films knockoff

  • Chad Simmons
    Chad Simmons 24 days ago

    the market decides what is and is not needed & a billion in over cost?..did they bid the job on a cocktail napkin?

  • Itachi Uzumaki
    Itachi Uzumaki 24 days ago

    Pacquiao By UD!

  • Itachi Uzumaki
    Itachi Uzumaki 24 days ago

    Trump 2020!

  • ZBxPS 4xLIFE
    ZBxPS 4xLIFE 25 days ago

    Golden finger? The name was Goldfinger which would have taken you a few seconds to find out. This channel is shit.

  • Van Lewis
    Van Lewis 25 days ago

    Great! Thank you.

  • Kriss Anderson
    Kriss Anderson 25 days ago

    what the duck i live here & i had no idea this existed

  • FreeKick Noob
    FreeKick Noob 27 days ago

    It’s December and I drove throughout the strip and saw no workers smh

    KENO , EUGENIO 28 days ago

    Thank you

  • Jills Mcfarland
    Jills Mcfarland 28 days ago

    New world order.

  • sushifornico
    sushifornico 29 days ago

    Do you have an update??

  • Henry S
    Henry S 29 days ago

    Golden Finger?

  • rantan1618
    rantan1618 29 days ago

    you said "turnberry" right yet you said "GoldENFinger instead of just Goldfinger

  • Will Roberts
    Will Roberts 29 days ago

    North side? What the fuck is that? I think you mean north end.
    How does this moron pretend he's a Vegas insider?

  • Will Roberts
    Will Roberts 29 days ago

    Fontaine does not rhyme with plantain. Jesus man. How could you miss that? It's closer to funtin.