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Marriott International and Witkoff to Open The Drew Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS—Marriott International and global development firm Witkoff plan to open a new integrated resort and casino called The Drew Las Vegas. Located at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South, the property will debut the EDITION brand in Las Vegas and mark The Strip’s first JW Marriott. The resort is anticipated to open in late 2020 and will have nearly 4,000 rooms and suites as well as more than 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting space. Once open, the hotels will be managed by Marriott International.

“The Drew Las Vegas will become a landmark property for Marriott International,” says Tony Capuano, executive vice president 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 and popular cities in the world, whether the visit is for a convention or a leisure trip.”

“With Marriott International, we have the opportunity to leverage the world’s most powerful group and convention pipeline as well as an unmatched loyalty program to ensure we unlock the unparalleled value of this asset,” says Witkoff Chairman and CEO Steven Witkoff. “This acquisition, made in partnership with New Valley LLC, is a well-designed, structurally-sound project with a significant discount to both replacement cost and the implied public market valuations of comparable Las Vegas Strip resorts.”

Two Blackbirds Hospitality, led by renowned hotelier and former Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin, will oversee the launch and operations of The Drew Las Vegas. As an integrated resort, The Drew Las Vegas will be home to a casino and luxury hotels together with convention facilities, entertainment, nightlife, retail, and dining curated into one cohesive guest experience.