By CHRIS DYER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
A new $850 million hotel in Las Vegas will focus on health and ‘wellness’ rather than gambling and slot machines.
Known as The Majestic, the ‘non-gaming’ non-smoking, ultra-luxury complex offers spas, body treatments and fitness classes instead of roulette and blackjack tables.
Plans show the 45-story five star hotel which will have 720 rooms, will be near the city’s new convention center, which is currently under construction.
A four-level, 70,000 square foot fitness, nutrition and ‘med spa’ facility provides body treatments as well as personal nutritionists and physicals.
Clark County commissioner authorized the six-acre project would also feature restaurants, plus 10 floors of convention and meeting space.
Construction on The Majestic is scheduled to begin in April or May next year, with completion estimated for early 2023.
Casinos in Nevada reported $11.9 billion in revenues last year, which represents the third-largest total in the state’s history, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
But developer Lorenzo Doumani, owner of Majestic Resorts, does not think the company will miss out on revenues by not offering gambling to guests as ‘there’s gambling everywhere now’.
He told Fox News: ‘It’s not just the casinos and the smoke and all of that. There’s a lot of very healthy people in Vegas.’
Doumani bought the 12-story Clarion hotel in 2014 and imploded it in early 2015 to make way for the new Majestic.
But Doumani struggled to get Federal Aviation Administration approval for the new hotel’s proposed height of around 620 feet.
He added the hotel aims to give ‘the best in health and wellness’ and a provide personalized programs to prevent potential future health complications.
The Clarion was sold at auction after going bankrupt under actress Debbie Reynolds, in 1998 by the World Wrestling Federation.
A wrestling-themed casino was planned for the site but it was sold in 2000 before being sold to a series of different developers.