Monday, April 18, 2016 | 6:04 p.m.
When it comes to Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors, we here at Vegas DeLuxe like to have at least two sources for the same piece of information.
Accordingly, I can now reveal that we are less than two months away from the real ground-start of the new hotel Alon to be built by Crown Resorts’ Australian billionaire James Packer, newly engaged to Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey, and Las Vegas business executive Andrew Pascal, who has Elaine Wynn as his aunt and was president of Wynn Las Vegas from 2005 to 2010.
Former SLS President Rob Oseland, another former Wynn employee, has joined the Alon team.
The nearly 35-acre property on the former site of Frontier is across from Steve Wynn’s Wynn and Encore and just steps north from Fashion Show mall.
This development is not to be confused with the neighboring Resorts World and the Chinese-themed Lucky Dragon resort already under construction also nearby.
Executives have begun recording the landsite in advance of the groundbreaking. The history of the site will be recorded from start to finish.
One of the toppers there also confided to me that plans for its nightclub have been finalized and “will be unlike any other nightclub anywhere in the world.”
There had been many rumors in recent months that Alon hadn’t nailed down all of its financing and progress had slowed to a halt, with WW&RR that the hotel wouldn’t be built.
Now, though, it’s a full green light, and I’m reliably told that within two months, the entire timeline of construction to opening day will be announced.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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