The M Resort, Spa and Casino will deliver a slate of amenities selected to cater to both local residents and out-of-town visitors

A rendering depicts what M Resort, Spa and Casino will look like when complete next March.

Creators of the M Resort, Spa and Casino promise a property that will blend into the desert Southwest with a warm, yet modern, design, and one that will deliver a slate of amenities selected to delight both local residents and out-of-town visitors.

The $1 billion resort will feature 390 guest rooms, nine restaurants, a destination wine cellar and tasting room, more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a 23,000-square-foot spa and fitness center and a 100,000-square-foot pool and events piazza called Villaggio del Sole. The piazza will host concerts and other entertainment events.

M Resort is located on more than 90 acres at the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard in the southern part of Las Vegas. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort will provide optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants.

Among its unique food and beverage offerings will be a state-of-the-art buffet that will include a filming area to tape live cooking shows.

 The resort also will feature more than 92,000 square feet of casino space that will house 1,846 slot machines, 64 table games and a state-of-the-art race and sports book. Property executives recently announced a partnership with Cantor Gaming to provide cutting-edge mobile gaming technology to the casino floor and race and sports book. (See story on page 42)

Future plans call for a retail and entertainment amenities, including a partnership with retail center developer Taubman Center Inc. on a 1 million-square-foot regional mall integrated with the resort. The retail addition, which will be anchored by a department store, is slated to open in late 2011 or early 2012.

“We are happy to have partnered with outstanding brands like Taubman, which will evolve the property and provide valuable amenities to our guests,” said Anthony A. Marnell III, chairman and CEO of M Resort. “We look forward to offering an exceptional new experience.”

The resort’s master plan also includes adding a 63,000-square-foot movie entertainment theater. The movie entertainment theater will feature 14 screens and 3,100 seats. Digital and 3-D movie projection, spacious auditoriums, oversized movie screens, all-stadium luxury seating, digital sound and premium concession selections, will be offered at the movie entertainment theater.