David Furnish is opening a champagne bar in Las Vegas.

The Canadian filmmaker - who is married to singer Sir Elton John - is launching the high-end drinking establishment at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in the gambling mecca.

According to the New York Post newspaper, construction work on the bar is already underway and it is scheduled to open this fall.

David is working on the project with New York nightlife mogul Michael Greco, who has previously worked with Pure Management on projects at The Palms resort.

As well as offering the best champagne and cocktails, revelers at the venue will be able to enjoy viewing a number of art works on display which will be taken from David and Elton's own extensive private collection.

The 'Rocket Man' singer and his husband - who have two sons, Zachary, two, and seven-month-old Elijah, together - have spent a lot of time in Las Vegas in recent years due to Elton's concert residencies.

Following the success of his 'The Red Piano' piano shows at Caesars Palace - which ended in April 2009 - Elton now performs his 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace.

The 66-year-old musician - who is currently recovering from an operation to remove his appendix - is due to return to Las Vegas to perform on September 18.