10/29/08

Steve Wynn’s Vegas Encore


After opening his Wynn Las Vegas resort, famed hotelier Steve Wynn has decided to do an encore.

Literally…

Rising next to the Wynn tower is its sister resort, Encore. Of course all the usual trimmings will be there: five signature restaurants, seven bars and lounges, eleven retail outlets, a nightclub, spa and salon. The hotel tower is of course, sizable, with 2,034 suites, each measuring over 700 square feet. Some of the more opulent suites go all the way to 5,800 square feet – for the high rollers among us..!

The tower looks to be opening in early January, as the web site is now taking reservations beginning January 12th. We look forward to the grand opening and seeing what Mr. Wynn has cooked up.

In case you were concerned that the Encore was the last resort ever to be built in Las Vegas…Fear Not..! Here is a list of a few other upcoming projects…

The Cosmopolitan – Next door to the Bellagio, the Cosmopolitan is slated to have over 3,000 rooms and a 75,000 square foot casino. Rumors are swirling, however, that the project may be rebranded as a W Hotel due to financial difficulties.

Fontainebleau – Modeled after the famed Miami resort of the same name, The Las Vegas edition will have over 3,800 “guest flats”, 28 bars, restaurants and lounges and the expected 100,000 square feet of gaming facilities. The scheduled opening is late 2009.

City Center – This massive project will contain the 4,000 room Aria hotel, Vdara condominium hotel, Veer condos, the Mandarin Oriental hotel and the Harmon hotel and residences. With total costs in the $10 to $11 billion range, this is the most expensive privately funded construction project in history.

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