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October 20, 2005

Wynn's Suites

Posted by detroit1051

Mike P commented in 'Las Vegas Photography':
"My wife and I are in a "Salon Suite" at the Wynn for a week. I have a camera with me which I might pull out of its bag. Is there anything you'd like to know about the suites?"

Mike and anyone else, it would be interesting to get your views on Wynn's suites. I've only seen the Salon Suite when Housekeeping had the door open of the one across the hall from my Executive Suite, a large room but not a real suite.

When Wynn's website went live, I compared the suite floorplans to those at Bellagio. As nice as the Salon Suite looks in photos, I wonder how it compares to Bellagio's Penthouse Suite. The Salon Suite has ,1,950 sq ft compared to Bellagio's one bedroom Penthouse Suite which has 1,536 sq ft. Yet, the Salon Suite has only one large bath and a powder room compared to Bellagio's His and Her Baths plus a powder room. Wynn does have a Massage Room.

Bellagio's 1,020 sq ft Bellagio Suite has one bedroom and 2.5 baths. The comparable Parlor Suite at Wynn has 1,280 sq ft and has 1.5 baths.

Wynn's 933 sq ft Executive Suite is one large, combined living and sleeping area, yet it has 2 full baths. Bellagio's Salone Suite is 853 sq ft, has a combined living and sleeping area and one large bath.

Since Steve Wynn built both hotels, I wonder why he didn't put two full baths in the two largest suites, but he did in the one-room Executive Suite.

I realize there are more important issues in the world than Las Vegas suites, but it just seems odd to me. Whether it's a couple or two friends traveling, the second bath comes in handy.

Having said all that, I'm looking forward to my fourth trip to Wynn next month.


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October 20, 2005 4:46 PM Posted by Hunter

I got to see all the different types of suites (except for the Fairway Villas or the other villas). Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures so I hope that we can get some online.

Personally, I liked the look quite a bit more than Bellagio's, which I always felt were decorated a bit sparse. I think the Mirage Tower and Penthouse suites are still better setup than the same at Bellagio.

October 20, 2005 6:58 PM Posted by Mike E

Hey detroit, when exactly will you be at Wynn? I'll also be making my 4th stay exactly one month from today (Nov. 20th) staying in the tower suites so if you'd like to meet up, let me know.

October 20, 2005 7:16 PM Posted by detroit1051

Mike, looks like we'll just miss each other. I check out Sunday morning, the 20th. Hope we both have good trips.

October 20, 2005 7:23 PM Posted by Mike E

Wynn's suites seem more similar to Mirage's in both floorplans and decor. I wouldn't be surprised if the Fairway Villas are similar to the Lanais at Mirage.

I know for a fact that the Parlor and Salon suites can be reserved with an extra bedroom to make a two-bedroom suite with two and a half baths.

In the end, these suites are really marketed towards couples and solo travelers more than anyone else. In that case, having more than one and a half baths is superfluous and would encourage rowdy college parties with something like 10 to a room--something I'm sure most hotels discourage.

October 20, 2005 7:31 PM Posted by Mike E

detroit, that's too bad, but if you see a lone diner having pancakes at Tableau at around 10 or 10:30am, stop by and say hi.

October 21, 2005 8:54 AM Posted by Mike P.


I'm quite familiar with Bellagio's Penthouse suites and have relatively fresh memory of them since we just stayed there in July. I'll try to do a detailed comparison when I have time to put some coherent thoughts together. Maybe I'll even submit a "reader review."

Quick thoughts for now:

Some of that extra square footage in the Wynn suites is taken up by the massage room - I'm guessing it's about 100 sq. ft. That space is well worth having if you use it, which we have. The rest is in the living area, and some of that space is poorly utilized (IMO).

I'd say the bedroom is exactly the same size and layout as Bellagio suites. The bathroom might actually be slightly smaller but it feels more spacious since it's just one big room. My wife likes having one long counter with a vanity in the middle to spread stuff out on. We really like the shower, which is easily twice the size of Bellagio's. Like B, there are two closets one of which has a small safe (built into the wall, unlike B). The closets are a little smaller, but big enough for full size suitcases.

Having two toilets (one is in a powder room off the entrance) eliminates the one potential source of bathroom conflict, so we don't really miss having separate bathrooms. But then we're married.

Of course as everyone knows Wynn has the latest-n-greatest consumer electronics gadgets, including plasma HDTVs in both the living and bedroom. We turned them off when we checked in and have had them on for maybe 5 minutes in 4 days.

I'm trying to take notes and promise to think about taking some pictures. If I have a lot more to say I'll just send it privately to Hunter and let him decide if he wants to turn it into a reader review.

Mike P.

October 21, 2005 4:04 PM Posted by charlie

With such banter about the relative superiority of suites between Wynn, Bellagio and Mirage, I wanted to comment about the incredible new suites at Green Valley Ranch.

I'll give you the facts, and let you compare for yourself. Space was approximately 2200 Sq.Ft Large living room/media room with full size pool table. Large walk-in wet bar. Seperate dining ROOM, with a table for 10,(fills the space of 4 std. rooms). 2 full master baths and a large 1/2 bath. A terrace that was about 60 feet long that ran the entire length of the suite, overlooking Whiskey Beach and The Strip. Solid hardwood floors, original artwork, the list goes on and on.

Hunter time to give some props to our friends at Station for GVR and Red Rock. If you are interested in some photos, email me.


October 21, 2005 6:12 PM Posted by detroit1051

Charlie, I'm glad you brought up Green Valley Ranch. When I was in Las Vegas last month, I visited some friends who were staying at GVR in a standard room. It was as nice or nicer than anything on the Strip. Everything looks first class in the property. The new casual restaurant is certainly a step above a coffee shop, and a local friend always treats me to the Buffet at GVR. It's very good.

The new steakhouse, Hank's, wasn't open yet, but my local friend toured it yesterday and said it will be one of the best in town. He'll give me his review after he goes there next week.

I made contact with a Host at GVR,and I may give it a try before the end of the year. Another friend and I drove out to see Red Rock. It is going to be spectacular when it opens in '06. Locals casinos aren't what they used to be, and they're really not locals places any more.

The suite sounds unbelievable in your description.

October 21, 2005 8:01 PM Posted by Hunter

Mike - I'd love a reader review!

October 24, 2005 11:10 AM Posted by Michael Casey

I have a few pics of my stay in a Salon Suite on Hunter's LV photos site... they're around page 23 or so. I found the suite to be spectacular in every aspect, and didn't think there was really any waste of space... a really excellent splurge if you can do it.

October 26, 2005 2:23 PM Posted by Mike P.

Hunter -

Sorry to use your comment section for a semi-private message, but I don't see an email address. Feel free to delete this if you want.

I installed some picture gallery software on my website at and have uploaded a few Wynn pictures to an album. Most of the shots are interior views of a "Salon Suite." These aren't exactly photographic masterpieces -- I didn't have a lot of equipment with me and architectural interior shots are not my specialty.

If you want to grab copies of the files for your Vegas gallery you're welcome to them.

Mike P.

October 28, 2005 5:21 PM Posted by MARLYMARR

WOW! Those pics are great.