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December 28, 2005 Gets a New Look and Wynn Opens Tryst

Posted by Hunter

As part of the new look inside the casino, The Mirage has updated their Web site, The new site features a much cleaner look, lots of white space and simple navigation. A great casino Web site and much better than many of its siblings.

Also, with Tryst set to replace La Bete at Wynn in a few days, the press release has been making the rounds (after the jump).

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Wynn Press Release:

Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club will open its much-anticipated Tryst nightclub on New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. The stunning new Tryst will launch and operate under the guidance of managing partners Victor Drai of Drai's Afterhours and Cy and Jesse Waits, formerly of House of Blues, Light and Tabu.

Inside the 12,000-sq. ft. Tryst -- a name evocative of an intimate rendezvous spot for lovers -- guests will find a main room with open air and a sizable dance floor extending into a breathtaking 90-foot waterfall that cascades into a secluded lagoon. Distinguished by deep reds, chocolate browns and resin blacks, the sophisticated interior of Tryst features intimate booth-style tables, a private VIP room and a separate ultra-lounge with its own house music. The outside patios of Tryst, which are enveloped in dramatic white linens and shrouded by a grove of trees, offer additional water-side seating and stage an environment unlike anything else in Las Vegas.

"Tryst is a unique venue in which a traditional nightclub is transformed into an intimate location. With the open air, breathtaking waterfall and seating alongside the private lagoon, Tryst offers the perfect compliment to
Wynn Las Vegas," says Drai.

The New Year's Eve grand opening party, which is nearly sold out, will begin at 9 p.m. and includes a New Years countdown and champagne toast. The cover charge is $150 for men and $100 for women (cover also applies to table reservations).

Tryst's regular hours of operation are Thursdays-Sundays, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover charge is $30 for men and $20 for women; no cover charge for bottle customers. Thursday nights is "Industry Night," with complimentary admission for those in the local service industry with proper ID arriving before midnight.


Read archived comments (5 so far)
December 28, 2005 11:38 PM Posted by Mike E

I don't know how long they've offered this, but the new site now states that the Secret Garden is available for receptions, dinner parties, etc. for $10,000. I also heard a rumor that for $500, you can swim with the dolphins and spend most the day with the trainers.

Tryst looks promising, especially with the incentives they're giving to locals like most the nightclubs do. La Bete had nothing like that. I just hope guest of Wynn are still free and have access to a shorter line like before.

December 29, 2005 10:08 AM Posted by detroit1051

Mike E, the old website had a press release from this fall detailing the "day with the dolphins." It sounded interesting. I'm not sure if people could actually swim with the dolphins, but they spent the day with the trainer and got an education. I can't find the release on the new website.

Speaking of the revised site, I guess that's what makes a horse race. I don't share Hunter's enthusiasm. It seems stark, with too much white. It looks washed out to me. Maybe it just takes getting used to. but I found it difficult to navigate. I still am waiting for Wynn to revise its site. It's ridiculous, on December 29, to announce that Corsa Cucina is closed and will re-open on December 16.

December 30, 2005 7:21 PM Posted by carlos

I was fortunate to get down into Tryst last night, the 30th, for the final of their 3 soft-openings. Wow. I don't think I'd survive the hard [real] opening, as the club was absolutely jam-packed and quite an overwhelming spectacle.

Just getting in was an excercise in patience and comedy alike, as even when we were "on the list" to join a very respectable patron who had a table downstairs we were given the royal snub by THE VERY IMPORTANT @*@%-smokers working the lines/guest entrance. Whatever, I guess that kind of shit is par for the course but it seemed to be amped to the nth degree. Anyhow, after finally negotiating our way through the masses who were waiting in line and the aforementioned cordoned-off zones, we descended down into a seriously hopping zone.

I took a few laps around the joint to get aquainted (but mostly because in the haze and flurry of people/lights/music I couldn't find my friend's table for some time). Anyhow, the whole lake setting/cascade/ $110 million forest vibe is very refreshing and soothing and dare I say sexy. Yes, it is a very sexy club. The indoor/outdoor arrangement works for a multitude of reasons and what I was especially captivated by was the liberal placement of booths/private couch-type settings: even though it's massive down there you get a nice feel of open intimacy throughout. By that I mean you can check out what's going on all around you but you can also get comfy in your immediate little zone.

I never got to check out La Bete so I have no point of comparison but apparently they made a concentrated effort to weave in more private-yet-public seating and you can tell they brought their A-game as far as spatial arrangement goes.

Mike E. mentioned they'd be giving incentives to locals and you definitely got the feeling that was being nicely executed as nearly everybody I met and spoke to was from town.

Despite hearing "Don't You Wish Your Girlfriend Was a Freak Like Me" about seven times, the music was pretty tight. They mixed in quite a bit of rock-solid hip-hop and indie jams to temper the expected onslaught of Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, et al.

I definitely look forward to getting back to Tryst the next time I'm around.

Lowlight of the Evening: The record-setting attitude by all the choches with the earpiece walkie-talkies.

Highlight of the Evening: Seeing Terrell Owens act exactly as you'd expect a megalomaniac, millionaire playboy out of a job to act in Vegas. The endless flow of Grey Goose. Oh, and those Vegas girls aren't too shabby either.... [!]

January 2, 2006 3:26 PM Posted by josh

When I visited La Bete in October, I thought that it was a beautiful nightclub, but it didn't have the type of excitement you find at Body English or Tabu. Do you think that Tryst will be as popular as some of the more well known nightclubs in Las Vegas or a failure like La Bete.
Also, have you had a chance to take photos of some of the new restaurant and nightclub openings at the Wynn and the Mirage?
Thanks....I love your website!!

January 8, 2006 9:43 PM Posted by Ralph

Don't look for Tryst to become as hot as other clubs in Vegas. The entire club is devoted to bottle service. The WHOLE club. In other words, if you don't buy a table and just grab a cocktail, when you're done drinking, there is no where to put your glass down. If you have a cigarette, there's no where to put the butt.

There are still problems with the flow, too. Extending the dance floor out over the water and enlarging the walkway along that portion is a big help but you'll still find bottlenecks forming at either end as people try to get in and out to the lagoon through a pair of small doors.