Looks like the gallery is going to be history after all - everyone needs a Rolex!
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I like the idea of placing the art throughout the property. The galleries just don't do it for me--there's simply much more and better art in any other major US city.
I'm pleased to read that Wynn is being patient with the shows. I think both will be successful, especially 'Q' once word gets around. I was going to see Le Reve in January (I'm not "cirqued-out" yet), but I might hold off since he wants to tweak it some more.
One question that I've been pondering: can Wynn LV support so many high rollers, especially when half of all Baccarat play is at his resort? He only has 5 super villas to house the whales (since he lives in the 6th one). In comparison, Bellagio has 9, Mirage has 8, even Rio and MGM have more. There are 36 Fairways, but I don't think they come close to the standards of Larry Flint or Kerry Packer.
I find it odd that Steve Wynn was bad-mouthing Sheldon's "box of baccarat" in Macau but on the other hand is gloating about his own share of baccarat play in Las Vegas. Wynn has also made it clear that he intends to offer predominantly baccarat at Wynn Macau.
Was in Vegas for 4 nights at the beginning of the month. Stayed at Caesar's in the Augustus tower and only had a quick stop in at Wynn. Very impressed with the place on first glance. We just took a quick tour around the casino and the esplanade. Managed to catch part of the lake show. My wifes reaction pretty much sums it up, "We're staying here next trip. Without the kids."
Sorry to correct you but Bellagio has 10 villas in the original tower plus 2 more the top of their new tower. And don't forget about the Four Seasons at Manadaly Bay, another "Whale" hangout.
Billy - Are you sure about that? Maybe it's a semantic thing. In my mind, the villas at Bellagio are the 3rd floor accommodations that sit at the base of the high rise.
There are some in front and some on the pool side. None on the theater side.
The rooms at the top of the Spa Tower are actually 'Presidential Suites'. While quite luxurious, not at the villa level.
Billy, it's actually a numbering thing. Bellagio might have villas numbered up to 10, but that's probably because they skip the 4 ("death" in Chinese) just as Wynn's floors do. In the same way, Mirage's villas skip 4 and 5 and are numbered to 10 as do Wynn's Atrium Villas which are numbered to 8.
Speaking of villas, do you know the square footage of the Atrium Villas at WLV?
Early reports just before the resort opened said they were 7000 sq. ft. each.
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