We could also call this entry 'Why Hunter Isn't an Artist for a Living'.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the 1,700+ room hotel that will sit next to WLV has broken ground. As is the standard with Wynn projects, it is somewhat shrouded in secrecy.
Other than Wynn's brief remarks about some kind of retractable roof coupled with county filings, we have little to go on.
I created a very basic site sketch with my guess as to how the buildings will be arranged on the property. Please excuse my limited Photoshop skills - I am not a graphic artist (and it shows). To see my rendering, click after the jump.
We know the tower will be similar to Wynn Las Vegas. I'm guessing it will look like the tower at Wynn Macau, with the 'swoosh' going the opposite way. From the sky, this layout position the towers in a vague 'S' layout and when viewed straight on, the two swooshes, combined with negative space, create something that could be called a 'W'.
Based on the county filing, the low-rise building will be up to ten stories, far higher than Wynn Las Vegas. It sounds like they are trying to use the available acreage by building much more dense this time around.
I'm interested in comments, alternative theories or anything else!
Here's my drawing:
Here is the county planning commission's description of the project:
"The originally approved plans for the resort depicted a resort hotel composed of a 61 story, 656 foot high, 1,745 room resort hotel tower with 647,000 square feet of casino floor area, a 50,029 square foot convention center, and assorted ancillary commercial uses. The revised plans depict a 631 foot high tower with 2,049 rooms and suites, and 275,000 square feet of public areas which is connected to the northern portion of the existing resort. The elevation plans depict that the hotel tower is of a similar architectural style with a tinted bronze glass and beige banding consistent with the design and color scheme of the resort. The tower of the existing resort is located southeast of the proposed tower and was approved at a height of 614 feet. The special street intrusions are for the primary tower and only affect the top floors of the structure. The hotel tower will be on top of low-rise towers that are up to 10 stories and designed with metal roof domes. Behind the main resort tower to the east will be a low-rise building with luxury hotel suites surrounding the proposed pool area with cabana and live entertainment areas. The low-rise building will consist of shopping and restaurant areas providing outside dining, retail spaces, bars, and other ancillary commercial uses. Three access points are depicted from Las Vegas Boulevard South to the main portions of the site as well as the parking garage, which is located east of the tower. The applicant indicates that the existing parking structure known as the Desert Inn parking garage will be demolished at a later date when the proposed parking structure designated for the subject resort is completed."