I checked out of a Bellagio Suite in the main tower this morning and have just unpacked in a Wynn Parlor Suite. I tried to start a report early this morning, but Bellagio's internet service was down all night and still wasn't up at 9 AM. I'll offer a few opinions now and then add comments later. After all, I want to enjoy Wynn.
This will not be a trip report, but random thoughts start after the jump.
CityCenter's sales office off Bellagio's lobby is open to the public again without appointments. Opening weekend when I was there, they inexplicably closed the doors and required advance reservations. This week, they welcomed all lookers with open arms. The model is now on a revolving turntable which is a big improvement in seeing the proposed buildings. If there was a turntable in September, it wasn't working. Since I had registered with them before, I asked if I was still in the computer for notice of pricing. They said prices and complete details would be emailed at the same time the permanent sales office, near Monte Carlo, opens a few days after Christmas or the first week of January. There were brochures which described each property and its architect. The sales person encouraged me to sign a reservation now, giving a refundable deposit of $10,000. When the prices are available, a payment of 10% will be required and then an additional 10% sometime before closing. Buyers who don't sign a reservation now will be subject to a third 10% down. I'm not interested, but I wonder if the push to get deposits now is an indication of the market's strength/weakness, or whether it's normal for new developments. Regardless, the sales and reception staff was very organized and customer friendly. The information in the brochure can be found on the website at:
I run hot and cold on Bellagio. After this trip, I'm not sure I'll return. Entering into Wynn this morning was a much more pleasant experience. I have been told by a friend that I'd complain if I was hanged with a new rope, so take my comments with a grain of salt.
More later, but upon entering Wynn's Tower Suites lobby, I saw the carpet inserts have been replaced. Originally, they were muted grey and green which reminded me of the original carpets Steve Wynn used in Bellagio's elevator lobbies and VIP Lounge. Wynn' new carpeting has bold flowers in blacks and greens. It looks good.