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Well, here are 88 photos of the Encore Beach Club construction site, taken last night and today, both from the ground and my 58th floor room.


Opening Friday, May 28, 2010

Encore Beach Club will be the premier destination for the trendsetter, offering the quality party atmosphere often found in European hot spots. The 60,000-square-foot venue will feature a lush oasis with three, tiered pools, day beds featuring private safes, 26 cabanas outfitted with refrigerators and flat screen televisions and eight two-story bungalows that will offer views of the Las Vegas Strip with hot tubs and other lavish amenities. Both the cabanas and bungalows offer room temperature controls with air conditioning to manage the summer heat.
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Surrender Nightclub is the chic choice for those seeking an upscale evening soirée. This sensual 5,000-square-foot nightclub will open up to the surrounding outdoor oasis as the seasons allow.
Hours of Operation: Thursday - Saturday, 10 p.m. - closing.
Daybeds, cabanas and bungalows can be reserved for both Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub starting at $750 with food and beverage minimums included.
VIP Booths are also available at Surrender Nightclub.
Beginning at $30, with the exception of holidays and special events.
Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call 702.770.7300 or go to or


Read archived comments (26 so far)
April 19, 2010 4:54 PM Posted by detroit1051

Are they working 24/7? It's hard to believe it will all be done by Memorial Day Weekend.

April 19, 2010 5:04 PM Posted by Hunter

They are and they will. If you saw it a month ago, you'd be amazed how it's come together.

I think they will make it, with zero time to spare.

April 19, 2010 5:05 PM Posted by atdleft

OMG, I can hardly wait to see the finished project! Oh yes, and welcome back to Vegas! Remember to have fun... And enjoy your stay at Wynncore. :-)

April 19, 2010 6:25 PM Posted by socalduck

I am impressed with how much they have accomplished in such a short time. Is it me, or does it appear these cabanas are quite a bit larger than what is available at the Encore or Wynn pools?

Now that this project is taking shape, I am excited to see the finished product. Has anyone heard proposed rates on the Beach Club cabanas yet?

April 19, 2010 8:04 PM Posted by hail2skins

Hunter, I remember when you saw the renderings you were disappointed in the apparent lack of water features. Looks like at least the center part might have a fountain in the middle, right?

April 19, 2010 8:46 PM Posted by Brian Fey

I just got 3 quick comments about this place....


April 19, 2010 9:51 PM Posted by Hunter

yup, looks like a fountain in the main pool, sorta like at Bellagio. I think that's great.

More hopeful the more I see.

April 19, 2010 11:01 PM Posted by Mike E

The lattice coverings in the last few pictures makes the club look infinitely better, but I still think the columns and sharp edges around the balconies look totally cheap and very Sheldon-like. Hope I'll have a different impression in person.

Socalduck, I called concierge to make reservations, but at this moment, there is no pricing available.

April 20, 2010 6:22 AM Posted by detroit1051

The cabanas should be great in the hot Vegas summer. They get the morning sun and are mostly shielded from the afternoon sun. The fountain in the center will be a great attraction for those sitting in the bar area---I assume the center structure is the bar.
Hunter's photo from the 58th floor shows how depressing the view is across the Strip. The desert wins.

April 20, 2010 7:04 AM Posted by John


April 20, 2010 11:18 AM Posted by parchedearth

I am truly impressed with the progress and can't wait for my mid-June stay at Encore. I believe they mentioned 2 story cabanas. I'm guessing the waitresses won't be going upstairs very often and can only imagine what will go on in some of them. Switch is certainly getting much bigger and hopefully they will move the bar from the hallway to inside the restaurant. I understand the casino wall was removed a day ago. We need to get some photos from the casino.

April 20, 2010 12:33 PM Posted by Hunter

The casino wall was replaced with an opaque plastic sheet - looks like they're painting inside.

If I can get a shot of anything good, believe me I will.

April 22, 2010 9:07 AM Posted by Dave

Awful design. That bright orange kiosk is uber-tacky. Way too much wood and metal, particularly for a pool area...oh, that's the port-a-potty and scaffolding. Never mind.

I'm always amazed at how Wynn projects in particular make such enormous strides in the last few days. I remember skulking around Wynn LV three days before opening, thinking, "they'll never pull this off." But when they opened the doors, there wasn't a shred of blue tape in sight and you'd think the place had been finished for a month. Same with Encore.

Whoever manages Wynn's construction projects really, really knows what they're doing. This might make a fun Vegas Seven column.

April 25, 2010 10:43 PM Posted by Andy in MSP

How exactly will the pedestrian bridge work going from Encore to the Wynn Garage? Were you able to check that out at all?

April 25, 2010 10:47 PM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, it's in the photos.

It's basically just a way to prevent pedestrians from blocking the driveway. People just wanting to go to the Beach Club can self park and enter into the new Strip casino entrance.

April 26, 2010 12:09 AM Posted by Erik2020

Gee. I just looked at all 373 of your photos on Flickr and have to say you took some beautiful shots and got an amazing amount of coverage. From Southpoint to the Strat to Palms area then out to Boulder Highway...shots of new Trop sign being placed and a ton of other good stuff. Among my favorites was a night shot of the Cannery looking down the road and Wynn at sundown. These are really, really good. BTW. It was also good seeing new photos of Circus and Riv. Too many people overlook those two places.


April 26, 2010 8:13 AM Posted by Hunter

Thanks Erik! Always fun to shoot new photos.

April 26, 2010 4:31 PM Posted by steve_c

Where exactly was this shot at Encore?

and BTW, Great photos!


April 26, 2010 4:33 PM Posted by Hunter

That is the far south side of the Eastside Lounge with the temporary wall up on the left. There was a two foot gap on the end, just big enough to fit in to take a photo.

April 27, 2010 9:50 AM Posted by steve_c

Now I see it, just couldn't place it at first. That big constuction curtain really threw me off.

Now I am just wondering what that old atrium is going to look like

April 27, 2010 10:58 AM Posted by steve_c

Whoa! I didn't know that is where Surrender was going in (I had originally thought this, given the size of the space in the render compared to the atrium). What a shame. Much prefered version 1.0. I think this will rank up there with the loss of the Grand Staircase in Bellagio. I was hoping the space would stay somewhat intact.. Guess not. Thanks for the links, Hunter!

April 27, 2010 1:37 PM Posted by parchedearth

Looks like the atrium will be totally gone. I am hoping they will expand Switch (w/ an outdoor patio for lunch) and open/reconfigure the hi-limit area with access to the pool.

April 27, 2010 1:40 PM Posted by Hunter

IIRC, Switch is being expanded and pushed into the EBC, yes.

The hi-limit area is moving to where Eastside Lounge is now and those areas will be used as part of EBC ingress/egress and related functions.

May 24, 2010 2:04 PM Posted by hail2skins

Vegas Chatter folks got a sneak peek and it seems the object in the pool's center might be a "shower pod":

May 24, 2010 4:04 PM Posted by detroit1051

Hail, thanks. I should never doubt Steve Wynn. I was sure EBC and Surrender wouldn't be completed by Memorial Day weekend. I'm still very curious about the customers. Will they be typical Wynn/Encore guests or younger and less inhibited?