Tomorrow marks the opening of the new Encore Beach Club and photos have started to leak out. The other day, we had some nice nighttime shots posted over at VT.
Today, we have a few shots from the recent 'play days' going on as they put the place through its paces. Thanks to Dave for submitting these shots.
I'll be on-site for a tour of the new facility tomorrow and will report back.
Update: Just finished my tour. The link to the photos is below, though I haven't had time to organize them yet.
What did I think? The place is gorgeous. Top notch, well built - just what you'd expect from Wynn. I need more time to process my thoughts but I have to say any concern I had is pretty much washed away. Yes, I still think Surrender's design is a little over the top but the pool complex more than makes up for it.
The four main bungalows have to be the nicest of their type on The Strip - complete with fully decked out bathrooms w/ showers. The balconies over the street are a trip. No Wi-Fi unfortunately, a somewhat strange omission.
At full capacity, the place can hold about 2800 people. That's big. That said, the indoor portion that is Surrender is fairly small, about Blush size.
At night, there's a light-show built into the walls - we didn't get to see it but they were very enthusiastic about it.
The gaming includes a craps table, which is a nice touch. Limits will vary of course.
The newly expanded Switch not only has a magnificent glass wall but now includes a full patio for dining.
Some of my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasvegas/
I did count more than a few Ed Hardy shirts in the line, which was pretty long.