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March 28, 2005

Wynn Las Vegas: What Do You Want to Know?

Posted by Hunter

As some folks already know, we have a trip booked arriving 5/1 and I plan on blogging the entire stay with pictures, etc...

Since they are having a media blackout of sorts, I'm hoping to provide some interesting coverage for folks.

So, I want to know...

What are you going to want to know about the hotel from the boots on the ground?

I'd like to have a coverage plan to make sure I check everything out for people.

Let me know!


Read archived comments (20 so far)
March 29, 2005 11:37 AM Posted by Lori

Anything you can tell me will be great! I'm curious to see how the interior looks, and how luxurious it is

March 29, 2005 5:40 PM Posted by Brian

I think the rooms themselves, the pool area, and the mountain attraction would be the first thing I'd like to hear your take on. Then of course your review of the show and any restaurants, if you get a chance to see Le Reve or partake at any of Wynn's eateries. Comparing this property to Bellagio will be great fun!

March 29, 2005 6:37 PM Posted by Mike

Are you staying there?

I'm interested in the rooms, or to be more precise the suites since my wife is a claustrophobic spendthrift. I'd also like to read about mid to high end eateries.

As for the casino, I'm mildly curious about the video poker inventory. It would be nice if it were at least as good as Caesar's where you can go broke reasonably slowly.

I'm impressed with your eye for detail, so your overall visual impressions of the property would really be interesting. Personally I think the hotel tower is really beautiful and easily the best piece of modernist architecture in Vegas. When we were there in early March though I thought the overall effect was spoiled with the pseudo-Mediteranian village look of the shopping area in front. Maybe it'll look better when the landscaping is finished.


March 29, 2005 7:53 PM Posted by Hunter

Yes, I am staying there.

All good suggestions. Thanks!

BTW, the landscaping is helping to soften out the exterior quite a bit.

March 30, 2005 12:40 AM Posted by Andrew

As a Vegas detail's freak like I am, will skip the traditional things.
So please let me know the following:

smell in the casino(bellagio has the best one,Mandalay second)

tables layout

carpeting thickness

Roulette wheels brand(the same old john huxley?)

Detailing in general(use of textures,tiles,marble,mosaico floors)

March 31, 2005 12:17 PM Posted by Ben

Steve Wynn and various others have suggested that Wynn Las Vegas will be something new, never seen before....a "breakthrough" in hotel/casino design, etc. However, there is significant skepticism from many people inside (and out) of the industry. Regardless, it seems that most people have bought into the hype. I'm curious to hear your overall impression of the property from a conceptual what he's done really anything "new"?


March 31, 2005 9:01 PM Posted by A

I just want to know what is going to be in the lake/mountain attraction and how it compares to Bellagio.

April 1, 2005 2:14 AM Posted by Dr. B

A Ferrari dealership? Wow.

Win big in the casino, walk next door and hand your money right back, but leave with an exotic car?

Vegas is *the* black hole of money... A capitalist Utopia...


April 2, 2005 10:26 PM Posted by Mike Foster

I want to know if you take me with you : )pretty pleseeeee. You lucky dog.

April 4, 2005 10:54 AM Posted by socalduck

I have a few...

My understanding is there is no obvious theme, at least not in the traditional Vegas sense of the word. In the absence of theme, is there any cohesive element to the overall execution of the property? Do the materials and craftsmanship live up to previous Wynn projects? Like Bellagio, do they discourage children from entering the property? What parts of the hotel are strictly limited to guests, and how well do they manage the flow of people into and out of the casino? How do the guest rooms compare with other high-end properties, and are they worth the premium price currently being charged? Are there floors or rooms that should be specifically avoided? Do the amenities cited for the Tower-level rooms justify the added cost?

April 5, 2005 4:37 AM Posted by Jennie

I am curious about the rooms. What is the best room for the money. Are they over rated and over priced? I'm also curious about the amenities. Hoes the Wynn compare to The Bellagio and THEhotel for the service and difference in prices? Any info would be fantastic! Jennie

April 7, 2005 8:49 AM Posted by Anna

I would love to hear about any restaurants you eat at, as well as what you observe about those you don't. Also, details on Le Reve if you see it...I need help deciding whether to see it or O on our October trip (wish I could afford both!).

April 8, 2005 7:33 PM Posted by Robbie

Just curious to know if Steve Wynns voice will be greeting us in his new hotel, much like he did when one entered the Mirage, Bellagio, etc. A touch I miss when entering those properties today.

April 11, 2005 7:02 PM Posted by Jonathan

I'm told that the hotel is approx the same size as Bellagio yet will have a more intimate feel. Let me know if you feel lost by the size of the hotel(like MGM and Bellagio)

April 14, 2005 3:00 PM Posted by Michael Casey

I'm interested in knowing more about the suites, especially the Salon Suite ; it looks amazing on the website - that view of the Stip when you walk in! In your opinion, is it worth $850/night? Thanks, Hunter!

April 18, 2005 10:33 AM Posted by Earl

I would like to know about everything in the casino. Just the general atmosphere of the whole casino floor. The ambiance, and can one feel comfortable while playing. The slots, are they somewhat loose or following the MGM/Mirage theory of never let a sucker win?

July 11, 2005 12:26 PM Posted by Ramon Kenyon

I want more information on the Villa Suites?

July 12, 2005 1:59 PM Posted by craig cavileer

i like your perspective on the president of silverton casino lodge, i invite you to visit and comment on our recent 100m renovation and expansion.

July 13, 2005 9:53 AM Posted by detroit1051

Regarding Silverton, I drove out there two weeks ago when I was in town. I was impressed with the changes in the property. The addition of Bass Pro Shops was brilliant. Nothing draws people like Bass or Cabela's. I was pleasantly surprised by the Mermaid Bar with the huge fish tanks with sting rays. The only thing that seemed incongruous was the thumping music while looking at the peaceful aquarium. The traffic is still a mess, but as Craig said in the "In Business Las Vegas" interview, that should be fixed in the future. The interview was very informative.

Who would have ever thought the far South Strip would grow as it has.

May 23, 2006 2:24 PM Posted by Betsy Markum

I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $60738. Isn't that crazy!