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December 6, 2005

Wynn To Proceed With Encore

Posted by detroit1051

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Steve Wynn will start construction on the 2,030 suite Encore tower next spring. The article implies Encore will be a high-end property in which many of the comped casino guests will reside. A 40,000 sq ft casino is very small; will it be primarily a high-limit pit? When completed in two years, Wynn Las Vegas will be a 4,800 room property.

To read the Las Vegas Sun Column:
Wynn To Build Encore


Read archived comments (4 so far)
December 6, 2005 2:53 PM Posted by Hunter

Mostly re-tread but one very interesting tidbit - Marnell Corrao will not be building Encore... They've worked with Marnell since The Mirage - this is quite a departure.

December 7, 2005 12:40 AM Posted by Mike E

This sounds very exciting. I really like the idea of keeping everything small--40,000 sq. ft. casino, only a few restaurants, etc. With 2030 suites though, it sounds like guests will be heavily dependent on WLV's facilities.

December 9, 2005 8:58 PM Posted by Doug

My best guess on the 40,000 square foot casino is fewer slot machines. And I wouldn't be surprised if Encore becomes the more 'elite' place for high-rollers staying at Wynn's property. -- I think the two year time-line is a little ambitious, e.g. January 2009 seems more realistic.

I'll be anxious to see if the newly remodeled (and re-named) nightclub at WLV is a success.

December 12, 2005 10:54 AM Posted by Marc Hochlerin

If Marnell Carrao is not (building) Wynn Encore are they still designing it? If not who is the design-team/Architects?