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September 6, 2006

Wynn Macau: Photos and a Little Geography

Posted by Hunter

Thanks go out to Chris in Hong Kong for sending his photos of the Wynn Macau opening and shedding a little light on the layout of the place, as no property map is currently available.

First off, some additional interior photos:

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I find it interesting that of all the things to bring over from Las Vegas, they include Tryst. I am curious to hear more about the nightclub scene in Macau.

I asked Chris about the layout of Wynn Macau. Here's his response:

"It's pretty straightforward actually. Immediately after the front entrance is reception. The outdoor pool / garden area is immediately behind reception (and at the rear of the hotel tower). So if you would in the front entrance you end up at a T intersection facing the glass wall behind which the pool / garden is, and you can choose to walk left along a hallway which appears to be all shops and a path through to a ballroom up an escalator, or walk down the hallway to the right where Tryst is the first thing on your left (it has a wall of windows looking out towards the pool / garden). There are some more shops to the right, and then just past Tryst is the entrance to the casino on the left. At the rear of the casino (and at the back end of the building) is the cafe, Wynn store (I think they call it "Sundries" and a few other bits and pieces... The fine dining restaurants and "Wynn Club" (which I gather is the VIP room(s)) are on the second floor."

He also mentioned that the crowds were massive and his wait to get in was about 40 minutes.

This makes me even more excited about Macau. I've been thinking about going for a couple of years and now I'm determined. Some folks want to wait for Cotai but I think I'll be going sooner rather than later, though probably not until early 2007.


Read archived comments (12 so far)
September 6, 2006 10:24 AM Posted by mike_ch

Considering that Macao is kind of a dingy hole except for Wynn, a place where dodging prostitutes could be considered a sporting event, I wince at the thought of Tryst at first. However, if they changed it's format considerably, making it more of a bar with a dancefloor than your usual party-town nightclub, I could see it working with the Asian businessman crowd that Wynn wants.

September 6, 2006 11:49 AM Posted by mike_ch

Been looking around and asking people I know are in the area for more information.

This story says that the fountain show drenched people because of strong winds (lake too small?) It also says that Tryst "features 12 giant disco balls, two dancing-poles and the kind of ambience that is possible with red lights." (huh?)

September 6, 2006 1:45 PM Posted by Hunter

Brian pointed me to another article:

September 6, 2006 2:27 PM Posted by Brian Fey

Nice Pics! That story about people getting wet is funny. What's ironic is that the opening night of Bellagio, the same thing happened. Wynn and his guest walked out to the front of the fountains, and the wind was blowing the water, and they got wet also. I can't wait to see it!

September 6, 2006 10:53 PM Posted by chris

Tryst is definitely more a bar than a nightclub - I believe they advertise it as an "ultra lounge" (whatever that means). The dance area is tiny (see the second Tryst photo). In fact, the whole place is quite small - that second photo was taken from the entrance looking towards the bar, and there is no more than 6-8 metres either side of that photo. There are two levels of security / staff before getting in the door (one just on the esplanade and before the small sitting area near the entrance to Tryst, and another right at the entrance), so I think they'd be able to spot the hookers / not-so-well dressed folk before they got in.

Apart from my brother and I, most (if not all) of the other people in Tryst appeared to be Wynn management and their spouses / partners (which is supported by that article that mike_ch sent the link for), so I guess we must have been sufficiently well attired to be let in. About 20 minutes after we sat down and ordered our first martini two guys from the group standing at the bar got up and walked towards the entrance - I recognised one of them as Steve Wynn but wasn't sure about the other guy (I don't think it was Jack Binion because he had some hair on the top of his head). It was a bit pathetic seeing one of the neither young nor shapely spouses attempt a pole dance as the clock ticked past 2:30am. For the record, we got a small bowl of spicy chips with our first drink and a second bowl of peanuts and dried peas after that. They gave us the check with each round of drinks rather than letting us run a tab, but they hadn't brought out the check 40 minutes after our last drink so we had to approach them in order to settle the check before we left, then they proceeded to give us the check for one of the other tables and not ours, then after finally giving us the right check they managed to give us the completely wrong change. So a few minor things but nothing that particularly impacted upon our experience.

September 7, 2006 1:42 PM Posted by mike_ch

It begins. Wynn has snatched one of LVS' whale hunters.


September 7, 2006 1:51 PM Posted by Andrew

Very nice pics,felt like I was there(because i've seen Wynn LV!!)
Tryst looks like the typical "pic up the (working)girl spot".A lot of bars look like that in Hong Kong.
Anyway thanks again for the nice pictures.

September 8, 2006 11:34 AM Posted by detroit1051

LV Sun continues its reports from Macau:

September 9, 2006 11:25 AM Posted by detroit1051

LV Sun continues its series on Macau, Saturday, September 9:

September 10, 2006 9:48 AM Posted by detroit1051

Conclusion of LV Sun articles on Macau, Sunday, September 10. Note the comment about the former Golden Nugget owners, Poster and Breitling.

September 10, 2006 8:11 PM Posted by motoman

Yeah, saw in one of the other articles that Tim & Tom were among the guests at the opening gala. Wondered what the heck! Just figured it's a pretty small club (casino owners)....but this does hint at more, and it's not for nothing that they'd be there.

September 10, 2006 9:16 PM Posted by mike_ch

Why would Wynn want anything more than some investment change from the guys who proved they can't run a casino for beans? Their attempt to launch themselves on the back of the Nugget as Wynn did was a failed mess and the place is still trying to shake off the shame.

Wynn fountain show video (and a Second short video) First of all, a Disney song? Second of all, the vibrant use of color is neat. Third, I love the bizarro-world feeling of seeing this show in front of the chocolate tower instead of the italian villas. :D There's also been some shots on Flickr of the familiar rings of water shooting up in the air.

At the WLV opening, Wynn and his PR folks spent so much time getting frustrated over press and visitors alike who kept wondering where the Fountains 2.0 Wynn Edition were hiding. At least they can't deny it anymore. We all know which water-based attraction people REALLY want to see.