Wynn Las Vegas: The Las Vegas Strip’s Most Luxurious Escape
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Wynn Las Vegas sets the standard for luxury and innovation on the Las Vegas Strip. Since opening in 2005, the resort’s bold and imaginative design coupled with their elevated accommodations and unrivaled nightlife have lured in guests from all over the world. A hotel and casino that caters to those who appreciate life’s finer things, guests are exposed to exceptional fare, high-end shopping (Louis Vutton, Cartier, Chanel, Prada, Rolex…to name a few), superior gaming, first-class rooms, and primo pampering. Guests flock to the Wynn to escape the ordinary and have a taste of the extraordinary.
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Wynn boasts a variety of accommodations, including 2,063 resort rooms, 296 Tower Suites Rooms, 45 Executive Suites, 135 Parlor Suites, 135 Salon Suites, 24 Fairway Apartments, 12 Fairway Villas, 6 Villas, 45 Stories. Recently, I stayed in a luxurious Wynn Parlor Suite. Wynn’s Tower Suites have an exclusive entrance, registration lobby, and bar. My 1,280-square-foot suite featured a bedroom and a separate living room with a granite wet bar and guest powder room. The bedroom was appointed with a King pillow-top Wynn Dream Bed outfitted with 507-thread-count linens, a 55” 4K UHD television, bedside mobile phone charging outlets, and touch-screen curtain and lighting.
Italian marble, dual sinks, a deep-soak tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, 13” LCD TV, and walk-in closet were found in the spacious bathroom. As you’d expect, Tower Suite guests are well taken care of and receive nightly turndown service, a $50 daily breakfast credit good until noon at select resort restaurants, complimentary valet and self-parking, twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service, and access to the private Tower Suites pool.
Guests will find a list of fine dining restaurants downstairs, including Cipriani, Sinatra, Wing Lei, as well as casual eateries, like Urth Caffé, Jardin, and Terrace Pointe Café. The latter serves an extraordinary brunch menu with the most decadent Croissant French Toast with Lemon Coconut Yogurt and mixed berries. And don’t miss their thick strips of Applewood Smoked Bacon. When you’re in Las Vegas, you’re expected to indulge, and Wynn makes that very easy for guests.
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Make a reservation at SW Steakhouse or Lakeside for extraordinary fare and a dazzling show. [At Lakeside, I highly recommend the Prime Filet Mignon.] The all-new Lake of Dreams Show, designed by KO Company, Patrick Woodroffe Lighting Design, Michael Curry Design and Imaginary Forces, is a multimedia experience that blends colorful puppetry and music with state-of-the-art sound and 5,500 LED lights on the 3-acre Lake of Dreams.
This year, Lake of Dreams, which is framed by a 90-foot performance waterfall and 1,500 pine trees, received a $14 million renovation. They introduced 12 new acts, several new characters, a fresh soundtrack of contemporary hits, and a number of major additions: an invisible overhead 3-D fly system, 4K video projectors, elaborate laser mapping, innovative floating video orbs that project images from the inside, and six full color lasers imported from Germany that display 180,000 points per second across 33 laser projection zones. Impressive, right? Wait till you see the show!
The outdoor theater presents a show set against hit songs like Madonna’s “Lucky Star” performed by Electra Starburst, Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” performed by Emoji Orbs, and Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” performed by Eyeballs. Guests are in for a magical, sensory experience with Electra, the show’s celestial emcee, flying through the air and the show’s all-new acts: Lady Birds, a trio of 28-foot, 17,000-pound songbirds; Astronaut in the new Space Oddity act; and Singing Frog, the iconic 30-foot amphibian. Shows run nightly every half hour beginning at dusk.
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Wynn recently introduced two hot new restaurants to their dining roster. Mizumi brings diners the flavors of the Far East and a menu primarily served family style. Seating is available in the main dining room and the theatrical teppanyaki room, both of which boast amazing views of the private Japanese eco-gardens surrounding a koi pond with a 90-foot waterfall. Executive Chef Min Kim’s menu, which is meant to be shared, is divided into sections: Contemporary Sashimi; Salads and Snacks; Soups and Noodles; Tempura; Robatayaki; Mizumi Essentials; and Mizumi Specialty Sushi. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award-winning restaurant serves the highest quality fare and ingredients, including Japanese Purebred Wagyu A5-12 Grade with a choice of hot stone “ishiyaki” or traditional style. Choose between Kobe Beef, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan $75 / oz (3 oz. minimum); Hokkaido Snow Beef, Tomakomai City, Hokkaido $55 / oz (3 oz. minimum); Kagoshima Beef, Kyushu, Japan $45 / oz (3 oz. minimum). Reserve the floating pagoda table in the center of the lagoon, accessible by a private path through their lush gardens, for a memorable, private dining experience.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas added contemporary Mexican restaurant, Elio, to the mix. Brought to you by Chef Daniela Soto-Innes, Enrique Olvera, and Santiago Perez, Elio is inspired by Mexico’s rich heritage of celebratory food and gatherings. This chic, energetic space serves up a family-style menu infused with the best regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is divided into Crudo, Bocados, Al Centro, and Vegetales, and includes standouts like, Scallop Ceviche, Lamb Barbacoa, Chicken Enchiladas, Whole Lobster and Chorizo, Snake River Wagyu NY Strip, and Branzino a la Talla. For dessert, don’t miss their Churros with Mexican chocolate and Caro’s Flan. Additionally, the bar and lounge boast the finest hand-selected agave-based spirits, an extensive wine, and cocktails with names, like Dealer’s Margarita, Ride or Die, and Welcome to Durango.
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This sprawling property houses two award-winning spas and salons located in the Wynn and Encore towers. Recently, The Spa at Wynn was revamped and given a new contemporary aesthetic and was decorated with extraordinary pieces, like a hammered bronze and clear quartzite chandelier by famed French designer Hervé Van der Straeten; three oversized vases with intricate hand-laid mosaics fashioned from thousands of seashells by artist Thomas Boog; and two enveloping 18-by-90-foot murals in the hydrotherapy areas featuring soothing koi fish from artist Paul Montgomery.
“Every element of the Spa at Wynn has evolved, providing our guests with a totally new experience,” says Marilyn Spiegel, President of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. “The striking new look is both modern and timeless, providing the perfect backdrop to the five-star service and exclusive treatments that can only be found at Wynn.”
As the first spa in Las Vegas to receive a Forbes Five-Star Award, guests can expect the best service around. The spa’s opulent redesign and soothing rich color palette foster rest and relaxation. The 45,000 square-foot sanctuary houses 44 treatment rooms and offers a menu of services: massages, body treatments (including Master Airbrush Tanning), facials, hydrotherapy, and Couple’s Rituals. Four exclusive new treatments by expert technicians have been added to the menu: Forest of Dreams: Heated bamboo and contoured stones provide a deeply therapeutic massage that concludes with targeted reflex point work and a revitalizing foot exfoliation; Dosha Glow: Combines the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda with aromatherapy and super plants to balance the body’s energy and nourish the skin with a Kansa wand face massage; Samadhi Enlightenment: This multi-sensory mind-body experience includes the soothing vibrations of hand-crafted Himalayan Singing Bowls, Ayurvedic massage, and guided Chakra balancing incorporating semi-precious stones; Mojave Bliss: Organic body treatment incorporating Himalayan Singing Bowls, indigenous plants, and semi-precious stones to restore balance to the skin.
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Wynn Golf Club is another part of the luxe property that received a major renovation. In 2019, Tom Fazio, the original Wynn Golf Club designer and a true master golf course architect, reimagined the famed 18-hole championship course, bringing golf enthusiasts an exciting new golfing experience. Tom, joined by his son Logan, created a gorgeous, unique course for players of all skill levels.
As the only resort golf course on the Las Vegas Strip, the 129-acre course features eight all-new holes and 10 revamped holes set among a lush landscape of 100,000 shrubs and 7,000 mature trees and sparkling water features on 12 holes. “The first hole has been rerouted from its original design to dogleg right instead of left. Highlights include a 486-yard par 4 (no. 16) and a par 5 (no. 11) that tops out at nearly 600 yards. The signature 18th hole has been transformed from a par 4 to a par 3, which can be stretched to 249 yards, culminating on the green framed by a 35-foot-tall by 100-foot-wide waterfall.”
A professional golf caddie is provided with each starting reservation. Wynn Golf Clubs boasts a professional caddie program staffed with several PGA members, a new on-course culinary program, lithium-powered golf carts, expansive pro shop, and luxury clubhouse with full-service men’s and women’s locker rooms. There is a practice facility with large-scale putting green and a netted full-swing warmup area. Forecaddies and carts are included in the green fee, which is $550 in-season. Golfers with a room reservation at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore can secure tee times 90 days in advance, while non-resort guests can reserve tee times 30 days in advance. And guests are provided complimentary loaner clubs from Callaway Golf.
Wynn is located at 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, visit https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/ or call main number: 702-770-7000 | room reservations: 702-770-7171 | 888-320-7125