Wynn Las Vegas

by JoAnna on December 19, 2010

by JoAnna | December 19th, 2010  

Noted for its reflective gold coloring that glimmers on the Las Vegas Strip, Wynn Las Vegas is, in many ways, as majestic and dramatic as it appears from the outside. Home to award-winning restaurants, well-regarded gaming, luxurious rooms and hot nightlife opportunities, Wynn is considered one of the finest resorts in Las Vegas.

Steve Wynn owns both the Wynn and its sister property, Encore. Guests at either resort are welcome to utilize the amenities and features at both. Though Wynn by itself is not one of the largest Las Vegas hotels, the two properties together are certainly eye-catching and worth a visit on your Las Vegas vacation.

A Little History

Opened on April 28, 2005, Wynn Las Vegas is the star property owned by Steve Wynn, a Las Vegas hospitality icon. The resort opened five years after Wynn bought the site. This was also the 55th anniversary of the opening of the original Desert Inn, which he also purchased, along with its golf course.

Location

Address: 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas

Hotels/Resorts Located Nearby: Wynn’s sister property, Encore, is connected to the resort by a breezeway near the theaters. Palazzo is the nearest resort to the south. The Fashion Show Mall is across the street from the Wynn, and to the south of that is Treasure Island.

Rooms and Suites

Guests have the option of staying in a resort room (located close to the activity) or in a room located in the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond award-winning Tower Suites. With more than 2,500 rooms and suites available to choose from, there are plenty of options. Resort rooms are 640 square feet in size, offering floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the golf course or the Strip. Those on higher levels offer panoramic views while tower rooms offer private pool access and other exclusive amenities.

For those who can afford to splurge, the 1,950-square-foot salon suite is more of an apartment than a hotel room, with sweeping views of the Strip and the Lake of Dreams. There are also a few fairway apartments and villas available.

All rooms offer a living space and desk along with luxurious bedding and linens.

General Prices

You pay for service, high-end hospitality standards and class when you stay at Wynn Las Vegas. Room rates start at about $200.00 per night with rates increasing during the busy season and over holidays. Check for booking packages and promotional upgrades when making a reservation at Wynn Las Vegas.

The Casino

Wynn’s casino is 111,000 square feet in size and decorated in rich reds and deep greens, providing a warm, inviting feel. It is centrally located in the resort and hard to miss when going from one place to another. It features a variety of table games and approximately 1,900 slot machines with denominations ranging from $0.01 to $5,000. Wynn Las Vegas red card members can participate in free Bonus Bingo games. The poker room features 27 tables and offers daily tournaments.

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Restaurants

The resort is known for its impressive selection of award-winning restaurants, which are under the guidance of celebrity and masterfully trained chefs. Fine dining options offer a range of international cuisine, but there are also several casual and more relaxed dining options as well. Whatever your dining preferences are, chances are you can find something that suits your palate.

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Nightlife

Wynn Las Vegas is home to two nightclubs, both of which attract popular DJs and A-list celebrities. Lines for both nightclubs frequently wind down the corridors, so table reservations or VIP service is recommended, especially for holidays and special events.

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Entertainment

Visitors to Wynn Las Vegas will find one permanent show on site. Le Rêve is an aquatic-based acrobatic spectacle that rivals many of the Cirque du Soleil shows on the Las Vegas Strip. If that doesn’t do it for you, pop over to Encore to check out Garth Brooks or one of the many traveling performers that may be booked in the Encore Theater.

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Things to Do

A spacious spa, salon and fitness center complex offers plenty of ways to work off some sweat and relax in anticipation of another long night. Two pools are open year-round at Wynn Las Vegas for those who would like to take a dip outside. Wynn Las Vegas is also one of only a couple of resorts that offers a golf course within close proximity of its property. The 18-hole course is open to both guests and non-guests, and reservations are recommended.

Though it doesn’t have an excessive shopping area, there are a number of high-end retailers as well as a Ferrari / Maserati dealership in Wynn Las Vegas.

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Ideal Visitors

Wynn Las Vegas is one of the finer hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, as reflected in its service, amenities, decor and price. This makes it a hub for high-end travelers, high rollers and those who would like to splurge on a Las Vegas vacation. It is also ideal for foodies and those planning a romantic getaway.

Families will likely find there isn’t much to keep kids entertained, and those on a budget will struggle to keep their finances in check. That said, nearly everyone will find something of interest if they spend just a few hours walking through the resort.

Travel Tips

  • The parking garage is located off of Las Vegas Boulevard and is therefore a bit difficult to access. If you’re staying at the resort, park here because the garage has 24-hour security. Those just visiting Wynn Las Vegas may want to consider parking at the Fashion Show Mall located off of Spring Mountain Road on the other side of Las Vegas Boulevard. If you do decide to park in the garage, watch for people in the crosswalks.
  • If you are visiting Wynn Las Vegas for a convention, consider parking at Encore to avoid traffic congestion.
  • Wynn Las Vegas is a good place to go if you want to feel fancy. There’s something about the atmosphere that makes people feel special.
  • Check out the Tower Suites entrance. The fresh plants, fountains and lighting offer an awesome ambiance, especially at night.
  • Run your fingers along the walls as they’re all textured in cloth.
  • You don’t have to be dressed up to walk through the Wynn, but anyone wandering around in anything less than decent jeans and a nice shirt will likely feel out of place.

Photo credit: Wynn Las Vegas

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