Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
What We Love
- A true hotel experience — unlike at almost every other resort in Vegas, you enter a lobby, not a casino, to check in
- One of the best collections of restaurants of any resort anywhere, and many have sliding glass windows opening to the beautiful lake
- You might spy Wynn himself, as he constantly roams and inspects the resort looking for things to fix or improve
What To Know
- Children 20 and under are permitted only if accompanied by an adult 21 or over
- All Wynn rooms were renovated in 2011
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its tower of shimmering copper-colored glass curving across the desert sky, Wynn Las Vegas’s regal presence on the Strip redefined magnificence when it debuted in April 2005. Three years later its opulence was upped by the addition of the suites-only Encore Las Vegas, next door. Today, Steve Wynn’s masterpieces function in perfect symbiosis, refining the art of the Vegas escape with personal service normally found only in boutique hotels, stunning suites with stellar views, and more to eat, drink, buy and experience than at any resort in Sin City. With the emphasis on hospitality rather than gambling—and sans gimmicky volcanoes, pirate ships or other animatronics—this resort elevates every element of a stay to dizzying heights.
Bed and Bath
Starting at 700 square feet, Encore Resort suites have a sophisticated, modern vibe, with blond wood beds flanked by mirrored side tables and toffee and cream striped curtains, and living areas designed for entertaining, with L-shaped black couches and floor-to-ceiling windows. Over-the-top tech perks include 42- or 46-inch flat-screen TVs and bedside panels that operate the lights, curtains and privacy sign. Bigger than many Vegas hotel rooms, the marble bathrooms feature soaking tubs for two (or three or four) and glass-walled showers.
Encore at the Wynn has a thoughtfully laid-out range of activities, including a spa with 37 treatment rooms plus saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs; two pools, including the adults-only topless European pool, which has a 60,000-square-foot outdoor bar; and, of course, the casino (warning: minimums tend to be high at this high-roller spot). Restaurants range from the classic Italian fare at Sinatra to the pan-Asian Wazuzu.
In the Area
The resort is intended to be stand-alone and self-contained, and slightly farther from the heart of the Strip, so it’s not as conducive to exploring as many of its interconnected rivals. All the better, as you’d be hard pressed to take advantage of all the resort has to offer, considering Encore guests also have access to all the other Wynn facilities. The on-site Esplanades shopping center has such high-end stores as Manolo Blahnik and Alexander McQueen. And you can choose between Costa di Mare’s Italian coastal cuisine, the alfresco Lakeside and the French-Chinese fare at Ming Yu’s Michelin-starred Wing Lei. Nights wander from dance music mecca XS to the cabana-lined Encore pool and nightly light and puppet show at The Lake of Dreams.