Wynn Resort and Casino Review
Established In: 2005
Former Names: None
Owner: Wynn Resorts
Number of Rooms: 4,748
Location: Las Vegas Boulevard across from Fashion Show Mall
When you are one of the most iconic hotel owners and designers in the history of Las Vegas, and you have built some of the most luxurious resorts, what’s left to do? Well, in the case of Steve Wynn, it was to build one final resort and to slap his name right on it. The Wynn Resort and Casino is nothing short of a masterpiece from the legendary Las Vegas icon, and if you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, there is a lot to see and do at this property.
A brief history of Wynn Resort and Casino
Steve Wynn’s name is synonymous with Las Vegas. From his beginnings in downtown Las Vegas to building the Mirage and his masterstroke Bellagio, the man knows his way around luxury resort properties. However, as much as Wynn could conquer in Las Vegas, the one thing he couldn’t control was his body. As his eyesight began to fail him rapidly, he realized that he had to create one more hotel in and with his vision – and with that, Wynn Resort and Casino was born.
Built in 2005, the hotel took all the best parts of Wynn’s concepts from other hotels – dining, fine art, luxury – and rolled it into one incredible property. The success of Wynn was huge right out of the gate, and the construction soon started on a second tower – Encore – which would be comprised only of suites. When it opened in 2008, the total number of rooms made Wynn the seventh-largest hotel in the world.
Gaming at Wynn Resort and Casino
With two different towers, there are two different casino floors at the property, but for this review, we are focused on the original Wynn Casino. One thing you will notice right away when walking onto the casino floor is the level of detail in the art and interior design. While this is a signature of a Steve Wynn designed property, this is by far the most intricate. You can easily get caught staring at the art installations all over the casino and forget that you are there to gamble!
The Wynn casino floor is a massive 110,000 square feet, but you aren’t likely to feel that when you are sitting at a table, as the décor makes it feel almost intimate. Spread out on the floor are over 2,000 slot machines, and also over 150 table games. This means that no matter what time of day, you are going to be able to find a seat at your favorite game.
Wynn also boasts a large poker room with over 25 tables available for cash games throughout the day and evening. The resort hosts many large poker tournament festivals as well as nightly and weekly tournaments, making it one of the top destinations for hopeful poker players from around the country.
Top 3 Suites at Wynn Resort and Casino
As mentioned earlier, there is an entire tower dedicated to suites at Wynn, as well as some amazing ones in the original Wynn tower. Let’s have a look at some of the exquisite accommodations available to you if you choose to step up your Vegas game.
Wynn Fairway Villa
This may very well be the best room in the Wynn tower. The two-bedroom suite is a whopping 3,200 square feet of elegance. Features include a private patio, as well as an 80-inch television in the lounge area. You can entertain friends in the huge open space, and when it is time to retire, you can use one of the spa-like showers to wash off the Vegas night. This suite also comes with limousine service to and from the airport, so you will truly feel like a high roller.
Encore Two Bedroom Apartment
While this is called an apartment, we are going to guess that your place doesn’t include a spa bathroom or a private massage room. This spectacular 3,500 square foot room has plenty of space to entertain or have a nice private dinner, or just hang out and have a cocktail before hitting the casino floor.
Encore Three Bedroom Duplex
This is by far the largest suite at the property coming in at 5,800 square feet. You won’t have any trouble seeing the city with these amazing views from around the suite, and the parlor area has seating for 16 people. There is a massage room, an exercise room, and a pool table, along with butler service, so you may find yourself having to be dragged out of this lap of luxury!
Top 3 Dining Options at Wynn Resort and Casino
When you are done ogling your amazing suite, or even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, there are some fantastic dining options at Wynn. Here is a quick overview of a couple that caught our eyes.
Costa Di Mare
Incredible seafood that is flown in daily is the highlight of this menu, but you are also going to want to visit this restaurant for the view as well. The tables are set overlooking a lagoon, making this the perfect spot to have a romantic dinner away from all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.
Japanese gardens are the backdrop for this but of culinary heaven. The food on this menu will take your breath away, and if you are looking for a private experience, then there is always the teppanyaki rooms that are available for group bookings.
Steve Wynn had a long relationship with Frank Sinatra, and while it had its ups and downs, this tribute to the legendary singer is all positive. An Italian menu with some rich flavors is in the cards at this restaurant, all to be washed down with a great bottle of wine. Pictures of Ol’ Blue Eyes dot the walls, reminding you of a time gone by.
The One Thing You Can’t Miss at Wynn Resort and Casino
There is so much to see and do at Wynn that sometimes picking one thing doesn’t do it justice. However, it is safe to say that the one thing you for sure can’t miss if you love entertainment is to grab a ticket to La Reve, a water-based acrobat show hosted at Wynn nightly. The performance is spectacular, and adding the element of water to it only makes is even more amazing. Make sure to book well in advance since it is often sold out, and you don’t want to miss it!