Over the top in design, amenities and service, Wynn Las Vegas holds enough distractions for guests to enjoy a full Las Vegas vacation without ever leaving its grounds. We did just that — checked in and stayed in — to bring you the top things to know before you go.
1. Wynn boasts four hotels and two spas under one roof. When you check in to Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Wynn Las Vegas, you not only have access to its glittering assortment of casino games, pools, restaurants and nightclubs, you also enjoy the offerings of the resort’s adjacent — and slightly newer — sister hotel, Four-Star Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Plus, Wynn and Encore each house an exclusive boutique hotel within their towers; Wynn Tower Suites and Encore Tower Suites are both Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotels where extra perks include an intimate check-in experience and Rolls-Royce car service. A collection of four hotels in one complex means there are also plenty of spa facilities — and the two Five-Star spas here couldn’t be more luxurious. The Spa at Encore Las Vegas is an opulent space with a large and varied wet area, while the The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas offers a more intimate experience and equally excellent treatments. The Wynn Signature Escape and Encore Escape massages bring new meaning to relaxation.
2. The restaurant collection is among the best in Las Vegas. Wynn and Encore have the most Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurants in Sin City; take a seat at Wing Lei, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Sinatra or The Country Club to experience the food and service that have garnered them the prestigious award. The newest addition to the resort’s restaurant row is Andrea’s, located in Encore. The nightlife-restaurant concept features an in-house DJ and a pitch-perfect menu from chef Joseph Elevado that makes it an ideal stop before a night out at one of Wynn’s four nightclubs. One thing to order at any of the restaurants here is The Dream, a signature champagne cocktail made with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, hibiscus syrup and a preserved hibiscus flower.
3. It’s an upscale shopping mecca. The Wynn Esplanade, which hugs the Lake of Dreams, and the Encore Esplanade, which connects Encore with Wynn, are paved with many more diamonds than your average walkway. Graff, Chopard, Cartier, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC Schaffhausen all have stores here. The Rolex boutique expanded in May to include the Rolex Experience, an exhibit that traces the watchmaker’s 100-plus-year history. Wynn & Company Watches opened in September 2012 with its own timepieces from makers such as Harry Winston and Patek Philippe. Its neighbors include Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Chloe, Alexander McQueen and Manolo Blahnik. There’s even a Ferrari dealer. Stores are open until 11 p.m. during the week and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, so time, at least, will not be a shopping restraint.
4. There’s art at every turn. The art collection at Wynn Las Vegas is second to none on the Strip. The works may not have plaques — with the exception of Tulips, the massive Jeff Koons sculpture acquired by casino owner Steve Wynn for $33.6 million last year — but wandering the resort provides up-close encounters with a Gustave Eiffel chandelier, numerous Fernando Botero sculptures and paintings, and striking pieces from modern artists, including Tim Bavington and Nellie King Solomon. Theater, too, is world-class at Wynn. Wynn Theater is home to Le Rêve, an aquatic, acrobatic spectacular that is not to be missed. And at Encore Theater, Garth Brooks returns for three shows on July 4 and 5 — only his second time performing at Wynn since ending his three-year engagement there in November 2012.
5. It’s the only place on the Strip where you can golf at your resort. Steve Wynn and renowned golf architect Tom Fazio designed the course at Wynn Golf Club, located just behind Wynn Las Vegas. The result is a 7,042-yard oasis on Las Vegas Boulevard. With immaculate greens, a 1,200-tree forest and a 37-foot waterfall at the 18th hole, the course would make you forget you were in Las Vegas if it didn’t also boast majestic views of the Strip’s skyline. Golf at Wynn Las Vegas comes with as much pampering as anything else at Wynn; complimentary Callaway clubs and FootJoy shoes are provided, along with professional caddies and plenty of on-course refreshments.
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