Wynn Las Vegas
Property developer Steve Wynn
was partly responsible for the modern era of casino building in Las Vegas that began with The Mirage
in 1989, and after a quiet few years at the start of the 21st century, a new cycle of expansion commenced in 2005 with the opening of the luxurious, 5 star Wynn Las Vegas - a graceful, curved, bronze tinted building on a 217 acre site towards the north end of the Strip. This was built on the site of one of the famous original casinos of Las Vegas - the Desert Inn
, which was in operation from 1950 to 2000, and was the last hotel in the area to operate its own golf course. The 18 hole course is still here, and forms just one of many highlights of the Wynn complex, although it is likely to disappear in a few years, replaced by more casino, hotel and meeting space. Unlike many other casinos, Wynn has no particular theme apart from luxury and quality; its frontage is quite restrained, and features a lake, a sheet waterfall and an artificial hill covered by mature pine trees, though the water can only be viewed once inside the casino. A short distance north, the similarly luxurious Wynn Encore
was completed late 2009.
Wynn Las Vegas is an all-suite property, offering a range of room sizes from regular suites at 640 sq ft to private villas of up to 7,000 sq ft. Most luxurious are the Tower Suites
, occupying one section of the main tower - this is the only accommodation in Las Vegas to receive a Mobil five-star rating, in addition to the AAA Five Diamond standard applied to the whole property. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows overlooking either the Strip or the golf course. There are many facilities for gaming, meetings, dining, leisure and shopping, including a Ferrari-Maserati dealership. The top show at Wynn is Le Rêve
, a water-based mixture of acrobatics, theater and music.