Monday, July 09, 2007

The Wynn

The newest casino on the strip is the Wynn. It’s located across from the Fashion Show Mall near the north end of the Strip. Built on the site of the Desert Inn, the Wynn still retains the Desert Inn Golf Course, the only on Strip course attached to a casino left in Vegas. The Wynn is host to Le Reve, a Cirque du Soleil style show, in addition to Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Steve Wynn should be credited with creating the expensive Las Vegas. He started by building the Mirage and the Treasure Island, then moved on to build the Bellagio. He sold each resort in order to obtain money to build an even bigger one. Somehow he was persuaded to put his name on this one, so I don’t know how he would be able to sell it and move on.

The Strip side of the hotel features a small pine forest.

The main feature out front is their waterfall.

Which is also visible from several of the restaurants inside. Their name bar is Parasols, which has a view of the waterfall and small lake. At night images are projected on the waterfall.

The casino looks about like every other one in Vegas (don’t tell Steve I said that)

The main entrance is around the corner on Sands Boulevard.

There are two small areas that have plants and trees, but nothing like the conservatory at the Bellagio.

Attached to the hotel is a large conference center.

There is also a wedding chapel, and lots of rooms for meetings and banquets.

In the center of the lower level complex is a swimming pool and garden area.

Up front is a shopping arcade filled with high end shops.

Inside is Nevada’s only Ferrari dealership. So if you hit it big you can walk over and spend your money on a nice car. I understand this is the number one dealership in the world for selling new Ferraris.

Looking from the corner of Sands and Las Vegas Boulevard you can see the hotel tower fronted by all of those fancy shops.

Looking at the Wynn from the team member parking garage of the place across the street you can see the second Wynn tower under construction.

It must be nice to build the most expensive building on the Strip, and before the first year of operation goes by to plan on construction of a second tower to double the number of rooms.

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