Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Showstopping Design: Wynn Encore Raises the Style Stakes on the Las Vegas Strip

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Showstopping Design: Wynn Encore Raises the Style Stakes on the Las Vegas Strip

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WITH A GLISTENING EXTERIOR THAT MIRRORS THE BRONZE sheath of its next-door sibling, the Wynn Encore could easily be mistaken for an expansion of the flagship Wynn Las Vegas. But this luxurious recent addition to Sin City's skyline sets a distinctive stage with its 2,034 suites (all with floor-to-ceiling windows), five restaurants, and 27,000-square-foot shopping esplanade that will delight hipsters (Rock & Republic) and Jackie O. wannabes (Hermes, Chanel) alike. Wynn's gay executive vice president of design, Roger Thomas, spent three years perusing shops, markets, and auctions in Paris, Florence, Venice, New York, and Hong Kong to create Encore's one-of-a-kind environments: The five-foot-tall pairs of white wall sconces at the north and west entrances were originally made for a 1928 Cap d'Antibes hotel; the casino's crimson chandeliers are fashioned from mouth-blown Venetian Rubino glass; the baccarat pavilions playing-card still lifes date to 1930s France. Increased natural light, garden motifs, registration-to-suite access that bypasses gaming, and large resort spaces articulated into smaller open rooms heighten the warmth and intimacy, making Encore's success a safe bet. …

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