Las Vegas is a place like no other: thrilling entertainment, fine hospitality, and exciting gambling make for an incredible vacation. A destination you’ll need to visit more than once to satisfy your senses. For more information on what to do and where to dine, see our previous report on Las Vegas.
Hospitality veteran Steve Wynn launched Wynn Resorts in 2005 with the opening of the exclusive Wynn Las Vegas, a paradise for those in search of ultimate luxury while in Vegas. The Wynn Las Vegas is ideally located on the Strip, within walking distance of major attractions and no more than 20 minutes away from the airport. The resort offers 2 towers – Wynn and Encore, 2 dozen dining options, the most prestigious shopping in Vegas, and probably one of the most extravagant casino floors.
Wynn tower suites check in
The Wynn Tower Suites have been designed as a hotel within the hotel: private check-in lobby, dedicated elevators, and 2 separate pools. Before entering the bright and elegant lobby, admire the soaring pine trees and lush greenery as well as the classic candelabras and vibrant mosaic work. Here, the feeling of grandeur and opulence is not conveyed by impressive and overwhelming spaces but rather by the density and consistency of luxury details. Helped by friendly and beautifully groomed staff, it took less than 5 minutes to complete the check-in formalities, indicate my morning newspaper preferences and receive the valuable map of the resort while still being offered refreshments. After check-in, it’s a good idea to walk over and talk to one of the Clefs D’Or concierges to secure reservations, and plan activities for your stay.
Wynn tower king suite
Tower King Suites boast 60sqm of elegant and clean décor with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Although I really enjoyed the unobstructed Strip view and gorgeous sunsets over the Red Rock Mountains, I am sure that the Wynn Golf Club facing rooms offer the most unique views – an oasis in the desert. This remains valid until December, when new construction is expected to start on the golf course.
You’ll appreciate the generous ceiling height in the suite, making it feel extra roomy. The room offers an extra wide living space with a dedicated desk area, a sofa and seating by the window, a fully stocked minibar, and a snack bar. Unfortunately, there is no coffee or tea maker in the room – a trend we have been increasingly noticing in large hotels. Guests have to walk down to the breakfast restaurant – Tableau – where they can find a selection of complimentary hot beverages between 7:00 and 8:30am.
The king bed is plush and appealing, with bedding made of pure Egyptian cotton – a true invitation to recharge.
Although WIFI Internet appears upon login with a charge starting at $19.99 per day, it is free for up to 4 devices when resort fees are paid. Other in-room technology features include digital screens to control lights, “do not disturb” or “service room” signs, and sheers/drapery activation. These screens do wonders during day time but can create undesirable lights at night for light sleepers.
The bathroom feels vast and comfortable for 2 guests. The shower has a built-in bench and offers slightly larger shampoo, soap, and conditioner bottles than most hotels, which is much appreciated. The amenities basket located in between the two sinks is generously appointed: solid disposable razor, shaving cream, Crest mouthwash, and hairspray complement traditional items. The restroom has its own separate door.
Bonus: the room offers 2 luggage racks. It might seem like a small detail, but rare are the hotels offering more than one luggage station. This means more space to lounge and relax within the room.
Breakfast at Tableau
Booking a room in a Tower Suite grants you breakfast for 2 at American-style restaurant Tableau. Included are 2 non-alcoholic beverages and 2 entrées. The menu proposes classic and original dishes prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. I personally recommend the Lox & Bagel, a gorgeous, tasty, and delicious way to start your day – especially when served in beautiful Bernardaud china. Tableau is open until 11.30 am so that you can enjoy a rejuvenating breakfast after a long night out.
The Wynn Las Vegas is a fantasy world that is only fit for Vegas. This gigantic resort conveys emotion through textures, furniture, and décor. It is the perfect destination for an international clientele of luxury travelers in search of perfect service at a Vegas scale. It is also important to note that every piece of décor in the resort has been custom designed for the property. Maybe the secret of the Wynn lies in that it’s not a chain hotel. It’s the dream of a lifelong hotelier and the passion of his teams. Dreams do come true.
Where: Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone: +1 702-770-7000
Note– The critic was invited by the Wynn Las Vegas. But all the opinions expressed herewith are his own.
Founder of UNITIATE, Geoffrey is a Marketing Expert, Luxury Specialist and Hospitality Enthusiast. Wherever he goes, his early career and personal interests have always helped him nurture and cultivate a passion for the Travel and Leisure industries. French born, Geoffrey has accumulated an extensive experience abroad, thanks to regular visits to foreign countries but also thanks to years of expatriation. Currently based in Chicago, Geoffrey has already lived and worked in New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Monaco. You can meet Geoffrey on Twitter and Linkedin.