Forbes honors Wynn properties

Feb 22, 2016 5:36 PM

The Wynn Resorts properties in Las Vegas and Macau have 11 Five Star awards in the latest edition of the Forbes Travel Guide.

The designations are crucial to the marketing programs of a company such as Wynn, which has consistently aimed its products and service levels at the highest end of the worldwide casino resort market.

Wynn Macau received the highest honors from Forbes for being “the only resort in the world with seven Five Star awards for the second consecutive year.”

A press release from the Las Vegas-based company declared, “This recognition reinforces our dedication to supporting Macau in becoming a world center of tourism and leisure.”

Collectively, Wynn Resorts has more Five Star awards than any other independent hotel company in the world, the company’s press release noted.

The Tower Suites at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas once again earned a Five Stars designation. This marks the eleventh year for the Wynn Tower suites and eighth year for the Encore Tower suites. The spas at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas also received Five Stars from the Travel Guide.

The timing of the awards could not be better for Wynn, which is preparing to open its $ 4.1 billion Wynn Palace on Macau’s Cotai Strip at a time when the government has been pressuring casino operators to include more high level non-gaming amenities in their development plans. These amenities have become one of the yardsticks used by the government in determining how many gaming tables a new resort will get.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: [email protected] .