Encore on target for ’08 debut

Jul 5, 2005 5:13 AM


Wynn resort officials have announced that Wynn Las Vegas’ sister property, the $1.4 billion Encore, should be completed by the end of 2008.

Encore will be free-standing and located north of Wynn Las Vegas, but will be fully-integrated with the $2.7 billion resort that opened in April.

The company said it wants to enlarge the Encore project due to the demand generated for Wynn Las Vegas.

Although some reports indicate the new hotel will have up to 3,000 rooms, Wynn Las Vegas President Mark Schorr said at a casino design conference the "boutique hotel" will actually have fewer rooms, about 1,500.