LE REVE START DELAYED UNTIL MARCH

Dec 27, 2001 12:33 AM

Steve Wynn's Le Reve megaresort will begin construction by March, four months after its planned date.

Kenny Wynn, the owner's brother and director of Wynn Development and Design, said in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article, that construction was held up by delays excavating the basement levels of the Desert Inn's 14-story Augusta Tower.

The Tower was imploded Oct. 23 to make way for the resort complex. Wynn paid Starwood Hotels & Resorts $270 million last year to acquire the Desert Inn.

The planned 2,455-room, 42-story project is scheduled to open by September 2004.