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Wynn CAN move mountains!

Oct 26, 2004 5:02 AM

 

In about six months, Steve Wynn will christen his latest megaresort, Wynn Las Vegas, on the site of the old Desert Inn.

And, while construction crews work diligently, details of the finished product have been shrouded in secrecy since the project’s inception.

That’s by design. At the groundbreaking, Wynn announced in strictly broad strokes how he envisioned building the country’s most unique and upscale gaming resort. Beyond that only sketchy details have surfaced.

What can’t be hidden is the manmade mountain being built in front of the hotel. And early press reports indicate rooms in the hotel’s 50-story tower will have sweeping vistas of the mountain and the manmade lake below it.

The hotel tower has topped out and will have more than 2,700 rooms and suites when complete. Those guest rooms, which Wynn hopes will secure a five star hotel rating, will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, plush European linens and bedding, flat screen TVs and floor plans starting at 630 square feet.

The old Desert Inn golf course will be scrapped in favor of an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio and Wynn. In addition to a complete pro shop, the golf course will have 18 luxurious villas for the hotel’s best VIP guests.

Wynn also wants to build the quintessential convention center featuring 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that will include:

”¡ 50,000-square-foot Opal ballroom

”¡ 4,750-square-foot Grand Terrace that would host receptions and other meetings overlooking the swimming pool.

”¡ An outdoor event area that would surround one of the hotel pools.

”¡ Nine break-out meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Other amenities include a full-service spa, pool complex with two pools and an event pool surrounded by sculptured gardens, shopping promenade with designer shops such as Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Brioni and a Maserati and Ferrari car dealership.

Entertainment at Wynn Las Vegas will be anchored by a new production from Franco Dragone, and the 2004 Tony Award winning "Avenue Q," which will be staged in a custom-designed theater.