Thursday, April 28, 2005

It's open!

Wynn Resorts, that is.
I didn't go down last night when I heard that they would only be allowing people in on a controlled basis, if it got full. There was already a line snaking down the Strip at 10 and it opened at 12:01 am. He opened it up today, since it is his birthday present to his wife Elaine.

Still haven't seen pictures yet, they'll be on the Today show tomorrow. But preliminary reports say it will blow you away. It has 2700 rooms (far from the largest on the Strip) and cost $2.7B, thats a cost of $1M per room. By contrast, the Mirage cost 600M 12 years ago. It has 18 restaurants, and natural light, and a championship golf course and it has a few suites with private entrances.

It has an ampitheater surrounded by a Lake, 1 million gallons. Steve Wynn loves water. He put the lake in at Bellagio and the Pirate's Cove at Treasure Island (now the TI). A new tower is already in the works for another $1.8B. Steve Wynn will have to make $3M a day just to break even!

Ironically, in a Fox Poll last night 71% of Las Vegas WONT visit during the opening weeks. Guess they don't like crowds either.

But "I'M" planning a trip down there next week. I'll get a player's card, but knowing Steve, it won't work on quarter machines.

Legend has it that Megabucks hits at new casinos...

Most people here love Steve Wynn, unlike the egomaniacal Donald Trump, whom Wynn has successfully kept out of the Las Vegas casino market. But guess who is building a high end residential complex directly across the Street - the Donald.

Don't try to book a room there, however. Rooms are running about $600 a night (bye bye family friendly Vegas) and it is booked solid till 2009.

Preliminary reports, however, are billing it as the best hotel in the world.

Its gotta be special, Steve Wynn put his name on it.

I was always a regular at Wynn properties. I used to get birthday cards and Christmas cards from them and they made it look as it was hand written. I wish the Wynns and his property the best of luck.


At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish it was open when I was there. I would have enjoyed seeing what Wynn had to offer.... perhaps even live pig acts are to my liking...


Post a Comment

<< Home