Situated at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the 217 acre Wynn Las Vegas Resort is a gleaming testament to the luxury that is Las Vegas. Opened in the spring of 2005 by Steve Wynn himself, the newest 5 star Vegas resort is designed for the exclusive Vegas traveler.
Does the Wynn really live up to the hype? Here's a review of the highlights to help you decide for yourself.
The Wynn offers some of the largest and most luxurious rooms on the strip: 5 suite types in all, ranging form over 640 square feet up to 1950 square feet. They offer wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows with incredible views of the Strip or the Wynn golf course.
All rooms offer cordless phone, fax, high speed Internet access, 320 thread count European linens, In room massage, manicure, pedicure and hair styling services, over-sized Turkish towels and flat screen LCD high definition TVs. Plus all suite guests have private pools and terraces.
The 110000 square foot casino offers the full range of table games, including Blackjack, Big 6, Craps, Caribbean Stud, Roulette, Let it Ride ,Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker and Casino War. If slots are your preference, you can choose from over 1850 slot machines in denominations ranging from 1 cent to 5000 dollars.
The 27 table poker room offers Hold'Em, Omaha Hi Low, and mixed game combination with game limits ranging from 4 to 8 dollars up to 200 dollars. There are also higher limit games as well as pot limit and no limit games.
The Wynn casino stands apart in that it offers lots of natural light and very little smoking. Also, children must be accompanied by an adult and no strollers are allowed in the casino.
Created by Tom Fazio exclusively for Wynn resort guests, the golf course is actually integrated into the resort itself so that your first tee is less than 50 feet away from the hotel. This is the only on premise golf course on the Las Vegas strip and includes nearly 6 miles of cart paths, two marshland areas using natural groundwater, and a 37 foot tall waterfall.
Franco Dragone, the man who created "Mystere", "O", and Celine Dion's "A New Day", has created an all new show at the Wynn called "Le Reve" (The Dream). Performed in a domed theater where no seat is more than 40 feet from the action, this show is an original watery fairy tale that you won't see anywhere else.
Angels fall from the sky, ancient warriors wander through dreams and sleeping beauties disappear into a watery abyss. The show's theme, according to Dragone is really about the dual nature of the human race: how men can do both beautiful things and ugly things at the same time.
If you've always wanted to dine with the most famous chefs in the world you can do it at the Wynn. Chef Paul Bartolotta of the Ristorante di Mare was named the Best American Chef, Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.
Executive Pastry Chef Frederic Robert was named Restaurant Pastry Chef of the Year by Filere Gourmande Magazine and Pastry Chef of the Year by Champerard Guide.
Chef Alessandro Stratta heads the Riviera Cuisine which was called the Best New Restaurant 2005 by Esquire magazine and received the AAA Five Diamond Award of Excellence for 2006.
The Wynn offers over 15 restaurants to choose from with a vast selection of cuisines so you'll never get bored (or even have to leave the resort!).
The spa offers 45 treatment rooms for massage, body treatments, facials, and hydrotherapy. Enjoy a customized massage to sooth away the stresses of the day or relax with a loved one in a couples massage.
Choose from the latest in antiaging technology with specialized facials including the Anakiri Active Enzyme Facial or the Naturopathica Custom Facial which is based on traditional European deep cleansing techniques.
The 75000 square foot Wynn Esplanade is the where you'll find the most exclusive names in fashion: Chanel, Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Gaultier, Louis Vuitton and and the only Manolo Blahnik boutique outside New York.
For men, there's Brioni and of course the Penske Wynn Ferrari and Maserati showroom. If that isn't enough, just a few steps across the street you'll find the Fashion Show mall.
With it's prime location and exclusive shopping boutiques the Wynn is a favorite hot spot for top fashion makers and shoppers alike.
The Wynn is simply the ultimate luxury getaway in Vegas. While it may not be for the economy traveller, if you want to stay at one of the top hotels in the world and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Wynn is the "IT" place to be in Vegas.
Vienna Miller writes for Best Vegas Hotels, offering reviews, tips & money saving links on the best vegas hotels.