Are you or somebody close to you looking for some high-end shopping, fantastic dining, relaxing spa treatments, and maybe even a couple of rounds of championship golf? Do you want to have it all in one location, perhaps even one resort? Does it need to be 5-star?
The answer is Las Vegas. Or specifically, the answer is Wynn Las Vegas. Think about a couples’ massage in front of a roaring fire, private dining experiences for your travel pod, and then again, what about having more boutiques than Rodeo Drive located an elevator away?
Of course, a key question is: with the continuing pandemic, how is the experience?
The short answer seems to be five stars!
While 2020 will be remembered as perhaps the most challenging year ever for the travel industry, at the top end, there was still a focus on maintaining quality.
Witness Wynn Resorts maintained all 22 of its Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Five-Star awards for 2021. In addition to holding the most FTG Five-Star awards of any independent hotel company, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas, and Wynn Palace in Macau remain the three largest FTG Five-Star resorts in the world for the second consecutive year.
The shelves added seven FTG Five-Star awards collectively. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas hold the most Forbes Five-Star awards of any resort in North America, achieving this for the second consecutive year.
• Wynn Las Vegas (Five-Star)
• Encore Las Vegas (Five-Star)
• Wynn Tower Suites (Five-Star)
• Encore Tower Suites (Five-Star)
• The Spa at Wynn (Five-Star)
• The Spa at Encore (Five-Star)
• Wing Lei (Five-Star)
Perhaps all the awards are in part because of the way Wynn treats its team members. Last month, it was again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies list in the hotel, casino, and resort category.
Wynn Resorts improved upon previous ratings to secure a place in the top five international hotel companies. The company also claimed first overall in the group for Quality of Products/Services and received additional high marks for Innovation.
On the health-safety front, Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace, and Encore Boston Harbor have become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. This verification covers more than 360 standards across health and hygiene protocols to ensure that consistent and robust health & safety procedures are in place.
If you want a one-stop vacation, Wynn Las Vegas offers 194,000 square feet of casino space, 22 dining experiences featuring signature chefs and 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 rentable sq. ft. of meeting and convention space, 160,000 sq. ft. of retail space, as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club, and recreation and leisure facilities.
Two spas are better than one. And whether you stay at the Wynn or Encore, you’ll only be an elevator away.
The Spa at Wynn
Located within Wynn tower, The Spa at Wynn has been completely reimagined with a contemporary new aesthetic. The new design concept and color palette evoke the serenity of nightfall to relax the mind and body.
The Spa at Wynn offers highly flexible, customizable treatments designed to maximize your experience. A range of specialty treatments, from our signature Good Luck Ritual to the Ultimate Facial, distinguishes the first spa in Las Vegas to receive a Forbes Five-Star Award. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Spa at Encore
The Spa at Encore provides an exotic retreat for guests, beginning in the grand court and into the tranquil relaxation areas and garden suites within.
Indulge in the Polynesian-influenced Nalu Body Ritual for deep relaxation or the Encore Escape and be transported around the world through authentic cultural body techniques. A truly opulent experience awaits you in our second Forbes Five-Star Spa. Open Monday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday through Sunday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ranked 13th by Top 100 Golf Courses, Wynn Golf Club is a 6,722-yard, par-70 championship course with topography that was reimagined to offer significant elevation changes, set against water features and mature trees.
Amenities likewise have been redesigned, from an on-course culinary program to a new, 6,500-square-foot practice putting green and netted full-swing warm-up area. The result is a masterpiece of golf-course design from start to finish and is sure to elevate your game.
There’s also a professional caddie program that includes many PGA-member caddies, men’s and women’s full-service locker rooms, a fleet of lithium-powered electric golf carts, an expansive pro shop, and an all-new practice putting green and netted full-swing warm-up area. Callaway loaner clubs are included at no charge with your green fee.
More about Wynn Golf Club here.
Fine or fun dining or a combination of both, Wynn Las Vegas brings under one roof iconic restaurants, celebrity chefs, and home-grown dining experiences. There are many outdoor and private dining options. Best of all, if you are planning a group event or meeting, you can reserve full or partial restaurant takeovers. You can also order in, with room service available from some of its top venues.
The Italian icon brings its carpaccio alla Cipriani, baked tagliolini, vanilla meringue, and world-famous Bellini to Wynn Plaza Shops.
Gayot writes: A nautical theme prevails, with portholes throughout (even in the restrooms) displaying a video of the ocean resembling the view from an ocean liner. Elegant touches include glossy wood pillars, terrazzo tile flooring, chrome accents, plush seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with white curtains… We highly recommend the carpaccio made from sirloin using a recipe created by Mr. Cipriani in the 1950s; eggplant Parmigiana, fried and baked and covered with tomato sauce and mozzarella and Parmigiana cheese; homemade potato gnocchi with cream and tomato sauce; and slow-roasted chicken “Alla cacciatora” cooked with onion, carrot, tomato, and white wine and served with mashed potatoes. Finish with the vanilla crème meringue, which is light and easy to enjoy after a big meal. The wine list includes 200 selections mainly from Italy, France, Spain, and the U.S.
Costa de Mare
Renowned for its seafood flown in daily from Italy’s coasts, Costa di Mare serves regional specialties amid a view of its romantic lagoon.
Zagat readers say: A “total winner” at the Wynn, this “stunning” kitchen formerly helmed by chef Paul Bartolotta is “as good as it gets for fresh Italian seafood” that’s “flown in” from the Mediterranean and “prepared with perfection” alongside “amazing” pasta; fans agree the “expensive” tabs are “well worth it”, especially when you count “impeccable service” and a “sumptuous” setting with “wonderful” patio dining “around a glittering pool.”
Impeccably fresh fish, caught in Hawaiian waters, is the star of this dining room overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams.
Forbes Travel Guide‘s inspector reports: Lakeside is an enchanting place for group dining — in addition to serving gourmet food family-style, the restaurant also has a private dining room seating 45 that overlooks the lake… From the modern dining room you will see the two points of inspiration — the water of the fabulous Lake of Dreams, and the open view of the kitchen, the place where the culinary catches of the sea are prepared for you… The tempura soft shell crab with chimichurri sauce and the tempura blossom filled with ricotta cheese make excellent starters. They’re secret off-the-menu dishes, but they’re available nightly.
Mizumi and Mizumi Teppanyaki
Set among exotic gardens and waterfalls, Mizumi serves pristine sushi and sashimi, robatayaki bar specialties, and modern Japanese cuisine. Dinner is theatre at Mizumi’s teppanyaki room, where chefs dazzle with their tableside cooking flair.
Conde Nast Traveler writes: Walking into Mizumi is a completely transporting experience. Inside the sanctuary of Mizumi, it’s all sleek wood and lacquer finishes, facing (through floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors) a mystical Japanese garden and koi pond with a 90-foot waterfall behind it…Mizumi has some of the most prized cuisines in Las Vegas and, frankly, the world. Chef Devin Hashimoto has an in with a prized cattle rancher in Hokkaido that sells him one of only three prized snow beef each month; they’re exponentially rarer than Kobe cattle.
From osso buco to spaghetti and clams, Wynn’s tribute serves modern twists on the classic Italian cooking loved by the Chairman of the Board.
Gayot reports: Located in Encore next to the Encore Tower Suites, Sinatra offers up a contemporary take on classic Italian cooking and is the only restaurant sanctioned by the Sinatra family to bear his name… The kitchen pays tribute to the Las Vegas legend, preparing dishes that are served in a space full of old-fashioned charm. A fine starter is the carpaccio di Tonno – big-eye tuna carpaccio, pickled vegetables, hard-boiled quail egg, and lemon vinaigrette. Pasta dishes include Frank’s spaghetti and clams made with Manila clams, tomato garlic broth, and imported pasta; and gnocchi enlivened with leek emulsion, Osetra caviar, and chive crème fraîche.
Exceptional steaks, including certified Kobe, are served in a refined dining room and patio with prime views of Wynn’s Lake of Dreams.
Zagat readers say: Aces for “grilled-to-perfection” steaks and a “not-to-be-missed” view of the show on the lake, this “wonderful” chophouse at Wynn Las Vegas is “outstanding in every way” – making it a natural for “special celebrations”; overseeing the “elegant” setting is an “exceptional” crew, and though you may need to “bring your black card to support payment”, most deem it a “spectacular place to dine.”
This chic indoor and outdoor restaurant with pool views serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch adjacent to Wynn’s Tower Suites lobby.
USA Today’s 10 Best (for breakfast) list highlights: Like all restaurants at Wynn and Encore, Tableau offers a robust vegetarian menu. Breakfast choices include apple pancakes, overnight oats, fruit, and a vegan Benedict…Tableau’s serene setting is the perfect backdrop for a menu of upscale breakfast, lunch, and brunch dishes.”
The first Chinese restaurant in the U.S. to earn a Michelin star serves Cantonese, Shanghai, and Szechuan dishes in a dramatic room.
50 Best reports: This regal restaurant may be poised in the bustling Wynn resort, but it might as well be in Beijing with its Qing-inspired silks, jewel-like palette of gold and jade, and inner courtyard featuring gilded dragons and century-old pomegranate trees. The food offers a fail-safe education in Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Szechuan flavors. Alongside mainstays like potstickers and dim sum, delicacies include Chef Ming Yu’s decadent Imperial Peking duck tasting menu – with the meat served six ways. Elsewhere, Sampan-style Alaskan geoduck, Santa Barbara prawns, and Pacific spiny lobster are equally arresting. Little wonder it gained the country’s first Michelin star for Chinese food.
There are more than a half dozen additional casual dining venues from burgers and wood-oven pizzas, to sweet treats and Hong Kong-style barbecue.
“The restaurants at Wynn and Encore offer exceptional group and private dining with renowned chefs who are actually in their kitchens preparing your cuisine. Some chefs lend their name to a restaurant, ours call them home. With a large variety of cuisines and atmospheres to choose from, we can help you plan a social event, client dinner, company gathering, welcome reception, or something specially created to suit your group.”
Move over, Rodeo Drive and so long Madison Avenue. You may need to extend your stay so you have enough time to shop. Enjoy 160,000 square feet of retail therapy of the highest order, including the newest addition, a must-visit to the new Hermes boutique. There’s something for everyone – from the latest in designer fashion and accessories to made-to-measure suits from Italy’s most coveted ateliers. Watch aficionados can browse between Wynn’s own store and mono-brand locations from Breitling, Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, and more. If you want privacy, there are VIP salons and you can make private appointments.
But instead of waxing on, it’d be better to show you the assortment of opportunities to enjoy the sport of power shopping:
The Shops at Wynn
The artful beauty of Alexander McQueen’s bold collection of women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, and eyewear is a Wynn Esplanade landmark.
Founded in 1917, this iconic French fashion house today offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, accessories, and eyewear.
The world’s most powerful men shop Bijan’s exceptional selections of exclusive menswear, one-of-a-kind accessories, watches, and fine jewelry.
This sophisticated Italian label offers tailor-made suits and fine menswear with a unique made-to-measure experience.
This iconic jeweler has been the choice of celebrities and international royalty for more than a century.
The House of Chanel continues to inspire women of all ages around the world with its timeless modernity and eternally chic designs.
Known worldwide for its luxurious ready-to-wear and accessories, Chloé epitomizes modernity and femininity.
Since 1860, Chopard has produced exquisitely crafted timepieces and unique fine jewels.
Founded in 1947, Christian Dior revolutionized fashion. Today, Dior brings French savoir-faire, rich heritage, and luxurious products to Wynn.
The famed French label chose Wynn for its first U.S. boutique, which features sophisticated ready-to-wear pieces and accessories for men and women.
Acclaimed for its stunning jewelry collections and exclusive diamond cuts, Kwiat brings exquisite diamond rings and timeless designs to Wynn.
Founded as a trunk-maker in 1854, Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s most sought-after labels for fashion, handbags, shoes, and accessories.
Legendary quality and style since 1893, Mikimoto jewels are objects of desire to cherish today and for generations to come.
Known for French-designed, Italian-crafted clothing, leather goods, and skiwear, Moncler is also celebrated for its signature quilted jackets.
NutriDrip by Clean Market
Shop the curated selection of wellness essentials and experience the IV drip lounge at NutriDrip on the spa level at Wynn.
Rock-star style perfect for nights in Las Vegas is inspired by the dynamism and positive spirit of German designer Philipp Plein.
The renowned Italian house offers thoughtfully designed ready-to-wear, footwear, and iconic handbags in one of the few made-to-order shops in the U.S.
Browse the world’s largest selection of Rolex timepieces and see the one-of-a-kind “Rolex Experience,” with historic watches dating to 1905.
Discover handbags and men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and footwear at this Italian luxury house known for fine craftsmanship since 1928.
Watches of Switzerland
This British-based retailer offers an extensive selection of luxury Swiss watches, from popular models to exclusive, hard-to-find timepieces.
The Shops at Encore
Specializing in the world’s finest cashmere, Brunello Cucinelli features the best in Italian-made ready-to-wear, leather goods, and home accessories.
Chanel at Encore effortlessly blends chic modernity with timeless elegance in exclusive ready-to-wear, accessories, and fine jewelry.
Renowned for exquisitely made red-soled shoes, leather goods and beauty products, the Encore boutique offers some styles exclusive to Wynn.
With the belief that each pair of sneakers is unique, Golden Goose has become one of the most successful, independent Italian brands.
Italian designer Loro Piana specializes in exceptional cashmere and vicuña clothing and accessories to envelop you in luxury.
This celebrity-favorite footwear brand by Italian designer Rene Caovilla has chosen Wynn Las Vegas for its first boutique outside Europe.
Wynn Plaza Shops
The iconic California lifestyle brand, Aviaton Nation, brings you 1970s-inspired garments to make you look and feel like a rock star.
The Parisian fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain today features the fearless, modern designs of creative director Olivier Rousteing.
Renowned for its Italian master craftsmanship, Bottega Veneta features signature bags, small leather goods, clothing, and accessories.
One of today’s most sought-after watchmakers, Breitling has crafted Swiss-made timepieces since 1884, including the iconic Navitimer.
Celine is a luxury French fashion House founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana and today is under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane.
Chrome Hearts, the luxury accessories, leather, and furniture company, now brings its product line and sophisticated life-inspired designs to Wynn.
Driven by Cotton Citizen’s passion for timeless design and unique color stories, each piece is as unique as the citizen who wears it.
The legendary French perfumer produces an exceptional – and highly giftable – collection of scented candles, fragrances, and face and body care essentials.
Feature carries the latest in sought-after footwear and apparel from Nike, Jordan, Commes des Garçons PLAY, Stone Island, and more.
From its iconic silk scarves and leather handbags to ready-to-wear and home accessories, Hermès combines classic chic with modern elegance.
The Los Angeles-based designer is inspired by the easy California lifestyle to create sophisticated, casual clothing for men and women.
Founded in 1970 by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, the French luxury house offers forward-thinking designs by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.
A history of impeccable Italian tailoring is the heart of Kiton’s approach to fine clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women.
A niche perfume company born in Grasse and raised in New York City. Every fragrance is freshly hand-blended, and each label is personalized for you.
This Spanish luxury fashion house’s first West Coast location features leather goods, ready-to-wear, and accessories by creative director Jonathan Anderson.
Louis Vuitton (Men’s)
Renowned fashion house Louis Vuitton brings to Wynn one of the first stores in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to menswear and men’s accessories.
Established in 2013, designer Virgil Abloh’s Off-White explores concepts of branding, the zeitgeist, and the expression of youth culture.
From the first watch on the moon to the elegant timepieces worn by James Bond, Omega’s rich history as a watchmaker is simply unparalleled.
October’s Very Own
October’s Very Own (OVO) is a global lifestyle brand that produces art, music, clothing and accessories, and special collaborations.
Founded in Germany in 1898, Rimowa is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of premium luggage, which is as durable as it is sophisticated.
RtA was launched with the purpose of creating a movement of like-minded individuals who believe that clothing should be used as a form of expression.
Famed Paris design house Saint Laurent brings its newest boutique to Wynn Plaza Shops, with classic luxury for men and women.
Italian menswear brand Stefano Ricci brings its custom and meticulously crafted clothing and accessories to a lavishly appointed setting.
In a sustainably designed store, the British designer offers women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, fragrance, children’s, and sport-performance looks.
Vitra carries the world’s most unique eyewear collections from leading designer brands, available in both sunglasses and ophthalmic styles.
Yosemite by James Perse
California lifestyle icon James Perse has expanded beyond his relaxed ready-to-wear to create a home collection that’s chic and effortless.
Founded by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, this popular Australian brand features feminine, sophisticated swimwear and ready-to-wear.
6. VIP Contact
Book your stay at Wynn, call 702-770-2100 or visit www.WynnLasVegas.com.