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Wynn Foxborough

Last edit: stevecovington on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 1:26 pm
Last response by RateVegas 5th March 8:15pm

The Steve has just released a 20 minute promotional video outlining his plans for Wynn Foxborough, a proposed casino resort outside of Boston, MA.

The signature curved tower is gone, in it's place something that looks a bit like Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.. the lobby looks very ski-lodge-meets-Roger Thomas.

Will be interesting to see if this get's any more traction than Wynn Philadelphia did.


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 Oskee2001 responded on Saturday, 3rd March 2012

Looks pretty cool - funny how the rooms are clearly Wynn Las Vegas but with the windows photoshopped. Beautiful resort, but doesn't sound like residents are for it.

 Halton responded on Saturday, 3rd March 2012

Is it just me or casinos are supposed to look a certain way...and that's not it. Maybe it will be a 5 star resort with great golf and a casino.

 JakeZ responded on Saturday, 3rd March 2012

Those interior spaces are from Wynn Las Vegas (Tower Suite Cafe, Encore Spa Hallway, Pizza Place, even the rooms) with the only difference being the view.

Seems nice, although most of those residents seem adamantly opposed to the project. It probably won't happen.

 head58 replied on Saturday, 3rd March 2012

I don't think The Steve is helping himself any by showing off super posh renderings of rooms/facilities that very few in that blue collar community will be able to afford. And the exterior completely looks more Disney's Wilderness Lodge than rural Massachusetts community. This feels like a bad misstep on all counts to me.

 nullzero00 replied on Sunday, 4th March 2012

@Head58 - it depends on what else is in the area. Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun have very little surrounding them, and regularly sell out their hotels, even at rates that are regularly $250-400 a night. I have done weekends at Mohegan and stayed at a neighboring hotel, and it just sucks when you have to drive to a room instead of just walking upstairs, even if it means you save $100-200 a night. The Wynn brand will "justify" the upscale rooms and high rates, and people will most likely have to accept it to stay there.

 blackjacker1979 responded on Saturday, 3rd March 2012

As an architect, this is pathetic. If he's serious about this resort, why not show off something realistic and relevant. Shoving recycled Wynn D&D into the shell of a very different style is realistically idiotic. Why not let Roger's inner beast out to play? Where's Roger Thomoose? What the fuck is going on here?

This won't sell people, it will do the opposite. "Come visit our woodsy lodge like building that is a false front for the same shit you get at Vegas, with the Wynn price tag attached."

No thanks.

 detroit1051 replied on Sunday, 4th March 2012

It looked to me that Wynn and Thomas haven't really planned out the property yet. They're just trying to get a jump on public opinion. He certainly emphasized the separation of hotel/conference area/restaurants from the casino, even talking about totally separate parking. How will interior flow work in the property? PS: I don't like the ski lodge exterior nor the lobby with a Picasso over the fireplace.

 adztheman responded on Monday, 5th March 2012

If you read the Boston Globe story from Friday, March 3, 2012, its explained that the exterior is based on Steve's Sun Valley home...when the Foxboro effort was initally announced, Steve promised that the project would fit into the surrounding area, which is located directly across the street from Patroit Place and Gillete Stadium...Bob Kraft is set to lease the land to Steve upon which said casino might be built.

Two things have to happen..a local option vote has to be taken in Foxboro, which has not been scheduled..and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has to sign off on the Boston Area license..or as its offically designated, Region B..problem here is, only two members have been selected, and it could be this year or next before the commission roster is filled out.

Steve is also promising a year round skating rink and 4,000 jobs..but Route 1, which is the primary route in this portion of Central Mass, is a bitch on Patriots Game Days, or when events happen at the stadium, such as Taylor Swift concerts..and adding busloads of people from all over New England only makes it much worse..

Secondly, Suffolk Downs, which is a racetrack near Logan International Airport, wants the license for the same region..and they have a T stop near the venue..

Going to be awhile before anything at all is decided..

 A5RoadDogg replied on Sunday, 4th March 2012

And, let's not forget, Suffolk Downs is already partnered with The Gary Lovemanchild, and has the favor of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. On top of which, The Lovemanchild has some old boys in the beantown that he may be able to leverage.

Will be very interesting to see how it plays out. Boston might have older "in the family" roots than Vegas...

 adztheman replied on Monday, 5th March 2012

If everybody involved can get their ducks in a row, the idea of a casino in Palmer might actually happen..but that means the tribe behind Mohegan Sun can refinance their debt, which is crushing, and which is coming due..but the last time I was at Mohegan, it was whatever they're doing is working at least for now..some of the better video poker paytables on the Eastern Seaboard are likely helping..and the new buffet is quite good..reminds me a lot of Cravings at the Mirage..

 RateVegas replied on Monday, 5th March 2012

The article talked about Steve's house in Sun Valley. I haven't seen his new place but this render looks a lot like the house he used to share with Elaine (now hers) so I wonder if that's what they actually meant?

That house is insane. Sun Valley is a weird mashup of super rich people and simple folk... but even by Tom Hanks standards, the Wynn place is uber-gnarly.