Attention Wynn Design and Development (Encore Rooms)
Started by Apollo282828 on Thursday, 5th June 2014 9:24 am
Last response by RateVegas 19th June 10:04am
The Encore has been open for a 5.5 years. Arent the rooms supposed to be renovated every five years?
There has been no announcement yet of the refurbishment?
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stevecovington responded on Thursday, 5th June 2014
When I stayed at Encore last year, our room definitely was a lot more worn than it was at opening. Design wise, they still look good IMO.
I could see a minor refresh taking place, but I'd be shocked to see anything major.
motoman responded on Thursday, 5th June 2014
Been thinking about that. But the rooms are so good as is, I can't see the need unless/until wear & tear becomes an issue. They've held up considerably better than, say, Palazzo if Blackjacker's room review was representative of that property.
Then again, I had no problem w/ the coral Wynn resort rooms (that sort of peachy orangey color) and find the creamy off-white mildly boring and potentially more of a dirt magnet.
I wonder, too, about how much Macao is taking priority over time & resources, and frankly, how much Roger Thomas has left in him given he already tried to retire once before. (Though he did not design the Encore rooms, if I recall, that was during his previous attempt at retirement.)
Apollo282828 responded on Friday, 6th June 2014
I believe the Encore rooms were developed by Todd Avery Lenahan.
Five years is the company policy.
In 2010 they started the project of upgrading Wynn's rooms. (The five year mark)
motoman replied on Tuesday, 10th June 2014
You know what's shocking? We're coming up on the next round of Wynn tower renovations!
Yes, Lenahan. And yes, 5 yrs is the policy ("It's what we do," said Wynn on the conference call back then.) But I'll go w/ what Chuck said below. Timing-wise, perhaps they want to see how the Cotai rooms come out, and gauge how much inspiration to draw from them.
This does risk running into that next Wynn round. I somehow doubt they'd do both towers simultaneously....
Chuckmonster responded on Friday, 6th June 2014
I have no information about this, but I'm going to venture a guess that the low occupancy rate for the first few years of Encore is going to extend those wear dates out to 6 years, maybe a little more. They're probably already doing designs for these, maybe as part of Wynn Palace. I'd also guess 2015 start with 2016 completion.
detroit1051 responded on Sunday, 8th June 2014
I guess I'm sort of hijacking this topic, but I got an interesting report from friends who have been Red Rock and GVR fans since each property opened. They were at Red Rock again a few weeks ago and, although they had a great time, said that the property is showing its age. The rooms haven't been renovated since RR opened in 2006. Some of their comments:
* Fewer glasses and towels.
* Shortage of staff; No answer when they called the Front Desk and Housekeeping, had to call main operator.
* Room needs deep cleaning. When one dropped something under the bed, was appalled to see the dirt under the bed.
* Many of the restaurants fronting the casino were boarded up to be replaced with others. (I know RR is planning a new Restaurant Row out front.)
* Many of the VP machines they liked to play are gone, replaced by video slots.
* Lots of participation slots also gone.
I suspect a lot of this is due to the general downturn in Vegas since the property opened as well as Station's own financial problems.