Encore Las Vegas Resort Suite : The VegasTripping Review 2009

Review of the Resort Suite at Encore Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster

Encore Las Vegas Room Review Photos - Panoramic Suite

Shortly before 8pm on December 22, 2009, Steve Wynn opened the doors to Encore Las Vegas with four simple words: "Let the games begin."

Within minutes, the casino floor - peppered with the highest of the high rollers, celebs and assorted schlumps (TV salesman Ron 'But wait, there's more!' Popeil AND yours truly) - overflowed with throngs of people eager to test their luck, oogle the whimsical HiDef resortitecture or corral for themselves a stiff mid-winter drink. Nearly all of them wore faces similar to what an eight year old might have should they have an accidental, late night rendezvous with ol' Saint F. Nick.

We all know that judging (or blogging about) a book based on its cover is a haughty game reserved for the most reckless of fools. The contemptuousness becomes exponentially immeasurable when the epic tome in question is still bundled in holiday paper and bow.

Appreciating Encore requires more than thrice looping it's much discussed chambered casino floor. For those with an eye for more than pay tables, Encore's vibrant palette and elaborate yet playful canvas reveals an unknown yet familiar and friendly abstraction. More than any previous casino resort, Encore surpasses its promise that a surprise is around every corner by stashing wonders next to, before, above, below, between, within, opposite and outside.

Of course, you'll only know this if you tear the wrapping paper off and read the damn thing. Allow us to provide the scissors.


Encore Las Vegas Room Review Photos - Elevator Casino Level

With a dizzying array of images, metaphors and themes embroidering Encore's public areas with limitless abandon, it comes as no surprise that Encore's hotel tower and room offerings are equally as rich in texture and detail. To the credit of hotel designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, Encore's rich room offerings aren't festooned in cathouse crimson butterfloral pastiche, but instead subtle, yet arresting contrasts, infinitely more suitable for guest respite.




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Comments & Discussion:

This has to be THE definitive review of Encore's rooms. Nicely done.

I love the houndstooth. Like the lattice pattern, I found the houndstooth used subtly throughout the resort, especially in the spa. Interestingly enough, my room did not have it but all the other ones I saw did.

Room 1948? Is it because the Chinese think 4 is a very very unlucky number? Nice review BTW

taking the Chinese numerology a step further, for the I Ching freaks out there: 1 9 4 8=22, 2 2=4, and as the lovely RockChick already noted, 4 is unlucky. The I Ching is an ancient chinese prophesizing/divination/fortune telling system, basing everything on the numbers 1-9.

Wonderful review, as always. Gracias. Encore's suites reflect everything presented in the casino and esplanade, but in a more subtle, sleek way. The suite itself doesn't look as glitzy as Palazzo's suites, but the overall package seems to be far more appealing than Palazzo. I still regret taking Excalibur's free room offer....

Just got home from a three day stay at Encore and this was nearly the perfect summary of our trip. While we lacked any shower problems, the door had to be pushed on very hard to get open and then closed very slowly unless you push it closed. The house keeper told us that most of them are the opposite, slaming shut way too fast. Left her a $40 tip (since we were going to be there 4 days) and asked for some extra towels ... came back that night to find two stacks of fresh and fluffy towels nearly 2 feet high. She even came back the next day to say thank you and ask if we needed anything else. My only complaint about the Encore is that you MUST go on the strip to get there. Most places have a back entrance for self parking or valet off of Koval or Frank Sinatra (depending on what side of the strip your on) but to get into the Encore you must turn off of the Strip and on to Wynn Blvd. Still the Nicest place on the Strip ATM.

Hi Chuck.... greetings from Deltacape after a long hiatus... That's a great review of Encore... We're planning a visit to the city in a few weeks and will surely check out Steve's new creation... Nice job!

The "Shatphone". In case of emergency, please dial housekeeping or the front desk, for more shat-paper. Thank you, and enjoy your stay.

does anyone have any idea where you can buy the popcorn?
or who packages them for wynn/encore?

I am planning a trip to Vegas in May and my package includes the 700 sqft RESORT SUITE at the Encore. Does anyone have any "tips" or "comments" for me? Feedback on their RESORT ROOMS would be helpful. Do they come with a view? If so ~ what are my options? Thx in advance ~ much appreciated!!

stood at encore last year and will return this year. amazing room with excellent service from bell staff, front desk and maids. my 1 single gripe that I can make is that I was sad to see it was not a jetted bath tub. I kinda expected a Wynn hotel to have that going for it but was disappointed to not see that. everything is phenomenal and is the best room I have stayed in vegas. so much so , i am returning for my bday.