Revealed: The New Private Gaming Salons at Wynn Las Vegas
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A few days ago, my fellow VT contributor MikeE revealed the first photos of Wynn Las Vegas' renovated baccarat salon, and in that piece, made reference to the room's private salons that are, and I quote, "ri-dic-u-lous-ly schmancy pants!"
Well, during my quick twenty-four hour trip to the city a few days ago, VT reader JohnD and I pulled their schmants down and snuck a peek. Take a look for yourself.
Gone are the chocolate brown, hand-tacked floral design wall coverings, and in their place, those relatively austere Chinese fan paintings--*cough* Mandarin Oriental *cough*--and almost slate grey mohair tiles. Interesting choices.
Oh, and you know how we've been arguing that most of Roger Thomas' designs for the property as of late (the Wynn room renovations, Lakeside Grill, and the main baccarat salon) have reflected a certain Encorization of Wynn? Well, one need look no farther than those lighting fixtures--which bear a striking resemblance to those in Encore's main high limit salon--to find further proof of that theory.
Furthermore, while I might be tempted to say these salons a step down in terms of pure, unadulterated luxuriousness, they do reflect a certain awareness of their surroundings that their predecessors failed to achieve. Unlike the original salons, the rooms won't feel nearly as musty when those "drapes-that-cost-more-than-your-house" are opened and various whales can look out onto their pool view. Instead, these new cream-inspired rooms will heighten the airy openness that an open-air view requires, and in a sense, will move to heighten the Wynn goal of achieving the perfect interaction between exterior and interior spaces.
Thus, the new private salons are intriguing. I don't know if I'd say they're a step up or a step down for Wynn. Instead, to borrow a line from Chuckmonster's recent Sahara review, they seem to represent a step sideways. Neither better nor worse, they just represent a different, equally luxurious expression of what a luxury gaming space can be.
Now, on to the most important part of all of this: What are the odds on these new salons providing clues as to what the "design language" at Wynn Cotai is going to look like? Anyone?
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