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Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained

Posted by JohnH on 24 Jul 2014
A little over three years ago, I had an experience that made me lose my faith in the promise of Wynn and Encore. Marilyn Winn Speigel had embarked on a recession-fueled crusade of cost...

Tagged: wynn   steve wynn show   encore   roger thomas   

Inside The Encore Sky Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jun 2014
The Encore Sky Casino is one of the most top secret high-limit gaming parlors in all of Las Vegas, uber private gaming parlors reserved for the highest of the high rollers at the top of...

Tagged: encore   sky casino   high limit   high rollers   big money   wynn   roger thomas   

Bellagio: Falling Back In Love

Posted by MikeE on 21 Apr 2014
Wynn opened, and with an exception to a public attraction, did everything better. Bellagio's rooms suddenly felt cramped, failed on a two-sink expectation, and featured exposed toilets not tucked away in a water closet. How quickly...

Tagged: bellagio   wynn   encore   cosmopolitan   petrossian   

Wynn Gets Back In The Customer Service Game

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
On April 28th, 2014, Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate its 9th birthday. It is impossible to calculate the importance of Wynn Las Vegas had to the DNA of the greater VT community in those...

Tagged: wynn   encore   steve wynn   service   

This Week In Casino Logo Theft Episode 325

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Sep 2013
For a number of years we were tracking theft of casino logos for companies large and small across this great universe of ours. From the new Mirage Product, to to the fake faux-Monte Carlo...

Tagged: encore   trademark   logos   tunnel   

VegasEats: Andrea's at Encore

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 9 Aug 2013
The use of "hip" and "vibe" brings out the worst of my inner monologue. Eye rolling begins and the sarcasm builds to a fever pitch. To me, and for that matter most people I know,...

Tagged: vegaseats   andreas   switch   vibe dining   encore   hakkasan   surrender   nightlife   quantum teledildonics   

Don't Miss Our National Network Debut

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2013
Better plan to get up early or stay up all night, because VegasTripping will be a tiny but incredibly important sliver of the festivities on Good Morning America tomorrow. GMA will be telling the...

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THEpoll: Is Andrea's Hip?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2013
Is Andrea's Hip? The theory goes, if a person says that they are insane then they are not insane. A person who is insane is unable to perceive the difference between normal and abnormal behavior. Does...

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Update: Peekaboo: Wynn's Britney Spears Erection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2013
It appears that Wynn is installing something tremendously heavy and rectangular outside of the Encore Theatre.... whatever could it be? An eight foot tall ladies designer shoe? A climb in bust of Andrea's camel toe as...

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Peekaboo: Andrea's Encore Interiors

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Dec 2012
Andrea's, the new vibe dining restaurant taking the place of Switch is just a week from opening and we've managed to get a hold of some photos of the interiors. These interiors were designed...

Tagged: encore   andreas   todd angry lenahan   steve wynn   dining   interiors   quantum teledildonics   

Steve Wynn Curates Sinatra's Sinatra CD

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Dec 2012
Sinatra, the highly acclaimed restaurant at Encore featuring delicious Italian inspired cuisine by Chef Theo Shoenegger, is offering guests a complimentary Frank Sinatra CD this holiday season. The disc, entitled Sinatra - As Selected by Steve...

Tagged: steve wynn   sinatra   encore   

Encore To Open Bar Named After STDs, Cirque Show

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2012
Encore Las Vegas, the last bastion of taste on the North Strip, made public the news that they will be opening a new bar adjacent to forthcoming Switch replacement Andrea's Vibe Dining. The new bar, operated...

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The Andrea's Opens Dec 28th With Plenty of Vibe Dining

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2012
All those looking to chow down with the Wynn's should mark December 28th on their calendar as it will be the night Andrea's (pronounced "ANN-dree-uhz") will be opening at The Encore Nightclub and Hotel, Casino. And...

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You Say Andrea's, I Say Andrea's

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2012
For her thirty five years of on-and-off marriage, Elaine Wynn had a salad named after her. I ate it. I loved it. I wrote about it. For her three years of marriage, Andrea...

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EDM Superstar David Guetta Tours Wynn & Encore

Posted by Misnomer on 24 Aug 2012
Join world famous DJ David Guetta as he gives a tour of Wynn & Encore. ...

Tagged: misnomer   wynn   encore   david guetta   quantum teledildonics du frommage   

A Room Fit For A Naked Prince (Harry)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Aug 2012
By now, you've probably heard that some right knob snapped some photos of Prince Harry playing hide the salami with Heidi Salome in a fancy ass room at the greater Wynn complex. For inquiring minds, Prince...

Tagged: wynn   prince harry   encore   luxury   royal teledildonics   

Wynn Renames Botero, Brotero

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2012
Tonight, Wynn Las Vegas launched their new "Supper Club Done Sexy" promotion aimed at getting douchebags and the chicks who love them to do more at the resort besides clog the hallways while queueing up...

Tagged: encore   douchebags   brotero   botero   dining   marketing   jessecwaits   

Encore: Switch Closing July 22 (Updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2012
We've just received confirmation from inside the chocolate curve that Switch will officially close. The final night of service will be July 22, so make your reservations now! Update: Additionally, a new, yet-to-be-decided-upon,...

Tagged: Wynn   encore   dining   switch   closing   

Encore: Switch Closing, Encore Beach Club Tweaks And More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 May 2012
Lots of juice being squeezed at the food and bev department inside the Wynn complex today. The big news is that the papers have been signed to close Steve Wynn's Disney inspired wall moving...

Tagged: wynn   encore   mizumi   encore beach club   switch   

Pencil: Southwest Offers One Free Night At Wynn Packages

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2012
Summer is nearly upon us and this means one thing... the heat starts to become unbearable in Las Vegas. This isn't to say that having your sneakers melt to the sidewalk isn't massive...

Tagged: wynn   encore   southwest   pencil   

New Feature Posted: Review of Salon Suite at Encore

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Mar 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and/or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, our first official review of the Salon Suite at Encore Las Vegas courtesy of resident...

Tagged: hotel reviews   encore   

deadmau5: It's Something Special

Posted by MikeE on 23 Jan 2012
When you see a concert at the Hollywood Palladium, there's always that one guy... It doesn't matter whether you're there to see a band who writes their own songs or a DJ who presses play on...

Tagged: encore   deadmau5   nightlife   xs   

Meet The New XSPlanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2012
The good news: you will no longer have to have a degree in Mixed Martial Nut Hugging to get from Encore to Wynn on nights the club is bumping. The bad news: despite...

Tagged: wynn   encore   xs   nightlife   roger thomas    diamond david lee roth   

Tower Suites: Private Elevators Aren't Enough

Posted by MikeE on 1 Dec 2011
Shortly after Surrender opened, the security detail outside Encore's Tower Suites beefed up. On more than a few occasions, I didn't just have to flash the room key, but had to clearly show the tiny...

Tagged: encore   tower suites   

Deadmau5 Announces XS and EBC Exclusive Residency

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Nov 2011
Attention Oontzheads, world famous DJ Deadmau5 has announced a one year residency at Encore Las Vegas nightclubs XS and Encore Beach Club. He made a goofy video to demonstrate the intense hiring process he went through...

Tagged: deadmau5   nightclub   xs   encore beach club   oontzville   

Encore XSplanade Construction Claims Rolex And More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Oct 2011
VT uber tipster JakeZ is back on the scene at Encore today scoping out the construction in the Encore Explanade, where the powers that be are shuffling the deck in hopes of finding a solution...

Tagged: encore   xs   xsplanade   construction   

ASS Watch: The New Aria Sky Suites Website

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2011
ARIA Sky Suites, aka A.S.S., has finally begun rolling out its brand spin off campaign with a new website dedicated to ARIA's exclusive accommodations. Included in the website are copious photo galleries of all of the...

Tagged: aria sky suites   encore   luxury   

The New Encore XSplanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Oct 2011
Shortly after receiving a tip about changes afoot in the Encore Esplanade, Wynn VP of Tassels and Drapery Roger Thomas told the Vegas Gang that Wynn was indeed working on a solution to club patrons...

Tagged: wynn   encore   xs   surrender   encore beach club   

From The Mailbag: Are There Any Implosions Planned?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2011
Periodically, we get emails from folks asking us questions that we think y'all might be interested in helping us answer, or ones that might stir up a little discussion. Today's question comes from VT reader Bruce,...

Tagged: implosions   fontainebleau   aria   cosmopolitan   desert inn   el rancho   boardwalk   stardust   new frontier   sahara   wynn   encore   

Jet Tila Leaving Wazuzu

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2011
Eater LA has the news that Jet Tila is leaving Encore's Wazuzu on September 30th. Their loss is Los Angeles' gain (again) as Jet has plans to open a joint right here in L.A., hopefully not...

Tagged: encore   wazuzu   

The Sinatra Smash: Now Served With Umbrellas

Posted by MikeE on 29 May 2011
Several large umbrellas, actually. Now you don't have to trek all the way to the quietest corner of Encore to grab Five Hundy By Midnight's favorite drink. The Sinatra Smash, once only available in the quiet...

Tagged: sinatra smash   booze   bars   encore   wynn   

Southwest Unleashes Wynn, Caesars, Everything Vegas Deals

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2011
Southwest has unleashed yet another slew of great package deal discounts to Las Vegas this week. Included in the offerings are a $75 savings on all Wynn/Encore packages, a one night free plus $75...

Tagged: pencil   southwest   encore   wynn las vegas   caesars   vegas deals   

Michael Phelps At Encore Beach Club In A Speedo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Apr 2011
This Saturday, April 16th, Olympic medalist Michael "Strong Lungs Will Unclog That Shitty Plastic Bong" Phelps will be performing (?) appearing (?) at the OPENING CEREMONIES of the Encore Beach Club inside of Encore Las...

Tagged: encore   encore beach club   

Wynn, The Shit Hit The Fan

Posted by JohnH on 25 Mar 2011
Everything started well enough. My traveling companion, VT super friend/underpants gnome JohnD, and I went through the traditional Encore Tower Suites arrival process and treated like oil money-rich royalty.  We discussed the prospect of transferring our...

Tagged: wynn   encore   steve wynn   

WOW - Southwest Unleashes Wynn and Encore Packages

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Feb 2011
Southwest Airlines just this very minute have unleashed a brand new Wynn / Encore package deals. If you live in a locale which is serviced by Southwest Airlines, their package deals have historically penciled...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   southwest   deals   

The Big Game At Wynn & Encore

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jan 2011
We have learned that Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will be hosting two Big Game parties for invited guests only. One party will take place in the Lafite Ballroom, and the second inside of...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   super bowl parties   

Cosmopolitan's Design: Go West

Posted by MikeE on 27 Dec 2010
Design has always been a hot topic of discussion, especially since the opening of Wynn Las Vegas in 2005 and the questionable choices they made - restaurants far from the casino and the world's biggest...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   wynn las vegas   encore   casino design   

Boasting About Billions

Posted by MikeE on 12 Dec 2010
Remember when Bellagio opened? The presses ran wild with the figures: suites some several thousand in square feet, hundreds upon hundreds of jets in a fountain shooting who knows how high in an 8-ish acre...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   encore   wynn las vegas   city center   

Wynn Introduces The Extra Bed Fee

Posted by JohnH on 19 Nov 2010
While checking the various rates at Wynn and Encore during the days preceding Cosmopolitan's opening in twenty-six days, I both was and was not surprised to see that Wynn has finally introduced the tiered, "If...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   resort fees   encore   

Lakeside Grill : The Encorization of Wynn Las Vegas Continues

Posted by MikeE on 3 Nov 2010
I hit the booze by 11am the day of Podcast-a-Palooza and kept a constant stream throughout the day. Having said that, being surrounded by nine of my brilliant colleagues, I can't remember who so succinctly...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   lakeside grill   roger thomas   

Wynn Goes Dancing With The Sinatras

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Oct 2010
In honor of Frank Sinatra's 95th birthday, Wynn Las Vegas in conjunction with the corporate marauders who control the Sinatra name and trademark will present an evening of further plundering the smooth as scotch voice...

Tagged: encore   sinatra   

Surrender's Latest Strategy: Blankets and Laser Beams

Posted by MikeE on 19 Oct 2010
With an outdoor component being the major trend in Vegas nightlife, combating the winter temperatures is a relatively new problem. For spots like XS or PURE, the interiors are large enough to handle four-digit capacities...

Tagged: surrender   encore   

Video: Rog Thom Talks Encore Chandeliers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Oct 2010
Do you love the red chandeliers in Encore's casino as much as we do? Then you're really going to enjoy this little video explanation of them by Wynn Resorts interior design mastermind Roger Thomas. If...

Tagged: encore   roger thomas   casino design   

Encore Mothballs Its Balls On 'Ween

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Oct 2010
Earlier today, Encore's Surrender Night Club announced what their costume will be on Halloween - a dickless rock band. No, not Bush. Not the Goo Goo Dolls, either. Worse. No,...

Tagged: encore   surrender night club   halloween   

Wynn, Encore and ALEX Win Five Diamonds

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Oct 2010
Wynn Las Vegas, Encore and ALEX restaurants have won 2011 Five Diamond honors from that travel book that nobody uses except those who are rated in it from the AAA. Of course we all know that...

Tagged: wynn   encore   awards   

Bend Over, The Aria Resort Fee Is Coming For Christmas

Posted by JohnH on 5 Oct 2010
A month ago, we told you that Aria would soon be charging a daily resort fee. Well, hot on the heels of charging for your extra queen bed, that time has come... is

Tagged: resort fees   aria   wynn   encore   murren   

Southwest Wynn Encore Package Deal

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2010
Southwest Airlines has unleashed another yummy Wynn / Encore package deal... save up to $250, plus 20% room savings AND a $100 resort credit. Neato. Doing a little pencil work reveals that this is...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   southwest   travel deals   

Aria: Now With Extra Bed Fee

Posted by MikeE on 4 Sep 2010
Tearing a page out of Encore's practice in charging an extra $50 per night to guarantee two queen beds, Aria has begun doing the same. If you're scared your life long best friend and you...

Tagged: aria   encore   dual queen fee   

Has The Nightclub Market Topped Out?

Posted by MikeE on 1 Sep 2010
One of Vegas's busiest weekends, Labor Day, is just around the corner. It's when the cab lines at casinos rival the busiest buffets and the busiest buffets' lines rival the public release of any one...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   nightclubs   xs   

Dear Encore...

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 28 Aug 2010
To my beloved Encore, This is not a Dear Jane letter. Or a Dear Steve letter. It isn't a demand or ultimatum. In reality, I think you should use this, a letter written...

Tagged: encore las vegas   o'shea's   nightclubs   

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