It looks like the Popeye statue pictured above in front of the Wynn Theater is being moved again after being at least a couple of places around the Wynn properties in Las Vegas; This time though its moved much further to the East Coast to have it in place for the grand opening of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in time for its opening later this month.
The statue itself was purchased at an art auction by Steve Wynn for $28 million and was created by artist Jeff Koon. The statue is really cool and, the question is how do you move a $28 million statue across country, i guess the answer is very carefully.
This past Saturday Intrigue Nightclub at the Wynn closed its doors after about a three year run with the club originally opening in April 2016. The nightclub business in Las Vegas is super competitive with Wynn being only of the top operators although Intrigue may have been overshadowed by other to clubs including Wynn’s own clubs.
The company plans to use the 14,000 square foot space as a private event space that can be used by up to 750 people for an event; There is always a demand for this kind of use in Las Vegas although i’m sure somewhere down the line the company will come up with a better use for this space.
In a climate in Las Vegas where it seems the two major Strip operators MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are constantly raising parking charges comes news that the Wynn Las Vegas is making a customer positive change to its parking; Starting July 1st customers who spend $50 in the casino will have their parking fee comped which is similar to Downtown properties where if you spend money at the property you get your parking comped. It would be nice if this was the start of a bigger trend to lessen parking and other fees but unless there is a big downturn in the number of Las Vegas visitors i cannot see that happening.
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Steve Wynn has purchased the former New Frontier land across from the Wynn Las Vegas which was the site of Crown Resorts planned Alon resort, the deal also includes the purchase of land that is not owned by Crown Resorts. The land purchased by Wynn is 38 acres for $336 million and is a good deal for prime Strip property. I wouldn’t expect Wynn to do much with his newly purchased in the near term as they are working on the new area behind the Wynn on the Wynn golf course as well as other projects such as Boston, but the new land is perfectly placed for a future Wynn resort.
Amazingly in Las Vegas you can get a tour of a hotel suite just by asking, the availability of the tours depends on which suites are not booked as well as staff availability to show you. The larger properties such as the Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, Encore are the most likely to accomadate you they are also some of the properties with the best suites; If you are interested just call the property and ask the hotel desk for the availability of touring a suite.
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The popular steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas known for god food as well as its great views of the golf course, called The Country Club has announced they are closing January 14th 2018. The closure announcement isn’t really a surprise as construction of the planned $1.5 billion Paradise Park was announced to be built on the current Wynn golf course.
The remodeled sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas is now open with of course the latest technology with the betting desks equipped with usb outlets as well as power outlets. The betting wall has also been updated with a huge 137” x 11’ LED video screen with 21 million pixels as well as an additional 35 monitors. Zoozcrakers Deli has also been renamed to Charlies Bar & Grill after legendary casino host Charlie Meyerson. The remodeled Encore sports book is due to open today and, with the huge remodeled sports book at the Westgate also a good option there is lots of updated places to watch a game and bet.
Wynn Resorts has announced its new parking fees for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore with the fees due to start August 7th. The new parking will start at $7 for two hours of self-parking and then $12 for between 2 and 4 hours and a $15 maximum for 24 hours. If you park for a shorter length the first hour is free and valet parking already charges $15 for the first four hours and $20 for up to 24 hours.
The Wynn Las Vegas has announced that John Fogerty Is returning to the Encore Theater for a residency of shows starting in September of this year. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Fogerty will perform songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival the classics as well as his solo hits. The tickets will go on sale today at 10 am for pre sales online for members of the Wynn Red players card and tomorrow at 10 am for the public. The residency starts September 20th through October 7th as well January 10th through 20th 2018. For tickets or information check out the Wynn website or contact the Wynn Las Vegas.
Music legend Diana Ross is coming to the Wynn Las Vegas this October for a limited series of nine shows beginning October 11th with additional shows on October 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25,27 and 28th. The tickets for the Hall Of Fame Inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner start at $60.50 and go to $296 plus the usual taxes and fees. The tickets for the shows at the Encore Theater go on sale starting at 10am on this Friday June 9th and $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Diana Ross Charitable Foundation. For more information or tickets check out the Wynn website or call the Wynn Las Vegas box office at (702) 770-9966