Vegas hotels don't get any better than Wynn Las Vegas with its luxurious accommodations, championship golf course, sublime aquatic show "Le Rêve - The Dream" and the finest of fine restaurants and shops.
Razzle-dazzle architecture and décor, generously proportioned rooms, every possible convenience, totally gourmet
We admit it. Even though it costs an arm and leg, there's just something about staying at an elite hotel like Wynn. Revered for elegance and for having incomparably high standards of service, it doesn't matter who you are because you'll feel like someone very important here.
A breathtakingly beautiful atrium alive with trees, shrubs and flowers is situated near the lobby. We adore the two whimsical floral installations created by Preston Bailey. One is a carousel, the other a hot air balloon -- and both are sure to make your spirits soar.
It goes without saying that Wynn would have a gorgeously landscaped pool deck. But we'll say it anyway because lying in the gardens beside either of the two lovely main pools (or splashing out for a cabana) is like escaping to "Fantasy Island"...minus the plane, the island and Tattoo…however, there are attendants who come around with bottled water and frozen grapes.
Three words: Wynn Dream bed. Yes, this is a thing -- more specifically, it's a custom-designed Sealy mattress dreamily made up with 310-count Egyptian cotton sheets, overstuffed pillows and shams. A perfect night's sleep is guaranteed.
For those of you trying to save money, you should... forget it. Who are we kidding? There's no budget-cutting strategy for staying at Wynn. If you want to experience the finest things in life, sometimes you just have to pay for them. Resolve yourself to this before you arrive, and then hopefully you won't have a heart attack when you get your credit card statement.
The base-level deluxe resort rooms at Wynn are big (at 640 square feet) and well designed. The one thing they don't come with is a fridge. Now you will find a minibar in these rooms, but be warned: If you move anything from its place to make space for your own drinks and snacks, you'll automatically be billed for it.
It seems silly to talk about upgrades at Wynn, when every room and suite at this hotel is exceptional. That said, the Tower Suites have been awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for nine straight years. Counted among the finest boutique hotels in the world, they have their own exclusive entrance, lobby and pool. Two of our favorite perks (and there are others): You won't have to pay a resort fee and you'll get a complimentary daily breakfast at Tableau.
Wynn is connected to its even more elegant sister property. So if you find you want to dial down the crowds and energy level a notch, Encore's quieter, boutique-style offerings are just steps away.
Wynn has an awesome self-parking garage, but be aware that on extremely busy weekends as well as during major events or big premieres, it can fill up. At these times, you'll need to go next door and use the self-parking garage at Encore.
Welcome vegans and vegetarians. All of the restaurants in Wynn (and Encore) have special menu items designed for you. So if you're out with a group, no worries. Wherever you choose to dine, there'll be something perfect for everyone to eat.
At nowhere else but Wynn can you leave the hotel having purchased a brand new Ferrari. That's because the resort houses the Penske Wynn Ferrari dealership. Too rich for your blood? Then just fork over $10 to tour the showroom -- you won't leave with a car, but you will get a Ferrari-logo lanyard and a souvenir ticket.
Speaking of dreams, make sure you visit the Lake of Dreams, located behind the Strip's only manmade mountain. You can't see it from outside Wynn, but when you come inside look for the circular escalator and ride it to the bottom. From dusk until 12:30 a.m., fanciful shows filled with music and holographics play at half-hour intervals on the lake's 40-foot waterfall. The best viewing point is on the terrace of the bar called Parasol Down. Nurse a drink or two and you'll have a not-too-expensive evening's entertainment.