“Although we are studying an expansion of the golf course, it is not yet a real project because we have not presented complete business plans to our board of directors.”
The rumor goes on to say that this new development at Wynn will include a hotel tower, 40-acre lake and a convention center.
Everything would be built on the land currently occupied by the lush greenery of the Tom Fazio designed golf course.
The changes to Wynn Golf Club might also bring change to some restaurants inside Wynn and Encore. The beautiful view from the patio at Country Club might change into another lakeside dining experience. Since there’s already a restaurant called Lakeside Seafood maybe a name change to Lakeside Steakhouse will be in order.
Wynn has been changing the face of the entire property over the past year with new restaurants and room product. The renovations won’t be stopping anytime soon as they’re currently focused on building a new poker room and retail plaza (see details on Front Desk Tip).
Wynn Las Vegas has plans to expand their footprint in Las Vegas. That expansion is said to include a third tower for the growing Wynn complex (Encore is the other tower). The third tower would be small but nonetheless more beds for Wynn. Norm Clark has the rumored expansion plans.
According to legendary illusionists Siegfried & Roy, who recently saw the blueprints in Wynn’s presence, the plans include a 1,000-room boutique hotel, a 40-acre lake and a convention center on the land Wynn acquired with the purchase of the Desert Inn 16 years ago for $270 million.
Since this is still just a rumor there’s no word if the boutique hotel will have a casino. It would be pretty cool to see a VIP high limits casino at mini-Wynn if they’re going after the most exclusive high-end visitors to Las Vegas.
I’m picturing the kind of opulent casino you might have seen in movies from the 70’s and 80’s where there are only a few tables with ultra high limits. Maybe a strict dress code would be required.
The new boutique hotel and casino would be way too fancy for millennials visiting Wynn. This would continue to transform Encore into a casino and hotel that caters to a younger, different audience than the other towers. This would make Encore Players Club (see details on EPC at Front Desk Tip) even more important to the property.
The article goes on to mention that a buyer has been found for Fontainbleau but that person(s) hasn’t been revealed yet. There have been rumors that Wynn will purchase Fontainebleau but these plans lead me to believe that won’t happen.