The Rooms At Wynn Palace
When we left off a week ago, we had shown you a large portion of renderings of the public space that Wynn Resorts had released to the public to A) appease those pissed that the opening has been delayed once again and B) proves to us that Wynn Palace has something special in store just like what we’ve seen with Wynnvention (copyright pending) in the past. But while our last update focused on the front end, now we look at the more private concentration of the resort, the rooms. And surprisingly, there’s some motifs here we’ve seen experimentation on, but taken to another level.
Standard King Room
First up is the regular everyday room, your standard king. First thing to note, these rooms are suites. Not Encore suites, but proper suites. There is a set of doors dividing the spaces, although I perhaps would have liked to have seen the living room inside and the bedroom on the outside. But more interesting is the fact that the same quadrilateral leitmotif, mentioned in the last piece, shows up here again. Where did this show up before? Ironically in one of Wynn’s planned but abandoned northeastern US properties. It’s obvious his design is motivated and driven by this new bold statement. Call it the garden diamond grid of Encore in relationship. It is distinctive and lovely.
The color palette as well picks up on some of those same aforementioned renderings, with slightly more muted orange-browns complimenting carpet much like those found in the Encore Tower Suites in color scheme. The addition of ceiling tray lighting in a standard room states just how high level they paid attention to these rooms. These will be standard in name only. The rooms are bound to be exceptional from the first look alone.
Moving up a notch, we get a minor glimpse of the Salon Suite at the Palace, one of my favorite rooms at Encore and Wynn. But here, the salon takes what it has in form, and takes it one level higher. The foyer is mirrored with gold leaf on the walls and another portal motif seen in the renderings for other rooms in the northeast US Wynn properties. It’s an evolution of the Salon from existing, to proposed, to improved on. It’s breathtaking. And the room beyond, the living room, gives a cue that unlike Wynn and Encore in Vegas, there will be more than a simple muted color scheme. Much like Encore Macau, color will play here. The golds and reds will be king, and seeing red chairs makes me deliriously happy. Not because I was disappointed with the muted scheme, but because I am excited for what more can be.
Even higher, and likely tied into the Penthouse Casino mentioned earlier, is a rendering provided of their vision of the Penthouse Suites, likely a take on Encore’s Duplex Apartments. (Shout out to MikeE at VT who had the pleasure of enjoying one of the suites in person.) Much like Encore in structure, this rendering show’s the main room of the suite, but gone is the bar, replaced with a grand piano in stark white, and the furniture is not muted but shades of gold and orange set against white and red curtains breaking what was a bay window in the other iteration into three bays of windows. And like Encore, there’s a likely custom made chandelier set into the ceiling against Chinese influenced molding, almost reminiscent of those that were in the Switch restaurant at Encore which is sadly no longer with us. The room, and lighting, are striking and again take everything to a notch above and beyond where Wynn has gone before.
Lastly, Wynn leaves us with a taste of what will likely not be the “villa” of the property, but more in line with the Fairway Villas at Wynn and Encore. These rooms, called Garden Villas, are seemingly special villas that are smaller in size but built around a common space like the Tower Suite pool at WLV. The rendering, while showing not much, shows a room that is very formal, symmetrical, and only accentuated with the colors of the curtains, red and cream, and a slightly different take on the suite carpet. But the metalwork of the windows and doors leading outside are outstanding in playing up the same motifs we’ve seen elsewhere, perhaps in polished gold, something I wouldn’t put beyond Wynn on a project of this scope.
Expanding on that and helping tie into the above is a picture of the Garden Villa pool. A long pool with water features, it shows minimal furniture, but I find it hard to believe this is a pool for one villa. It seems to me this is possibly a new room type for Wynn, in that he creates private villas with access to an exclusive pool. This Cosmopolitan’s Lanais but if the pool adjacent was only for them. It’s not a grand image, but it shows that Wynn has thought about every inch of the property and creating an environment that serves his core crowd in exactly the way Wynn Palace was designed to do.
Wynn Palace is set to open in August, and until then, I’m sure there will be more and more leaks to whet our appetites. This latest release did much of that, but there’s so much more to learn, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned, it’s going to be an exciting year for luxury gaming in general and we will be covering everything for you.
*All pictures courtesy and with our thanks to Wynn Resorts LTD
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