In writing this review I was tempted to rank some of the great Properties we have been fortunate to visit in numerical order. On further reflection that is a fool’s errand I fear because most of the truly great Hotel properties serve a different clientele with a theme and style that defies listing them one to ten or however many you have visited.
Marty and I have been blessed to stay at The Ritz in Paris, Hotel Danieli in Venice, The Plaza in NYC, The Beverly Wilshire, The Dorchester in London, Villa D’Este in Como, The Breakers in Palm Beach and each was a joy and brings back great memories.
I can’t say The Wynn is an equal or better Hotel Property than any of these but I can say it is the finest Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. In terms of pure enjoyment, visual splendor, vibe, Guests services, choices and variety of entertainment it is truly special. Their common areas are anything but “common.” We took over a hundred pictures of our small wedding party in the Wynn’s truly remarkable Floral Sculpture and Gardens alone. Their Floral Sculptures are all made with fresh flowers and are changed every other day. Their outdoor two story waterfall and reflecting pool was nice in the day time and spectacular at night with their virtually continuous light show. Very dramatic. Speaking of water I have no idea how many swimming pools they have but it is a lot. One was posted “For Adults Only” and allowed topless bathing. Unfortunately Marty didn’t let me see that one.
One thing that struck the most is given that between The Wynn and The Encore they have nearly 5,000 hotel rooms and Suites. In addition there are thousands of people “off the street” who come to see the property and the casino daily – Yet every square foot of their common areas are not only impressive they are continuously “clean as a whistle.
“If I had one modest level of disappointment it was the Five Star Dining. It was very expensive and the food was just OK. We had better dining experiences in their “Contemporary” and “Casual” dining rooms. The Dining Room we enjoyed the most is The Allegra. The prices are about the same as the good restaurants around here. We had the post wedding dinner there and heard many good comments about the Calamari, Chicken Parm and LaSagna. The wedding cake they made for Tony and Jenna was also good. For red wine drinkers they had an excellent bottle of Brunello Montelcino for $110 – which is about $15 less than the restaurants here charge. Marty and I stopped in for a “bite” before their Show “Le Reve, The Dream” – sat at the bar and had an excellent flat bread and the calamari was excellent the second time. By the way the show Le Reve, The Dream was very good.
I’m not saying that all this luxury and entertainment didn’t come with a handsome price tag but we thought it was worth it and we all had a fabulous time and are so glad we made the five hour flight from South Florida for our intimate Family wedding and entertainment experience.