Encore Las Vegas Resort Suite : The VegasTripping Review 2009
Review of the Resort Suite at Encore Las Vegas
Shortly before 8pm on December 22, 2009, Steve Wynn opened the doors to Encore Las Vegas with four simple words: "Let the games begin."
Within minutes, the casino floor - peppered with the highest of the high rollers, celebs and assorted schlumps (TV salesman Ron 'But wait, there's more!' Popeil AND yours truly) - overflowed with throngs of people eager to test their luck, oogle the whimsical HiDef resortitecture or corral for themselves a stiff mid-winter drink. Nearly all of them wore faces similar to what an eight year old might have should they have an accidental, late night rendezvous with ol' Saint F. Nick.
We all know that judging (or blogging about) a book based on its cover is a haughty game reserved for the most reckless of fools. The contemptuousness becomes exponentially immeasurable when the epic tome in question is still bundled in holiday paper and bow.
Appreciating Encore requires more than thrice looping it's much discussed chambered casino floor. For those with an eye for more than pay tables, Encore's vibrant palette and elaborate yet playful canvas reveals an unknown yet familiar and friendly abstraction. More than any previous casino resort, Encore surpasses its promise that a surprise is around every corner by stashing wonders next to, before, above, below, between, within, opposite and outside.
Of course, you'll only know this if you tear the wrapping paper off and read the damn thing. Allow us to provide the scissors.
With a dizzying array of images, metaphors and themes embroidering Encore's public areas with limitless abandon, it comes as no surprise that Encore's hotel tower and room offerings are equally as rich in texture and detail. To the credit of hotel designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, Encore's rich room offerings aren't festooned in cathouse crimson butterfloral pastiche, but instead subtle, yet arresting contrasts, infinitely more suitable for guest respite.