The Encore Salon Suite: The VT Review 2012
When The Beautiful Age Beautifully
Almost three-and-a-half years might not seem like a long time. Three-and-a-half years for any hotel room is when you start seeing stains on the carpet. Three-and-a-half years in a Vegas hotel room is when you start seeing loose threads and torn sheets. Three-and-a-half years at a Wynn property is when Steve gets bored and starts poking Roger to think of some redesigns. Yes, three-and-a-half years at Wynncore means the room is officially over the hill.
Without getting comfy with casino head honchos, the Salon Suites at either Wynncore property are the créme de la créme of their offerings. In the last year, Wynn's have undergone a renovation that have turned out so spectacular that I may or may not have read our own VT photo review without my pants on.
Encore though? Their suites seem like old news and by Wynn's standards, they're aging. Let's see if the Encore Salon is at least aging beautifully...
Ah, the most beautiful hour. The lights are dim, turn down service performed, and the music plays lightly on the television.
The entry is near-mirror-reflection symmetrical made even more inviting by strategic, ambient lighting. Check out the single recessed lights standing directly over the work desk and end table on the opposite end - functional without the eyesore most desk lamps provide. Houndstooth carpet and mirrored ceilings remind you that you're still in Las Vegas.
To the right is the guest bath. Iíve always wondered what the significance of that little crown etching at the top of the mirror is.
Butterflies in hand painted gold leaf remind guests that they're taking one of the poshest poops of their lives.
On the opposite end of the foyer is the massage room. The novelty factor runs out after about two seconds. A stupid waste of space, especially with a spa as spectacular as Encore's down below.