Roger Thomas Talks Encore Room Renovations
The Master Speaks
Wynn Resorts Vice President of Design and Development Roger Thomas spoke to us this morning about the renovations coming to Encore's Resort and Tower Suite's hotel room line up. Straight from the master's mouth.
Chuckmonster: What can you tell us about Encore's room renovations?
Roger Thomas: We made a decision based on Encore rooms are so very popular, that we're not going to make major changes. We're not going to change the color scheme, we're not going to change the furnishings, we're just going to upgrade the experience. We're going to begin this summer 2015 and we will complete in Fall of 2015. This is a very 'friendly to the world' kind of change.
Our guests should have the advantages of better technology. It is time to refresh materials and finishes in the room. These rooms are popular and get a certain amounts of use so we like to do that if nothing else. We're going to go top to bottom doing that and my team will be leading that way.
We are changing tops on cabinets and on desks so they are upgraded. They used to be wood and we're putting one of my favorite materials on them - black galaxy granite which is a beautiful, dark, almost black color that has flashes of natural mica and travertine in them. So that they have... I love the way light shines on them they look like a starry night. And we're going to put 'at-the-fingertip' pop-up access to USB port and electrical plugs on every nightstand. It will be concealed if you don't want to use it and rise at the touch of a finger if you want to use your laptop, phone or your iWhatever while you're enjoying the comfort of bed.
We're upgrading the lighting in the bathroom with all new fixtures that'll give a beautiful sideways even glow, much like the fixture we had before but of course. Lamping opportunities have changed due to the environment and much more efficient. We've had the lamp color custom colored by Philips to our specifications. The world of LED is one of bluish or greenish light, but we've managed to get the technology so we can get a wonderful candle glow color that is very flattering.
And, of course, as technology marches forward we're going to from our 42" television to a 55" television with extraordinary resonance. I believe is a Samsung product if I'm not mistaken. In fact, we're upgrading to exactly what we just changed Mr. & Mrs. Wynn's villa to be. So guests will be seeing the same thing Steve and Andrea Wynn. (laughter) If they tune in to the same channel. (Laughs) Steve loved it so much he called all of us and says when any great new technology happens "this is the technology I want to use." He is a great tester of technology, he and Andrea, so we always stay current.