Wynning Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing

The VT Review of Wynn Las Vegas : The Latest and Greatest Resort in Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster

It didn't take long after arrival before a genuine swagger replaced my comfort paced stride and a the smirk of 'importance' rose upon my lips. Perhaps it was because all Wynn employees referred to me as "Dr." (I put the title of Dr. in on the website reservation form.) More likely, it was because I felt that I had finally graduated to a degree of class and style that I thought was never to be attained in this lifetime. A more scientific rationale for these feelings might be the steady stream of vodka drinks I had been snacking on. Regardless of reasons, I felt an instant personal relationship and bond with the Wynn Las Vegas. It didn't matter that I was a scruffy lookin long hair wearing a Sabbath t-shirt and Elvis shades, I was part of something. There is an unspoken story amongst guests that if you are here, you wanted to be here, and if you wanted to be here you were part of IT. IT being that vibe amongst strangers as if we were all in one giant inside secret. If you got the secret, you were in the club. It kinda reminds me of the way fans of the band Phish or the Grateful Dead refer to the phenomenon of devoting their lives to following the band wherever and whenever they perform and forsake all other duties and responsibilities. When other members of our party beckoned us by text message to Treasure Island - another Wynn designed property - we went grudgingly, and left promptly at the insane volume and meat marketness of TI's Mist and Tangerine night clubs, not to mention the 6:5 blackjack payout and continuous shuffle machines on the 21 tables. Calgon take me away to my chocolate tower kingdom where I am someone and the people treat me nicely.

It is here that the Wynn Las Vegas succeeds beyond my ability to percieve. How could a building, and a brand new one at that define a culture and evoke such an emotional response after 3 months of operation? I've stayed at a large percentage of the joints in Vegas, and tasting the tastes and raising the stakes in almost all of them yet never have any of them made Miss Monkay and I to trumpet in perfect concertina "I'll never stay anywhere else in Vegas." As much as I love the dank wonder of the old Mint's tower (now Binions) and the late 70's shag of Bally's suites, and the funky mirror-over-the-bed LuvTub rooms at the Imperial Palace, or the effervescent electricity of Caesars, Flamingo and the Golden Nugget I truly feel that I have been spoiled by Wynn Las Vegas' ability to inspire, not insult my intelligence with the details, the Gizmos, the accoutrements, the service and the downright pizazz.

Yes, Mr. Wynn, you can get down now, we're having a great time down here - but you knew that already.

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I have started a Stay-At-The_Wynn fund thanks to this great feature. 2009 here I come! Whoo hoo!

I just finished reading your review of Wynn and wanted to take a second and say how well put your article was. I think you really captured the essence of what Wynn is selling and that is no easy task since the resort has openend.

I would also like to thank you, as I have thought about taking a 3 day stay there to indulge, and thats all it would be as the resort is out of my regular vegas budget, your article convinced me to wait on this, not for any negative connotations, but for the mere fact, that I enjoy the other aspects of Vegas rooms that I can still afford and fear that I would leave with the same impression you did.

One thing I tried hard not to do while at the Wynn was dwell too much on the costs. Expensive? Let's just say that even with the three free nights offer that came a couple of months later, I still couldn't afford to go back. Will I go back? In a heartbeat.

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