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Beyond The Beach

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 12:19am
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Previous accounts that Encore had removed all of its drapery in advance of construction on "Switch Beach Club" has spiraled into a much larger tale... a project which includes a complete reconfiguring of Encore's casino floor.

We've received numerous reports that the entire casino floor has been shaken out, with table games moving from the far end by the hotel tower, to spread out evenly from the registration desk all the way to the Eastside lounge and beyond. The "Switch Beach Club" side of the casino will become mostly slot machines. The experiment in chambered casino intimacy hasn't worked as well as expected and many of the decorative column separators will be removed over the next month or so.

The atrium area is now completely sealed off from any cellphone peekaboos and protecting the interior from the destruction going on outside - the Strip-facing porte cochere has been completely gutted, leaving only the dome in a heap. The wall between Switch and Encore's high limit slots will be replaced with the same glass that separated Encore from the pool outside, enabling people to see into and out of Encore's casino - further enhancing the concept of integrating interior and exterior, the platinum standard of which will be Wynn Cotai.

So what's going to happen to that space? The project currently called "Switch Beach Club" will be spread over two levels and will feature an outdoor (?) casino and pool on the ground floor and pool club called Beyond on the mezzanine. Construction of the project is full steam ahead with crews slated to work 24/7 until completed in early 2010.

Adm. Hillegas has posted some night time photos of the external construction to The Twitter and promises he will be posting daylit photos Wednesday after he pwns the G2E panel on "Social Media" they hired him to host.



Comments & Discussion:

That sucks.

I thought the pool club was going to be called "Surrender" ???

actually its going to be called "Dream Police"

does anybody have a photo from a similar perspective, when the "old" entrance was still there?

The Venetian has Diet Dr. Pepper.


I have a bunch of photos of Encore from my stay there earlier this year. Luckily, I took TONS of photos of the casino and atrium, as well as the area that is becoming the Beach Club. It's almost like I knew it wouldn't be like that for long. Sad.
The photos are here if you want to see them...

I am going to miss the easy access to the LVB, not that using the Encore frontage road is that much longer of a walk... but the LVB entry was such a nice break from walking through the Esplanade and through Wynn... I can see why they are getting rid of that exit in favor of a night club, it forces the guests to walk through Wynn instead of leaving the property.

I love the idea of the outdoors being even further integrated into the casino, but I really loved the chambered casino effect... that photo of the casino sans curtains is really depressing. Why knows, it may look great when completed, but I have my doubts.

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