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Sayonara Bellagio Table Game Canopies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
We've recently received a tip that MGM Resorts International have begun removing the cloth canopies above the table games inside of Bellagio's casino. Not only have the canopy drapes been removed, they've removed the drape supports...

Tagged: las vegas   interior design   mgm resorts international   roger thomas   bellagio   tassels   


New Feature Posted: Wynn Palace Cotai - Palace Rooms First Look

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted a phototour of the brand new Palace Rooms at Wynn Palace, which just started...

Tagged: wynn palace cotai   macau   new features   roger thomas   steve wynn   


Peekaboo: The New Wynn Poker Room (Updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2016
Yesterday, construction walls surrounding the future Wynn Poker Room came down so workers could patch the marble tiles connecting the thoroughfare to the new barriers and host stand. Thankfully for us poker/design/Wynn nerds, long...

Tagged: wynn   encore   construction   poker   interior design   roger thomas   wynn design and development   


88 Days To Macau: Episode 4 - Quandary

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2016
88 Days To Macau: Episode 4 - Quandary We've got a problem. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...

Tagged: macau   cotai   steve wynn   wynn palace cotai   roger thomas   88 days to macau   


Will Wynn 2.0 Come To Encore?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2015
Roger Thomas Collection's Twitter feed has posted before and after photos of Wynn Macau's Wing Lei designs, elucidating in two photos the 2.0 design transformation. These design shifts, from bold reds and browns to...

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Bartolotta To Be Renamed Costa Di Mare at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Sep 2015
Wynn Resorts has filed a trademark application for "Costa Di Mare" for "restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge services" presumably to rename "Bartolotta Restaurante Di Mare" in the wake of Chef Paul Bartolotta's departure. Those chandeliers are...

Tagged: wynn   bartolotta   dining   costa du mare   mark lorusso   roger thomas   oink   


Introducing The Wynn Palace, Palace Queen

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Aug 2015
Wynn Palace room photos (not renderings) have been published by Asian travel retailer Agoda.com. Agoda lists six room types available for booking - Palace King, another Palace King, Palace Queen, another Palace Queen, Lake...

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Wynn Mural Artists Release Sexy Pictorial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
While Steve Wynn may get all the accolades, but it is interior designer Roger Thomas whose vision turns these raw architectural ideas into luxurious, comfortable and emotionally evocative spaces that are truly - in the...

Tagged: wynn   encore   roger thomas   evans and brown   design   art   


Pictorial Evidence of Encore Room Renovation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2015
We've been watching the Encore room renovation project since it was barely a glint in Steve Wynn's eyeball. How could Encore possibly top one of the greatest standard hotel room designs ever created? We've been...

Tagged: wynn   encore   roger thomas   wynn palace   hotel rooms   


Exclusive: The Wynn Macau VIP Junket Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Mar 2015
Here's a special treat - photos of the brand new VIP junket rooms at Wynn Macau, sent over to us by the man responsible for the design - Wynn Vice President of Design and Development...

Tagged: wynn macau   vip   roger thomas   design   baccarat   high roller   holy crap   


New Feature Posted: Roger Thomas Talks Encore Room Renovations

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Mar 2015
Just a note to those tuned into the RSS, Twitter and Facebook feeds that a new feature article has been posted. I spent some time this morning chatting with Wynn Las Vegas uber designer Roger Thomas...

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The New Lobby At Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jan 2015
As part of their 10th anniversary refresh, Wynn Las Vegas has given their reception lobby a sleek, playful and gorgeous little makeover. Big, bright room with happy new carpeting. I've always felt that the second version of...

Tagged: wynn   renovations   roger thomas   lari pittman   picasso   art   


The Brand New Roger Thomas Collection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Dec 2014
From his early post-modernist trio of themed resorts - Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio - to mature works of stunningly beautiful, globally inspired yet wholly-owned language - Wynn and Encore, in Las Vegas and Macau...

Tagged: roger thomas   design   steve wynn   


Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained

Posted by JohnH on 24 Jul 2014
A little over three years ago, I had an experience that made me lose my faith in the promise of Wynn and Encore. Marilyn Winn Speigel had embarked on a recession-fueled crusade of cost...

Tagged: wynn   steve wynn show   encore   roger thomas   


Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2014
Wynn Palace, Steve Wynn's first megaresort in Macau's Cotai Strip has a logo. Bringing together the classic Wynn crest with two bird shaped creatures - possibly referencing the magical peacocks? or a phoenix? or a...

Tagged: macau   wynn palace   logos   steve wynn   deruyter butler   roger thomas   


Inside The Encore Sky Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jun 2014
The Encore Sky Casino is one of the most top secret high-limit gaming parlors in all of Las Vegas, uber private gaming parlors reserved for the highest of the high rollers at the top of...

Tagged: encore   sky casino   high limit   high rollers   big money   wynn   roger thomas   


Is This A Wynn Palace VIP Lobby?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
Design firm Bukhari Design Studio, collaborators with Wynn Resorts on multiple projects in the U.S. and Macau, have posted a curious rendering in their portfolio gallery that contains a clue that this may very well...

Tagged: wynn palace   bukhari design studio   macau   cotai   interiors   roger thomas   


Architectural Digest Profiles Steve Wynn's New NYC Apartment

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2014
The March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest features a stunning eight page pictorial of Steve Wynn's new apartment in New York City. The apartment, designed by Wynn Resorts VP of Design Roger Thomas, is festooned with...

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Sexy Photo Time: The New Wing Lei and High Limit Lotus

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jan 2014
Just in time for Chinese New Year, the lotus has returned to the fountain outside of Wynn's High Limit slots parlor, but not after going to the lacquer factory for a fresh coat of fire. I...

Tagged: wynn   wing lei   high limit   roger thomas   design   gorgeous   


Take A Peek Inside SLS Las Vegas Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2013
SLS Las Vegas has stated that they will slot themselves into the market by targeting locals and tourists who fit the "just below luxury" price point, roughly equivalent to a four star rating. So what does...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sbe   jose andres   casino   bazaar   renderings   roger thomas   


The Downtown Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand, the forthcoming anchor tenant of dt3 sub-district in downtown Las Vegas, from is slated to open this fall. Owners Fifth Street Gaming has been casually inviting local media members to come check...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   seth schorr   roger thomas   wynn   downtown   suites   


Gary Loveman Gets Renovated, Elaine is Haute

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Jul 2013
There is a little bit less to Loveman. Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman appears in the latest issue of Haute Living magazine, debuting his new post-Dutch Boy look - lean and mean and coiffed...

Tagged: gary loveman   elaine wynn   roger thomas   


Mark Fisher, Designer of Cirque, Pink Floyd and Wynn Show Pieces Dies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jun 2013
Mark Fisher, British designer and architect known primarily for designing iconic stage sets for rock & rolls hugest acts - Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Madonna, Pink, Van Halen, Lady Gaga...

Tagged: mark fisher   cirque du soleil   wynn macau   pink floyd   roger waters   roger thomas   


New Feature Posted: Inside The Golden Nugget Spa Tower Suites

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Aug 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS or @vegastripping Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a fascinating photo tour of the redesigned Spa Tower Suites at the Golden Nugget...

Tagged: golden nugget   suites   roger thomas   renovations   


Up Close With The The Roger Thomas Jewelry Collection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jun 2012
Legendary designer Roger Thomas, the man responsible for nearly everything you love about Wynn & Encore and the man whose lasting vision can still be seen throughout Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island and Golden Nugget has...

Tagged: roger thomas   wynn   retail   design   


Roger Thomas Profiled In The New Yorker

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Mar 2012
Oh boy... VT super pal Jake Z tips us off that God's designer (and VT reader) Mr. Roger Thomas is profiled in this month's issue of The New Yorker magazine. To read click here or...

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Meet The New XSPlanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2012
The good news: you will no longer have to have a degree in Mixed Martial Nut Hugging to get from Encore to Wynn on nights the club is bumping. The bad news: despite...

Tagged: wynn   encore   xs   nightlife   roger thomas    diamond david lee roth   


Peekaboo: Wynn Tower Suites Lobby Renovation!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Dec 2011
The Wynn switcheroo is over! At least two of the biggest parts of it. Hot on the heels of our peeping the interiors of the High Limit Slots (formerly Blush) VT supertipster...

Tagged: wynn   tower suites   renovations   roger thomas   


Sexy Photo Time: The New Wynn High Limit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Dec 2011
VT ultratipster JakeZ stopped by the brand new Wynn High Limit joint a few days ago to grab some super sexy photos. For those who chastise us for posting continual updates on Wynn renovations and redesigns,...

Tagged: wynn   high limit   roger thomas   


Vegas Gang #67: Interview With Roger Thomas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Sep 2011
God's designer, Mr. Roger Thomas, one of the major creative forces behind the entire portfolio of Steve Wynn resorts - Wynn, Encore, Bellagio, Le Jardin*, Beau Rivage, Treasure Island, Mirage, and various Golden Nuggets -...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   roger thomas   


New Feature Posted: The New Salon Suites at Wynn Las Vegas - The VT Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Dec 2010
Just a note to those tuned into our RSS and Twitter feeds that we just posted a brand new feature article to the site, the very first review/photos of the newly redesigned Salon Suite at...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   roger thomas   hotel reviews   


Okada Renovations: Todd-Angry

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Dec 2010
We just received a strongly worded email from one of Todd-Avery Lenahan's representatives, imploring us not to share - and by extension discuss or be fans of - his tremendous work at Wynn Las Vegas....

Tagged: wynn las vegas   roger thomas   


UPDATED: Peekaboo: Okada At Wynn Renovations

Posted by JohnH on 6 Dec 2010
So far this week, we've brought you photos of the renovations of Wynn's new baccarat salon, new private gaming salons, and the now-open ...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   okada   todd-avery lenahan   roger thomas   


Revealed: The New Private Gaming Salons at Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by JohnH on 30 Nov 2010
A few days ago, my fellow VT contributor MikeE revealed the first photos of Wynn Las Vegas' renovated baccarat salon, and in that piece, made reference to the room's private salons that are, and I...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   roger thomas   baccarat   


The New Baccarat Salon At Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by MikeE on 27 Nov 2010
It was arguably one of the most elegant rooms in the city, but nevertheless, it wasn't enough for Stevezie. Just in time for December's million-dollar baccarat tournament, the new high limit salon at Wynn has...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   baccarat   roger thomas   


Lakeside Grill : The Encorization of Wynn Las Vegas Continues

Posted by MikeE on 3 Nov 2010
I hit the booze by 11am the day of Podcast-a-Palooza and kept a constant stream throughout the day. Having said that, being surrounded by nine of my brilliant colleagues, I can't remember who so succinctly...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   lakeside grill   roger thomas   


Video: Rog Thom Talks Encore Chandeliers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Oct 2010
Do you love the red chandeliers in Encore's casino as much as we do? Then you're really going to enjoy this little video explanation of them by Wynn Resorts interior design mastermind Roger Thomas. If...

Tagged: encore   roger thomas   casino design   


Architectural Digest Unveils Steve Wynn's Latest Digs

Posted by MikeE on 14 Oct 2010
Terrence Watanabe took residency at Wynn Las Vegas for a year. Yes, an entire year. He actually went on vacation from his vacation. His 'house guests' were Wynn's guests. He called Fairway Villa 101 home...

Tagged: steve wynn   roger thomas   todd-avery lenahan   interior design   villas   


Double The Fucker and Light

Posted by MikeE on 24 May 2010
With the relaunch of Wynncore's home furnishing stores, we've seen personal notes from our favorite designer, Roger Thomas, on some of his most beloved objects. They include anecdotes, fun facts, and interesting ways of...

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Roger Thomas Drops Encore Casino Bombshell

Posted by MikeE on 14 Apr 2010
In what blew over everyone's head, Mr. AD100 himself, Roger Thomas, gave a free, unpublicized lecture on "Unlimited Luxury" yesterday for the Las Vegas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Roger Thomas and "unlimited luxury"?...

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