he room remodel is expected to be finished in the second quarter of this year.
Crews completed the room renovations beginning at the top of the 45-floor Wynn Las Vegas and working toward the bottom, leaving a buffer of eight floors between the work and hotel guests to avoid disturbances.
At the helm of the project is Wynn Design and Development Executive Vice President Roger Thomas, who has worked for the casino owner for 30 years. Thomas is the design guru responsible for the European style of the Bellagio and the high end Encore and most recently the Wynn and Encore resorts in Macau.
Wynn Las Vegas’ previous rooms and suites had differed styles and colors, some in dark browns and others in reds, but the renovation has given the accommodations a cohesive style throughout the hotel, Thomas said.
He stripped the rooms of their dark wall coverings and carpeting, and then replaced them with neutral tones. The rooms have a sleeker, modern feel, but still reflect Wynn’s signature style.
The designer recycled some of the existing pieces, such as the dressers and bedside tables, by having a refinishing company touch up the pieces. New shades were added to lamps that could be salvaged and the bathroom floors and counters were resurfaced.
As for the rest of the pieces, Thomas said they will be making appearances in three and four star resorts around the country. The rooms are full of white vinyl furnishings, a frequent request from Wynn himself.
Bringing pops of color to the rooms are reprints of Warhol, Picasso and Van Gough, a reflection of Wynn’s extensive art collection and Thomas’ art history degree.
The in-room technology is part of the increased connectivity that guests are looking for more often, even when compared to five years ago when Wynn Las Vegas first opened, Thomas said. They want Wi-Fi (which is part of Wynn’s US$ 20-per-night resort fee) and outlets near the bed and sofas, not just at the desk, he said.