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Encore Las Vegas

Encore Las Vegas or Encore at Wynn Las Vegas (often just called Encore) is a luxury resort, casino, hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The resort is connected to its sister resort, Wynn Las Vegas; both are owned by Wynn Resorts Limited, headed by noted casino developer Steve Wynn.

Encore has been awarded the AAA five diamond award. The Towers Suites at Encore and The Spa have received the Forbes five-star award in 2010 and is considered to be one of the finest hotels in the world. Encore Las Vegas and its sister property, Wynn Las Vegas collectively hold more Forbes five-star awards than any other casino-resort in the world.

The resort features a 74,000-square-foot (6,900 m2) casino, 27,000 sq ft (2,500 m2) of retail space in "The Esplanade", a spa and salon, five restaurants, seven bars, as well a nightclub. The building is 631 feet (192 m) in height, and has 63 floors, making it three floors higher than Wynn Las Vegas, though the building is not actually 63 floors as floors 13, as well as 40 through 49, were left out: 13 has traditionally been an unlucky number in various Western cultures, and various East Asian cultures are superstitious about the number 4 because it is a homonym for "death" in their languages.

The resort's interior public spaces feature a combination of Asian influences and whimsical designs, including strong reds and a butterfly motif, in its design; the overall theme, designed by Roger P. Thomas, borrows aspects from the previously built Wynn Macau in China. In addition, the hotel continues and expands on the original Wynn resort's use of big windows, dense greenery and filtered natural light to pervade more areas of the casino that had traditionally been done in Las Vegas. The pool area includes rentable 29 cabanas. In late November 2009, the casino was slightly altered, removing drapery and palm trees in an effort to open up the space a bit more. Steve Wynn, after reviewing and walking through, replaced the planting, but not the curtains, seemingly feeling the casino became too stuffy with the drapery at the corners of each space.

The resort's nightclub, XS, was developed by Victor Drai and opened on New Year's Eve 2008 with 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) and space for 3,000 guests. The restaurants include Sinatra, a Frank Sinatra-themed, 152-seat dinner-only steakhouse, which includes a Grammy and an Oscar award statuettes on loan from the Sinatra estate as well as a large photo of the singer and Steve Wynn from 1981. Other restaurants are Wazuzu, a modern-Asian bistro that features a 27 ft (8.2 m) crystal dragon; Switch, a French-influenced surf and turf restaurant that features walls, ceiling and lights that rise, fall and change color every 20 to 30 minutes; Botero, a dinner-only steakhouse themed after the work of Colombian neo-figurative artist Fernando Botero and featuring three of his artworks and two of his sculptures; and Society Cafe Encore, a casual restaurant. An additional club is slated to open in June of 2010, replacing the strip entry and atrium space. Construction has already started and the area is tentatively called the "Switch Beach Club" due to its relative location near Switch restaurant.

The Resort Suite offers style with a comfortable, residential feel: A range from 700 to 745 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows, Wynn signature beds with European linens, 42" or 46" flat-panel televisions featuring on-demand movies, State-of-the-art office equipment, one touch climate controls, a fully stocked mini bar and in-room safes. Bathrooms include 19' flat-screen television, dual sinks, sitting areas with lighted vanity mirrors, separate shower and soaking tub, and Signature Wynn Resorts robes and slippers.The hotel tower features two sections: standard Resort tower as well as the smaller, more upscale Tower Suites.