We've been to Vegas several times since the Wynn opened it's doors, but had never seen the hotel (We often stay hermetically sealed inside Caesar's Palace). Steve Wynn (who conceived and executed the Bellagio, Mirage/Treasure Island) sold these properties, and built his own dream palace, The Wynn, in 2005. For more about Steve Wynn, read about his fascinating life here.
Steve Wynn became a billionaire in 2004, and has one of the finest art collections in the world (many pieces scattered throughout the hotel). Unfortunately, Mr. Wynn suffers from an eye disease, retenitis pigmentosa, and is losing his site. In 1993, his daughter was kidnapped, but safely returned for a 1.45 million dollar ransom. The kidnappers were apprehended when they attempted to buy a Ferrari for cash in Newport Beach. Interestingly enough, there is now a Ferrari dealership attatched to the Wynn Hotel!
When you enter the hotel, it is like entering a stunning fairyland of trees draped in white lights. At first glace, it does NOT look, sound, or smell like a smoky casino.
Steve Wynn's artistic sense, using lots of color and light, gives you a calm sense of beauty, and is magical.
The marble floor is embedded with bright, colorful glass tile mosiacs. They are cheerful and match the carpeting throughout the casino areas. Sort of like "the yellow brick road", they made me want to follow, follow, follow... to the shops and restaurants!
After breakfast, and a gambling fix, I will post more Las Vegas fun!