Ok, today I’m going to put aside my feelings about Steve Wynn, the person, and concentrate on Wynn Everett, the resort.
Having played & stayed at Wynn Las Vegas, and next door at Wynn Encore on the north strip, I can tell you that Wynn Everett will be spectacular. Even walking through Bellagio, built by Wynn and now owned by MGM, shows the detail and ambiance of elegance.
I will not be writing about his feud with Boston Mayor Walsh, or that the project has been pushed later to open in 2018, or the many legal problems Steve-O is annoyed by. Nope, today we celebrate the iconic property that will grace Boston, and raise the bar of gambling and resorts in New England to a new high.
Recently, Wynn Everett released more information on the upcoming project. Steve Wynn recently stated that he doesn’t build casinos, he builds resorts that just happen to have a casino down the hall. While his casinos are definitely not shabby gambling halls (quite the contrary), his resorts are some of the best in the world. Considering the Boston area as one of the few big areas previously untapped, Wynn Everett will not only give the other casinos in New England & New York a taste of the best, it will become a destination for the country and the world.
For example, last week Wynn Resorts released a rendering of its 20-foot wide pedestrian and bicycle harborwalk, which is to be part of the $1.7-billion hotel and casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts and connecting the resort to the neighboring Gateway Center Park. The harborwalk will feature a picnic park, a number of gardens, a viewing deck, as well as a water ferry to and from Boston. Sounds like a pretty standard project for city tourism, but standard is not the way Steve Wynn rolls.
So what will Wynn Resorts Everett look like? The plan includes a 365-foot glass-like hotel tower, similar to the Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Encore (also Las Vegas) and Wynn Macau(China) soaring above the riverfront and offering 500 luxurious rooms. The casino floor will sport 3,242 slot machines and 168 table games, slightly smaller than the CT casinos, larger than MGM. The site will consist of 77,250 square feet of retail space in all its glamour much like Vegas and 64,593 square feet of food and beverage options. Food & beverage options according to the Wynn Everett website will include copies of his top Las Vegas dining, including Andrea’s, the SW Steakhouse and my favorite Buffet in Vegas. Add 32,942 square feet of meeting and convention space, 30,392-square-foot nightclub and a “wicked pissa sports bah” the likes you haven’t seen in New England. (Of course, Steve Wynn would never say it that way!)
It will be an incredible place to visit and stay. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Wynn is bringing to New England in 2018!
That’s all for now.