A First Look at Encore Boston Harbor – The Monday Link



In a press release from this past week, Wynn Resorts described their northeast project as follows: “Ideally situated in one of the most storied and loved regions in the world, Encore Boston Harbor artfully combines the grand magnificence of a five-star urban waterfront resort with the cultural richness and natural wonders of New England. There is no place in the world like Encore Boston Harbor. The resort sits on 33 acres along the historic Mystic River and outer Boston Harbor, with a five-star luxury tower overlooking the water and Boston skyline. The $2.6 billion, three-million-square-foot resort is less than five miles from Logan International Airport and minutes from major transportation hubs, with shuttles provided for guests at nearby commuter locations. It is the largest single-phase private development in the history of Massachusetts.”

The resort features more than three million square feet/13 acres of gross floor area that includes:

  • 27-floor hotel with 671 rooms, including 104 luxury suites
  • 15 restaurants and lounges ranging from waterfront casual to fine dining
  • Luxurious spa, fitness center and beauty salon
  • State-of-the-art convention and meeting space, including a 37,000 square-foot waterfront grand ballroom, 10 break-out rooms, and promenade—all on the ground level
  • Magnificent gaming floor with more than 4,000 gaming positions
  • 6-acre, four-season public harborwalk and park that will be open for all to enjoy
  • Shuttle buses and boats will transport employees and guests to and from major transportation hubs in the area and points across Boston Harbor
  • Approximately 8 million visitors a year anticipated from across the globe—more than the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots combined

The license is still in limbo, according to the Mass. Gaming Commission. Wynn most certainly is hoping for an outcome similar to that achieved with the Nevada Gaming Control Board in February.  In that settlement, Wynn paid a $20 million fine and also admitted to corporate behavior that most certainly would have disqualified any entity applying in Massachusetts. With two months away from opening, the MGC will not cancel Wynn Resorts’ presence in Massachusetts.

You might have read this post from TravelPulse.com already, but why not drool a little more over this possibilities at this New England jewel.

A First Look at Encore Boston Harbor



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