Encore Boston Harbor Opens this weekend. Steve Wynn always said he was “in the resort business, not the casino business.” Wynn resorts have always had a passion to “wow” guests. As a result, his resort design in Boston will do just that. To begin with, luxury amenities, fine dining, and premium retail offerings are expected. Encore Boston Harbor will exude the same posh elegance as in Las Vegas, Cotai & Macau, China.
Let’s take a look at what we can expect as Encore Boston Harbor opens.
Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
The Hotel is 27-floors with 671 rooms, including 104 luxury suites. According to PRNewswire.com, in April of 2019, “Wynn Resorts ….. earned the distinction of being the highest-scoring hotel company in the world as rated by Forbes Travel Guide. They outranked all other luxury hotel brands the company reviews. In short, that is a total of 1,105 hotels in 58 countries. Actually, Wynn Resorts exceeded the likes of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, among others.”
Encore Boston Harbor’s “smallest room” is 650 square feet, Premier King. In fact, it is the largest standard hotel room in the Boston area and New England.
Wynn resorts always pays attention to the highest in quality and innovation. Accordingly, this hotel includes
- 507-thread-count linens,
- overstuffed pillows and shams,
- state-of-the-art conveniences voice-activated lights,
- privacy settings.
The highest-quality suite will be the Signature Harbor View Suite. It combines the comfort and amenities of a 1,350-square-foot Signature Suite. Furthermore, it has a pristine view of Boston Harbor and the city skyline.
15 restaurants and lounges, ranging from waterfront casual to fine dining, will be on the property. Fine dining includes a steakhouse and two Italian restaurants. While casual dining will offer a craft beer garden, a sports bar, and, of course, Dunkin’ Donuts. The Buffet will most likely be similar to Wynn Las Vegas. That being the case, it will offer over 120 different food items, including unusual delights.
The buffet area will be a fresh, clean, flower-adorned room. Unfortunately, its price will double that of the buffets at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Considering the Wynn Las Vegas Buffet is one of the best on the Strip, this buffet won’t disappoint.
Successful restaurants from Las Vegas will be available at Encore Boston Harbor. The acclaimed Sinatra restaurant and Rare Steakhouse will headline the dining options. Encore Boston Harbor opens with a heavy emphasis on locally inspired venues. This includes Fratelli, a casual Italian restaurant and bar. Actually, it is created by Boston North End entrepreneurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano.
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State-of-the-art Convention and Meeting Space
The meeting space starts with a beautiful 37,000 square-foot waterfront grand ballroom. Even more, is it available with10 break-out rooms (total of over 50,000 sq. feet) and the promenade? Located near Boston, it will be the largest ballroom space in Boston, outside of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Hall.
Harborwalk, Park & Shuttles, oh My
The 6-acre, four-season public Harborwalk, and park will be open for all to enjoy. Public amenities will include a picnic park, paths for bikers and pedestrians. Besides, viewing decks, waterfront restaurants, and retail will be included. The plans also include a performance lawn and boat docks. Custom-built European-style water shuttles will transport guests year-round from Boston to the resort. Under those circumstances, the intention was to be “Boston’s most magnificent outdoor gathering spot.”
Encore Boston Harbor opening Casino with Flair
Elegance is the word most used in describing Wynn & Encore Las Vegas casinos. With that in mind, its gaming floor is magnificent. It will have more than 4,000 gaming positions. According to TravelPulse.com, “The 210,000-square-foot casino is divided into two spacious sections. Each has ceilings and hand-assembled red Murano glass chandeliers. They were transplanted from their original home at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.”
The casino features:
- more than 3,000 classic and state-of-the-art slot machines
- 143 table games
- a stunning casino bar is centrally located beneath a grand staircase
- secluded terraces offering high-end poker, VIP, and private-gaming experiences
However, gambling rules & conditions have always seemed an afterthought. The resort comes first. Gambling in a Wynn casino can be a financially tight experience, especially for low to mid rollers. Encore Boston Harbor’s Poker Room should rival others in New England’s in comfort and amenities.
Per the Massachusetts Gaming Commission guidelines, the casino will be non-smoking. Also, there will be no ATMs available on the casino floor. And, Cash Advance at the cashier is not an option.
WHO WILL VISIT?
The clientele will be an eclectic mix of worldly travelers, gamblers, foodies, and vacationers. Unexpectedly, Wynn Resorts reduced its expected luxury brand retail area by 80% for more meeting and convention space. A vibrant club scene in Boston will now include two venues, Mystique and Memoire. In all honesty, Big Night Entertainment Group principal Ed Kane said. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver the premier, first-class experience that guests will expect at the resort.”
Encore Boston Harbor opens as the gem of New England. And it all starts this June. NETimeGambling will be there!
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