Has Encore Boston Harbor Met Expectations? In this revised post, a teaser if you will, of more tome, I will try to superficially answer that question. After my two day visit recently, I would like to check my expectations. Let’s see how Encore Boston Harbor met out expectations. For the prequel post, go to Encore Boston Harbor Opening.
Encore Boston Harbor raises the bar far above the rest in many ways. I will give an expectation from that article, then give our NETimeGambling take on it.
Wynn Resorts hopes their new Boston resort will boost their own sluggish first quarter, both in Las Vegas & overseas. NETG – This resort is what the region has been waiting for. I believe it will exceed revenue expectations.
The “WOW” Factor
Wynn resorts has always had a passion to “wow” guests by designing incredible resorts. The vision is to offer amazing amenities, fine dining, premium retail offerings, and incredible entertainment. NETG – This place is amazing. Let’s take one of these at a time.
Amenities – elements of comfort and convenience, provided in addition to the usual hotel/casino. From the completely remote-controlled hotel rooms, to the transportation possibilities, Encore is Amenites with a capital “A.” Expectation met.
Fine Dining – Sinatra, Rare, and the Buffet are all above and beyond what has been seen in New England. Expectation met.
Retail – Shopping options were cut back, but the shops included are pure high end. Still, the amount of retail options is a far cry from the The Wynn and Encore Esplanades in Las Vegas. Expectation not met.
Exquisite Buffet – Inside and out, from the entrance to the food, to the presentation, the Buffet is amazing. So is the price. But would you expect anything different? Price matches the experience. Expectation met, indeed.
Entertainment – This is to be seen. However, the nightclub options are top notch. Expectation? Let’s check back later in the year. If anything like the opening fireworks, I’d say expectations will be met.
Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
A 27-floor hotel with 671 rooms, including 104 luxury suites. Reports are that the hotel rooms are exactly the quality expected. While the rooms are beige-themed, there is nothing beige about what the rooms offer. State-of-the-art conveniences such as voice-activated lights, curtains, heating, air-conditioning, and privacy settings brings it all to your fingertips. The rooms exude the highest quality. Expectation met? Are you kidding?, it’s Wynn we’re talking about here!
Ok, it has a Dunkin Donuts. We’ve all been to DD, but nothing like this. It’s the only Dunkin to have a marble floor! ‘Nuff said.
Gambling – Lots of playable video poker, even at the quarter level. Table minimums are high, but are better in the morning and early afternoon. $15 Craps, $15 Pai Gow & $25 Bac. Not bad for mid to high rollers.
Clientele – The people visiting Encore are as varied as grains of sand. Every race and creed, every level of bettor, locals, national and global were attracted to this place. And I see no reason for it to stop.
State-of-the-art convention and meeting space
This part of the resort is beautiful. As you walk down the hallway of fine dining, you come upon Popeye, exquisite art, and a well planned all-purpose meeting area. walk past the Picasso Ballroom and you look upon the South Lawn and the Harbor Walk. It’s truly stunning. Expectation met again.
Harborwalk, Park & Shuttles, oh My
The intention from the beginning was to offer “Boston’s most magnificent outdoor gathering spot.” So not to spoil future reports, let’s just say you must visit it to appreciate all the planning of this area. Expectations beyond meeting.
Elegance is the word most used for Wynn & Encore Las Vegas casinos, and the same magnificent gaming floor is present in Everett. The two spacious sections, with wonderfully high ceilings, have hand-assembled red Murano glass chandeliers. They are transplanted from their original home at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and each costs $150,000 each. Just one example of the spacious and beautiful casino – a casino to rival any in the country. But not just visually, but auditory as well. The speaker system attached to the columns in the casino is loud, clear and provides amazing sound all day. Expectation? Double-check.
The Star of the Show
The real star of the show at Encore Boston Harbor is the property in its entirety. Without walking around the halls, the casino, and the vast Harbor Walk, you are denying yourself the true unique and awesome flavor that is Encore Boston Harbor. No can truly appreciate this project without taking it ALL in at least once.
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