Monday, December 22, 2008

Encore Opens; Set For Demolition

LAS VEGAS -- Steve Wynn's latest creation, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, opened with much fanfare on Monday. But as soon as the last champagne bottle hit the trash bin, the eccentric casino owner made a startling revelation.

He’s tearing down the Encore at the end of the year to make an even bigger hotel and casino – One More Time! at Wynn Las Vegas.

“Encore had a great run as the premiere destination in Las Vegas,” Wynn said. “But my vision is always looking forward to the next newest and biggest project. I enjoyed Encore while it lasted, but this is Las Vegas. If you don’t continue to reinvent yourself, you will fall behind.”

Wynn said that Encore is set to be demolished on New Year’s Eve, in an extravaganza that will rival any other event Las Vegas has ever seen.

“This is Las Vegas,” Wynn said. “You either have to go big, or you have to go home.”

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