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3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Tel: 888 320 7125 (toll-free)
Tel: 702 770 7000
The $2.3 billion sister property to The Wynn (connected via a shopping esplanade) is smaller than its predecessor. It's difficult to describe a 2,034-suite hotel with 185,000 square feet of casino and retail space as intimate, but Encore feels friendlier and has more sex appeal, in part because the decor is very, very redfrom the butterfly-patterned carpets to the Rubino glass chandeliers. Encore's most sultry space by far is the Botero steak house
, one of five restaurants, and out on the European Pool deck, where topless babes sunbathe while their companions smoke cigars and play blackjack. Rooms, thankfully, don't have scarlet fever and are as spacious as they are refined: The smallest are a sprawling 700 square feet, with a 42-inch rotating TV, remote-control blinds, and a bedside button that activates the do-not-disturb light on the door. The simple color paletteprimarily black and white softened by creams and brownsis enhanced by the range of textiles and textures, from the plush velvet sofas and wispy chiffon curtains to lacquered dressers and coarse houndstooth wall coverings.
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