Encore Las Vegas
Owner Steve Wynn says, “The model for Encore is the south of France: St.-Tropez, Club 55. Places that have a wonderful indoor-outdoor integration. The east and west walls of the casino are almost three hundred feet of glass, looking onto gardens and pools. It’s uplifting because of the natural light. The glass walls are a total departure from any other gambling hall. And we have a restaurant in Encore called Switch. You hear a musical cue, and the wall descends. Up comes a glass wall, and the roof accordions open. Then twenty minutes later the glass walls go back down into the floor and the room is open to the garden. That’s the kind of thing that says, ‘You’re in Las Vegas, kiddo. You’re here to live large and have fun—here it is.’ ”
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.