Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Wynn Resort

I was reading The Peak of Chic's post on using deep tones of brown to create "dining drama" and I was reminded of the brilliant use of the color brown at The Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. The designer Roger Thomas and builder Tony Marnell - both local Las Vegas boys - did a stellar job on the Interior. The entire resrt was themed around the painting Le Reve by Picasso. ( Yes this is the painting that owner Steve Wynn put his elbow through)

Le Reve
Every element of this property conveys the nuance of this painting.

The design concepts and the execution combine for a brilliant juxtaposition of rich browns and cinnamons and bright Marimeko styled primary colors. The base palette of the resort is deep browns against stark white accents.

The chocolate and white hallways are striking.

The attention to detail is amazing. Look at the tie backs for the drapery panels - WOW. The lobby table with flower arrangements packs quite an impact.

The lighting design throughout the resort is outstanding. Each fixture is unique and was designed specifically for its particular location. The designers raised the bar through their use of new, cutting edge and alternative materials .

The Country Club Grill

I love this vaulted ceiling and how the designer treated it.

When the resort opened it was met with mixed reviews. Local residences did not know what to make of it. I think the sophistication factor was just too high for them to process. It has since become world renowned for its style. Being a Vegas local myself I have been able to watch Roger Thomas' work as he has progressed from the renovation of the Golden Nugget to the Mirage, Bellagio and finally the Wynn. He is like a fine wine wine who has mellowed with age. I think he did a stellar job. I can't wait to see The Encore which is the sister resort being built on the same property as The Wynn


The Peak of Chic said...

Jackie- You're right about the use of color here. Gorgeous! So bold and vivid. I adore those light fixtures- rather Chinese lantern looking. I want one :)

Unknown said...

Aren't they great? I love the parasols as well. I wish I had pictures of all the different fixtures. There must be over 100 unique styles throughout the casino alone. The designers really did a great job of capturing the essence of that painting. Can you imagine building an entire resort around one work of art? What a challenge.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tour. I haven't seen it yet.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Now I know where I want to stay when I come to visit you! Gorgeous

Mélanie said...

It is very Las Vegas and very wonderful . I particularly love the pagodas lights . They look gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I always wish I could come here as a tourist as it must be quite spectacular. Living here we take it all for granted.