Sunday, 8:34pm, enjoying a nightcap with a friend outdoors during an unseasonably warm California evening. They say you’re not supposed to check your phone in social settings because, you know, you might receive an email that says…
Just finished a trip to Wynn this weekend and took some photos of the new room renovations… Would love to share them.
Instantly, my company that evening was worthless.
Right under our noses, Todd-Avery Lenahan has been displaying his talent as the new head of Wynn Design and Development in a video running at the Wynn Home Store. Here are screenshots, literally, of that video.
Lots to absorb here. First, it’s more than just finishes and furnishings; serious demolition work will be happening, especially in the bathrooms. Scrapping the cream marble for deep mahogany finishes on the front of the sinks sets a more masculine tone for the bathroom—so masculine in fact that they did away with the central vanity altogether.
In the guest rooms, the individual seats at the foot of the bed give a heightened sense of separation between living and sleeping spaces. Four-poster beds seem over-indulgent for a 2700-room resort; I bet they’re saving that feature exclusively for Tower Suites. Regardless, I don’t like them because I foresee getting drunk enough to accidentally straddle a post. I love the Salon suite, but will sorely miss the current design (also found in the Parlor and ghetto/bookable Fairway Villas); it’s not dated, it lacks nothing, and it still feels infinitely luxurious.
Overall, the new rooms seem equal parts chinoiserie and retro. Furnishings with exposed frames suggest minimalism in a space that’s anything but minimalist. There’s maybe even a touch of Achaemenid-inspired art. I love it in the standard guest rooms, but in pictures alone, I’m not so sure they’re a significant improvement over the current suite designs. They’ve dialed back on this screaming hot Encore Macau suite and I kinda’ wish they hadn’t.
Pictured above is the whole television with another shot of the Salon suite. It appears the video Ken Burns Effect’d out pertinent information. Could it say “Wynn Las Vegas | June – 2022”?
Can’t wait that long? Now you can have your home feel like Wynn Las Vegas 2022 before Wynn Las Vegas!
It looks like they’re selling the effin’ furniture already in semi-mocked up rooms! Notice that there’s framed photos of the new accommodations hanging on the walls. That’s some interior design inception shit.
So what do you guys think? Is Lenahan living up to the Thomas legacy?