Many people dream about going to Las Vegas. The lights, the action, the party, the hype. I go to Vegas a few times a year for work, and while I do have a good time it’s not my idea of a vacation get away.
There are definite pros and cons to Las Vegas as a work destination. Pros: I get to stay at very nice resort hotels, dine at top notch restaurants and enjoy some amazing wines. Cons: I’m working while enjoying those pros, early mornings and late nights (still working and entertaining clients in the evening), finally the biggest cons are the smoke and constant noise.
All in all, it’s exhausting! I guess I’d be able to enjoy it more if I was able to relax at the pool or spa, sleep in late, wander the strip and be on my own timeline versus conference schedules and meetings. But alas, it is work after all!
This particular visit resulted in a three night stay at the Encore. I must admit, I love the Encore. The rooms are huge!
Two room suites are designed to actually work. And work in. As you enter your suite, you pass the bathroom (complete with soaker tub, dual sinks and lovely shower) and large closet. The room opens into the bedroom with a partial wall dividing the “living room” with floor to ceiling views.
The rooms are subtly decorated with soothing colors, textured walls and plenty of storage.
The “office/living room” portion of the room is equipped with a functional desk and chaise/sofa lounger. The large flat panel television also rotates so it’s visible from either room. The desk could use a few more power outlets as the only ones I was able to find were on the wall to the side of the desk. A bit limiting.
My bedroom hosted a king size bed with luxurious linens. There are also a few outlets in the base of the lamps and the bed side tables have slide-outs to help store your phones and other items you may be charging or accessing. One fun element is that the curtains and all lights operate individually as well as from control panels located by the door and next to the bed (little black box near the bed). And, no tacky “Do Not Distrub” sign here! Nope, you press the discrete “Privacy” button on the panel near the door.
The higher floors feature some wonderful views and my room on the 35th floor was no different!
Not too shabby eh?
Definitely a nice “base camp” for Vegas! Both the Encore and the Wynn are beautifully elegant. Gorgeous tile mosiacs, flowers, and subtle details that are simply warm and welcoming. Notice just the simple appointments in the elevator lobby:
Those black walls are actually embossed black leather! And, you’ll find floral themes throughout both hotels.
Now, if only they’d make the hotel smoke free!