The new Encore hotel in Las Vegas
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Steve Wynn’s Encore hotel opens in Las Vegas

The new Encore hotel in Las Vegas
Steve Wynn’s luxury Encore hotel opened today (Dec. 22) at 8 p.m. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The new Encore hotel in Las Vegas
The Encore has 2,034 suites, which average 700 square feet. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The Encore hotel in Las Vegas
Steve Wynn’s Encore cost $2.3 billion. The Bellagio, also developed by Wynn, was a $1.6-billion project when it opened in October 1998. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The Encore and the Wynn hotel
The Encore is the companion to the 3-year-old Wynn hotel. (Darrin Bush / Associated Press)
XS, the main nightclub at the Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
XS, the main nightclub at the new Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas, spills from the indoors out to a patio area. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Wazuzu restaurant in Steve Wynn’s Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
Wazuzu, a restaurant in Steve Wynn’s new Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas, features a 27-foot crystal dragon. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Steve Wynn’s new Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
The Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas is arranged around a 2-acre area of pools, patios, bars and half a dozen outdoor gaming tables. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Encore hotel in Las Vegas
A view of the shops at the new Encore hotel. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Encore spa
The spa lobby at the Encore. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Guest rooms at the Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
Guest rooms average more than 700 square feet and TVs measure 42 inches at the Encore hotel and casino. ()
The Encore hotel in Las Vegas.
The 2,034 guest rooms at the Encore start at about 700 square feet. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
The Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
One of the Encore’s gaming tables at the casino. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
The Esplanada shopping area features 11 boutiques. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
A shoe store is part of the Esplanada shopping area. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
Encore hotel and casino in Las Vegas
The Esplanada shopping area at the Encore. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
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