Despite falling tourist numbers in Las Vegas since the Mandalay Bay tragedy, Wynn Resorts has bought the site of the former Frontier hotel. In an effort to build up trust for the city, they intend to build a new hotel called the Wynn West to accompany their new Paradise Park. This project is expected to boost revenues along the Vegas Strip and bring more tourists in.
Reports by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority revealed the decline in visitors for the first time in four years during 2017. The last three months of the year, following the October 1st shooting, saw a steeper decline. However, many resorts and businesses have been working to win back the trust of tourists. After the tragedy, other resorts chose to review security measures to ensure the safety of their patrons. As such, the measures are yet to be proven successful.
On the other hand, improved efforts by casino and hotel operators are expected to bring back tourists. These include all new restaurants and Wynn Resorts’ new Paradise Park, set to begin construction in 2018. Other projects include the Wynn Boston Harbour Resort, which is set to open in 2019.
Wynn West & Other Resort Plans
The fourth property for the hotel chain is located across the road from current Wynn Resorts properties. Plans for the hotel include 24-foot window views, luxury bathrooms and 80-inch televisions. Room rates are currently expected to reach US$400 (±CA$493) by the time the hotel is finished.
Paradise Park will be located behind the main property, replacing an 18-hole golf course. The park will feature a lagoon, white sand beach and a boardwalk. Of course, this may be eclipsed by their Boston project, which will cover the banks of the Mystic River in Boston. It is slated as the United States’ ‘first five-star’ gambling resort.
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