This May, Steve Wynn partners with nightlife impresario Sean Christie and renowned casino marketing veteran Bob Mancari to unveil an expansive entertainment complex certain to set a new standard in Las Vegas and beyond. The Encore Beach Club, Surrender Nightclub and a newly revamped SWITCH restaurant will blend the daytime beach party, upscale restaurant and sexy nightclub into an experience that will transition guests from day to night.
Encore Beach Club will be the premiere destination for the trendsetter seeking the quality party atmosphere usually found in European hot spots. Upon entering the 60,000 square foot venue, guests will be treated to a lush oasis featuring 40-foot palm trees surrounding three tiered pools. The deck offers ample seating provided by chaise lounges, couches and day beds featuring private safes. Guests preferring a cooler spot can choose to lounge on oversized lily pads resting in shallow water or dance under one of the shower poles. Encore Beach Club’s gaming pavilion will beckon those looking to try their luck at blackjack or craps.
A more private Encore Beach Club experience can be had at one of the 26 cabanas outfitted with refrigerators and flat screen televisions. The exclusivity and opulence of the eight two-story bungalows spanning 350 square-feet will set Encore Beach Club apart from its predecessors. Offering views of the Las Vegas Strip and of the pool itself, these VIP enclaves feature individual hot tubs, showers, lavish furnishings and a temperature-controlled cooling and heating system set to each guest’s preferences.
Christie, who opened and operates Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn and Society Café at Encore, has created an entertainment platform that will showcase chart-topping acts including world-renowned electronic music artists Kaskade and Steve Aoki. Kaskade will headline the Sunday party at Encore Beach Club with his signature blend of sexy, uplifting house music. With a well-known hit-maker at the helm, “Kaskade Sundays” will attract huge crowds of sun-worshipping dance-music lovers.
As day turns into night the party moves into Surrender Nightclub, trendsetting DJ Steve Aoki will energize the evenings as Friday night resident and music director. A prominent figure in the emerging electro-dance scene, Aoki takes the crowd to the next level with his dynamic live performance set. Surrender will be the chic choice for those seeking an upscale evening soirée. This sensual 5,000 square-foot nightclub will open up to the surrounding outdoor oasis as the seasons allow.
John Lyons Systems, the award-winning lighting and sound firm, has developed a showcase DJ booth and audio system designed to withstand outdoor elements while delivering exceptionally rich, clear sound. Guests will be dazzled by the eclectic décor, expansive bar and glass DJ booth featuring technology that can provide individual soundtracks for the nightclub, Encore Beach Club or an all-encompassing vibe for the entire venue. Through the use of innovative lighting technology from Lyons, the various architectural elements are illuminated, creating a striking, animated effect.
Encore Beach Club will also feature its own grill available to all patrons, while cabana and bungalow guests will also be able to indulge in flavorful fare from executive chef René Lenger of SWITCH restaurant. Lenger has designed a daytime menu of fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, wraps and BBQ items served in the restaurant’s main dining room and on the new 1,200-square foot outdoor patio. The back wall of the restaurant will be removed and replaced with glass, so diners can gaze at the vibrant Surrender Nightclub scene.
Hours of operation Encore Beach Club: Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Surrender Nightclub: Thursday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – closing.