Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor opens

i By June 27, 2019 No Comments

The 671-key Encore Boston Harbor is now officially open.

The $2.6 billion USD, five-star, destination gaming resort bridges the harbour between the cities of Boston and Everett.  It is the largest private, single phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“Eight years ago the people of Massachusetts and lawmakers had the foresight to understand that with the passing of the gaming legislation, there could be the opportunity for economic development and the finest integrated resort in the region,” said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts. “I am here to tell you Encore Boston Harbor has achieved those goals.”

Encore Boston Harbor photos: (top of post) Event lawn. Photo © Roger Davies. (Gallery) 1. Exterior river at night. Photo © Barbara Kraft. 2. Atrium Carousel. Photo © Roger Davies. 3. Premier Harbor View King Guestroom. Photo © Barbara Kraft. 4. Bathroom, Premier Harbor View King. Photo © Barbara Kraft. 5. Signature Harbor View Suite. Photo © Barbara Kraft. 6. Center Bar. Photo © Barbara Kraft. 7. Main dining room, Garden Cafe. Photo © Roger Davies. 8. Main dining room, Fratelli. Photo © Roger Davies. 9. Popeye by Jeff Koons. Photo © Roger Davies.

The Encore Boston Harbor experience

Designed by Wynn veteran Roger Thomas, executive vice-president of Wynn Design, the property combines structural and design elements reminiscent of the Las Vegas and China properties with well-known local New England provisions and hospitality names.

The resort’s 671 guestrooms are designed in elegant neutral tones. Features and amenities include:

  • floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor;
  • Encore Dream Beds dressed in 507-thread-count linens;
  • flat-screen 4K ultra-high-definition televisions;
  • high-speed WiFi; bedside mobe charging devices;
  • Alexa voice-activated control of curtains, lighting, heating, air-conditioning and privacy settings;
  • and a wireless iPad for one-touch access to room controls, resort information and guest services.

The Premier King and Double guestrooms are 650 square feet, making them the largest hotel accommodations in New England. On the suite side, the property offers 1,350-square-foot Signature Suites; 18 two-bedroom residences (3,350 square feet each); and two limited availability villas with a total of 5,800 square feet.

The property’s dining outlets range from recognized experiences from the brand’s Las Vegas locations including Sinatra and Red 8 to exclusively local concepts like Fratelli, a casual Italian restaurant from Boston North End restaurant veterans Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano, as well as Memoire, a nightlife fantasy by Boston’s Big Night Entertainment Group.

Its 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes the second largest—37,000 square feet—single-span ballroom in Boston and 21,000 square feet of seasonal outdoor space overlooking the Boston Harbor and skyline. It also offers 10 break-out rooms, a promenade, concierge-level service and state-of-the-art AV capabilities.

Unique services and features include:

  • custom-built boats (Encore Premium Harbor Shuttles) to transport guests from Boston to the resort year-round;
  • the newest Preston Bailey floral carousel in the lobby;
  • luxury retail esplanades;
  • a luxury spa with 17 treatment rooms;
  • a fitness centre stocked with the latest equipment from Woodway, Cybex, Life Fitness and Peloton;
  • works from leading artists showcased throughout the resort (e.g. mirror-polished stainless steel Popeye by Jeff Koons, and three 20-foot high stainless steel portraits of women by Jaume Plensa located along the Harborwalk);
  • and a 210,000-square-foot gaming area that includes an 88-table Poker Room.