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December 22, 2014

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Wynn Resorts unveils nightclub, pool plans for Encore

Wynn Resorts released details Wednesday on its new nightclub and adult pool at Encore Las Vegas.

The Encore Beach Club and Surrender nightclub, located in the former Encore porte-cochere, are both set to open Memorial Day weekend. The project, which also includes outdoor seating for Switch restaurant, cost an estimated $67 million, Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn said during an earning conference call last month.

The 60,000-square-foot Encore Beach Club will be a 21-and-over pool complex. The pool will feature 26 cabanas, eight two-story, 350-square-foot bungalows, a restaurant and poolside blackjack and craps.

Connected to the Encore Beach Club will be Surrender nightclub. The 5,000-square-foot nightclub will open to the outdoors as the weather permits. DJ Steve Aoki will be the resident DJ at Surrender, the company announced.

Sean Christie, who operates Blush Nightclub and Society Cafe, will operate both the pool and the nightclub. Wynn Design and Development Executive Vice President Roger Thomas is responsible for the design of both the Encore Beach Club and Surrender.

The Encore Beach Club will be open Monday through Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Surrender will be open Thursday through Saturday beginning at 10 p.m.

Construction began on the Encore porte-cochere in November. The porte-cochere was originally built with the idea that projects like The El-Ad Group’s Plaza Hotel and Boyd Gaming’s Echelon would be across the street, Wynn said last month.

"Because we have such a strong financial statement, and because we have the working capital that’s necessary to keep us competitive, we take off that unused porte-cochere and we put something on it that would generate profits," Wynn said.

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