Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 | 3:35 p.m.
The Wednesday night industry party “Surrender Your Wednesdays” at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore featured a special guest and performer, as hometown hero and Grammy Award-winning singer Ne-Yo sang and also celebrated his 31st birthday.
Kicking off the evening, Ne-Yo and an entourage of 15 dined at Andrea’s adjacent to Surrender. The group shared executive chef Joseph Elevado’s edamame, sushi and specialty rolls, black cod, sea bass, crab fried rice and the flaming Mount Fuji for dessert.
After dinner, Ne-Yo greeted fans on the patio outside Andrea’s before heading to Surrender. Upon arrival in the DJ table next to the stage and sipping on Malibu Red cocktails, Ne-Yo took the stage and sang “Everything,” “Miss Independent,” “Let’s Go” and “Work Hard Play Hard.”
While onstage at the nightclub, Ne-Yo, in a backwards red cap, a plaid denim shirt, blue jeans and black-and-red Air Jordans, was presented with a birthday cake and had a “Happy Birthday” sing-along as the cake was presented by Surrender’s servers.
Also at Andrea’s at a separate table: boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson enjoying miso soup and tofu “steak” while sipping on green tea. Thanks to Aaron Garcia for his photo gallery of the birthday boy.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.