Work will begin by the end of the year or in early 2018 on the first phase of Steve Wynn’s next big Las Vegas creation, Wynn Paradise Park, a 20-acre lagoon that would host watersports by day and fireworks displays at night.
Wynn Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn devoted much of the company’s first-quarter earnings conference call Tuesday providing details of the project that will be built on what is now an 18-hole golf course just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.
In early descriptions of the project, Wynn envisioned a lagoon surrounded by new convention facilities, new restaurants and retail, a hotel room tower, a white-sand beach and a boardwalk.
Wynn also dedicated time on the call to his expectation that the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas and construction of a new Las Vegas stadium to house the team would be a massive success for Southern Nevada.
“I love that the Raiders are coming,” said Wynn, who said he talked NFL football with Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti during a recent vacation in the Bahamas. “This was whipped cream and a cherry on the cake.”
He said when the Super Bowl is staged in Las Vegas — and he predicted there would be multiple appearances — that “this city will go bonkers.” Wynn predicted Las Vegas would become known as the sports capital of the nation when the Raiders arrive and that the National Basketball Association would someday locate a franchise at the T-Mobile Arena.
But the biggest news for Wynn was the startup plan for Paradise Park, which may be slightly smaller than previously announced.
Wynn said it will be a phased project with the lagoon and beach amenities expected to be completed by early 2019.
Wynn said the idea of phasing construction is to open an attraction that should drive other amenities in a “conservative but dynamic approach.
“We would masterplan the entire event and build beach-front meeting space, ballrooms, cabanas and pools that represented the certain need we had at the moment,” Wynn explained to investors.
He said drawings and plans will be completed by the end of the year.
“The first phase begins in December or January and should go rather quickly,” he said. “We realized we had an immediate problem, the (trade) shows (the resort hosts) are getting bigger every year and are outgrowing us.
“We would build the lagoon 1,500 feet long and 800-odd feet wide with a 4,000-foot boardwalk with white-sand beaches and watersports and attractions, bar, food service … build that first. That would energize the real estate, the 130-odd acres that is the golf course. We’d build at first the part that would immediately power up our existing restaurants, our existing casino, our existing convention and meeting and catering operation with an absolute certain return on that investment of in excess of 10 or 15 percent.”
Breaking – Avicii cancels remaining 2016 Vegas shows
Wondering when Avicii is playing his final Vegas shows this year?
A longtime staple in the Las Vegas EDM scene, Avicii recently announced his retirement from touring after 2016 in a heartfelt Facebook post to fans – “…I will however never let go of music – I will continue to speak to my fans through it, but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”
Avicii’s Wynn Las Vegas 2016 residency will be your last chance to see him live in Las Vegas. “We spoke with Avicii’s team and, although we are sad to see him retire, we are happy to report that he is honoring all of his upcoming 13 dates at Wynn Las Vegas (Encore Beach Club and XS) through June,” said Christie. “We support Tim’s journey in life and wish him the very best. He knows our door is always open should he decide to tour again.”
Avicii’s Final Las Vegas Show Schedule:
- Friday, April 29 – XS Nightclub
- Saturday, April 30 – Encore Beach Club
- Saturday, May 7 – XS Nightclub
- Sunday, May 8 – Encore Beach Club
- Saturday, May 14 – XS Nightclub
- Sunday, May 15 – Encore Beach Club
- Friday, May 20 – XS Nightclub
- Saturday, May 21 – Encore Beach Club
- Friday, May 27 – XS Nightclub
- Saturday, May 28 – Encore Beach Club
- Saturday, June 18 – Encore Beach Club
- Friday, June 24 – XS Nightclub
- Saturday, June 25 – Encore Beach Club
Whether you’re looking for table service pricing, tickets, or guestlist for Avicii’s last shows at EBC or XS – you can find all that and more on our free mobile app.
We will have a free even ratio XS guestlist for most of these shows (good for patio access). Free EBC guestlist is limited to girl’s only on Sundays. Saturdays at EBC will be discounted guestlist for girls. No guys guestlist at EBC – we recommend buying tickets.
XS bottle service and EBC bottle service are both also available on the app.
Don’t miss your last chance to see the legendary Avicii spin in Las Vegas!
Update – the old Tryst will reopen as Intrigue with the grand opening date slated for April 28, 2016.
After 10 years as one of Las Vegas’ must-see nightlife venues, Tryst Nightclub will close. Reports recently surfaced that Tryst staff were notified the venue will close following Halloween for a total remodel, hinting the remodel could take almost half a year.
While sudden, this news is not exactly shocking, as the property has already announced a string of changes this summer. In addition to changes with Wynn’s restaurants, managing partner Jesse Waits also departed Wynn in July for the coming Alon resort, set to open in 2018 on the former site of the New Frontier.
Tryst opened on New Year’s Eve 2005, replacing the short-lived La Bête nightclub in the same space. While details about Tryst’s own replacement are still hush hush, Michael Weaver, Wynn’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, has confirmed this news, and that a new concept is in the works.
An insider who has reportedly seen mock ups of the new venue calls it simply, “gorgeous.”
Check back here for the latest news about the Tryst renovation!
Kaskade will return to Las Vegas for the second time in 2015 at Wynn’s award-winning nightclub XS on Friday, January 30, 2015.
“After five years, I’m excited to return to my old stomping grounds,” exclaimed Kaskade. “I cannot wait to share mind-blowing experiences with fans from all over the world at Wynn once again. This is a homecoming that no one will forget.”
Breaking down barriers and shattering records, Kaskade has created a career of milestones for himself and the industry: the first DJ from the United States to secure a Las Vegas residency, the first solo electronic dance artist to sell-out Barclays Center, as well as the first dance artist to sell-out Navy Pier and the Staples Center during his Freaks of Nature Tour deemed “the only successful national stadium tour undertaken by a solo ‘EDM’ artist” by Billboard. With his unique creative prowess, he’s created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lana Del Ray to Beyonce, has appeared at all the major summer festivals and has headlined nearly 200 times a year for the last 10 years.
Most recently, Kaskade received his fourth Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording for his edit of Galantis’ “Smile.” Previously, his eighth studio album Atmosphere scored him his second and third Grammy nominations for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica album. He received his first nomination for his double-album Fire & Ice, which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album chart.
“Kaskade is one of the most iconic DJs of our time and was one of the first artists we put in the center of XS nightclub for an experience that had never been seen before in Las Vegas,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “His original tracks capture his fans and audiences around the world, which come across in his DJ sets that, without fail, create an atmosphere full of energy night after night.”
“We brought Kaskade to Encore Beach Club for his first exclusive Las Vegas residency in 2010, which ignited the dayclub scene and kick-started the huge EDM phenomenon seen on the Strip today,” said Sean Christie, managing partner of Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub. “His music and soulful persona sets a vibe in our venues that is totally unique to the scene and we look forward to another incredible summer.”
To keep the performances feeling current, the XS recently underwent a major technology upgrade that, ironically, is meant to tame the vibe a little. They’ll still have some of the flashy elements of a standard Las Vegas EDM show, such as pyro, LED lights, and digital screens, but the atmosphere will match Raddon’s sound, which is deeper than other Vegas staples like Tiesto and Hardwell. Waits and Christie added blue and purple mood lighting and a large white-draped golden arch to frame the stage projectors. Click here to see video of XS’s 10 million dollar renovation.