Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 | 10:28 a.m.
Wynn Resorts has started to accept room reservations for its $2.3 billion Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The 2,034-room hotel expected to open Dec. 22 is next to the Wynn Las Vegas. The hotel began accepting reservations Monday for Jan. 12, 2009, and beyond.
Room rates start at $229 per night. The average room price in Las Vegas was $107 in August.
A Wynn spokeswoman says the resort is waiting to receive certificates of occupancy for the rooms, but expects them to be issued well before guests start arriving. Wynn spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne says the hotel will book earlier dates once Clark County issues the certificates.
Encore is expected to include five restaurants, 11 retail stores, seven bars and a nightclub.