Friday, April 23, 2010 | 12:08 p.m.
Las Vegas hotel tycoon Steve Wynn marked the opening of Encore, his new, all-suites boutique hotel in Macau, with a fireworks spectacular earlier today and was accompanied by Allan Zeman, vice chairman of Wynn Macau Ltd.; Ian Coughlan, president, Wynn Macau; and Linda Chen, COO, Wynn Macau.
Steve lit the first fuse in Macau to start the display at exactly 8:08 p.m., the number for success and good fortune, illuminating the skies above Encore and its sister resort Wynn Macau in an extravagant 10-minute performance.
Thousands of people stood along the Nam Van Lake and Taipa shoreline to witness the production. Steve officially opened the hotel three days ago, as we reported, but out of respect for the victims of a Chinese earthquake, postponed the festivities until today.
Legendary New York fireworks maestro Phil Grucci, who oversees our La Vegas New Year’s Eve spectaculars, created the event for Steve. Phil is regarded as one of the most imaginative and technically advanced fireworks designers in the world.
The 10-minute fireworks performance at Encore at Wynn Macau included 13 sets. The Grucci family previously designed and directed fireworks displays at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the Wynn Macau opening in 2006.
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