Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | 12:09 a.m.
Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney launched Casamigos Tequila partnered with nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber and business partner Mike Meldman in Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Wednesday night. Steve and wife Andrea, the namesake of the Asian vibe-dining hotspot, were on hand for the first shots George poured behind the bar for astonished diners.
They shared chef Joseph Elevado’s cuisine before heading into neighboring Surrender for DJ Steve Aoki’s set. Earlier in the day, George spent the day touring the Downtown Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health with Larry Ruvo, head of Southern Wine and Spirits, who will distribute the liquid lovely from Jalisco.
Celebrities turned out for the 14th Annual Canon USA and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children fundraiser at the Bellagio on Wednesday night, and John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted,” “Seinfeld” star John O’Hurley and former “Entertainment Tonight” anchor Mark Steines served as hosts.
Our thanks to contributing photographer Scott Harrison for his photo gallery of the red carpet arrivals, which included O’Hurley, Jasmine Trias, Robert Hays, Bill Engvall, Gallagher, Pia Zadora, Chippendales dancers Jon Howes and Chaun Thomas and more. The VIPs added more funds with a celebrity golf tournament today. Scott also photographed actor Danny DeVito on the second day of 2013 CES.
Actor and singer Nick Cannon took on the 32-ounce tomahawk rib eye at Lavo in the Palazzo, and between bites went over to say hello to fellow diner MC Hammer.
Actor and rapper Ice-T made certain that he once again watched his wife Coco Austin dance and peel in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood before returning to New York to resume filming “Law & Order: SVU.”
And Casio Computer chief Kazuo Kashio chilled out from all the heated sales meetings at CES at Minus5 Ice Bar in Mandalay Bay -- and must now be figuring out how to put a cold app onto his computers!
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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.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family.
Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.
A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.