Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 6:42 p.m.
Beyond the Sun
Beyoncé Knowles’ fans have been hoping for it and today Wynn Resorts delivered it: The Encore has dropped its two-night-minimum-stay requirement for the songstress’ upcoming shows.
Prior to this afternoon’s announcement, all would-be Beyoncé ticketholders were required to book a minimum two-night hotel stay in order to secure seats at the July 30 or 31, or Aug. 1 or 2 performances.
The quartet of concerts in the 1,500-seat Encore Theater will be the final four of Knowles’ current “I am… Yours” tour.
While 90 percent of the tour is already sold out, tickets for the final Las Vegas show dates didn’t exactly fly off the rack when they went on sale in May.
With seats still available just two and a half weeks before Sasha Fierce is set to take to the intimate theaters stage, the mandatory hotel stay condition has today been lifted for Nevada residents.
With tickets alone ranging in price from $250 to $1,000 apiece, it would appear that the additional price associated with the required hotel stay proved to be too much for many of Knowles’ fans.
Thanks to today’s announcement, however, local fans may purchase up to two tickets without having to rent a room, provided they have valid ID to prove their Silver State ties.
Tickets are available by phone at 702-770-DIVA and more information is available online via a special Web site Encore has created especially for the four-date event.
Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].
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.