Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 | 12:54 a.m.
What to do on a Wednesday night in The Entertainment Capital of the World? If you’re Oscar winner George Clooney, why not celebrate the launch of a tequila. Your own tequila.
Casamigos Tequila founders Clooney, nightlife impresario Rande Gerber and business partner Mike Meldman celebrated the launch of Casamigos at just-opened Andrea’s at Steve Wynn’s Encore on Wednesday night.
From the looks of the photos -- this lowly journalist certainly wasn’t invited to the soiree (couldn’t have made it since a battle with bronchitis is underway; thanks anyway) -- Clooney and Gerber got behind the bar to pour their spirits as the eyes of one Andrea Wynn looked on; well, photos of her eyes anyway.
Was Gerber’s missus, one Cindy Crawford, at the shindig? How about Clooney’s gal pal, one 5-foot-11 Stacy Keibler (I always have to look up how to spell her first and last name)? She was a recent and fun guest judge on “Project Runway: All-Stars.”
They’re not in the photos, but maybe they were there. Nonetheless, Clooney posed for a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Wynn. The tequila boys follow in the footsteps of one Justin Timberlake, who had a celebration party for his tequila at nearby hotspot XS a few years back when he brought sexyback, yeah.
Thanks to contributing photographer Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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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.