Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 3:29 p.m.
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn admits that he’s been obsessed seven days a week with his team of creative people who include former Walt Disney animators as he develops the business plan for his ambitious lake and fantasy island project Paradise Park to take the place of his golf course on the Las Vegas Strip.
Steve says when the costs are completed and compared to the revenue and the business plan is as good as it can be, he’ll take it to his board of directors for a green light.
He says that he’s been able to extend the planned beachfront property of the 1,300-foot lake by another 600 feet. He says the surrounding boardwalk will be more than one mile long at 5,800 feet, with shops, retailers and little cul-de-sacs that lead to hidden little village squares.
His 1,000-room addition will be integrated with the Country Club and connected to Wynn Las Vegas. “It will be irresistible to the public, and in the middle of the 1,300- by 2,000-foot piece of water is a mountain, an island, that is 8 to 10 stories tall, but irregular topography.
“It is a slope up to two twin peaks that are connected with a rope bridge. And built into the side are cabanas and other special-effects platforms, some of which are going to be occupied in the daytime by people and very luxurious premium kinds of recreational spots.”
The beach bar is set on white sand, and there will be zip lines from his convention center to take people to the bar. From the side of the mountain, there will be zip lines that take them back the other way. Electric ferries will go to the dock at the beach bar.
At night, the twin peaks will become the launching positions for his nightly fireworks and other special effects that make up an entertainment moment from 9 to 9:30 p.m. His water ski show is planned for every afternoon at 3.
“These are the attractions and the things that make it irresistible to the 800,000 people a week who come to Las Vegas, the 118,000 people a day who promenade up and down the Strip who stay for 3 1/2 days and turn over twice a week,” said Steve.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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With world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment, there's no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve—The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its breathtaking performances that conjure an imaginary world. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique shopping experience with stores including Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and spacious dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s signature nightclub, is situated along a private lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to some of the world’s most renown DJs.