sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

A slice of the French Riviera in Las Vegas – and classy enough to entice any of the Riviera's regulars – Steve Wynn has upped the wow factor, and the skyline, yet again with the Encore. Filled with indoor flower gardens, a butterfly motif and a dramatically luxe casino with scarlet chandeliers, it's an oasis of bright beauty. Botero , the restaurant headed by Mark LoRusso, is centered on a large sculpture by Fernando Botero himself. Don't miss the elegant Baccarat room with its jeweled peacocks, or the stunning casino bar. Come summertime, the Encore Beach Club throws one of the hottest pool parties in town.