An excerpt from the ‘Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations’ section is given below. The statement has been taken from the company’s 10-K filing for fiscal year 2007.
We are a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. We currently own and operate Wynn Las Vegas, a destination casino resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, which opened on April 28, 2005, and Wynn Macau, a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Macau”), which opened on September 6, 2006. In addition, on April 28, 2006, we commenced construction of “Encore Suites at Wynn Las Vegas” or “Encore”, a hotel casino resort which, when completed, will be fully integrated with Wynn Las Vegas. We have also commenced construction of “Wynn Diamond Suites” an additional hotel tower for Wynn Macau. Until the opening of Wynn Las Vegas in 2005, we were solely a development stage company.
Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas is located at the intersection of the Las Vegas Strip and Sands Avenue, occupies approximately 217 acres of land fronting the Las Vegas Strip and utilizes approximately 18 additional acres across Sands Avenue, a portion of which is utilized for employee parking.
We believe Wynn Las Vegas is the preeminent destination casino resort on the Strip in Las Vegas. Wynn Las Vegas currently features:
-An approximately 111,000 square foot casino offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games, including private baccarat salons, a poker room, and a race and sports book;
-Luxury hotel accommodations in 2,716 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas;
-22 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, including the AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star and Michelin award-winning restaurant, Alex;
-A Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership;
-Approximately 74,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping, including stores and boutiques featuring Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Graff, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta, Vertu and others;
-Recreation and leisure facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, five swimming pools, private cabanas and a full service spa and salon; and,
-Two showrooms, two nightclubs and lounges.
The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas is the only casino resort in the world that has been awarded both the Mobil five star and AAA five diamond distinctions. In addition, Wynn Las Vegas was recognized in November 2007 by Michelin, the esteemed European restaurant rating system. Two Michelin stars were awarded to Alex and one Michelin star was awarded to each of Wing Lei and Daniel Boulud Brasserie. Additionally, Wynn Las Vegas received five red pavilions, the highest honor for Michelin rated accommodations.
In response to our evaluation of the completed Wynn Las Vegas project and the reactions of our guests, we began to make enhancements and refinements to Wynn Las Vegas in the third quarter of 2005 which continued throughout 2007.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
We are constructing Encore on approximately 20 acres on the Las Vegas Strip, immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas. Encore plans include a 2,034 all-suite hotel tower fully integrated with Wynn Las Vegas, an approximately 72,000 square foot casino, additional convention and meeting space, as well as restaurants, a nightclub, swimming pools, a spa and salon and retail outlets. Encore is expected to open in December 2008.
We opened Wynn Macau on September 6, 2006.Wynn Macau currently features:
-An approximately 205,000 square foot casino offering 24-hour gaming and a full range of games, including private gaming salons, approximately 380 table games and approximately 1,270 slot machines;
-Luxury hotel accommodations in 600 rooms and suites;
-Casual and fine dining in five restaurants;
-Approximately 46,000 square feet of high-end, brand-name retail shopping, including stores and boutiques featuring Bvlgari, Chanel, Dior, Dunhill, Fendi, Ferrari, Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Piaget, Prada, Rolex, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, Vertu, Zegna and others;
-Recreation and leisure facilities, including a health club, pool and spa; and,
-Lounges and meeting facilities.
During the year ended December 31, 2007, we completed an expansion of our Wynn Macau property. This expansion included approximately 75,000 square feet of additional gaming space, additional food and beverage amenities and three new retail stores. Subsequent to December 31, 2007, six additional retail stores opened. In addition to the gaming and retail facilities that opened in the expansion noted above, Wynn Macau opened its rotunda area which features a gold “prosperity tree” in conjunction with a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling level show incorporating a descending chandelier.
We have commenced construction on a further expansion of Wynn Macau, which was first announced in November 2006. This further expansion will add a fully-integrated resort hotel named “Wynn Diamond Suites,” with approximately 400 luxury suites and six villas, as well as additional VIP gaming areas, food and beverage and retail amenities.We expect Wynn Diamond Suites to open in the first half of 2010.
In response to our evaluation of the completed Wynn Macau and the reactions of our guests, we began to make enhancements and refinements to the property after its opening in 2006 and continued such enhancements during 2007.
We operate Wynn Macau under a 20-year casino concession agreement granted by the Macau government in June 2002.
We have submitted an application to the Macau government for a concession of land in Cotai. We have reconfigured our site plan for 52 acres and are awaiting final approval.We are actively engaged in the design of our Cotai project.