WYNN RESORTS NAMED AS 2013 FORBES FIVE-STAR AWARD WINNERS

WYNN RESORTS NOW HOLDS MORE FORBES FIVE STARS THAN ANY OTHER INDEPENDENT HOTEL COMPANY IN THE WORLD

When Forbes Travel Guide announced its 55th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments, it named the TOWER SUITES AND SPAS AT WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS, and the hotels and spas at WYNN MACAU and ENCORE MACAU, to the prestigious and rigorous ratings list. FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE‘s Star rating designations are the gold standard for hospitality excellence.

WYNN RESORTS WYNN LAS VEGAS: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Named As 2013 Forbes Five-Star Award Winners.  (PRNewsFoto/Wynn Resorts)

WYNN RESORTS WYNN LAS VEGAS: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Named As 2013 Forbes Five-Star Award Winners. (PRNewsFoto/Wynn Resorts)

Collectively, WYNN RESORTS has 40 stars among their FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FIVE-STAR AWARD-WINNING properties, more than any other independent hotel company in the world. WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED (Nasdaq: WYNN) is traded on the NASDAQ GLOBAL SELECT MARKET under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. WYNN RESORTS owns and operates WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS (www.wynnlasvegas.com) and WYNN MACAU (www.wynnmacau.com).
The Forbes Five-Stars are generally regarded as the most prestigious and stringent of all hotel and resort rating institutions,” said STEVE WYNN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF WYNN RESORTS. “Our new awards at Encore Macau, Five-Stars in both the spa and hotel, and the latest Five-Stars for both the spa and hotel at Wynn Macau, create a clean sweep for our Macau hotels. Our ongoing Five- Stars for both the spas and hotels at Encore Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas afford us the honor of holding more Forbes Stars than any other independent resort company in the world.”

Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip. (Credit: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)

Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip. (Credit: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)

FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE, formerly MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE and originator of the prestigious Star Ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The rigorous rating process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FOUR– and FIVE-STAR status, properties must meet or exceed the bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Forbes Travel Guide’s expert inspectors. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings.

Encore Macau, Wynn Macau's sister resort, debuted this year on Forbes Five-Star list.  (PRNewsFoto/Wynn Resorts)

Encore Macau, Wynn Macau’s sister resort, debuted this year on Forbes Five-Star list. (PRNewsFoto/Wynn Resorts)

ENCORE MACAU, Wynn Macau’s sister resort, debuted on the distinguished list this year and earned FIVE-STAR AWARDS for its hotel and spa. WYNN MACAU and THE SPA AT WYNN MACAU were also bestowed Five-Star awards again this year. Wynn and Encore Macau were two of five casino resorts to receive Five-Stars in Macau. WYNN MACAU is a destination casino located in the MACAU SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION of the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA with two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 spacious rooms and suites, approximately 265,000 square feet of casino space, casual and fine dining in eight restaurants, approximately 54,600 square feet of retail space, recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, two spas and a pool.

THE TOWER SUITES AT WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS continue to earn accolades and have once again earned FORBES FIVE-STAR AWARDS. Additionally, THE SPAS AT WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS were honored this year and are among only four spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Five-Star awards. WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 32 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, two award-winning spas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 94,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms; three nightclubs and a beach club.

Wynn continued, “We are, of course, thrilled at this wonderful distinction. Yet, we recognize and covet the most important of all ratings — the satisfaction of each guest at each of our hotels every day.”

The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas,” said MICHAEL CASCONE, PRESIDENT AND COO OF FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE. “By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”

STARTLE is the luxury lifestyle platform that combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of tastemakers and travel experts. Startle provides detailed information on Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Startle partner properties. Startle’s socially enabled platform delivers guests the opportunity to follow destinations, properties, tastemakers and travel experts. For more information about Startle and Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.startle.com.