Wynn Resorts set to open Encore Boston Harbor: Travel Weekly

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Wynn Resorts said the Encore Boston Harbor is opening its doors on June 23.

The $2.6 billion luxury resort will be Boston's first casino, featuring a 210,000-square-foot gaming venue with 3,000 slot machines, 143 table games and an 88-table Poker Room for high-end poker and private-gaming experiences.

The Encore Boston Harbor will house 671 guestrooms and suites, each outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, premium linens and tech-friendly amenities like flat-screen 4K televisions, bedside mobile charging devices and wireless iPadsRooms will feature a voice-activation system, allowing guests to control curtains, lighting, heating, air-conditioning and privacy settings via speech. 

The property will feature 15 restaurants, bars and lounges. Several dining concepts from the Wynn and Encore Las Vegas have been replicated at the Boston resort, including the Sinatra restaurant and Wynn Buffet, while the Boston resort's Rare Steakhouse draws direct inspiration from the SW Steakhouse at the Wynn Las Vegas. 

Other culinary options will take a more localized approach, with the New England-inspired Oyster Bar showcasing freshly shucked oysters and clams and the Waterfront pairing regional craft beers and spirits with sharable plates.

The Encore Boston Harbor's more nightlife-focused venues will include the Center Bar, located in the middle of the casino floor, and the Garden Lounge, a craft cocktail bar perched above the lobby. Memoire, billed as an "upscale lounge experience," will host DJ performances and offer VIP table service.   

Other offerings include a spa with 17 treatment rooms, more than 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a retail component, with outposts like Wynn Collection, Wynn Beauty and Wynn Men's stocking designer fashion and cosmetics and a Wynn Drugstore selling various sundries and gifts. 

Encore Boston Harbor's opening follows a period of some uncertainty for Wynn Resorts. Massachusetts gaming regulators recently called into question Wynn's ability to retain a gaming license in the state after investigations were made into the company's concealment of sexual misconduct claims against founder Steve Wynn. 

This past April, regulators ruled that Wynn Resorts could hold on to its license but they fined the company $35 million.