It could be easy for the average mid-market hotelier to dismiss any study of the F&B operations of Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas as apples to their oranges, in terms of what they might stand to learn. The Sin City properties, after all, benefit from deep resources. They can get any piece of equipment their F&B teams could need, and they boast the space and ability to make nearly everything from scratch.
But as with most offerings in Vegas, there’s a lot more than meets the eye to impress groups across the footprint that currently houses Wynn and Encore. In all, Wynn totals meeting space of roughly 200,000 square feet, and Encore has 60,000. They will be adding about 300,000 more with an event space expansion in 2020.