Lu­mi­nous

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The light­ing gra­di­ent, com­bined with the warm co­gnac, gold, and cream tones that dom­i­nate the room’s pal­ette, makes com­plex­ions glow, with­out mak­ing the room so dim that it sug­gests a sin­gles bar. This was im­por­tant for a new res­tau­rant in a sec­tion of Encore that had evolved into the prop­erty’s nightlife neigh­bor­hood. An­drea’s was built in the space once oc­cu­pied by Switch, which was open to the casino floor and at­tracted pa­trons with fea­tures such as mov­ing walls that changed while they dined. Le­na­han knew im­me­di­ately that the space should be more open and the din­ing ar­eas more el­e­vated, since pa­trons them­selves would be a vis­ual fea­ture at An­drea’s. “The whole idea was to cre­ate a younger, hip­per place, a spot for the beau­ti­ful peo­ple to con­gre­gate,” says Wynn. “When Switch was de­signed, there were no night­clubs there,” Le­na­han ex­plains. “There was a huge porte cochere on the Strip, so when those night­clubs were built, the en­tire dy­namic of that sec­tion of the re­sort changed, and the new res­tau­rant needed to ap­peal to the club­go­ers. We wanted a com­plete ex­pe­ri­ence there, a com­plete tri­an­gle—this amaz­ing tri­fecta of this won­der­ful in­door bou­tique

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