"We are Wynn"
In the talk, newly appointed Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox emphasized the strength of the Wynn name. "The reason I’m talking to all the employees now and reminding them that we are Wynn is because my thoughts are that our brand stands for excellence, high quality and service and all 25,000 of us (Wynn employees) are proud of that,” he said.
As for the future in Las Vegas, Maddox said construction already has begun on a 400,000-square-foot convention facility adjacent to a planned lagoon, a project currently known as Paradise Park, and the company has already begun booking conventions there for when the facility is completed, likely in two years.
He said development of the so-called Wynn West project, on 38 acres across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Wynn Las Vegas, "is still in the top of the first inning,” and design for a planned hotel tower trails behind the Paradise Park plans.
But Maddox said adding that acreage — a transaction he engineered — would double Wynn’s Southern Nevada presence in 10 years.
He said he is confident the Wynn design team will continue to flourish, even without Steve Wynn, because it still includes architects Roger Thomas and DuRuyter Butler, who along with Madison Design Group, Inc of Los Angeles were a part of the teams that developed The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas.