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At Wynn casinos, we all look bronzed

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn is expected to release new renderings of his Everett gambling resort in January. He is a man famous for his laser-like focus on the biggest and smallest details of his properties, and the way they affect the psyche of his guests.

From the look of his resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, it is fair to say Steve Wynn is obsessed with bronze glass.

The color bold and unusual, makes his buildings stand out on the skyline. But according to Wynn, his selection of bronze glass actually has more to do with the physical appearance of his guests than the exterior wow factor of his resorts.


The bronze, he said, “makes people’s skin look prettier; people look more attractive in rooms that have warmer light,” the casino mogul told the Globe earlier this year.

“One of the things that happens with glass is that the wavelength of the light affects the color palette on the inside of the room.”

A spokesman for Wynn Resorts said the bronze glass is a proprietary blend, designed specifically for its casino properties. It is one of many custom creations Wynn has ordered up to make his resorts stand out from the crowd of gilded competitors.

Wynn is known for personally inspecting every hotel room in his resorts and sending detailed notes to staff. He spends $2 million a year on fresh-cut flowers at his Vegas properties and replaces 8,000 flowering plants in their lobbies every three weeks.

He has also created a special artificial turf called “Wynn lawn,” a custom-made fake grass he invented because he did not like the look of other options on the market. (Artificial turf is required at casino properties in Vegas because of water-conservation regulations.)

Suffice it to say, the turf is one innovation Wynn will not need to include in his plans for Massachusetts. On the polluted Mystic River waterfront, he can plant all the fresh grass he wants.



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