Brian Gullbrants

Executive Vice President/General Manager, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas

In his role as executive vice president and general manager of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, Brian Gullbrants oversees all aspects of resort operations for the two properties. Gullbrants joined the Wynn family in 2008 to supervise the opening of Encore, and in 2011 took on the additional responsibility of overseeing Wynn Las Vegas. Prior to joining Wynn, Gullbrants spent 20 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he held various operational, general manager and corporate executive positions. As vice president of operations, he was responsible for managing all operational disciplines for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company worldwide.

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  • On October 11, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Wynn Las Vegas have?

    Wynn Las Vegas offers a variety of fine-dining and casual restaurants:

    Fine-Dining Restaurants

    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. Chef Paul Bartolotta prepares exquisite Italian seafood that is flown in daily to the restaurant, which features romantic alfresco dining cabanas nestled alongside a lovely reflecting pool.

    The Country Club, A New American Steakhouse. This hideaway is a classic steakhouse in a country club setting. Chef Carlos Guía's simple, satisfying cuisine makes it a favorite. Outdoor dining offers views of the waterfall on the golf course.

    Lakeside. Chef David Walzog redefines American seafood at Lakeside. The new menu features wood-oven-roasted lobster, ocean-fresh fish and stone crab. Prime-aged steaks, chops and succulent smoked prime rib of beef round out the bill of fare.

    Mizumi. Chef Devin Hashimoto creates modern interpretations of classic Japanese fare by fusing trend with tradition. Surrounded by waterfalls, Mizumi invites you to trade the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for the tranquility of the Land of the Rising Sun.

    Allegro. An open-fire hearth, convivial bar, lounge scene and ideal proximity for convenient pre- and post-show dining make Allegro a popular spot for a casual yet stylish dining experience.

    SW Steakhouse. Chef David Walzog redefines steakhouse classics with a deft touch at SW Steakhouse. His innovative menu offers a wide variety of charred, prime-aged steaks and chops, as well as poultry and seafood specialties. Dining is available on an outdoor dining patio overlooking Lake of Dreams.

    Tableau. Chef David Spero's impeccably prepared modern American cuisine graces the menu at Tableau, the signature restaurant at Wynn's Five-Star Tower Suites. Dine in a bright and airy atrium setting surrounded by gorgeous pools and garden views.

    Wing Lei. A decadent twist on early French-influenced Shanghai, the dramatic decor at this elegant restaurant is as unique as its sumptuous Chinese cuisine. Executive chef Ming Yu blends a masterful mix of refined Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan cooking styles.

    Casual Restaurants

    La Cave. Michael Morton teams with Steve Wynn to create an intimate, stylish wine and food hideaway. La Cave is the ideal retreat for hot and cold small plates, oven-fired flatbreads, charcuterie and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and wine pairing.

    Red 8. Experience the alluring scents and high drama of Red 8, a casual bistro serving authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Feast from a wide variety of Asian specialties — from Cantonese noodle dishes and dim sum to Hong Kong-style barbecue.

    Terrace Pointe Cafe. This sunny, spacious cafe offers a wide menu of coast-to-coast American favorites and terraced seating overlooking the pools and gardens.

    The Buffet. Sixteen live-action exhibition cooking stations and a sumptuous array of extraordinary dishes make this ultimate all-you-can-eat experience one that will redefine your notion of buffet dining.

    Zoozacrackers. Find sky-high sandwich creations here, like hot pastrami, corned beef and the Reuben of your dreams.

    Drugstore Café. Drugstore Café offers a large roster of coffee and espresso drinks and everything from classic breakfast pastries and pick-me-up desserts to savory sandwiches and salads.

    Sugar & Ice. This indoor-outdoor cafe and sweet shop offers 18 flavors of gelato along with sorbet, artisanal chocolates, freshly baked pastries, panini sandwiches, salads and adult shakes.
  • On October 11, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Wynn Tower Suites have?

    Wynn Tower Suites offers a variety of fine-dining and casual restaurants.

    Fine-Dining Restaurants:

    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta celebrates the traditions of Italian cuisine at his signature restaurant that has fresh seafood flown in daily. Dinner is served nightly and dress is casually elegant.

    The Country Club. Located on the resort’s exclusive 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, chef Carlos Guia’s restaurant presents a traditional country club atmosphere ideal for lunch. Enjoy the tastes of a classic American steakhouse for dinner.

    La Cave. Restaurant impresario Michael Morton teams with Steve Wynn to create La Cave, an intimate, stylish wine and food hideaway. With its low-slung ceilings and cozy nooks, La Cave is the ideal retreat for hot and cold small plates, oven-fired flatbreads, charcuterie and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and wine pairing. In addition to the innovative wine program, La Cave features an extensive selection of hand-crafted beers and fine spirits, making this the ultimate spot for lunch, dinner and late-night revelry.

    Lakeside. David Walzog turns classic American cuisine on its side with his modern interpretations of seafood, meat and poultry dishes that are simply (and deliciously) prepared using one of five techniques — grilling, braising, poaching, oven-roasting or char-broiling. Surrounded by pine-topped mountains and sweeping views of the Lake of Dreams, this sensory experience is about fabulous food, spirited celebration and good times. Dinner is served nightly.

    Mizumi. Chef Devin Hashimoto’s authentic teppanyaki and robata cooking, modern Japanese creations and sushi hold their own in any language. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Allegro. This is the ideal spot for guests to enjoy an evening of rustic Italian-American cuisine in a welcoming, stylish and fun setting. Allegro serves lunch, dinner and late-night bites.

    SW Steakhouse. Award-winning chef David Walzog presents his unique interpretation of the classic American steakhouse along the Lake of Dreams. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Tableau. Impeccably prepared American cuisine graces the menu at Tableau. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, and reservations are recommended.

    Wing Lei. A decadent twist on early French-influenced Shanghai, the dramatic décor here is as unique as the sumptuous cuisine — a masterful mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan cooking styles brought to life by executive chef Ming Yu. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Casual Restaurants:

    The Buffet. Sixteen live-action exhibition cooking stations and a sumptuous array of extraordinary dishes make this ultimate all-you-can-eat experience one that will redefine your notion of buffet dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, and there is a champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Dress is casual.

    The Café at the Drugstore. Find a wide array of espresso and coffee drinks here, as well as classic breakfast pastries, pick-me-up desserts, savory sandwiches and salads. Dress is casual.

    Red 8. Experience the excitement and bold flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine. Chef Larry Wong’s restaurant serves authentic tastes from Cantonese noodle dishes to Hong Kong-style dim sum and barbecue in a casual setting. Red 8 serves lunch, dinner and dim sum.

    Terrace Pointe Café. This sunny and spacious all-day dining café offers a wide variety of coast-to-coast American favorites and terraced seating overlooking the pools and gardens. Dress is casual.

    Zoozacrackers. This is the best self-serve New York-style deli this side of the Hudson River. Zoozacrackers was named with a warm smile in honor of Charlie Meyerson, a longtime friend of Steve Wynn. Dress is casual, and you can get lunch, dinner and light bites here.

    Sugar & Ice. This over-the-top sweet shop tempts guests with a delectable array of gelatos and sorbets, as well as artisanal chocolates, freshly baked breakfast pastries, panini sandwiches, salads and adult shakes. Dine indoors or out beneath a cascading waterfall.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Wynn Las Vegas have?

    Wynn Las Vegas offers a variety of fine-dining and casual restaurants:

    Fine-Dining Restaurants

    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. Chef Paul Bartolotta prepares exquisite Italian seafood that is flown in daily to the restaurant, which features romantic alfresco dining cabanas nestled alongside a lovely reflecting pool.

    The Country Club, A New American Steakhouse. This hideaway is a classic steakhouse in a country club setting. Chef Carlos Guía's simple, satisfying cuisine makes it a favorite. Outdoor dining offers views of the waterfall on the golf course.

    Lakeside. Chef David Walzog redefines American seafood at Lakeside. The new menu features wood-oven-roasted lobster, ocean-fresh fish and stone crab. Prime-aged steaks, chops and succulent smoked prime rib of beef round out the bill of fare.

    Mizumi. Chef Devin Hashimoto creates modern interpretations of classic Japanese fare by fusing trend with tradition. Surrounded by waterfalls, Mizumi invites you to trade the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for the tranquility of the Land of the Rising Sun.

    Allegro. An open-fire hearth, convivial bar, lounge scene and ideal proximity for convenient pre- and post-show dining make Allegro a popular spot for a casual yet stylish dining experience.

    SW Steakhouse. Chef David Walzog redefines steakhouse classics with a deft touch at SW Steakhouse. His innovative menu offers a wide variety of charred, prime-aged steaks and chops, as well as poultry and seafood specialties. Dining is available on an outdoor dining patio overlooking Lake of Dreams.

    Tableau. Chef David Spero's impeccably prepared modern American cuisine graces the menu at Tableau, the signature restaurant at Wynn's Five-Star Tower Suites. Dine in a bright and airy atrium setting surrounded by gorgeous pools and garden views.

    Wing Lei. A decadent twist on early French-influenced Shanghai, the dramatic d?cor at this elegant restaurant is as unique as its sumptuous Chinese cuisine. Executive chef Ming Yu blends a masterful mix of refined Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan cooking styles.

    Casual Restaurants

    La Cave. Michael Morton teams with Steve Wynn to create an intimate, stylish wine and food hideaway. La Cave is the ideal retreat for hot and cold small plates, oven-fired flatbreads, charcuterie and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and wine pairing.

    Red 8. Experience the alluring scents and high drama of Red 8, a casual bistro serving authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Feast from a wide variety of Asian specialties - from Cantonese noodle dishes and dim sum to Hong Kong-style barbecue.

    Terrace Pointe Caf?. This sunny, spacious caf? offers a wide menu of coast-to-coast American favorites and terraced seating overlooking the pools and gardens.

    The Buffet. Sixteen live-action exhibition cooking stations and a sumptuous array of extraordinary dishes make this ultimate all-you-can-eat experience one that will redefine your notion of buffet dining.

    Zoozacrackers. Find sky-high sandwich creations here, like hot pastrami, corned beef and the Reuben of your dreams.

    Drugstore Café. Drugstore Café offers a large roster of coffee and espresso drinks and everything from classic breakfast pastries and pick-me-up desserts to savory sandwiches and salads.

    Pizza Place. In addition to classic pies and subs, find a selection of irresistible homemade gelatos at this eatery located on the Wynn Esplanade. Dine indoors or out beneath a cascading waterfall.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Wynn Tower Suites have?

    Wynn Tower Suites offers a variety of fine-dining and casual restaurants.

    Fine-Dining Restaurants:

    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta celebrates the traditions of Italian cuisine at his signature restaurant that has fresh seafood flown in daily. Dinner is served nightly and dress is casually elegant.

    The Country Club. Located on the resort’s exclusive 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, chef Carlos Guia’s restaurant presents a traditional country club atmosphere ideal for lunch. Enjoy the tastes of a classic American steakhouse for dinner.

    La Cave. Restaurant impresario Michael Morton teams with Steve Wynn to create La Cave, an intimate, stylish wine and food hideaway. With its low-slung ceilings and cozy nooks, La Cave is the ideal retreat for hot and cold small plates, oven-fired flatbreads, charcuterie and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and wine pairing. In addition to the innovative wine program, La Cave features an extensive selection of hand- crafted beers and fine spirits, making this the ultimate spot for lunch, dinner and late-night revelry.

    Lakeside. David Walzog turns classic American cuisine on its side with his modern interpretations of seafood, meat and poultry dishes that are simply (and deliciously) prepared using one of five techniques — grilling, braising, poaching, oven-roasting or char-broiling. Surrounded by pine-topped mountains and sweeping views of the Lake of Dreams, this sensory experience is about fabulous food, spirited celebration and good times. Dinner is served nightly.

    Mizumi. Chef Devin Hashimoto’s authentic teppanyaki and robata cooking, modern Japanese creations and sushi hold their own in any language. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Allegro. This is the ideal spot for guests to enjoy an evening of rustic Italian-American cuisine in a welcoming, stylish and fun setting. Allegro serves lunch, dinner and late-night bites.

    SW Steakhouse. Award-winning chef David Walzog presents his unique interpretation of the classic American steakhouse along the Lake of Dreams. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Tableau. Impeccably prepared American cuisine graces the menu at Tableau. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, and reservations are recommended.

    Wing Lei. A decadent twist on early French-influenced Shanghai, the dramatic décor here is as unique as the sumptuous cuisine — a masterful mix of Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechwan cooking styles brought to life by executive chef Ming Yu. Dress is casually elegant, and dinner is served nightly.

    Casual Restaurants:

    The Buffet. Sixteen live-action exhibition cooking stations and a sumptuous array of extraordinary dishes make this ultimate all-you-can-eat experience one that will redefine your notion of buffet dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, and there is a champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Dress is casual.

    The Café at the Drugstore. Find a wide array of espresso and coffee drinks here, as well as classic breakfast pastries, pick-me-up desserts, savory sandwiches and salads. Dress is casual.

    Red 8. Experience the excitement and bold flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine. Chef Larry Wong’s restaurant serves authentic tastes from Cantonese noodle dishes to Hong Kong-style dim sum and barbecue in a casual setting. Red 8 serves lunch, dinner and dim sum.

    Pizza Place. When the moon hits your eye like a big you know what, head for Pizza Place — purveyor of the finest New York-style pizza. In addition to classic pies and subs, you’ll also find a selection of irresistible homemade gelatos. Dine indoors or out beneath a cascading waterfall.

    Terrace Pointe Café. This sunny and spacious all-day dining café offers a wide variety of coast-to-coast American favorites and terraced seating overlooking the pools and gardens. Dress is casual.

    Zoozacrackers. This is the best self-serve New York-style deli this side of the Hudson River. Zoozacrackers was named with a warm smile in honor of Charlie Meyerson, a longtime friend of Steve Wynn. Dress is casual, and you can get lunch, dinner and light bites here.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are five things I should know about Wynn Tower Suites?

    Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas sets the bar for luxury and excellence in Las Vegas. Here are five reasons how:

    1. Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas has earned Five Stars for the last five consecutive years.

    2. Set inside Wynn Las Vegas, Tower Suites at Wynn is an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel.

    3. Wynn Las Vegas, a 50-story luxury resort, features 2,716 rooms and suites, signature restaurants, boutiques, exciting leisure activities and premier entertainment such as the provocative water show Le Rève and country music superstar Garth Brooks.

    4. The rooms at Tower Suites at Wynn feature a neutral, creamy décor. They are bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and accented with an array of contemporary furnishings and fabrics. Additional advanced technologies include remotely controlled lighting, draperies and room service messaging to ensure convenience and privacy.

    5. Additional leisure activities and amenities include a Five-Star spa and salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a breathtaking 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio, sizzling nightclubs, sparkling pools, elegant wedding salons and more than 260,000 square feet of event space.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the five best things about Encore Tower Suites?

    Encore Tower Suites is unique for many reasons. Here are five:

    1. Bringing the outdoors inside. The major mosaic motif at Tower Suites is the butterfly, which can be seen in many forms and styles throughout the space. There are also lot of trees, foliage and windows shedding natural light on casino areas, convention space and other unexpected locations.

    2. Lake of Dreams. This man-made lake has emerged as one of the star attractions at Wynn Las Vegas. When the sun goes down, Lake of Dreams dazzles with surreal multimedia presentations packed with pulsating music, spectacular light displays, puppetry, film and sculpture. Complementing the visual journey — and adding to the transportive feel — a 140-foot-high mountain, which is the centerpiece of the resort’s natural beauty and charm, secludes Lake of Dreams.

    3. Le Rêve at the Wynn Theater. If you want to be swept away to a dream world, see the aqua spectacle Le Rêve. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and outrageous antics from colorful characters.

    4. Five signature restaurants. In keeping with the culinary standards set by Wynn Las Vegas, Encore introduces a new all-star team of chefs to the Wynn Las Vegas dining family. Five signature restaurants present master chefs and their gourmet fare to create culinary experiences that please even the most discerning, well-traveled diners. Whether your pleasure is beyond-the-curve steaks, modern Italian, casual American, pan-Asian or fine dining with a twist, the restaurants at Encore don’t just satisfy your palate — they entertain it.

    5. The Spa and Salon at Encore. Pay a visit to the Five-Star spa and salon, where the treatment rooms, luxurious products and professional staff create a blissful sanctuary. If you take a more active approach to your relaxation, there are heated pools artfully set amid manicured gardens and a gym furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What makes Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas different from other hotels?

    Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas is a haven with an array of options, such as six delicious restaurants, 260,000 square feet of meeting space, a selection of designer boutiques, a Five-Star spa and salon, sparkling pools, incredible shows, an 18-hole golf course, the Penske-Wynn Ferrari Maserati dealership and ultra-chic nightclubs and lounges. With options like these, you'll never need to leave.