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.

  • 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
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    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.
  • On September 19, 2012
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    What are the five best amenities at Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas?

    Tower Suites at Encore Las Vegas offers a host of top-notch amenities. Here are five of the best:

    1. The Spas at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas were the first two spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Five-Star awards. Custom-designed with meticulous attention to your care and comfort, the spas are elegant and tranquil. Natural décor elements and flowing water combine with a service approach that emphasizes the "treat" in treatments to create a uniquely immersive and emotive experience.

    2. The golf course at Wynn Las Vegas, located on hallowed grounds that played host to 50 years of PGA and LGPA Tour events, was built upon a championship legacy. Designed by world-famous architect Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, the 18-hole, 7,042-yard, par-70 golf course features dramatic elevations once considered impossible to create on the Las Vegas Strip.

    3. Le Rêve, presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas, offers breathtaking performances in an intimate aqua theater-in-the-round. The show features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. Live music and elaborate special effects immerse you into a world of fantasy, adventure and intrigue.

    4. One of the thrills of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas is the incredible array of international, exclusive and unique shopping boutiques. The Esplanades at Wynn and Encore are home to the only U.S. boutique outside of Manhattan from famous shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and America's sole Rolex branded store. The repertoire of retailers includes Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Graff, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Wynn & Company Jewelry. The eponymous Wynn LVNV also features home furnishings and accessories inspired by the rooms and restaurants of the resort. If you need help with the vast selection, personal shoppers are always on call.

    5. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore boast beautiful, heated pools artfully positioned amid manicured gardens. Wynn Las Vegas features two spacious resort pools, a European-style bathing pool and two Jacuzzi spas. One level up, guests staying in the Tower Suites enjoy exclusive access to two quieter pools and food service from Tableau.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What bars does Encore at Wynn Las Vegas have?

    Encore Las Vegas has eight bars:

    Lobby Bar and Café. The goddess Daphne was desired by the gods, so it’s fitting that she presides over this witty, stylish lobby bar filled with ultra-plush sofas and low-slung seating. Enjoy a light bite, glass of wine or favorite cocktail here. Pastries by famed master patissier Frédéric Robert are featured, as well as premium coffees.

    Eastside Lounge. Drink in the outdoor pool scene at this uber-hot lounge, where stunning servers offer nouvelle cocktails made from organic ingredients. After nightfall, enjoy live entertainment as dueling pianists take center stage nightly at 9 p.m. The bar is open 24 hours, and there is a two-drink minimum during shows.

    Southside Bar. Cocktail connoisseurs are migrating south to this handsome bar that is a relaxing respite from the buzzing casino floor. Enjoy premium liquors, nouvelle cocktails and a dizzying selection of beers. Southside Bar is open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays.

    High Limit Bar. Ante up to a new level of liquid luxury. This opulent lounge in the main atrium caters to high-end blackjack and roulette players with an elite beverage service and inviting ambience that’s perfect for enjoying signature martinis, classic cocktails or premium bottle service.

    Botero Bar. Immerse yourself in cocktail culture with an entirely new curve. See, be seen and make the scene at this ultra-chic modern bar nestled inside Botero. Gather beneath the floating bar and choose from a kaleidoscopic array of cocktails, premium spirits and wines.

    Island Bar. Dip into Island Bar — a unique floating oasis surrounded by two European-style pools. Swim up to the bar for a favorite cocktail or a bite to eat, or relax in comfy lounge seating. (Island Bar is open seasonally.)

    Cabana Bar. Quench your desires at our lively poolside bar located at the hub of the cabana action and open seasonally.
  • On September 19, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Encore at Wynn Las Vegas have?

    The Encore Las Vegas dining experience is about a passion for food — the tastes, the textures and the aromas that exemplify truly fine dining. Five signature restaurants showcase master chefs and their gourmet fare to create culinary experiences that please even the most discerning, well-traveled diners. Visit these winning spots:

    Sinatra. Star chef Theo Schoenegger creates a divine, delectable homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring modern riffs on classic Italian cooking. Specialties include Frank’s clams Posillipo, Maine lobster risotto, Milanese with tricolore salad, and osso bucco “My Way.” Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows look onto a charming Tuscan-inspired courtyard garden. Outdoor patio dining is available.

    Botero. Star chef Mark LoRusso creates beyond-the-curve steaks, chops and modern American cuisine as bold and voluptuous as the Boteros that grace this poolside space. Indoor and outdoor dining is available.

    Society Café Encore. The denizens of cool gather at this newest hot spot, where chef Kim Canteenwalla’s re-imagined American comfort cooking feels like the culinary equivalent of a down comforter. Society Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a late-night menu as well.

    Wazuzu. A gourmet tour of masterful Asian dishes, Wazuzu offers a delectable take on innovative global cooking. This dramatic pan-Asian café showcases a deft touch when it comes to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Thai cuisines. A sinuous 27-foot-long crystal dragon presides over the stunning space. Lunch, dinner and late-night dining is available seven days a week.
  • On September 18, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    Which rooms have the best views at Wynn Tower Suites?

    Wynn rooms offer incomparable class and incredible views. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, guests may choose a view of the resort's breathtaking 18-hole golf course or the Las Vegas Strip.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What is the gym like at Wynn Las Vegas?

    The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas features a lavishly equipped, state-of-the-art gym with a variety of workout equipment. Find treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright bikes, free weights and a variety of strength-training equipment.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    Is brunch offered at Wynn Las Vegas on the weekends?

    Chef Carlos Guia's Big Easy-inspired brunch menu is available on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas. In addition, the buffet offers a weekend champagne brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What can I order from the room service menu at Wynn Las Vegas?

    During your stay at Wynn Las Vegas, order breakfast, lunch and dinner — as well as an array of beverages, cocktails and wines — from the comfort of your room thanks to the in-room dining menu. The menu features American classics, Italian favorites, Asian cuisine, comfort food, vegan options and snacks.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    Which rooms at Wynn Las Vegas have terraces?

    Conceived to exacting specifications as a home away from home, the Fairway Apartment at Wynn Las Vegas is without comparison. The one-bedroom apartment is 2,411 square feet, and the two-bedroom apartment is 3,224 square feet. Luxuriously spacious and strikingly designed with extraordinary views of our exclusive golf course from a balcony, the villas offer a serene counterpoint to the excitement of the resort and its many distractions. Mezzanine and spa-level apartments offer outdoor dining tables.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What special amenities are in the rooms at Wynn Las Vegas?

    The new rooms at Wynn Las Vegas are a modern update to the signature resort room and 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. Choose between one king bed or two double beds in this 640-square-foot retreat with a view of our golf course or the Las Vegas Strip.

    Additional amenities and features include a seating area with couch and ottoman, a dining table and chairs, pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds featuring 100 percent Egyptian cotton, 310-thread-count linens, automatic bedside drapery and lighting controls, a flat-screen LCD high-definition television and a cordless phone, fax and high-speed Internet access.

    Bathrooms come with a soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower, a private toilet, his-and-her sinks and an LCD television. Desert Bambu bath amenities and oversized Turkish towels are provided, and in-room massages, manicures, pedicures and hair-styling services are available.
  • On September 18, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the guest rooms like at Wynn Las Vegas?

    Wynn Las Vegas offers the newest selection of room options in Las Vegas with a comfortable array of redecorated deluxe rooms. You'll choose between staying in a plush resort room in the heart of activity or in the privacy of the Forbes Five-Star Tower Suites.

    The new rooms at Wynn are a modern update to the signature resort room and 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. Choose between one king bed or two double beds in this 640-square-foot retreat with a view of our golf course or the Las Vegas Strip.

    Additional amenities and features include a seating area with couch and ottoman, a dining table and chairs, pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds featuring 100 percent Egyptian cotton, 310-thread-count linens, automatic bedside drapery and lighting controls, a flat-screen LCD high-definition television and a cordless phone, fax and high-speed Internet access.

    Bathrooms come complete with a soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower, a private toilet, his-and-her sinks, an LCD television, Desert Bambu bath amenities and oversized Turkish towels. In-room massages, manicures, pedicures and hair-styling services are also available.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What in-room technology does Wynn Las Vegas have?

    Guest rooms at Wynn Las Vegas feature state-of-the-art technologies that provide high-speed Internet access, a variety of in-suite entertainment options and one-touch climate control. Additional advanced technologies include remotely controlled lighting, draperies and room service messaging to ensure convenience and privacy.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What is Wynn Las Vegas' turndown service like?

    During turndown service your room is refreshed and amenities are replenished. The bed is turned down, drapes and sheers are drawn closed and the television channel is set to reflect an evening mood.
  • On September 18, 2012
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    What special amenities are offered at Wynn Las Vegas pool?

    Wynn Las Vegas boasts beautiful, heated pools artfully positioned amid manicured gardens. The resort features two spacious resort pools, a European-style bathing pool and two Jacuzzi spas.

    For the ultimate in luxury lounging, reserve a private cabana. Starting from $300 per day (plus gratuity), the cabanas offer a private retreat with an array of amenities, including a stocked mini-fridge with water and soda, a fruit plate, pretzels and candy bars (only at Encore), a plasma TV, a ceiling fan, reserved lounge chairs and patio, a table with chairs and a sofa, a misting system, a cordless phone and a safe.

    Each cabana also comes with a team of hosts to take care of your food and beverage orders in addition to any resort-related reservations and special requests you may have.