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 7, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What bars does Wynn Tower Suites have?

    Wynn Tower Suites has a variety of bars:

    B Bar. This is an oasis offering nouvelle cocktails, fine wines and spirits. Situated in the heart of the action at Wynn, it's just steps from the guest elevators and casino and is open 24 hours a day.

    Eastside Lounge. Get your drink on the rocks, straight up or frozen. Go imported or domestic. Wind down and relax, or hang out in full party mode. Whichever you choose, soak in the outdoor pool scene from this hot and sexy lounge, where stunning servers specialize in handcrafted cocktails and modern bottle service. With a terrace flooded by natural light, Eastside is just this side of the pool at Encore. The bar is open daily, and dueling pianos begin performing at 9 p.m. nightly.

    High Limit Bar. Ante up to a new level of liquid luxury. Catering to high-end blackjack and roulette players, this opulent lounge (open daily) matches an elite beverage service with an inviting ambience. Discover the High Limit Bar's signature martinis, classic cocktails and premium bottle service overlooking the casino at Encore.

    Lobby Bar and Café. The goddess Daphne was desired by the gods, so it's fitting that she presides over this witty and stylish lobby bar with its ultra-plush sofas and low-slung seating. Start your day with an espresso and breakfast sandwich, or an award-winning pastry by master patissier Frédéric Robert. Later, meet friends and relax with a light bite, a glass of wine or a cocktail. Located near the registration lobby at Encore, the bar is open daily.

    Parasol Up | Parasol Down. An elegantly witty collection of upside-down parasols marks the location of Wynn's two lobby bars. Embraced by two circular escalators, Parasol Down is on the lake level. Take the escalator up to the casino level for cocktails at Parasol Up. Dress is casual.
  • On July 6, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the five best things about Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas?

    Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas offers numerous can’t-miss details and attractions. Here are five:

    1. Bringing the outside inside. One of the best elements of Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas is its focus on nature. The major mosaic motif is floral, and you’ll find lots of trees, foliage and windows. Natural light illuminates the casino floor, which might make you forget that you’re in a casino at all.

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

    3. World-class dining. Wynn Las Vegas offers a collection of imaginative signature restaurants each with a unique Wynn twist. The renowned chefs who create the cuisines don’t just prepare the menus — they also prepare the meals nightly in their kitchens. With nine fine-dining restaurants, 11 casual restaurants and six lounge bars to choose from, there is a savory option to suit any occasion or craving.

    4. The Spa and Salon at Wynn. Wynn Las Vegas offers serenity to weary travelers within the tranquility of its Five-Star spa and salon, where the treatment rooms, luxurious products and professional staff create a wonderful sanctuary. If you take a more active approach to relaxation, find heated pools artfully set amid manicured gardens and a gym furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.

    5. The Penske-Wynn Ferrari Maserati dealership. Another Wynn Las Vegas exclusive is the 10,000-square-foot Penske-Wynn Ferrari Maserati dealership situated just off the main casino floor and aimed at those who return to the fast lane when their visit to the resort concludes. Services include new and pre-owned vehicle sales, full factory authorized parts and repairs and complete detail services. The adjoining Ferrari store features a distinctive collection of Ferrari merchandise, including activewear, collectibles and memorabilia.
  • On July 6, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the best amenities at Wynn Tower Suites?

    Wynn Tower Suites features an array of world-class amenities. Here are five:

    1. The Spas at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The spas were the first two in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. Custom designed with meticulous attention to your care and comfort, the spas offer an inspiring setting of elegance and tranquility. 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 Wynn Las Vegas golf course. Located on hallowed grounds that played host to 50 years of PGA and LGPA Tour events, the golf course at Wynn Las Vegas 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 Rève. Presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas, Le Rève 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 will immerse you in a world of fantasy, adventure and intrigue.

    4. Shopping. One of the thrills of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore 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 only Rolex branded store. The repertoire of retailers includes Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Graff, Hermés, 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. The pools. 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.
  • On July 6, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the five best amenities at Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas?

    Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas features an array of world-class amenities. Here are five:

    1. The Spas at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The spas were the first two in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. Custom designed with meticulous attention to your care and comfort, the spas offer an inspiring setting of elegance and tranquility. 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 Wynn Las Vegas golf course. Located on hallowed grounds that played host to 50 years of PGA and LGPA Tour events, the golf course at Wynn Las Vegas 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 Rève. Presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas, Le Rève 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 will immerse you in a world of fantasy, adventure and intrigue.

    4. Shopping. One of the thrills of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore 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 only Rolex branded store. The repertoire of retailers includes Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Graff, Hermés, 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. The pools. 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.
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What restaurants does Encore Las Vegas have? DUPLICATE

    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.

    Switch Steak. Dinner is theater at Switch Steak, where chef Réne Lenger’s unique seafood and steakhouse is combined with elaborate surroundings that appear to change with nearly every bite. Switch Steak will not only satisfy your palate, it will entertain it. 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 July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What is the interior design style of Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    Encore Las Vegas continues the Wynn Resorts tradition of creating extraordinary interior environments that will elevate your experience to unprecedented heights. Unique and opulent, each space within Encore has been meticulously chosen to meet and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning travelers.

    Central to Encore's fanciful, intimate atmosphere are sunlit corridors with flowering atria and sprawling pools visible throughout the property. Natural light floods the resort to reveal signature mosaics of vibrant butterflies, textured environments and elegant detailing.

    The guest room palette features striking contemporary profiles of lacquered ebony surrounding polished white sycamore millwork and houndstooth wall covering. With a division between the bedroom and sitting room, the open-plan suites allow for views of the Las Vegas skyline throughout the room via expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What five words describe the style of Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    The five words I would use to describe Encore Las Vegas are:

    1. Intimate

    2. Sophisticated

    3. Cultured

    4. Festive

    5. Personal
  • On July 5, 2012
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    What can I order from the room service menu at Encore Las Vegas? DUPLICATE

    You can order breakfast, lunch and dinner — as well as an array of beverages, cocktails and wines — from the in-room dining menu at Encore Las Vegas. The menu features American classics, Italian favorites, Asian cuisine, comfort food, vegan options and snacks.
  • On July 5, 2012
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    What bars does Encore Las Vegas have? DUPLICATE

    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.

    Switch Bar. Step up to this unique bar that stirs the imagination. Just steps from the wildly theatrical Switch Steak restaurant, this hot spot — replete with an expansive selection of bourbons — buzzes with energy and excitement. Video poker is available.

    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 July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the guest rooms like at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    The rooms at Encore Las Vegas — designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, principal of Tal Studio — feature a distinctive custom design created exclusively for Wynn that evokes timeless beauty, comfort, intimacy and innovation.

    The room palette features striking contemporary profiles of lacquered ebony surrounding polished white sycamore millwork and houndstooth wall covering. With a division between the bedroom and sitting room, the open-plan suites offer views of the Las Vegas skyline throughout the room via expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Each guest suite also contains the largest flat-screen television used in any standard guestroom in the U.S.

    Rooms and suites come in a range of sizes (from 700 to 745 square feet) and have floor-to-ceiling windows, Wynn signature beds with European linens, 42- or 46-inch flat-panel televisions featuring on-demand movies, state-of-the-art office equipment, one-touch climate control, a fully stocked mini-bar and in-room safes.

    Bathrooms include 19-inch flat-screen televisions, dual sinks, sitting areas with lighted vanity mirrors, separate shower and soaking tub and separate water closets with telephones. You’ll also find signature Wynn Resorts robes and slippers. (Connecting rooms are available.)
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the guest rooms like at Encore Las Vegas? DUPLICATE

    The rooms at Encore Las Vegas — designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, principal of Tal Studio — feature a distinctive custom design created exclusively for Wynn that evokes timeless beauty, comfort, intimacy and innovation.

    The room palette features striking contemporary profiles of lacquered ebony surrounding polished white sycamore millwork and houndstooth wall covering. With a division between the bedroom and sitting room, the open-plan suites offer views of the Las Vegas skyline throughout the room via expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Each guest suite also contains the largest flat-screen television used in any standard guestroom in the U.S.

    Rooms and suites come in a range of sizes (from 700 to 745 square feet) and have floor-to-ceiling windows, Wynn signature beds with European linens, 42- or 46-inch flat-panel televisions featuring on-demand movies, state-of-the-art office equipment, one-touch climate control, a fully stocked mini-bar and in-room safes.

    Bathrooms include 19-inch flat-screen televisions, dual sinks, sitting areas with lighted vanity mirrors, separate shower and soaking tub and separate water closets with telephones. You’ll also find signature Wynn Resorts robes and slippers. (Connecting rooms are available.)
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the best amenities at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    In additional to luxurious accommodations, Encore Las Vegas features signature restaurants, exciting pool areas, leisure activities and nightlife:

    1. Dining. Five signature restaurants at Encore feature master chefs and their personally prepared gourmet fare, creating culinary experiences that please the most discerning and well-traveled dine. 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.

    2. Leisure activities. The Five-Star Spa at Encore and the salon create an escape of another variety. The full-service salon will cater to you under the warm glow of natural sunlight thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive city views. The Spa at Encore also features a complete gym with two movement studios and an organic juice and smoothie bar. Steps away at Wynn, you’ll find a breathtaking 18-hole, 7,042-yard, par-70 golf course designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn. Or visit Nevada?s only factory-authorized Ferrari Maserati dealership and admire unparalleled craftsmanship and design in the two-story showroom.

    3. Pools. Inspired by the festive energy of the French Riviera, the two pools at Encore are central to the resort experience — both literally and figuratively. Positioned at the heart of activity, the resort pool and the adults-only European pool present scenic views for the surrounding bars, restaurants, meeting rooms and casino.

    4. Entertainment. If you want to be transported to a dream world, see the aqua spectacle Le Rève at the Wynn Theater. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. Wynn is also the exclusive home of legendary country music superstar Garth Brooks, who performs a series of intimate concerts at the resort.

    5. Day and nightlife options. Open seasonally, Encore Beach Club is the premier destination for a trendsetter seeking the kind of party usually found at European hot spots. Upon entering the 60,000-square-foot venue, you’ll be treated to a lush oasis featuring 40-foot palm trees surrounding three tiered pools. As day turns into night, Encore Beach Club becomes Surrender nightclub — a chic choice if you’re seeking an upscale evening soirée. This sensual 5,000-square-foot nightclub is open to the surrounding outdoor oasis. And see and be seen at XS nightclub, which mingles poolside ambience with a “sensual and energetic” vibe to create an atmosphere where too much is never enough.
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the five best amenities at Encore Las Vegas? DUPLICATE

    In additional to luxurious accommodations, Encore Las Vegas features signature restaurants, exciting pool areas, leisure activities and nightlife:

    1. Dining. Five signature restaurants at Encore feature master chefs and their personally prepared gourmet fare, creating culinary experiences that please the most discerning and well-traveled dine. 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.

    2. Leisure activities. The Five-Star Spa at Encore and the salon create an escape of another variety. The full-service salon will cater to you under the warm glow of natural sunlight thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive city views. The Spa at Encore also features a complete gym with two movement studios and an organic juice and smoothie bar. Steps away at Wynn, you’ll find a breathtaking 18-hole, 7,042-yard, par-70 golf course designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn. Or visit Nevada?s only factory-authorized Ferrari Maserati dealership and admire unparalleled craftsmanship and design in the two-story showroom.

    3. Pools. Inspired by the festive energy of the French Riviera, the two pools at Encore are central to the resort experience — both literally and figuratively. Positioned at the heart of activity, the resort pool and the adults-only European pool present scenic views for the surrounding bars, restaurants, meeting rooms and casino.

    4. Entertainment. If you want to be transported to a dream world, see the aqua spectacle Le Rève at the Wynn Theater. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. Wynn is also the exclusive home of legendary country music superstar Garth Brooks, who performs a series of intimate concerts at the resort.

    5. Day and nightlife options. Open seasonally, Encore Beach Club is the premier destination for a trendsetter seeking the kind of party usually found at European hot spots. Upon entering the 60,000-square-foot venue, you’ll be treated to a lush oasis featuring 40-foot palm trees surrounding three tiered pools. As day turns into night, Encore Beach Club becomes Surrender nightclub — a chic choice if you’re seeking an upscale evening soirée. This sensual 5,000-square-foot nightclub is open to the surrounding outdoor oasis. And see and be seen at XS nightclub, which mingles poolside ambience with a “sensual and energetic” vibe to create an atmosphere where too much is never enough.
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the beds like at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    The beds at Encore Las Vegas are pillow-top, king-sized Wynn Dream Beds. Each bed is made with 100 percent Egyptian cotton linens.
  • On July 5, 2012
    Brian Gullbrants answered the question: Brian Gullbrants

    What are the bathrooms like in the rooms at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas?

    Encore Las Vegas guest rooms feature luxurious, well-appointed bathrooms with 19-inch flat-screen televisions, dual sinks, sitting areas with lighted vanity mirrors, separate shower and soaking tub and separate water closets with telephones. Signature Wynn Resorts robes and slippers are also available.