Wynn Las Vegas And Elon Musk's Tunnel Transportation Company Submit Land-Use Application
LAS VEGAS (June 9, 2020) –Wynn Las Vegas and Elon Musk's tunnel transportation company recently submitted a land-use application to Clark County for the design of an underground tunnel that will connect the resort to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). In this connector, Tesla vehicles will transport passengers between Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and the LVCC in under 2 minutes. This new connector adds to a separate Loop system already under construction at the LVCC that transports convention attendees between exhibition halls. The LVCC Loop, part of LVCC's expansion, is slated to be finished by January 2021.
The connector is an important step for Wynn as the resort continues its investments in the future of eco-friendly meetings and conventions in Las Vegas. In February 2020, Wynn debuted its new 430,000-square-foot meeting and convention expansion, which more than doubled the rentable meeting and convention space at Wynn and Encore to 560,000-square-feet. Like all existing event space, the expansion is powered by 100 percent renewable energy sourced and delivered directly from the off-site 160-acre Wynn Solar Facility as well as on-site rooftop solar panels, an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada. There is no other meeting and convention space in Las Vegas providing this benefit to clients.
In late 2019, Wynn also introduced its new Zero Carbon, Zero Waste Event service for Wynn and Encore convention clients. Developed in tandem with Wynn's Energy and Sustainability Department, the service ensures the most sustainable event possible using a six-point zero carbon, zero waste method that is overseen by specially trained Convention Services Managers.
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore currently hold Four Green Globes, the highest sustainable building certification from the Green Building Initiative, the definitive qualifier of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings.
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About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 "Gold List," a title received for the twelfth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 22 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two theaters, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. Wynn Las Vegas recently unveiled the new Wynn Golf Club and 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course, and in February 2020 debuted a 430,000-square-foot meeting and convention space expansion powered by 100 percent renewable energy. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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