The Clark County Building Department has recommended the denial of an extension for the construction of a third tower on the Las Vegas strip by Wynn Resorts. The department argues that the original approval for the project came eight years ago and since then, no technical studies or building permits have been obtained. Furthermore, changes in construction regulations have occurred during this time. The county’s zoning commission will be reviewing the matter in the near future.
While Wynn Resorts has cited the recent pandemic as a reason for the extension, stating that the disruption led to delays in other development projects, they have confirmed that they do not have immediate plans to begin the work. The proposed project would include a hotel tower with 1,110 rooms spanning 3.4 million square feet, connected to the company’s other two Strip properties by a bridge. Wynn commissioned a building height study from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2022 to ensure the feasibility of a 640-foot tower on the site.
The development plans for the site were originally approved in 2015 when the Australia-based Crown Resorts was considering the $6 billion Alon Las Vegas project, which was ultimately abandoned the following year. Wynn has not yet provided a timeline for its plans since acquiring the site in 2017.
Wynn Resorts, a global company with casino properties in the US and Macau, is also working on a new resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that could open in 2027. The Wynn Al Marjan Island is aiming to secure the region’s first-ever casino license, and discussions are reportedly underway about changing laws in the region. Even without gambling, Wynn believes it will be a “must-see” destination for tourists in the UAE.
The company’s plans for the third Las Vegas strip tower have faced opposition and uncertainty, but Wynn Resorts remains a major player in the global casino industry with ongoing projects in various locations.