New England newborn

In Designs by Roger Thomas

I’m so proud of how my team and our collaborators rose to the unique challenges of creating the just-opened Encore Boston Harbor. For those arriving by water, the experience begins on board custom-built shuttles. It continues through a six-acre Harborwalk featuring contemporary sculptures and lavish floral displays. Inside, our guests find fifteen different places to eat and drink, a series of conversation-starting artworks and artifacts and the largest (and I hope the most comfortable) hotel rooms in the region.

I went to college in Boston, so took special interest in mixing in local elements among the kinds of signature flourishes that have always delighted our guests elsewhere.

We have flowers, rich textiles, marbles and mosaics in abundance. We moved brilliant red Murano chandeliers from their original home in Las Vegas.

We included an only-in-Boston eatery created by noted North End restaurant veterans. And offsite, we secured special boxes for our customers at the city’s main sports venues.

I hope the photos entice you to pay Encore Boston Harbor a visit soon. There’s much more to delight the eye – and all your other senses.

7-foot polished convex mirror sculpture named Torus by David Harber.
Three 20-foot-high stainless-steel portraits of women by Jaume Plensa. Photography: Roger Davies
The newest Preston Bailey floral carousel at the center surrounded by four 20-foot, multi-trunk ficus trees. Photography: Roger Davies
Viola Frey’s Amphora IV. Photography: Roger Davies
Popeye, by artist Jeff Koons. Photography: Roger Davies
Two paintings by the French Post Pop artist Joseph: “Oh Yes Yes” and “Popeye.” Photography: Roger Davies
A painting by Tim Bavington. Photography: Roger Davies
The 210,000-square-foot gaming area is divided into two spacious levels, with high ceilings and hand-assembled red Murano glass chandeliers transplanted from their original home, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
The first floor features more than 3,100 classic and state-of-the-art slot machines, 143 table games and a stunning casino bar. Photography: Barbara Kraft
A stunning casino bar centrally located at the heart of the casino beneath a grand staircase. Photography: Barbara Kraft
The hallway leading to high-limit gaming rooms. – Photography: Barbara Kraft
Located off the main Casino Floor, the exclusive gaming area features a total of 53 high limit slot machines, video poker and reel games with betting minimums ranging from $5 to $500, as well as two private high-limit gaming rooms. Photography: Roger Davies
High limit salon. Photography: Roger Davies
Designed in bright, neutral décor, the room is bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. At 650 square feet, Encore Boston Harbor’s Premier King and Double guest rooms are the largest hotel accommodations in New England. Photography: Barbara Kraft
At 1360 square feet, Encore Boston Harbor’s Signature Suites and Signature Harbor View Suites blend comfort with the sophisticated design of an elegant retreat. Photography: Barbara Kraft
Spacious marble bathroom. Photography: Barbara Kraft
The bar and lounge at Sinatra, a signature Wynn Resorts tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Photography: Barbara Kraft
The main dining room at Sinatra. Photography: Barbara Kraft
Main dining room at Fratelli. Photography: Roger Davies
The dining area at Red 8. Photography: Barbara Kraft
A collection of vases at Red 8. Photography: Barbara Kraft
On Deck Bar. Photography: Roger Davies
Oyster Bar. Photography: Roger Davies
Garden Cafe. Photography: Roger Davies
The Buffet. Waterfront. Photography: Barbara Kraft
Dunkin’. Photography: Roger Davies
Bru. Photography: Roger Davies
Waterfront. Photography: Roger Davies
Treatment hallway at the Spa. Photography: Barbara Kraft
Treatment lounge at the Spa. Photography: Barbara Kraft
The wet area at the Spa. Photography: Barbara Kraft
The salon. Photography: Roger Davies