Encore Boston Harbor officially opened its doors, unveiling the interior of the highly anticipated integrated resort for the very first time to the general public. Totaling $2.6 billion in single phase development, Encore Boston Harbor is the country’s most expensive resort development of 2019.
The resort features a 210,000-square-foot casino; 15 dining and lounge venues; 671 guest rooms and suites including New England’s largest standard hotel rooms; 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space; an ultra-premium spa; and a four-season, six-acre Harborwalk, featuring pedestrian and bike paths, picnic park, gazebo, viewing decks, waterfront dining, and lush green space with magnificent floral displays. Bridging the harbor between Everett and Boston with a robust water transportation system, the full-service resort is reshaping travel and tourism to the Boston region with the best in upscale accommodations, amenities and gaming.
Designed by Wynn veteran, Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Wynn Design, Encore Boston Harbor features structural and design elements reminiscent of the Las Vegas and China properties yet remains distinctly Bostonian with the incorporation of well-known local New England provisions and hospitality names. Dining outlets onsite range from nationally recognized experiences from the brand’s Las Vegas locations including Sinatra and Red 8 to exclusively local concepts like Fratelli, a casual Italian restaurant from Boston North End restaurant veterans Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano, as well as Memoire, a nightlife fantasy by Boston’s Big Night Entertainment Group. Encore Boston Harbor even touches the city’s local sports scene with private box suites at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium and TD Garden, designed to mimic the opulence for the resort and elevate the guest experience into the city and beyond.
“I want to thank each of you for joining us on this beautiful day, including our first resort guests,” said Bob DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor. “To the members of Everett United, thank you, you have been with us all the way from the beginning and I couldn’t be more pleased that you are here with us today.”
“Eight years ago the people of Massachusetts and lawmakers had the foresight to understand that with the passing of the gaming legislation, there could be the opportunity for economic development and the finest integrated resort in the region,” said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts. “I am here to tell you Encore Boston Harbor has achieved those goals.”
“For the residents of Everett, Everett United and the 86% of residents who took the time on a Saturday to vote yes to a resort in our city, this truly is an amazing day,” said Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “Encore Boston Harbor is now a front door to the City of Everett. Thank you to all of the hard-working union members who participated in the construction of this project.”