First revealed back in September, two pricey makeovers at Wynn Las Vegas are finally underway. Parasol Up, a firm favorite for locals and hotel guests, is now temporarily shuttered until Dec. 16 while the lounge undergoes an interior remodel of the 3,093-square-foot space. The early estimated cost for construction was budgeted at $1,169,209.
No current paperwork has been filed for any work on its sister lounge, Parasol Down, which remains open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Visitors are also being encouraged to try out the Tower Suite Bar, located on the opposite side of the casino floor.
A fixture at the resort since opening day in 2005, there has been no official word on how the changes at Parasol Up will impact the original intent of designer Roger Thomas, who was partly inspired by the work of artist Marc Chagall and the 1932 Pablo Picasso painting Le Rêve, owned at the time by property chairman and CEO Steve Wynn. In 2013, he sold the painting for a reported $155 million.
Elsewhere, the 24-hour Drugstore Café, previously known as the Apothecary Café, is also closed for the rest of the month. Newly abridged to The Café, an estimated $675,024 worth of construction work will upgrade the 1,866-square-foot counter service space. It is scheduled to return on Dec. 3.
Part of the changes will include adding food-service equipment, creating a coffee pick-up area and installing a new ice cream display. Until December, guests are encouraged to head over to Zoozacrackers Deli, open daily from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.