Located in Encore, Bar Cristal at Wynn’s jewel-box inspired décor turns a classic lobby bar into a work of art crowned with a 19th-century antique French chandelier. Lined with Venetian silk and illuminated with sparkling crystals and mirrors, it is the perfect place to indulge in a premium cocktail or glass of champagne from Bar Cristal at Wynn’s extensive collection of Champagne Cristal by the bottle.
Hidden behind exquisitely carved glass doors, Bar Cristal at Wynn is a shimmering space that recalls the era when Venice commanded the greatest shipping fleet in the world and had ties to Asia—a time when Marco Polo’s drawings and descriptions of Chinese art greatly influenced Venetian design. Even the luxurious silk fabric lining the walls is patterned on a 17th-century, Chinese-inspired Venetian design. Roger Thomas’ design inspiration was to bring a piece of Venice back to Asia.
The centerpiece of Bar Cristal at Wynn is the antique chandelier made with French crystal in the style of the Napoleonic period. Crystals on the chandelier reflect every light in the room and all around Venetian mirrors highlight the chandelier, surrounding guests with sparkles.
As a counterpoint to the historic Venetian design references, Bar Cristal at Wynn features one of the great classic designs of the 20th-century—the Bruno chair, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1928 for the world fair in Spain. Crafted, polished-steel orange crate tables with tempered glass tops provide guests with yet another interesting contrast.