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Wynn Said to Waive Prince’s Hotel Bill

Encore Wynn ResortAs Prince Harry faced the consequences of leaked nude photos during his Las Vegas holiday, it was revealed that the bill for his Encore Wynn hotel stay was waived. British media have reported that the royal’s hotel stay cost £30,000, but a hotel source says he didn’t have to pay for it. This was thanks to resort owner and billionaire Steve Wynn ordering that the royal party wouldn’t be charged for anything during their stay. The businessman is said to have had dinner with the prince at the SW Steakhouse at the resort in November last year.

Prince Harry and two friends – Tom Inskip and rugby player Adam Bidwell – stayed in the eight-room billiard suite (room 2401 on the 63rd floor) at the Encore Wynn resort for three days. This suit is the biggest and most lavish of the 16 in the hotel. It features three bedrooms, a private lift, a massage room, gym equipment, its own butler, a steam shower, wet bar, chandeliers, 72-inch television and a pool table, which has become famous now. It’s walls are padded with brown mohair to absorb sound, so the late-night partying that the prince and his companions did was unlikely to disturb other guests. The suite costs £5,100 per night, while it’s understood his protection staff were put up in a separate suite close by.

Upon arriving at Encore Wynn, Prince Harry and his companions are said to have checked in at a private lobby. Then they went to SW Steakhouse, which is known for its food, wine and champagne selection. Later, the party went to the Surrender nightclub at the hotel, which is centred around an outdoor pool. The royal and his friends had £9.50 jaegerbomb cocktails and £6 beers while skimpy-dressed dancers performed on stripper poles. Then they played craps at the casino.

Prince Harry and his companions reserved a £1,000-per-day VIP bungalow for a Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand Hotel on Saturday. The next day, they went to the Beach Club pool at the Encore Wynn, where they had more alcohol and snacks at the bar. The night ended with a trip to the XS nightclub, where more drinks were signed to his room’s account. The estimated total bill would have been more than £30,000, and it’s not clear who was charged for the protection officers’ rooms.

A source at the hotel is cited saying that there’s no way Prince Harry was handed a bill as he left, as that’s not Mr Wynn’s style. The royal stays at the Wynn when he’s in Las Vegas, the insider added, and Wynn knows good business. Another staff member said the prince’s guest account was locked, and senior executives with the password were the only ones that could access the bill’s details. They think the bill ran more than two pages.

However, a spokesman for Wynn, Michael Weaver, says that Prince Harry’s hotel bill wasn’t waived like British media reported. He says the report is factually incorrect. He wouldn’t comment on if Mr Wynn was upset with the security team after the nude photos of Prince Harry were released.



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