Over on vegastripping.com they have the "Trippies 2016" awards where they award the best and worst of Las Vegas hotels and for Encore it was a pretty rough outing. Encore was the winner of the "Worst Service," "Worst Casino," and "Worst Hotel on the Strip" category. http://vegastripping.com/trippies2016/hotel/service http://vegastripping.com/trippies2016/casino/overall http://vegastripping.com/trippies2016/best/on-the-strip I was last at Encore in May 2016 for just a few hours and I didn't notice anything different about the atmosphere of the place even with all of the recent changes. Botero is gone and has been replaced by Jardin. A new poker room has opened where Society Cafe used to be and a small part of the casino is now "The Players Club." I've also heard that the red chandeliers made with Italian glass have all been removed. I last stayed at Encore in 2014 (I know that was a long time ago) but the service was your typical 5 star that you'd expect from Wynn Resorts and during my last stay at Wynn (Aug 2015) I ventured to Encore many a time and the place was just fine. I wonder why Vegastripping is literally "tripping" over itself to slam Encore? Has anyone been lately and if so, have you had a poor experience? Thankfully, VegasTripping still holds Wynn in high regard giving it the top awards for various categories.