Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Earn Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Earn Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

This marks the fifth consecutive year the Forbes Five Star resorts have earned the honor
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00am

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LAS VEGAS, November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are the proud recipients of a perfect score on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Wynn Las Vegas joins the ranks of 364 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

Wynn Resorts has a longstanding history of supporting diversity and equality - with both employees and guests. In addition to comprehensive employee benefits plans for same-sex couples, the esteemed resort developer also offers coverage for transgender reassignment surgery including internal policies supporting a safe environment for transitioning employees in accordance with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care. As the first Las Vegas resort to have a dedicated concierge service for LGBT guests, Wynn Las Vegas' LGBT hospitality professionals are able to offer well-informed suggestions for gay and gay-friendly activities throughout Las Vegas including bars, entertainment and nightlife.

The 2015 CEI rated 972 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Wynn Las Vegas’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are two luxury hotel and casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The iconic travel destinations are operated by international resort developer Wynn Resorts, recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and has been recognized as the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for five consecutive years. The resort features 2,714 lavish guest rooms and suites, more than 111,000 square feet of state-of-the-art casino space, 14 casual and fine dining restaurants, a spa and salon and an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership and 18-hole golf course. Wynn Las Vegas is also home to “Le Rêve – The Dream,” an award-winning theatrical experience blending aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and elaborate effects. Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on Dec. 22, 2008. Featuring an additional 2,034 all-suite accommodations, a 72,000-square-foot casino, five restaurants and a spa and salon, Encore is located adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas. Combined, the two resorts boast four distinct nightlife and day club experiences, approximately 283,000 square feet of meeting space and 98,000 square feet of retail space. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit www.wynnpressroom.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @WynnLasVegas and www.facebook.com/wynnlasvegas.

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Wynn Las Vegas