Wynn Resorts declares “Yokohama Focus”

Wynn Resorts has declared that its IR licensing efforts in Japan now have a “Yokohama Focus” and that it will soon be opening a new office in the major port city.

Wynn Resorts had for a long time expressed its interest in bidding for a major urban IR, but it was only in October that it had clarified that Osaka was no longer an objective. The new declaration narrows the range down to Yokohama alone.

“We have been carefully investigating and studying candidate sites all over Japan. Yokohama already has many attractive tourist facilities, and its MICE facilities have a high potential. We think it is a place where tourists can base their stays in Japan,” said CEO Matt Maddox.

The new Wynn Resorts Development Japan office is scheduled to open on Sunday on the 18th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower within the city’s Minato Mirai.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment declared its “Yokohama First” policy and intention to open a local office in September.

Las Vegas Sands also indicated in October that Yokohama had become the main focus of its attention in Japan.