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EVERETT, MA (MARCH 25, 2019) – Encore Boston Harbor – a highly anticipated, Five-Star gaming destination – is expected to open this summer with 15 dining and lounge venues. Warren Richards fulfills the role of Executive Director of Food and Beverage for the $2.6 billionresort, where he oversees the restaurants, bars and lounges, as well as food and beverage operations for banquets and special events.

Encore Boston Harbor will feature award-winning food and beverage experiences from Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, such as the Forbes Travel Guide Awarded Italian restaurant Sinatra and world-famous Wynn Buffet, in addition to several new, innovative concepts. The resort is also working with several local industry leaders to bring Massachusetts flavor to its dining scene: North End legends Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano are partnering for the first time to introduce Fratelli, an Italian concept, and Big Night Entertainment Group is developing Mystique, an Asian-inspired restaurant and lounge, and Memoire, a luxurious VIP nightclub.

“Encore Boston Harbor will deliver the most compelling food and beverage line-up ever curated in a New England resort,” said Warren Richards, Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Encore Boston Harbor. “The tradition at Wynn and Encore is to feature only the finest ingredients within our venues, and we will continue that at Encore Boston Harbor with the freshest seafood in New England and Atlantic waters, and the most exquisite and unique cuts of meat imported from Japan. Our beverage program will incorporate rare vintages, alongside local beers and spirits exclusive to Encore Boston Harbor.”

Before moving to Boston, Mr. Richards spent four years at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, predominantly as the Director of Fine Dining. During his tenure, Wynn and Encore earned Forbes Awards for seven of its fine dining restaurants, including the highly coveted Forbes Five-Star Award for Wing Lei, making it the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chinese restaurant in North America. Mr. Richards was also the General Manager of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, a James Beard Award-winning venue.

Mr. Richards is a Certified Sommelier holding a Level II Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. 

For additional information, please visit www.encorebostonharbor.com.

About Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor is a $2.6 billion five-star global destination gaming resort featuring 671 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, an ultra-premium spa, specialty retail, 15 dining and lounge venues, and state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth.

Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor will open up the Everett shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. The resort has privately funded a clean-up of the heavily contaminated site and is creating a six- acre park along the water which will feature pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the waterfront, an events lawn, picnic and public viewing areas. Ornate floral displays, retail and dining experiences will overlook the Encore Harborwalk.

Encore Boston Harbor will connect to points across the harbor via a robust water transportation system that the resort is introducing. Low-profile European-style boats will be used to sail back and forth without the need to raise area drawbridges. Encore Boston Harbor is expected to open in mid-2019.

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