Encore Boston Harbor opened on June 23 in Everett, Massachusetts, across the Mystic River from Boston. Formerly contaminated with over 100 years of chemicals, the site was cleaned up and restored by Wynn Resorts in a complicated but satisfying process. Bob DeSalvio, the president of the property, explains that process and the lengthy and sometimes contentious path to opening. He describes the bumps along the way, the design and construction process and the dedication of the Encore team members. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros in his office at Encore Boston Harbor in July.
President, Encore Boston Harbor