Although most of the casinos and resorts in Las Vegas is found in the Strip, those who are looking for a more laid-back and relaxed vacation away from the usual tourist destinations still have a couple of great options. There are a couple of resort options that offer world-class amenities, food, and shopping.
Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, located just west of the strip in the affluent community of Summerlin, offers all the great features of a 4-star hotel without the usual Vegas crowd.
The resort is operated and owned by Station Casinos and is situated on a 59.43 acre land in Downtown Summerlin.
Plans to open Red Rock Resort was announced in mid-2002. Named after the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area that’s close by the resort, it initially was planned to have a 23-floor, 300 foot hotel tower that accommodated 1,000 rooms. Because of opposition from Summerlin residents that the height of the building might destroy the views of the nearby canyon, the hotel tower was reduced to 198 feet.
Construction began during the first quarter of 2004 and was aimed to finish by March 2005. The resort officially opened on April 18, 2006 and was the second casino in Summerlin.
The resort includes a 118,309 sq ft casino, a 3-acre pool area, a spa, 94,000 sq ft of meeting space, and a 16-screen movie theater.
A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award since opening, Red Rock Resort was also named one of the world’s best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
The hotel houses 830 rooms with different price ranges and sizes. Other than the usual standard and double rooms, the hotel also offers a number of suits and villas. The decor is elegant, inspired by mid-century modern design. The resort architecture incorporates natural light, a convenient layout, and the comforts of a modern lifestyle. The rooms also have stunning views of the Strip and mountains.
It’s not Vegas without the thrill of a little gambling. Red Rock Resort’s state-of-the-art casino features thousands of games, from slot machines, video poker, and table games galore. Classic casino games like blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette are available. The casino also has race and sports book displays where bettors can sit back and enjoy the game with giant TV screens and individual monitors.
Salon and Spa
Red Rock’s salon and spa offers guests a relaxing getaway with multiple packages that will suit any pampering needs. Get a soothing massage or facial, have your nails done by celebrity nail artists, choose from a variety of hair and face treatments, or just have a trim done. They also offer salon and spa group packages, ideal for friends and families.
Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options at the resort. Their restaurants offer a great spread of gourmet and casual cuisines from all over the world with room service available at just a call away. A wide variety of menu options will surely please any palate, as well as those with food restrictions. The resort has two fine-dining restaurants, Massa Osteria and T-Bones. Buffet style dining is available at Feast Buffet. For those looking for casual dining, there’s Grand Cafe, Hearthstone, Yard House, Lucille’s, and 8 Noodle Bar. Fast food and quick eats options are also available. The hotel has Auntie Anne’s, Capriotti’s, Panda Express, Starbucks, Villa Pizza, Ben & Jerry, Fatburger, Rubio’s, Tropical Smoothie, and Gridiron Grill.
From live music, movies, lounges, and bars, there’s plenty to do at the Red Rock Resort.
Hang out at the Rock’s Lounge for a fun time with live music and drinks, or chill out at the Lucky Bar in the middle of the gaming area. Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar offers guests live entertainment during the weekends, and cocktails are a must at the Onyx bar. For a more relaxed place to grab a few bottles of beer, the sports bar at the Sports and Games Book is a great choice.
For those who want to spend time with the family, Red Rock Resort has premier bowling lanes at Red Rock Lanes, movies at Regal Cinema, and of course a beautiful pool where everyone can just chill and enjoy the water.
Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is located at 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Visit their website for bookings and inquiries at www.redrock.sclv.com.