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Red Rock


Kayaking, mountain biking and horseback riding are not the typical activities one associates with a trip to Las Vegas. Then again, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is not the typical Las Vegas hotel.

Just minutes from the dramatic red cliffs of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, as well as the exciting action of the Las Vegas Strip, no other resort in Las Vegas capitalizes on its location quite like this one. Along with all the amenities of a highly-rated hotel and casino, this contemporary desert retreat also offers an Adventure Spa program with outdoor activities including river rafting and guided hikes.

This is a high-end, boutique-style property, similar to its sister property, Green Valley Ranch. From its flowing design and unique architecture to its flawless incorporation of state-of-the-art technology, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort rivals many of the major resorts on the Strip, while also maintaining its local appeal.

LCD screens scattered throughout Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa display ads and restaurant menus, while modern light fixtures brighten the 87,000-square-foot casino floor. Tiled pathways surrounding the gaming areas provide a clear cut route to the many hot spots within this red-hot spot. The design also reflects the natural beauty of the area, incorporating materials like marble, onyx, wood, red patent crocodile leather and red sandstone indigenous to Red Rock Canyon. There are more than 3.1 million Swarovski and Preciosa crystals (measuring 99 miles) throughout the resort.

The property features 800 guest rooms and suites, as well as seven penthouse-level suites. Even the standard guest room here is anything but. Every room boasts breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows, either of the city or Red Rock Canyon. Luxury linens, two flat-screen televisions, wireless internet access and an iPod docking station are among the conveniences available to guests, while the marble bathrooms include both a deep soaking tub and a separate shower.

Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa’s separate resort entrance allows those staying at the hotel to avoid dragging their suitcases through the busy casino. Tinted red glass doors add a glamorous hue to the lobby, where there’s a 32-foot-long crystal chandelier.

The centerpiece of the property is the three-acre pool complex, which was designed like a theater-in-the-round. Its central location allows for balcony views from several of the property’s restaurants and even the convention space.

Guests can grab a drink at the Onyx or Lucky bars and listen to live music in Rocks Lounge.

Dining spans the globe with more than 10 restaurants, including the fine steaks at the T-bones Chophouse and Lounge or a bit of everything at the Feast Buffet. Great burgers and other popular American fare is on the menu in the Yard House. Plus, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has huge portions of delicious Southern-style barbecue, Hearthstone prepares rustic American kitchen fare and The Wiener’s Circle is a Chicago-style hot dog stand that also serves fresh cut fries, milkshakes and breakfast all day long. And chef Andy Vu, who originally comes from Saigon, Vietnam, has created an approachable Asian fusion menu at 8 Noodle Bar with touches of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines.

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has an outdoor pedestrian walkway that links to Downtown Summerlin, a 1.6 million-square-foot shopping and entertainment center.

The resort is also family-friendly, with several options for young tourists, such as a 16-screen movie theater and an arcade. The 60-lane bowling center, Red Rock Lanes, features state-of-the-art equipment and a contemporary design, including a special VIP area and carpet that glows in the dark when it’s time for Cosmic Bowling.

For those who want a little rest and relaxation, take an intimate retreat with a body treatment at The Spa and Salon at Red Rock. The spa offers a full-service salon, fitness center, lap pool, movement studio and boxing rings, as well as the adventure spa program.

Overall, this is a sophisticated property for discriminating guests who want something a bit different, but still want everything Las Vegas has to offer. At Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, you’ll enjoy a relaxing and exhilarating retreat.

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