Red Rock Resort Sneak Preview

Owners of the soon-to-open Red Rock hotel-resort have agreed to limit the height of their proposed condo towers making them no higher than the hotel towers. The agreement, which should be approved by the county later this month, is designed to appease some Summerlin residents who have opposed the project all along. But despite that rocky start with its neighbors, the Red Rock resort is preparing for its grand opening in April promising to be the next hot spot for locals.

One step inside the Red Rock resort and you can see it’s by far the most lavish and elegant of the 15 properties built by Station Casinos so far. Construction crews are still hard at work preparing the 435-room hotel-resort-spa for its grand opening in six weeks.

Scott Kreeger, Red Rock president, said, „It’s set up to be a 5 diamond experience.“ Kreeger says the $ 925 million property boasts a modern desert architecture designed to compliment its natural backdrop — Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains. „There’s open air spaces, a lot of indoor-outdoor areas for dining and viewing and we also incorporated things from Las Vegas 50 years ago, like the chandeliers — a very unique product,“ Kreeger said.

Owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta say 30 years of family experience in the hotel casino business has taught them that locals want quality, value and convenient access. The property has six entrances. Kreeger continued, „If you are coming in with your family you can access the movie theater and restaurants without walking through the casino.“

One thousand employees are currently on site. In all, Red Rock hotel-resort-spa will employ 2,600 people. The resort will include 11 restaurants, a full-service spa, a world-class nightclub and a sportsbook that boasts a 100-foot long 9- feet tall screen and more than 3 million pieces of crystal throughout the property harkens back to an earlier more elegant era in Las Vegas.

Red Rock employees will spend up to four weeks eating in the restaurants, playing in the casino and even staying at the hotel all in an effort to make opening day as flawless as possible during the resort’s „play days.“ Play days are the dress rehearsals that a property goes through to work out any kinks before the doors open to the public.

The Red Rock Resort opens April 18. Construction of the second hotel tower is already underway, which will bring the total number of rooms to 850.