Las Vegas Meets the Cultural Heritage of the Southwest

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino strikes it big with Vegas nightlife and Southwestern charm

By: By Sarah Sussman

Las Vegas collides with the artistic and cultural heritage of the Southwest in the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, set to open this August. The new scenic property comes from the merger of Pueblo of Pojaque and the Hilton Hotels Corporation, and combines local history with global hospitality.

The resort features a 390-room Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa with multiple dining, shopping and entertainment venues; 66,000 square-feet of meeting space; and an upscale casino with Vegas style gaming. Just a short 15 minutes from the historic town of Santa Fe and nearby artist havens Los Alamos and Taos, developers expect the resort to appeal to locals and world travelers alike.

From the resort’s ideal locale at the foot of the Sangre Cristo Mountains, guests will enjoy a stunning view of the vistas of the Southwest. The Buffalo Thunder’s fully themed Pueblo architecture is designed to make visitors feel fully submerged in the tranquil Southwestern atmosphere.

Guests can unwind on the Towa Golf Club or relax in the resort’s fully equipped spa. For those looking for more excitement, the resort’s casino offers a 10-table poker room, 1,200 slot machines and more. Culinary enthusiasts can choose between four restaurants, ranging from the gourmet Red Sage Restaurant to the family-style Painted Parrot Buffet. Retail shopping, tennis courts, hiking trails and the Native American Heritage Center round out the resort’s offerings.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino