Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
With all the neon and non-stop action, Las Vegas has a tendency to
put visitors on visual overload. For some clients and veteran Vegas
visitors, who have been there, done that, this over-stimulation may
be a bit, well, overwhelming. As we know, not everyone feeds off
the energy of the pulsing lights and crowds. So, for those looking
for a more laid-back approach to taking in the sights and sounds of
Las Vegas, we offer a subdued alternative a list of places removed
from the Strip that still share the high-energy vibe of the city.
Lake Las Vegas
For clients looking for a real escape, Lake Las Vegas might as
well be northern Italy at least that’s what this man-made, 320-acre
private lake was designed to resemble. Its Tuscan-inspired design
surrounds the lake, which includes a floating concert stage and the
quaint MonteLago Village, a collection of waterfront art galleries,
fine restaurants and boutiques.
Don’t be fooled, there is plenty to do here in this far-off
oasis 17 miles from the Strip. Lake Las Vegas has three challenging
championship golf courses, spas, casinos, a marina with watercraft
rentals and yacht cruises, plus a helipad, should your clients need
Oh, did we mention the accommodations: the AAA Five-Diamond
Ritz-Carlton, Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and MonteLago Village
Resort.Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Clear across the valley, on the city’s far western slope, the Red
Rock is celebrating its second anniversary. The flagship property
of the Stations Casinos group is an elegant, comfortable getaway in
the shadow of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Playing off its location, Red Rock has an Adventure Spa for
guests who enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, rock climbing
and kayaking, and the hotel will set up a trip for your
The resort has a number of restaurants including T-Bones
Chophouse, which has a 7,500-bottle wine loft, and Terra Rossa,
where homemade pasta awaits.
Red Rock offers spacious luxury suites, such as the
3,090-square-foot Grand Villa Suite, which has a 10-person spa, for
those who want to splurge, and room specials can always be found
Silverton Casino Lodge
Guestrooms The Silverton recently went
through a complete remodel.
Another property not to be overlooked is the Silverton Casino
Lodge just south of the Strip. The Silverton has the look of a
Rocky Mountain lodge after undergoing a complete remodel. The rooms
are truly rustic with antlers and trophy animal heads mounted on
the walls, beds constructed with tree branches for posts and
Jacuzzi tubs encased in weathered wood.
The Silverton also has a 117,000-gallon aquarium with an
artificial reef and more than 4,000 tropical fish, including
stingrays and sharks. And clients angling for outdoor adventure
will find a Bass Pro Shop carrying all the gear they’ll ever
The Golden Nugget delivers a true, authentic Vegas experience.
Still the class of downtown, the resort is a mix of new and old
Vegas. A recent renovation has transformed the property into a
swanky, lively destination. New owner, Landry’s Restaurants, has
put its stamp on the legendary Nugget adding a Vic & Anthony’s
Steakhouse, Lillie’s Noodle House and the Italian trattoria-style
Grotto from its restaurant chain.
The Tank, a circular pool complex, features a 200,000-gallon
shark tank with a three-story water slide that cruises through the
tank. The recently opened Gold Diggers nightclub has a patio
overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.
The Platinum, one of the city’s
most overlooked resorts.
Alright, so we’re not venturing far off the Strip by adding The
Platinum to this list; it’s just a stone’s throw away, but it may
just be one of the most overlooked resorts in all of Las Vegas.
Two blocks from the Strip, the resort offers amazing views and,
get this, the smallest room the Solitaire Suite is 911 square feet!
Talk about stretching out. For clients who need even more space,
the two-bedroom, two-bath Marquis Suite is a 2,410-square-foot
The Platinum is a non-gaming, non-smoking luxury resort that
pampers its guests. The suites are all condo units with furnished
living rooms, 42-inch plasma televisions, fully-stocked kitchens,
private terraces, electric fireplaces, Bose radios and whirlpool
baths. The resort has wireless Internet access, a 24-hour business
center, a complimentary health and fitness studio and a spa. Plus,
Misora, the 17th-floor rooftop terrace, not only has great
naked-eye views of the city, but also telescopes for