Red Rock Resort Turning 10. Celebration planned
On April 18, 2006, thousands of guests stood outside the entrances lining the casino resort, clamoring to get the first look inside at what was being hailed as the “premiere locals’ luxury entertainment destination” set to redefine how locals’ casinos were perceived and enjoyed.
In the days leading up to and through opening, media-grabbing headlines read “Category Killer,” “Breaking the Mold,” “Billion-dollar find off the Strip,” and “Red Rock Resort is going to set a new standard.” Ten years later, Station Casinos’ crown jewel has not only lived up to that ambitious billing, but continues to exceed it by continuously evolving to offer its guests the highest quality entertainment and hospitality offerings.
In honor of its milestone birthday, several events and initiatives have been planned throughout April, including a dazzling fireworks show on April 16.
BIRTHDAY FESTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Fireworks show: Saturday, April 16 at 9 p.m. World-renowned pyrotechnicians Fireworks By Grucci will produce an incredible spectacle in the sky.
Silent Sundown Savasana: Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sandbar pool area. Enjoy complimentary yoga poolside followed by half-priced martinis at Lucky Bar until 9 p.m.
Comedian Rita Rudner performs inside Rocks Lounge: Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $34. Taxes and applicable fees apply.
Rock Shot Birthday Bingo: Thursday, April 28 at 9 p.m. The late-night Daubing After Dark is an energetic bingo session that features a party-like atmosphere with a DJ, dim lighting and Jello shots for bingo winners and their tablemates, along with fun prizes such as pool cabanas and hotel stays.
10-times Boarding Pass points on all slot machine games: Throughout April.
$250,000 Birthday Wishes Drawing: Saturday, April 30 at 8:15 p.m. 11 winners will be called by ticketless drawing to play the Birthday Wishes game, with one player having the opportunity to win up to $250,000. Ten additional players will win $500.
Birthday Wishes Kiosk Game: Thursdays in April. Guests must first earn five Boarding Pass base points to participate each Thursday. Guaranteed prizes include cash winnings up to $1,000, free slot play, Boarding Pass points, dining and more.
Video Poker Machine Giveaway: Sundays in April beginning April 10. 10 guests every Sunday have an opportunity to win their very own video poker machine by participating in a ticketless drawing every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. Entries into the weekly contest will be based on video poker play only.
Commemorative gaming chips: Available in April in $5, $10 and $25 denominations
TBones Chophouse: Throughout April, guests may enjoy a T-bone steak special for $100 per person that includes a shared bottle of wine and a signature 42-ounce T-bone steak, steakhouse salads, two sides and a chocolate soufflé. A two-person minimum is required to enjoy this special.
$10 special menus: Throughout April in the Grand Cafe, guests may enjoy an open-faced meatloaf sandwich with fries; a half rack of ribs with sweet potato and corn on the cob; or Red Rock Red Velvet Waffles. At 8 Noodle Bar, chive dumplings will be available.
Commemorative 10th anniversary martini glasses: Take home a commemorative martini glass when you purchase any signature martini in April at Lucky Bar and Tbones Chophouse.
RED ROCK RESORT FUN FACTS:
At the time of its opening, the $1 billion Red Rock Resort was the most expensive casino resort ever built off the Las Vegas Strip.
More than 20% of its existing 2,300 team members helped to open up the property back in 2006.
At its grand opening party, VIP’s were surprised with a poolside concert by Sting followed by an incredible fireworks show that ushered in the official opening of the property.
There are more than 3 million Swarovski crystals featured throughout several dramatic chandeliers at the resort including Lucky Bar, with1.6 million crystals dripping from its ceiling.
Red sandstone, indigenous of neighboring Red Rock Canyon, was utilized throughout the interior and exterior design of the resort to bring the natural beauty from outside in.
Red Rock Resort was one of the first casino resorts to feature natural light throughout its casino with floor to ceiling window doors, which defied traditional Las Vegas thinking of casinos being enclosed.
The second season winner, Heather West, from Gordon Ramsey’s popular “Hell’s Kitchen” television show served as head chef inside Terra Rossa Italian (today the home of Salute Trattoria).
Scenes from the 2008 movie “21” starring Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne and Kate Bosworth were filmed on property.
About Red Rock Resort
Located 10 miles west of the Strip, Red Rock Resort is a four diamond AAA-rated resort that features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 square foot spa, a variety of restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call 702-797-7777 or visit https://redrock.sclv.com
T-Mobile Arena makes a Titanic first impression
BY: John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun
You never forget your first impression, and mine after my maiden voyage into T-Mobile Arena was of the Titanic.
Not that one. This vessel will sail just fine. But