Red Rock Resort on sked

Nov 1, 2005 3:44 AM

The future crown jewel in the Station Casinos chain of properties, Red Rock Resort Spa Casino, is nearing completion in Summerlin and should open in early 2006.

The most aggressive Station resort-casino so far, Red Rock will cost about $925 million to build and will open in two phases.

Phase 1 will open in the first quarter next year with the second phase following in the fourth quarter.

"Despite inclement weather, this project remains on schedule," said Glenn Christenson, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Station Casinos, Inc. "That is testament to the extraordinary commitment of the team of individuals working on Red Rock."

The property is located on approximately 70 acres at the intersection of I-215 and West Charleston Boulevard, set against the backdrop of the Red Rock Mountains.

The resort will follow the upscale model set by Green Valley Ranch Station, featuring 850 hotel rooms, 2,880 slots, 60 table games, nine full-service restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater.

The Friedmutter Group architectural firm, who also participated in the design of Green Valley Ranch Station, designed the resort to blend in with the surrounding environment.

The resort-casino will also include a night club and private pool club to be operated by Midnight Oil Company (the operator of the "Whiskey" bars and clubs at Green Valley Ranch and in New York and Los Angeles), both indoor and outdoor entertainment venues and parking for almost 5,500 vehicles. — David Stratton