New Station breaks ground

Apr 20, 2004 6:35 AM

Station Casinos last week broke ground on its new Red Rock Station Resort and Casino, which is earmarked to become the gaming giant’s new flagship property and hub of its sports book network.

"Red Rock Station will be a category killer," said Frank Fertitta III, Station’s chairman and CEO. "We are taking everything we’ve learned throughout the last two decades and improving upon it, which will once again raise the standard of entertainment options for our local and regional customers."

The new $450-$475 million hotel-casino, to be located at Charleston Blvd. and Interstate 15, will be Station’s most elaborate undertaking so far.

The 400-room resort will feature an 87,000-square-foot casino containing 2,700 slot and video machines and 60 table games, state of the art race and sports book, 12-table poker room, 600-seat bingo parlor, 10 restaurants, a nightclub, 16-screen movie theater, meeting and convention facilities, daycare center, spa and workout room and a pool and beach area with poolside cabanas, bars and café.

"While we will be bringing new and exciting restaurant concepts to the Summerlin area for our local customers, Red Rock Station’s superior quality and range of amenities will also attract guests from throughout the region," Fertitta said.

Station’s foray into the northwest section of the Las Vegas Valley is the first for the city’s largest provider of "locals" or neighborhood casinos.

"We believe this is the best locals gaming and entertainment site in the valley," Fertitta said.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2006. Architecture and design was provided by Portland, Oregon-based Architropolis and Las Vegas-based The Friedmutter Group and Scott Avjian, all of whom participated in the design of Green Valley Ranch Station in Green Valley.

Similar to the Green Valley project, Red Rock Station will be at the heart of Summerlin Center, a 400-acre mixed-use center that will eventually include, retail, office space and upscale residential housing.

Green Valley Ranch Station is part of the upscale Green Valley Ranch commercial development and office park.