Valley Ranch Resort
Opens With Star-Studded Gala
And Fireworks Spectacular
LAS VEGAS -
The Fertitta and Greenspun families hosted a star-studded gala attended
by Chris O'Donnell, Christian Slater and Craig Kilborn on December
18 to officially open Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, Las Vegas'
newest luxury destination and home to Whiskey Sky, the opening of
which was christened by owner Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford.
Public officials on hand to welcome the resort to the city included
United States Senator John Ensign, Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn,
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, and Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson.
a dazzling fireworks spectacular from Green Valley Ranch's $20 million
pool and backyard area, Whiskey Beach, which was conceptualized
by internationally renowned designer Michael Czysz. Just as the
fireworks display came to an end, the casino officially opened at
9:30 p.m. when Station Casinos' President Lorenzo Fertitta shared
blackjack tips with casino guests Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford,
Chris O'Donnell and Christian Slater.
As guests danced
until dawn to a special appearance by Slash from Guns N' Roses,
they feasted on gastronomical delights cooked up by Green Valley
Ranch restaurant tenants Border Grill from "Too Hot Tamales" cooking
duo Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken; BullShrimp from Las Vegas
celebrity chef Gustav Mauler; Il Fornaio; Trophy's Sports Bar; and,
The Original Pancake House.
by the Fertittas and Greenspuns, the $300 million, 201-room property
is Station Casinos' most
expensive Las Vegas property to date, as well as the most expensive
property that will be built in the city for the next three years.
Ranch is located just minutes from McCarran International Airport
and the Las Vegas strip, allowing guests to stay close to the action
while experiencing a destination that is a world apart. The resort
replicates the look and feel of an Argentinean "Estancia" and offers
201 oversized guest rooms including 45 suites, and a 2,000-square-foot
Presidential Suite. Each room is richly appointed with goose down
comforters, plush terry robes, oversized bathtubs, high-speed Internet
access lines, a safe and mini bar. Guests can also take advantage
of Green Valley Ranch's 24-hour concierge service and partnerships
with area golf resorts.
In late December,
guests will be able to relax at the Grand Dolphin Court Spa at Green
Valley Ranch, a 10,000 square-foot
explode over the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada, during
the $300 million hotel-casino's grand opening celebration, December
18, 2001. The property features 201 rooms, a 10,000-square-foot
spa, movie theaters, and the upscale Whisky Sky nightclub and bar.
spa with a complete menu of services. The spa is located poolside
so guests can enjoy treatments in close proximity to relaxing WHISKEY
BEACH. Additionally, the spa at Green Valley Ranch features a state-of-the-art
workout facility and massage rooms whose glass ceilings offer an
underwater view of the overhead reflection pool.
Ranch features numerous additional activities for resort patrons
including: a 10-screen, stadium-seat Regal Cinema; 4,200-square-foot
arcade; two tennis courts; and, Bocce Ball court.
Ranch Station Casino is a 50/50 joint venture between Station Casinos,
Inc. and GCR Gaming, a company owned by the Greenspun family. Station
Casinos, Inc. owns and operates Palace
Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder
Station Hotel & Casino, Santa
Fe Station Hotel & Casino and Wild
Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Texas
Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and the Fiesta
Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas, Nevada; and Sunset
Station Hotel & Casino and the Reserve
Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nevada. The company also owns a
50 percent interest in Barley's Casino & Brewing Company.