Posted on Tue, May. 30, 2006
Red Rock Casino Resort a Vegas retreat with a hip Hollywood vibe
by CARINA CHOCANO, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa is about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip in Summerlin, "the No. 1 master-planned community in the United States."
I don't know what the master plan is exactly, but it looks diabolical: upscale exurbia reduced to its barest essence. There are Starbucks, Borders, Linens 'n Things and now, a brand-new, billion-dollar entertainment complex done in high hipster style. It beats the Strip, anyway. We - the Reluctant Traveling Companion and I - are not big Vegas fans.
The resort, though, held non-Vegas promise, located not just off-off-the Strip but also close to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a majestic and pristine desert preserve.
Red Rock is one of my favorite natural getaway spots in Las Vegas.. the new resort sounds like a stopover worth checking out...