November debut slated for Ritz-Carlton property

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Las Vegas area soon will have another luxurious property to pamper guests. This one, however, will be a few miles off the Strip. The 350-room Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa will open in November as part of MonteLago Village, a 1,370-acre, $500 million resort and mixed-use development scheduled to open by the end of the year. The complex will be situated on the north shore of Lake Las Vegas, about 17 miles north of the Strip.

In addition to the $170 million resort, the development will include a 40,000-square-foot casino, a golf course, luxury condominiums, office space, shops, restaurants and pedestrian promenades. The resort's architecture is reminiscent of a Mediterranean palazzo, with details such as vine-covered trellises and balconies, balustrades, shaded loggias and ornate bridges in a gardenlike setting with water fountains.

As part of the hotel, a Florentine-style bridge will span 375 feet across the lake's inner harbor. It will feature 67 rooms plus a pedestrian promenade and shops. The other 283 rooms in the main hotel will include 46 suites. The hotel will feature a 30,000-square-foot spa, a fitness center and two heated swimming pools. For information, call (800) 241-3333 or visit

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