Former Lake Las Vegas Ritz-Carlton To Come Back To Life
The latest turn in the saga of Lake Las Vegas promises new life for the former Ritz-Carlton resort. Dolce Hotels and Resorts has been announced as the new manager of the property. The 249-room destination resort located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip shut down last May. Dolce Hotels and Resorts specializes in meetings and hosts approximately 30,000 events and four-million group clients throughout its 27 properties in North America and Europe.
The resort is on15 acres of the master-planned Lake Las Vegas development. The development has struggled to find its footing in recent years as Las Vegas tourism has contracted. Lake Las Vegas is designed to resemble an European village with clay tile roofs and arched doorways. The property has 32,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 30,000-square-foot spa and fitness center and several restaurants and lounges. It also has Las Vegas' largest and only over-water chapel, as well as beautiful gardens and courtyards that can be used for private affairs. The property adjoins MonteLago Village.
"We look forward to managing our first Las Vegas property and working with the Lake Las Vegas community to help revitalize this charming destination," said Steven A. Rudnitsky, Dolce president and chief executive officer in a press release. The hotel should be re-opened in early 2011.