Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
The former Ritz-Carlton at Lake Las Vegas will be reopened under a new name. The luxury hotel was shut down last May and it was announced back in December that Dolce Hotels would be taking over. The hotel will reopen on February 11 as Ravella. The 349-room luxury hotel takes its name from the Italian town of Ravello, fitting as the resort destination, 17 miles away from the Las Vegas strip, features a manmade lake surrounded by an Italian-style village. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that other businesses in the area are hoping that the reopening of the hotel will bring more guests back to the area.
The hotel now has a redesigned lobby as well as new dining and spa options. There are 349 rooms including 33 suites and two presidential suites with European-style furnishings, oversized spa-style marble bathrooms, upscale bath amenities and luxurious bed linens. The Firenze lobby lounge offers area for guests to relax and socialize and a library adjacent to the lobby fireplace provides a large table with computers for those who wish to catch up on work. The central lobby café will transforms throughout the day to meet the needs of guests serving everything from coffee and breakfast food to late night desserts and an open-air bar and lounge area will serve cocktails and meals. The hotel also has a partnership with local restaurants in the area that includes preferred reservations and the option to bill Village meals to their guestroom at Ravella.
Ravella is now accepting reservations for its opening weekend but some wonder if people will come back to the resort which has lost two out of three of its 18-hole golf courses and the Casino MonteLago, the community's only gaming establishment, which shut down in March.