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I miss Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Other Hotels & Casinos' started by ken2v, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. ken2v

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    Terri and I were talking over our crazy intense Vegas years, and we figured out we probably have spent more nights off Strip than on ... sorry, downandouttown, other than the Nugget it might as well be Elko.

    We've done all the show ponies -- the Ritz when it was (briefly) alive, all brandings of the other Lake Las Vegas hotel, the Resort at Summerlin/JW Marriott, M, Red Rock, GVR, and a good number of the mid-market joints. (I don't really consider the Palms/Rio/Gold Coast triumvirate as off Strip, but have stayed at 'em all.)

    It's really too bad the Ritz was doomed from the outset. Great food, the spa and lake pool were bueno, rooms, service.
     
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    Went to a wedding there many years ago. Just remember the resort was like a little town with bars, restaurants, and such lining tiny lanes. We ended up at a nice little Irish bar after the wedding with live music in the form a guitarist that would take requests. Pretty cool place.
     
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    Early on the village harbored good eateries and a few cool places to drink, and some high-end retail. Then it all hit the fan. Loved the casino when if first opened, too. The three golf courses. As I said, a great spa.
     
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    we went there in 2011 after Ritz was gone and they were working on reopening the town and rebuilding the casino.

    it was still pretty much a ghost-town.

    could be a nice place, but just nobody was there.

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    As I recall... and this is back in 2007-2008ish... it was quite a trek from the strip.

    We had a limo-bus take us out there and I remember it being about an hour away.

    It's a shame that it's so far from everything because if it were closer to the strip it would be much more relevant than it is.
     
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    It still is quite a trek from the Strip. Thirty to 40 minutes depending on how jacked up traffic is, particularly through old Henderson.

    The isolation was on purpose. That the market wasn't ready or the whole world tanked notwithstanding, "Lake Las Vegas" had to be away from the Strip; right near Mead, in fact. It was attempt to give Vegas what it never really had, a true high-end vacation enclave with housing to match. There are parts of Summerlin about as far removed, too. Just a different market and more importantly different timing.
     
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    Great line! I've only stayed at one Ritz Carlton. San Francisco in the late 90's... man what a joint... we REALLY felt like royalty!
     
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    Ritz don't suck, but we're much more Four Seasons and Fairmont folks.
     
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    Never been to the Ritz in Lake Las Vegas, but lately I've found the Langham hotels to be the most consistent in providing top notch service across the world.

    Seems like the US Ritz properties have slightly started to slide in quality, but overseas still exceptional.
     
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    And you never will, unless something earth-shifting happens out there.

    Not a lot of Langham properties where we vacation, which is Hawaii, mountains, golf destinations.
     

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