Location: Henderson, Nevada
Size: 495 guest rooms and suites
Meeting Space: More than 10,000 square feet
Access: 15 minutes from McCarran International Airport
There’s a distinct European aesthetic to the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino, in the Green Valley community of Henderson, Nevada. Romantic columned verandas peer over a Mediterranean-style landscape where white-washed bridges continue the path of palm tree-lined walkways over the crystal blue pools below. Guests wander leisurely through the chic lounges and corridors inside.
But despite the European design, there’s no mistaking this casino resort’s American roots. The resort was the star of the popular American reality show “American Casino,” in which viewers were given a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations that helped make this resort popular since it first opened in 2001. Over the years, the resort has attracted politicians and celebrities — including Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, George Clooney and Anthony Hopkins — who have been attracted to the resort’s tranquil atmosphere.
The Green Valley Ranch Resort was the first boutique luxury resort to be built in the Las Vegas suburbs and features 495 guest rooms and suites outfitted with deep soaking tubs, pillowtop beds and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort. There are eight restaurants on-site, as well as a 40,000-square-foot salon and spa. The casino includes more than 2,500 slot machines, a range of table games — blackjack, craps, roulette, Pai Gow Poker — and tons of other gaming options like a casino sports book, bingo, keno and poker.
For meeting guests, the resort offers the intimacy and personalization of a boutique hotel in a campus that is expansive enough to host any size gathering. The property is walkable and allows for easy access from check-in to arriving in the guest rooms, and then onward to the meeting spaces and venues, which include two expansive ballrooms with 19 breakout rooms. Just 20 minutes from the main strip of Las Vegas, this location provides a serene setting with manicured gardens and complimentary parking for guests meeting in any of the indoor or outdoor venues on-site.
The resort offers indoor and outdoor meeting options for groups of 10 to 300, including two ballrooms — the Estancia Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom — each offering more than 10,000 square feet for up to 300 guests each. There are 19 intimate meeting rooms adjacent to the ballrooms that range from 935 to more than 1,600 square feet each. Outdoor meetings are held in the resort’s lush backyard, where the sprawling multiuse outdoor space includes a small vineyard. Other outdoor venues include the Backyard’s Lobby Patio, the Amphitheater and the private pool area known as The Pond.
The experienced catering team at the Green Valley Ranch Resort offers custom-crafted menus for all of its meeting groups. Whether it’s a live chef station or a gluten-free meal or even a stunning charcuterie display, the catering team offers an array of catering options to ensure that each event stands out. Intimate dinners are held in private or semi-private rooms in the resort restaurants, but meals in the event venues range from elegant plated affairs ending with handmade cannoli with chocolate and pistachios to healthy packed lunches in the boardroom with freshly squeezed orange juice. Bar packages for groups are available.
Green Valley partners with full-service production company Encore Productions to ensure that meetings run smoothly all the way through closing curtain. The team brings expertise in audiovisual and staging to create a custom environment for each event. Services include custom lighting, graphic design, script development and writing, music and audio production, video and multimedia production, choreography and costuming, talent coordination and booking, sets and scenery, and event labor management. The team can transform any of the meeting venues on-site into whatever groups desire, whether it’s creating a sense of serenity for a board meeting or casting a dramatic glow for a memorable reunion.
One of the most popular things to do while on property is to escape to the Green Valley Ranch Spa by Well and Being. The full-service spa offers a great place to retreat and rejuvenate after a full day of meetings. For a livelier nighttime experience, guests can venture to the casino or enjoy some bingo, as a group or individually. For groups that opt out of gaming, the multiple dining experiences on-site will provide a fine precursor for a stroll through the gardens or a short walk through the adjacent district outdoor shopping area.