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Former Ritz-Carlton to reopen next month as Ravella at Lake Las Vegas

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Erin Dostal

The courtyard at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas is shown just before the hotel closed its doors in May 2010.

Updated Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 | 8:05 a.m.

The former Ritz-Carlton hotel at Lake Las Vegas has a new name, Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, and is reopening on Feb. 11.

Dolce Hotels & Resorts, which took over the lease for the 349-room Henderson property, is offering opening-weekend special rates of as low as $89 per night for locals. Non-local opening special rates are in the range of $135 for a room or $175 for a suite.

Dolce today said it redesigned the property lobby to be a high-energy, social gathering spot at Ravella, which is oriented toward marketing to meetings and events like weddings.

New dining and spa concepts will complement offerings at the Village at Lake Las Vegas, where Ravella guests will have "privileged access."

The collaboration will enable guests to enjoy preferred reservations and have the option to bill Village meals to their guestroom at Ravella, Dolce said.

Ravella’s name is based on the coastal town of Ravello in southern Italy and was inspired by the word "revel" meaning "to take great pleasure or delight," Dolce said.

Websites for the parent company and the hotel are at dolce.com and ravellavegas.com.

Dolce is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners of Palo Alto, Calif. In the western United States, Dolce has hotels in Napa and San Jose, Calif., and in Aspen, Colo.

The resort is owned by Village Hospitality LLC, which is an arm of Deutsche Bank.

Village Hospitality LLC purchased the property in March 2009. The prior owner of The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas sought reorganization in April 2008 to stop foreclosure on a $103 million mortgage.

The hotel opened on Feb. 11, 2003. Before Village Hospitality purchased the property, Village Hotel Investors LLC had owned it since it opened.

About 350 employees lost their jobs when the Ritz-Carlton closed in May.

Casino MonteLago, which is attached to the resort through a walkway, closed in March. The casino’s owners said the closure was a direct result of the Ritz-Carlton’s announcement to close. The casino was owned by CIRI Lakeside Gaming Investors LLC and leased through Village Hospitality LLC.

Reservations are being accepted at www.RavellaVegas.com or calling 888-810-0440.

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  1. Glad to see it. This is a nice property and now 350 people will have jobs!

    Good luck to all involved. Nice to see some people still have faith in what Las Vegas can do.

  2. Beautiful resort, great casino, excellent natural environment.
    The only question is: Does "re-open" mean the casino will make it this time? Last time when I was there it was empty most of the times, and the little casinos was empty, too.I was the only player and I only played quarter machines, ending a 10 dollars loser. Don't think this would make ends meet for the casino, hehe.

    From Switzeralnd

  3. Congratulations and best wishes on this positive development. Here's hoping the Dolce marketing department can do a better job than Ritz-Carlton of attracting the clientele who love this place, both locally and visiting.