Station Casinos announced Friday a property-wide transformation of its Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino in Nevada, commencing this year. The facility's buffet area will be turned into new food and drink options and upgraded high-limit rooms.
The property on Paseo Verde Parkway kicked off its renovations with the Friday opening of Polaris Bar, a circular hub at the center of the property with 20 bartop gaming machines and craft cocktails.
As per the announcement, the resort will also add two restaurants from Bromberg Bros' Blue Ribbon Restaurants. These include a 136-seat Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill — similar to the restaurant at Red Rock Resort — and a yet-to-be-unveiled Mediterranean concept.
Station leaders say the renovations come on the heels of Red Rock’s recent transformation. At that property, the casino company replaced the buffet area with Lotus of Siam, Naxos Taverna, and Kallisto Oyster Bar last year.
"We saw the success we had at Red Rock that did a very, very similar project. As I talked to guests here, we got the same feedback," said Ken Janssen, General Manager at Green Valley Ranch, as reported by the Las Vegas-Review Journal. "They talk positively about some of the things they did there. To do that here in their backyard, Henderson, just makes a lot of sense for them."
Other renovation projects involved in the transformation include two new high-limit rooms. A table games room will feature 10 games, including single zero roulette, double deck blackjack, six deck S17 shoe and midi baccarat, and a dedicated casino cage. The space will provide three additional gaming areas with select games offering an intimate setting.
Additionally, the facility will offer a high-limit slots room that will have about 125 machines, plus 14 bartop games and a dedicated bar. Green Valley Ranch also upgraded the furniture, fixtures, and equipment at its pool deck, the Backyard, during the off-season.
The company declined to specify how much the renovations will cost. The company expects to spend between $70 million and $90 million on maintenance capital investments across its portfolio this year, executives said in May during parent company Red Rock Resorts’ first-quarter earnings call with investors.
Janssen describes the aesthetic changes as luxury, "but not to the point where it feels pretentious." The goal is to bring a premium casino product to the east side of the valley, the company noted. Renovations are expected to finish by early 2024, but some amenities will begin opening to the public by the end of the year.
“Over the next few months our guests are going to see Green Valley Ranch transform in a major way,” added Janssen. “With the arrival of the Bromberg brothers and the Blue Ribbon family to our new gaming and bar offerings, Green Valley Ranch is giving our Henderson neighbors and visitors alike another reason to visit the property.”