Sunset Station

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For the railroad station of the same name, see San Antonio Station.
Sunset Station
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Location 1301 West Sunset Road
Henderson, Nevada, 89014, U.S.
Opening date June 10, 1997
Theme Spanish Empire
Number of rooms 448
Total gaming space 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2)
Signature attractions Strike Zone Bowling Center
Gaudi Bar
Notable restaurants Sonoma Cellar
Capri
Casino type Land-based
Owner Station Casinos
Previous names None
Renovated in None
Website Official website

Sunset Station is a hotel and casino. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos on 98 acres (40 ha) located in Henderson, Nevada. Sunset Station is an off-strip locals casino located on Sunset Road near Interstate 515, across from the Galleria at Sunset shopping center.

The resort includes a 21-story hotel tower with 448 rooms, 13,000 sq ft (1,200 m2) of meeting space, slot machines, table games, a 13-screen movie theater, a 542-seat bingo hall, a 72-lane bowling alley open 24 hours a day, a 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, and nine restaurants.

Features[edit]

Strike Zone Bowling Center[edit]

Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center opened in April 2005. At the time of its opening, the 77,000-square-foot (7,200 m2), 72-lane bowling alley was the largest in Las Vegas and, at a cost of $26 million, was also the most expensive in the country.[1] In 2007, the alley hosted the PBA Tour's Motel 6 Classic.[2]

Gaudi Bar[edit]

The central feature of the 140-seat Gaudi Bar is a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) stained glass ceiling composed of thousands of glass pieces and weighing twelve tons. The design of the Gaudi Bar is said to have been inspired by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.[3]

History[edit]

Sunset Station opened on June 10, 1997. While Station Casinos had successful openings with Boulder Station and Texas Station in the mid-1990s, Sunset Station was considered a demonstration of the company's ability to develop and market a locals casino that was upscale.[4] Following the success of Sunset Station, Station Casinos continued to open locals casinos that were more upscale, such as Green Valley Ranch (2001) and Red Rock Resort (2006).

Expansions[edit]

In 1999, Sunset Station underwent a $34 million expansion project that included a new parking structure, increased casino floor and meeting space, and the Sonoma Cellar Restaurant.

In 2005, a multi-million dollar expansion added The Strike Zone Bowling Center as well as additional gaming space.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benston, Liz (2005-05-02). "Bowlers strike it rich with Sunset center". The Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Motel 6 Classic". Professional Bowlers Association. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Waterjet Cutting Adds Splash to Vegas Casino". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Sunset Station". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

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Coordinates: 36°3′39″N 115°2′24″W / 36.06083°N 115.04000°W / 36.06083; -115.04000